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Oley Valley El School

Public | K-5 | 776 students

 

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Posted January 12, 2014

I recently moved my family into the school district and I am pleased to say that my family and especially my two girls love it. The staff are extremely professional and definitely show that they care about the development and we'll being of the children that they care for. The staff and counselors made the registration process painless and I definitely appreciated their patience. Overall Oley school district is a great place for children to learn and grow. The size of the school means that students get special attention and I am definitely impressed with attention they give towards diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

OVSD is and always will be there for the students! They want our children to succeed just as much as we do and we as parents need to be more involved with their education and not so much on keeping up with the latest fashions as I have seen with some of the students who come to school everyday. ENTER TO _____? and LEARN TO _________? If you did not say Learn and Serve SHAME ON YOU!!!! We as parents have chosen to live in this beautiful country side that we call Oley Valley for many reasons and if you feel that the Oley Valley School district is not giving your child the education he/she deserves of if you feel that they have been treated differently for what ever reason you might want to ask yourself is your child putting forth the effort or are they relying on you too much to make it easier for them? Remember OVSD has an obligation (responsibility) to give our children the opportunity to succeed and as a student it is your greatest obligation (responsibility) to make sure you strive to do your best and to put forth effort in your education and to stand up for yourself and we as parents must keep the lines of communication open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2010

My youngest child attended this school . She was bullied on the bus and also in school. The counselor was not helpful. She came home depressed everyday and hated to go to school. Not much diversity, you can get bullied easily if you look different or dressed different. Also no after school programs or activities. Not much to do in this rural school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

We have raised 4 children in the district. The elementary and middle school facilities are modern and clean. The HS is dated and needs renovation. The string program is excellent and band is great. Due to being a rural school, the sports teams are smaller w/no football at HS level. The teachers at the elementary level are exceptional and dedicated to the children. This is a great community w/many school activities (father daughter dance, annual dinner to support community members in need, movie nights, craft fairs, etc) Norman Rockwell would be proud.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
70%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)94%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)94%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
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 95% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Black 1% 15%
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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3257 Friedensburg Rd
Oley, PA 19547
Phone: (610) 987-4100

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