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Sugartown El School

Public | K-5 | 476 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 23, 2014

Agree. Terrible special education program. At the elementary level so many mistakes and special ed kids don't meet their goals for the year and the district just resets the goal rather than be concerned about it. From missed deadlines for evaluations to wrong diagnosis they do the bare minimum at our kids expense. They act like its fine that your child isn't on grade level and hasn't made progress because 'they are such a nice kid' that's great but that's not what our goal is...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

THE BEST SCHOOL! We moved from Toronto, Canada with our two kids. Our experience since a year is - Wonderful School, Great teachers, Great Principal! We recommend this school to any parents/kids. Very friendly and perfect teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

Tucker is not a drug sniffing dog. He is a therapy dog, owned by the counselor, and is wonderful with children. When my daughter transferred in during 2nd grade Tucker was a life saver. She could snuggle with him when she felt lonely and read to him when she needed a break. Terrific school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2013

Do you really need a trained dog to sniff out elementary school kids. They make it sound like having a dog around is a part of education, but I am sure you do not keep a ex-K9 sniffer dog just for fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

This school is wonderful. My children have gone to 3 of the 4 elementary schools in this district and Sugartown was absolutely our favorite. (the others are great as well) Everyone, from the principle to the teachers, to the lunch-ladies, to the office staff, were great and very nice. If there were any problems they were always willing to schedule meetings to discuss them. They listened and offered to do whatever was needed to best fit my child's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

I read the comments of the person who submitted a bad review. I suspect the parent who wrote that has issues themselves. Our experience has been different, and we are happy with the school and the district. The teachers are genuinely concerned about student performance, and most of them are highly qualified. There's a couple of teachers I've met that I'd prefer not to deal with, but that is probably true in every school district. I'm particularly impressed with the extra programs that the schools provide and the Principals that the time to make happen. I wish the public school I attended was half as good as what we have here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

Horrible school.Seemed great walking in the door&reputable.However if your child isn't perfect&I mean PERFECT you need to move!They were not sensitive to my sons needs when we first moved to the area&things escalated to the point that he hated going to school&didn't want to participate in class at all.He quickly became a victim of bullying&they didn't help him.It got to the point that he had to defend himself&then they started suspending him all the time for defending himself instead of getting to the root of the issue!They tried to force me to sign a form to put him in their special ed building.There's nothing wrong with him except he struggles w/being the new kid.For almost 2 years I fought to keep him in regular class!Didn't have these issues in other schools.BEWARE:there's A LOT of special ed staff in this district that need to justify their 80k salaries!You doubt?Google their staff&salaries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

Wonderful School, Great teachers, Great Principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

Wonderful principal and wonderful teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

This is the best school. The teachers, principal, staff and everyone involved with this school are the friendliest, kindest people. The facility is top notch, the kids seem to just love being there. We could not be happier!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2007

I am a parent of a Sugartown student and could not be more pleased. This school has just recently reopened and the facilities are amazing! The principal is kind, fair and involved. The teachers we have had are wonderful and knowledgeable and there are many programs this school offers too. Parents are able to be very active and are even invited to come have lunch with their child any time. It is a lovely school.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%

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 83% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%

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

All Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
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

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
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

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female98%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
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 78% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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611 Sugartown Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: (610) 699-1500

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