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Schweitzer Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 356 students

 

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18 reviews of this school


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Posted August 18, 2011

This school has an increase of people of diverse backgrounds, more tutoring, resources need offered..... Raising taxes is not good when parents cant even find jobs.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

Disgrace! These teachers have started to "shutdown" because they need more money from us so the little kids in this school are now suffering! If it was always going to be about your FREE medical benefits and constant raise from us taxpayers find another profession you greedy people. What kind of person makes kids constantly pay for your greed. We are leaving the school for once and for all. Most of the teachers do not live in the township so that when they bleed us of money they do not get hit for it. Karma! wait for it, wait for it...it comes back to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The teachers are awesome! They truly care about our children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I am a proud parent of 4 Schweitzer students. My husband and his family also attended the school. Our staff and school familes are wonderful and the children in our school are some of the best little learners out there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The students are hard working, appreciative children that are motivated to eager to learn. The parents are supportive and will do anything to help their children succeed!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

The children, parent and staff have been welcoming and pleasant as I begin my new assignment here. I am really excited to be here and look forward to working with what seems to be a happy and productive community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

Schweitzer Elementary has caring teachers who take time with each student giving them a personal learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Great Teachers, and Staff. Always friendly and they really do put the kids first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Our school has wonderful teachers and a staff that really cares about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers are loving, caring, attentive, and most of all fabulous!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We have a wonderful Family feeling within the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I liked our school because we have great teachers and a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Schweitzer Elementary school has open the doors for innovative learning as well as prompted creativity. An a child's eyes, their is a joy to get up in the morning and go to school. As a parent, that is exactly what you would want and expect from a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great teachers and staff. Diverse curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My Grandchildren are students and the teaching staff has been excellent....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

All the staff is wonderful and friendly. I know my children are getting the best education possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Our teachers and staff are amazing. They are always there willing to help in anyway they can!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers and commitment to the students
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
77%

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

All Students85%
Female72%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)92%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female76%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
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
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female95%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female100%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 75% 71%
Asian 10% 3%
Black 9% 15%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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