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Mt Holly Springs El School

Public | K-5 | 228 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2013

The support staff at Mt Holly Springs works very hard and they have some wonderful teachers, but the children are not allowed to be children. They go to recess right before lunch and get worked up. When they enter the mult purpose room for lunch, they are not allowed to talk to their friends. The principal yells at them through a bullhorn. They are forced to sit alone in timeout if they skip or dance to their seat. They are forced to sit in shame on the stage if they talk. The aides yell at the children if they talk. The teachers are not allowed to teach and be creative. Most of the class time is spent teaching the test, mainly the PSSAs. A shuffle of the principals within the district might help this situation. Mt Holly is an area with poverty and single parent families and rather than provide support for children in this situation, the principal points it out during back to school night, which makes several families uncomfortable. She even had the nerve to say that they are not surprised when scores do not improve. The CASD does not care to fix the problem. It is apparent they choose to leave her in a small school where she cannot affect many children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2010

I have two children that attended MHSE last year. My one daughter was in Kindergarten and my other was in first grade. The kindergartner absolutely loved school and her teacher was wonderful. My first grader was having a bit of trouble this year. At the beginning of the school year, they go over everything they learned the year prior and that was easy for her. When the math came on and the harder weekly spelling tests, she was beside herself. She had emotional breakdowns in school and had actually REFUSED to do work. That was not my daughter. She never acts like that. We had her tested for any kind of learning problems and everything turned out to be fine, but I have to say the way that this faculty worked with her was amazing!!! I would reccommend MHSE to ANYONE!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

I have a autistic son there and he receives great care. The teachers really care about not only his academics, but his social and emotional well being also.
—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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
42%
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 Students82%
Female69%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female69%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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 Students72%
Female80%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female85%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 82% 71%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 3% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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110 Mooreland Ave
Mt Holly Springs, PA 17065
Phone: (717) 240-6800

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