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Meade Gen George C School

Public | PK-8 | 402 students

 

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Posted December 8, 2013

I wish that I could give this school 4 thumbs down. I have little people from my family in this school, and it is horrifying! They will be going to a great school that is just around the corner from Meade, Come Sep.2014. The only reason I would give this school any stars is because they have an awesome music program that most Philadelphia public schools lack. Their music teachers are excellent and their performances are beautifully coordinated. I wish that All of the teachers cared as much. The fact that frightens me is that the teachers do not care once it's time for the final bell to ring. One male teacher stands outside everyday holding the door, he hears the nastiest language from these children, watches them fight and disrespect other parents and he says nothing..... I know that it's not all of their faults, they deal with constant disrespect from students and parents, but they must realize teachers are the backbone of every community. They are supposed to do the job they're trained for. We've all spent hours of our lives with teachers, they help mold you, they inform and inspire. Not at Meade. Do not send your child here unless you want them to be sad and confused everyday..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2013

its wonderful with everything from the work , staff members , children , the test scores are also going up .


Posted January 21, 2011

Meade school is not a good school at all the students are out of control and the staff cannot control them.There are fights inside the school 2 to 3 times daily and I am afraid for my children.However since the new Principle has arrived the school is a bit better but I still don't want my children to continue going to that school. Your children will not get a good education in the school there is so much negative going on its hard for children to to focus on positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

Meade School is a horrible place for kids to learn. The principal does not care about the children. He stays in his office most of the day and does not interact with the students. The receptionists want to be friends with the students and are too informal with them when engaging in conversation. The teachers are passing the the kids along just to have them become a 'problem' for the next teacher. Some of the kids that are in the seventh grade are on third grade reading and math levels. I have seen and heard just how terrible the school is. If you are looking to send your child there please do more research and talk to loving, caring parents that know the value of a great education. Class size, safety, discipline, the educational level of the staff, and curriculum are very important and necessary for a student to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Meade is doing much better than it looks like here. Class size is very small (20 in 2nd grade for example). Teachers are well trained and supported. Parents are supportive. Children's reading interest and abilities climb yearly. We are doing very well.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
50%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
38%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
3%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
11%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%

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 76% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
5%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
39%
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 Students24%
Female21%
Male27%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female38%
Male14%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
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 Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female27%
Male12%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
Female27%
Male20%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
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 Students20%
Female15%
Male25%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students8%
Female0%
Male17%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students4%
Female0%
Male9%
Black4%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
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 Students28%
Female33%
Male25%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female42%
Male15%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Male38%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
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 Students60%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Male38%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students7%
Femalen/a
Male6%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students25%
Femalen/a
Male25%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
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 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1600 North 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone: (215) 684-5062

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