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Fishing Creek El School

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Posted January 27, 2013

I have one student currently in this school and one who went here and moved on to middle school. The majority of the teachers my kids had have been great, two or three have been mediocre and fortunately none have been bad. The school had a much friendlier atmosphere when Mrs. Wagner was the principal. The current principal just doesn't seem to connect as well with the students, parents, and staff and seems more hands-off. This is also one of the West Shore elementary schools that did not make AYP last year but they aren't alone in that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I am very pleased with this school. I went to open house two days before the school year started without my son a teacher assignment. Mrs Wagner greeted me at the door with a smile took me to the office and got my son an assignment immediately and personnally walked us to the class and introduced us to his teacher. Within 2 weeks of start of school they had my son pegged with issues prior to receiving any medical or prior school records. He started 2nd grade reading on a kindergarten level but will finish this year exactly where he needs to be. The support at this school is above average and I have always felt very welcome and encouraged to be in the school. As a single mom I feel extremely lucky to have a school and staff that is so supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

The principal helps set a tone of excellence with the entire school by being excellent herself. I had one interaction with the counselor this year and it was evident that he was going above and beyond my expectations. We are new to this area, new to the district and this school and I have been VERY HAPPY overall with my children's experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

This school has so far been excellent. The principal is very visible, involved and available. The teachers are responsive to inquiries and questions. I feel my daughter's level of reading and math exceeds other children's from other area schools. I feel extracurricular activies and recreation are well balanced with academics. I am very comfortable sending her to school everyday. As far as before and after school care. If you are not happy with what is available, then send your children to a private facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

The principal at this school is very unfriendly. Unless your a favorite. I feel my childs grades our suffering and have asked for help, but no one seems to care. You have to do tutoring at your own expense. So why pay school taxes if i have to pay for tutoring because they wont help..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

I'm really concerned with the before and after school care. There is NO STRUCTURE what so ever.. what is our 200 a month paying for really? I have no problem paying for a program for my child but I would like my child to be protected and to have some kind of structure going on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

We are very happy with Fishing Creek. My son and daughter have enjoyed their teachers and are doing very well. I don't have any other schools to compare it to but I do not hesitate sending my kids to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This school has a good availability of extra classes, such as music, art, and other E.A.s However, I am not all together pleased with how harsh they can be on children in special programs. The punishment sometimes does not fit the crime. As for the level of parental involvement, when i asked to come to his school, i was informed that I could stay for lunch and recess. I wanted to actually be in the classroom with my son to observe his interactions with others. In regards to the Principal, she is controlling and unyielding in my opinion. Finicky about the smallest of details.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female88%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged43%
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

Math

All Students91%
Female86%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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 92% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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510 Fishing Creek Rd
Lewisberry, PA 17339
Phone: (717) 938-6565

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