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Minersville Area El Center

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Posted August 1, 2011

'My daughter struggled with math up until she started going to Minersville Elementary school. Right away they gave her extra math help. I am proud to say she is going into the 6th grade and her math skills have improved so much. My son was placed into the developmental Kindergarten class this past year and his teacher was the BEST . He has learned so much she helped him come out of his shell. He will be going to regular kindergarten this year and I am fine with that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

My daughter struggled severly in math and their idea of helping her was putting her in a 'special' math class where she took tests that she only had 5 minutes to complete. Timed tests for struggling math students is NOT appropriate. We were new to the school district and the second week there she was given a spelling test of ALL the teachers names in the school and they had to identify if they were married or not 'Ms., Miss., Mrs.' She got an 'F' on the test and I had to complain to the principal to have the test grade be omitted. I felt her teacher always picked on her and degraded her in front of her classmates after that point for the rest of the year. We have now relocated her to a different school and she is getting straight 'A's' and doing advanced math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

I have found that this school really has its focus on the state standards for the children that attend. Also they are eager to help support a child that is struggling with there academics with access to additional testing to see if the child qualifies for additional help in certain subjects. The facility are very open to and enjoy parent feedback and also very much appriecate parent volunteers within the school setting. This has made it a joy to know that if I have concerns regarding my children's education or other situations that occur while attending school, I can speak to someone regarding this matter and have it taken care of promptly.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%

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 77% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%

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 Students88%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female59%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
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%
Female63%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female75%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female63%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female56%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
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 95% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 2% 8%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Minersville, PA 17954
Phone: (570) 544-2077

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