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Donald E. Schick School

Public | K-5 | 685 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2014

My son whom has a diagnosis of Autism, and as I have recently learned; is a result of a form of Muscular Dystrophy. Due to his diagnosis he struggles with focus, behaviors, and processing new information. Though he is a bright child he can struggle with staying on task and learning the different techniques required per the curriculum standard. I am so extremely grateful and pleased with the fabulous team at Schick Elementary. The care and empathy my son receives provides much comfort and eases my mind , knowing in the varied situations he is well supported. Amazing and very highly recommended school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I have twins that attend Schick , with one of my children on the spectrum, and am so impressed with the compassion and understanding he is given. the teachers,counselors and principals are superb! Excellent school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

The Donald E Schick Elementary School has the most caring and friendly Staff in all the schools I have dealt with in the past few years as my children have grown,They really make you feel safe to put your children's needs in their hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

My children attended this school for 2 years, and then thankfully we relocated. The administration cares about 2 things: their own careers and test scores. The school lacks empathy, nuturing, discipline, and it is way too large (over 600 students) for an elementary school. I hate to be so negative, but I really can't say anything good about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I got custody of my granddaughter because of neglect and abuse. They are excellent in helping her with her personal and acedemic problems. She's come a long way with them helping mend her heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

Loyalsock is a nice community to live in but the elementary school is lacking a strong core curriculum and that's why they don't make AYP. Parents - do your homework! Contact board members ASAP!
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
59%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female98%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
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%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female87%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
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 84% 71%
Black 6% 15%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Montoursville, PA 17754
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