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Gideon Edward School

Public | PK-8 | 55 students

 

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Posted October 18, 2009

Besides the fact that gideon is near one of the most dangerous neighborhoods,it is one of the greatest learning places you& by far your child would be happy to attend.Gideon has a variaty of activities & after school programs that you & your child will really look forward to attending. Its a great learning place:) gideon is thee best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Despite being located in one of Philadelphia's roughest neighborhood's, Edwad Gideon is able to offer children a level of education that will prepare them for top notch middle and high schools. Children are prepared to compete with the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Love this school. Awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Gideon has a bright, caring and hard working principal and student body. Together the school is striving to be the best they can be. Last year almost every class had their own tadpole growing almost from inception. You can't get much greener than that!


Posted September 28, 2009

I love our school because the students are great and their parents are heavily involved. Also, it's very family-like; we are all very close-knit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Gideon has the best principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

We have a great student body and staff that loves and cares about each other. We are an urban schoo who offers Chinese!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

Gideon rocks! Most supportive and friendly staff ever, and we are led by one awesome principal! I love going into work every day, knowing what a great team I have to work with!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

The most caring and enthusiastic teachers and admin staff make for the most caring and enthusiastic young learners!


Posted September 27, 2009

Gideon has wonderful students, a hard working and caring staff, and we're led by a great principal! We've got Chinese classes, drumline, knitting, colorguard, and a seriously talented Chess Team. Wherever you look, there are great things going on at Gideon!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2009

A wonderful gem of a school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2009

The teachers are the best! Especially Ms. Buttry!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Gideon had an enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated principal, boasts an excellent faculty and staff AND a knitting group!!


Posted September 25, 2009

The principal keeps the teachers and staff focused on what is the most important thing about Gideon: The Students!


Posted September 25, 2009

Gideon is a wonderful school because of the supportive and dedicated staff and wonderful students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

The entire school community truly cares for all the students. An environment has been created that children love to exist in. With an average daily attendance of over 94% students are not only here regularly, but sometimes from 7:30am- 6:00pm...by choice :o) Edward Gideon has a standard of excellence


Posted September 24, 2009

The principal is 100% student centered
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Good people, doing extraordinary things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

Teaching was variable - a few great teachers, but many who were near retirement and disengaged, cynical and unenthusiastic. Our child bore the brunt of that. Perhaps the new principal this year will helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

Dont let the AYP scores fool you. Teaching the test doesnt amount to teaching them what they need to know to move on


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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
41%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
57%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%

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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
26%
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 80% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
59%
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 76% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
13%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students17%
Female9%
Male22%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students7%
Female0%
Male11%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
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 Students30%
Female35%
Male23%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students15%
Female15%
Male15%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female32%
Male43%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
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 Students22%
Female18%
Male26%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students14%
Female12%
Male16%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students17%
Female26%
Male9%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
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 Students44%
Female29%
Male62%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female29%
Male15%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
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 Students56%
Female73%
Male48%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female36%
Male38%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
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 Students52%
Female53%
Malen/a
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Malen/a
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students33%
Female33%
Malen/a
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female65%
Male58%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone: (215) 684-5072

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