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Fell D Newlin School

Public | K-8 | 511 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

Great school. Good discipline and fantastic music program!!!!! Because of SDP budget cuts some not all EC clubs was cut. But one thing did stay was teachers, staff and our again fantastic music program.


Posted March 1, 2013

D. Newlin Fell must be a very progressive school. If you are considering this school for your child, please Google the school name and see what pops up. Sorry to be so criptic but I want to comply with the guidlines here.


Posted March 5, 2012

i love the school great teachers and principle is great they teach my kids so good i love fell all my kids go there and my specail ed is great to mrs carter mrs livingston
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

my son and daughter are in the 8th grade. they have been doing great at this school. people have been giving this school a bad name. they came from A.S Jenks school and have learned more at this school. the teachers are great here there pssa score are also great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

This School has to be one of the worst schools in South Philly. My Son attended this school this year and he is always getting bullied. All the kids there seem to be rude, disrespectful, little brats. One day when I came to pick my son up I saw a kid get sucked into a fight! I also remember when I came to pick him up early, I saw little kindergardeners cursing with very foul words! This school has got to be terrible! there's always fights, lazy staff, disrespectful students, and no parent should bring their child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I think D.Newlin Fell School is a great school, my daughter came here from Catholic school and is doing so much better academically. There are more resourses here for children with Reading problems. I would recommend this school to all parents who care about there childs education..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I am a parent of a prior student who graduated with high honors from this school. The staff there is second to none. I have never had any problems with this school. I have 2 children who atteded there and i would reccomend this school to anybody. This school is the best kept secret in south philly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

My son is treated great here. The teachers and the staff have always answered my questions. His teachers always have kept me informed of any difficulties he may be having. I am very pleased with this school and would recommend it to othere parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

Unsafe school, Security is a joke. Accident waiting to happen at that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I am a parent of an exstudent of this school. I just want to caution others to make sure that you monitor your children's grades. I had to have my son's report card grade corrected due to an incorrect entry. It would not have come to light if I hadn't been watching his average throughout the school year. As for the fighting and management problems inthis school..get to know the School Reform Commission and the Office of School Management Departments- together we can bring change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

They should be ashamed of how they run this school. Very unsafe atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

Inattentive staff. Fighting in the school. Slow response time from the staff with regards to discipline and emergency matters. Good teachers and location, are this school's redeeming qualities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

It appears to be very organized and secure however, the staff are very inattentive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

I am disappointed at the discipline level at this school. It has a lot of fights, and not even an officer there would do anything. I saw a fight and food fight occur in the cafeteria with my own eyes, when i came to give my son his lunch. The school police officer just sat and watched it all. Also, the students only got 3days with no recess, I think that much more could and should have been done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

The discipline must be stronger across the board. So all children can reach the proper level of learning and not be held back cause of the few problem children. One apple can spoil the bunch.


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.

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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
62%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
25%

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 77% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
69%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students48%
Female69%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners27%
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 Students71%
Female57%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners64%

Reading

All Students63%
Female54%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners27%

Science

All Students65%
Female50%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners46%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female58%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian61%
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Female45%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asian39%
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged33%
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 Students67%
Female76%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female68%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian63%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 Students68%
Female76%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian76%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female79%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 Students64%
Female76%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female72%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students30%
Female36%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female68%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged44%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 3%
White 31% 71%
Hispanic 17% 9%
Black 12% 15%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19148
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