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Kernsville School

Public | K-5 | 499 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2009

I moved to the area 6 years ago, this is my son's second year at Kernsville. The principal, teacher's, staff and PTO are fantastic! The teacher's are very attentive to any and all requests. The office staff goes the extra mile to make sure that anyone who enters the building reports to the office, securing the safety of everyone. Academics are well beyond what I ever expected from an elementary school. The PTO is always involved and has great creative ways to make school fun. 'Bully Free Zone' is a major plus! It's a Great School with a great deal of parent participation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I cannot say enough about this school and all of the people involved. The PTO is very active and provides many fun activities for the children, their families, and the community. The office staff is friendly, welcoming, and informative. The teachers are just wonderful, for the most part. Most of them keep parents well informed via newsletters or web sites and answer parent questions in a timely manner. The principal keeps things running smoothly and is almost always on the premises. He can be found helping out in various areas besides his office. He's not just a suit jacket. There is a teacher in the building with health issues, but is a great teacher, and my son said he's seen the principal even push this teacher in a wheel chair. Now that is making a school a second home for the children and teaching them much more than academics! Go Kernsville!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

My son completed 5 years at Kernsville & my daughter will be in 4th grade. We have had varied experiences. Many of the teachers have been excellent & are very responsive to questions & concerns. There have been a few bugs along the way but many of those have improved with the arrival of a new principal a few years ago. The PTO is very active & provides a lot of fun extra activities for the kids. The school was recently renovated & the facilities are very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

Excellent school with a great deal of parent participation. Kindergarten teachers are wonderful!
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
77%
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 Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)88%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female91%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
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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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 87% 71%
Asian 7% 3%
Hispanic 4% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5051 Kernsville Rd
Orefield, PA 18069
Phone: (610) 351-5840

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