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Montgomery El School

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4 stars

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Posted August 22, 2014

I went to this school and im proud to send my children here and to hear the nasty remarks about this school is sad cause I know that if you were truely in need of help and went to a member of the staff they wouldnt have shut you down and if parents were doing their jobs at home instead of expecting teachers to handle behavioral issues and respect we wouldn't have over worked tired teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

some of the faculty is nice. But on the whole, the majority are stuck up. especially the higher ups. all the females generate toward the same criteria. they have brown hair are snotty and skinny. i feel like i'm in a barbie fashion show for brunettes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

This is a terrible school. Avoid it at all costs. My experiences with this place have been nothing but frustrating. They do their best to rid every child of any kind of creativity, intelligence, and the ability to think for themselves. You are much better off homeschooling your kids than sending them here.


Posted August 8, 2006

I think this is a great school. My son started to attend this school in 4th grade and needed learning support. All the teachers have been very accomadating to his special needs. I really appreciate everything they have done for him. My daughter started in K and she also has had excellent teachers. I would recommend this school to anyone moving into the area. It may be alittle outdated (which they are making improvements)but everyone is really concerned about the childrens needs! Keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I agree that this school is outdated. The principal is very unresponsive to parent's concerns. Not returning parent's phone calls. I have not seen any leadership qualities in him. Also the lunch aides are very demeaning to the children, constantly yelling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2005

This is an older school that could use some updates, I feel the teachers & staff are doing a fantastic job at providing the children a safe, clean, and quality learning environment. If a child is having problems they are either worked with individually by a teacher, teachers aide, or parent volunteer (if the parent is qualified). This school could use more teachers aides. The teachers and staff always greet parents and students with a welcoming smile, and are always avalible to answer questions or to help resolve any problems, even small ones. When we first moved to this area one of my children was really behind the other students in his class, but the teacher made me aware of what needed to be worked on at home, plus made sure the individual attention was given to my child at school, and within a month my child was caught up.
—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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
48%
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%
Female81%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female81%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students81%
Female63%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female56%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female84%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
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 96% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9138 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Phone: (717) 328-2023

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