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Leola El School

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Posted May 7, 2013

todo es excelente, la ensenanza , los maestros, los salones de clase, los ninos aprenden mucho
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Principal gets involved with the students. The teachers are easy to communicate with and the guidance counselor takes great care to help her students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

The faculty is warm and talented! The school provides an excellent education, one of the best in Lancaster.


Posted May 10, 2008

Great school with a wonderful and nurturing staff. Academics are important as well as music, art and phys.ed. Opportunities in these areas are fantastic. Very friendly school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2008

Leola is a positive and friendly community (as a school). As a teacher at this school, I know first hand, how dedicated we are to helping all of our students achieve success. We have many programs to help needy students as well as those who areready to reach beyond. We even have a day of the week which has an afternoon dedicated to after school help for students who need extra attention. It is a safe atmosphere, where students are taught to appreciate differences and positive character. Our principal is available and visible to the students and the parents. We encourage all of the students to work together as a team for our school through projects that benefit our community. Leola is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2008

Leola Elementary staff is committed to making our school a friendly, enthusiastic and learning environment. We have special theme days for teachers and students, Character Education, an anti-bullying program, class meetings to learn and discuss problems/solutions, etc. These are all in place in addition to the regular curriculum because we want our students to be able to learn in a cooperative, safe place. We LOVE teaching here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2008

As an educator of students in this community. I am committed to not only the students, but also to the parents, school and community. Leola is like a heart, a living, breathing organism that functions in conjunction with society and its community. Of all the schools that I have worked in, I truly enjoy working at Leola Elementary.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2008

I am very pleased with the staff and guidance I have gotten through out the year with the placement of my children. The teachers are easy to talk to and willing to work with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

I have read the reviews of this school after hearing about the site. I am really taken back and a bit appalled about what I am reading. The parents that posted these apparently were not treated well because of issues or problems. This school is one of the best elementary schools around Lancaster County PA and has been featured in the newspaper yearly for the programs it has and develops. With many needy children the teachers and staff go out of their way to assist. All parents are contacted and all issues are handled in a timely manner. Come see the school before you make decisions written by parents that are unhappy due to their own situations. You will experience the incredible positive atmosphere and learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

This school has a staff that cares about children. They work hard to do what is best for each child. The staff is highly qualified and the parents are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

The staff here is very friendly and are fairly flexible with working with families. We enjoy reaching out and doing extra activities to involve all the needs of students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2008

This is my first year teaching at Leola, and I have been thoroughly impressed by the dedication and passion with which the faculty serves the students and surrounding community. Parents and teachers alike will be hard-pressed to find another public school so willing to throw open its doors & work for the benefit of the whole-child; from literacy to dental health, teaching children fractions to getting them badly-needed pairs of glasses, Leola is a school that cares.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2008

I've found Leola Elementary to be a very warm and caring school. The teachers understand the needs of their students and go out of their way to help them. The principal is friendly, firm, and fair with students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

Leola Elementary School is a place where teachers and staff care deeply about each and every child. When a child has a need, whatever it may be, not only is it addressed promptly but many resources are pulled together until a solution can be reached. Students are challenged academically in positive, caring learning environments. Leola is an excellent school for students to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

Having previously worked in several schools and more than one school district, I am proud to be a member of the team of highly qualified and caring staff at Leola Elementary School. We are all interested in working together to provide every student with a great education. We fully support our school parents as we together prepare children for their futures.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2008

I have worked at this school for many years and there is no place I would rather be! The students come from many different social, economical, and cultural backgrounds which does present challenges, but we reap the rewards of so many differences in one place! The staff works countless hours to meet EVERY students' needs and the support staff is amazing. The students enjoy there time in school and many come back and visit when they move on to middle school, high school, and beyond. We have many generations of families that attend this school and take pride in it. Every experience is what you make of it, and this school makes the most of the time they have with all students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2008

As a new teacher to the school I found ALL of the teachers, staff and administration to be extremely helpful and to have a genuine concern for the students learning and well-being. The school has the staff, programs and curriculum to help not only those students in need, but also those who are succeeding in school. The newly implemented RtI program has allowed the school to provide extra help to some of those students who needed just a small amount of support to become successful. I truly see that the teachers and administrators care about the students, and strive to provide them with the best education!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2008

This school seems to deal with a lot of student needs, and I believe does so well. I've had great sucess in working through problems with teachers as well as some other staff. From being in the school often, I have realized how needy many of the children are and feel Leola staff are doing their best to help our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

Leola Elementary has a very friendly, warm, loving, and caring environment from the minute you step through the doors. The teachers care tremendously about their students, current and past. They push their students to do the best they can, and never let them give up! They challenge the students learning academically and creatively. Leola Elementary is one of the best schools in Lancaster County!! They are very welcoming of parents and are constantly communicating with parents.


Posted April 28, 2008

I LOVE Leola! My daughter went through there and is now an 8th grader at the CV Middle School. My son is currently in 3rd grade there and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Leola to anybody. The staff is great. It really is a fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
69%
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 77% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
73%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female92%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students93%
Female89%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 68% 71%
Hispanic 20% 9%
Black 6% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Leola, PA 17540
Phone: (717) 656-2068

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