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Ebenezer El School

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Posted July 9, 2008

Both of my children attended this school from K5 through 5th grade. I felt they obtained a truly 'global' education, as the population included children from different economic levels, various ethnic backgrounds and many social classes. The teachers work hard to provide all students the tools they need to be successful and put in many additional hours for the good of the school community. The actual physical facility is probably the best in the county for an elementary school - I wish I could have attended here! Both my children have kept close ties with classmates through the years and graduated in the top 1% of their classes... I don't know the new principal, who would be key in maintaining this terrific learning environment, but would just like to say, keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

The people at this school seemed to be wonderful when my kids transferred in. I couldn't have asked for a better transition for them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

The teachers work hard and care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

I think the red light slips let the children know when they did someething wrong instead of lecturing to them, which when spoken too most kids dont understand at a young age anyway, and with a new principle coming in this year it may change. But, I think it is a good idea that way our children know and the parents can try and explain to them. Most of the teachers at Ebenezer are great teachers it is hard to pick out just one. I wish the new principal the best this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

We feel that the system for 'writing' the students up for bad behaviors or incidents is a little demeaning with their system of red light slips. It can be frustrating trying to resolve problems with the principal and some of the teachers and if you need help from the guidance counselor, best of luck because 'they have other students to worry about'. The positive is that there are some exceptional teachers in this school, Mr. Gardner for one who is patient and kind with the kids. Overall it is a good school district but they need to work on other areas like improving the school discipline system.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)88%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 71%
Hispanic 11% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 4% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lebanon, PA 17046
Phone: (717) 272-1969

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