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New Holland Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 538 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2014

I cannot say enough great things about New Holland Elementary! Our principal and teachers are amazing - super supportive and very devoted to the kids! We also have an awesome PTO - these volunteers work tirelessly to make things happen for the kids - feild trips, special events, free books from the book fair, etc. Highly recommend this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

Have had three kids go through the school district. All have different personalities and learning strengths and each was met with excellent teachers who helped them achieve their potential. Faculty goes above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

I am suprised this school had such a good rating. It has been nothing but a nightmare for my child who moved from a nearby district. I will admit that I know things from the inside that I should probably not know. Otherwise, it has been horrible for my child. Some of the teachers just simply should not have a job. They need to seriously check their curriculum there. The principle, who pretends she is on the childs side or the parents, is not. She is charming though and leads you to beleive this. Reconsider before moving into the area. I would sell right now if I could just to get my daughter out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

In the time my kids have been at this school, things have changed drastically. Teachers are under an enormous amount of pressure from the administration and unfairly, perhaps unknowingly, pass the testing pressure to students. Two emotional support rooms have been added. This has caused, and continues to cause, a series of problems and distractions. I am uncomfortable with the fact that other students are using profanity, throwing chairs and threatening teachers. I am even less please that very little is being done about these outbursts. Discipline in the school is really lacking, for emotional students and others alike. In fact, my son has been bullied, hit, kicked and chocked and the school seemed to do nothing about it. I should say, that many of the teachers are very caring and strive to provide a good education. I think the administration needs to work harder to make
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2004

My son came to this school in 2003 and has loved it since the first day. He started here halfway through the school year and while on summer break he had to have surgery that completely changed his life. The school has been wonderful helping him to adapt and learn with his new limitations. I have never met a more wonderful group of people anywhere. Thanks to the great staff here my son really loves school. It just don't get any better than this!!!!
—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

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%

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 83% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students79%
Female72%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female71%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 79% 71%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr. Susan Sneath

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126 Eastern School Rd
New Holland, PA 17557
Phone: (717) 354-1520

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