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First District El School

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Posted August 26, 2012

All three of my children have attended this school over the past 16 years & I am very familiar with it. This school practices ability grouping starting in 2nd grade which is the same thing as "tracking" according to wikapedia. This is another form of segregating & discrimination. The children are divided according to "ability" into classes which is great if your child is advantaged & has had A LOT of preschooling before starting kindergarten but NOT so great if your child hasn't. The current Principal also treats all parent's like they are deadbeats from the getgo unless they have proven otherwise by brown-nosing with the PTO & teachers. Many of the younger teachers are just there for a paycheck, although some of the veteran teachers are fantastic. The newer curriculum there basically demands that the parent's teach their own children to read before they even step foot in the building or else your child will be slapped in Title I status & then descriminated against & slapped in the lower level reading class starting in 2nd grade. This has been some of my experience in the most recent years. Tons different than it was for my 1st child's attendance there 16 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

First district is a wonderful neighborhood school filled with great teachers, students and parents. It is a great testimony to the advantage of small town schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

We love First District school because we have the coolest, most caring principal, guidance counselor, and teachers any parent can ask for! They always go the extra mile!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

I am soo very happy with 1st District, they go the extra mile for each and every student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

The teachers, the special programs and the newly remodeled building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

The teachers and staff are caring and put lots of effort into making school a positive experience for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

It is a small quaint little school where the teachers really care about the students. We have been blessed to have great teachers for both my children who call to see how things are going and to give us updates on their academics. My daughter had a tonsilectomy/adnoidectomy and her teacher stopped by with cards and gifts for her. So many great things about first district..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

The teacher's are so supportive and the environment is warm and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I feel the class sizes are too large and there is not enough individualized instruction for students that are struggling. The teachers are nice but several have told me that there class size is just too large to give each student the attention that is needed. There is no room for the children to play and run as there is no playground but a patch of dirt and the front is not a safe area for children to play. I am looking at moving out of the First District and Crawford Central to give my child the education which they deserve and are not receiving at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The school has a positive energy that can be felt the minute you walk in the doors. We have committed students, teachers, faculty and parents who have shown remarkable perseverance and fortitude over the last year (school renovations). This year will be a challenge, as well, as we accommodate a greater student population, with limited space outdoors and no playground (yet!). Collectively, we are a creative and industrious group of people :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

One of the kindest, most caring woman I know is a teacher at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

First District is a great neighborhood school. The parents are very active and supportive, the children are enthusiastic, and the faculty and staff are among the best in the city.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
22%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female69%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 Students64%
Female61%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female62%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female48%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
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

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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 79% 71%
Black 11% 15%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Meadville, PA 16335
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