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Posted July 16, 2010

My experience at GNA elementary school is far different than the views expressed by the other parents. First, Mariellen Scott has been one of the best principals I have dealt with. She keeps parents informed, and makes fair, unbiased decisions regarding the children. She has gone above and beyond to help my child and keep me informed. I have a lot of respect for her. Furthermore, all the teachers I have experienced from Kennedy through the Elementary Center, have been enthusiastic and caring individuals, who put a lot of hard work into making the daily lessons interesting and useful. My child's reading has greatly improved thanks to such dedicated work of the teachers at this school. Also, the test scores are not below basic. The are making progress in school improvement which means that they are doing exactly what they are supposed to reach the goals of the standardized tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

This has to be one of the worst schools I have evr encountered. The teachers do not care about what is right. The testing scores are below basic. The school is not safe. We were new t the area and my husband went in to pick up our child and never asked for ID. They let all kinds of people in during school hours. After 3 weeks I had had enough. I pulled her out and enrolled her elsewhere. If I allowed my children to attend that school they would be under educated. I give this school no stars. I hve been in the area for a few months and I am already planning to move again. Someone needs to step in and make a big change. I wouldn't send my dog to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I agree, too. This school is the bottom of the barrel. Most teachers are board member's children or friends. This only promotes mediocrity. The principal is a disgrace! She is not willing to help or compromise in any situation. She does not listen, you are correct. I'm afraid it needs more than a new leader. I don't see things changing unless the state comes in. We are moving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

I agree that this school is the bottom of the barrel. I have 2 children that attend this school. THe class sizes are too large. The playground is too crowded, and recess is chaotic.The principal does form an opinion and does not 'listen' to any other ideas that could possibly work or help. This school needs a new leader to take it in a different direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

This school is bottom of the barrel. The Principal of the Elementary Center is a disgrace. She makes her opinion and that's that. The Elementary Center would be a lot better off if the school had a responsible leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

The GNA Elementary Center is fantastic. I am a student in 5th grade.The art,music and sports are terrific.You can enroll your child in the GNA chorus.They may join basketball,Jr.Football,and many other sports,including a Jr. Cheerleading squad in the spring through mid-fall.The current principal is Dr.Marrillen Scott.They have many fun activites for students.Feild trips are in May.The fifth grade trip is in June.PSSA testing is very important to the teachers,students,and entire district.The level of parent involvment is very high.They have a strong PTA.The school is kept very safe .
—Submitted by a student


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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

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 73% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
53%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female72%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female76%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female72%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female76%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 71%
Black 4% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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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Nanticoke, PA 18634
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