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Pleasant Valley El School

Public | K-3 | 435 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2013

Academically outstanding! I have one child who finished 3rd grade and another one going to start Kindergarten. We just love this school. Great teachers, friendly staff and the principal Mr. Fisher make this school unmatched.
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Posted March 1, 2007

This is the BEST school anyone could send their child to. Outstanding teachers, great motivators to their students. Great parent/teacher interaction. Unmatched academically. My daughter is in 2nd grade and looking at the possibility of having to move, I only hope a new school district could compare to this one. She loves it here and I know my other children would too.
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Posted January 15, 2007

Love, love, love Pleasant Valley! I've had three children go through the school and am looking forward to my youngest daughter starting next year. The teachers and principal are very involved and hands on with the students and their families. We could not have made a better decision when we moved into the district eight years ago.
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Posted November 8, 2005

Wonderful teachers who truly love their students!
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Posted October 18, 2005

Wonderful positive atmosphere for teachers and students.
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Posted August 12, 2004

This a wonerful small school set in a residential area. The staff is welcoming and friendly. Teachers really set 'the bar' high for student sucess. The pricipal is hands on and really does know each child in her school. The school incorporates high school students as helpers in the class room, the younger students thrive on this interaction. The PTA is a great support in the school and many many different extracurrical activties ranging from dance, art to science.
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Posted February 23, 2004

Dedicated staff make this a great school. Teachers, administrators and support staff all work well together.
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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

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

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)96%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)96%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 71%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 East McMurray Rd
Mcmurray, PA 15317
Phone: (724) 941-6260

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