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Bon Meade El School

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Posted April 27, 2010

Bon Meade is a great school. I do agree that the class size could be smaller (18 or so), but generally 22-24 is not astronomical. I think the academic program is good but should be reviewed to present more challenges to higher achievers. I would also like administration to be a little more relaxed. Things are rather strict here- line ups do not have to be perfectly straight all the time, lunch time should be more relaxed where the kids can talk (not yell) more freely to each other without being reprimanded etc. Overall a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

I have two children in Bon Meade and I really love the school. Considering the fact that they have an average of 600 or more students, I'm amazed at the small family feel of the school. The teachers and staff get to know the kids really well. They have many fun activities built into the school year. The Principal successfully balances a firm but friendly demeanor. Only negatives may be the science program could be better and I wish they had more competitive academic events.
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Posted April 22, 2009

This is a great school where most of the teachers really work hard. The principal is very friendly and involved as well. I'm impressed by the teachers' effort to involve the parents (in most cases). The one problem is that there are way too many kids per class. The school board refuses to hire new teachers to replace the ones that retire, which decreases the learning in the classroom, and I'm sure adds to the teachers' loads as well.
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Posted July 28, 2004

Bon Meade is a wonderful school for children to attend. I love this school, and upset got to move and my kids wont be attending there this year. Teachers and all other staff is great. The whole school district is great.
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
74%
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 Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
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%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
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

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
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 92% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1595 Brodhead Rd
Moon Township, PA 15108
Phone: (412) 264-9440

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