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Ludlow James R School

Public | PK-8 | 319 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2009

The teachers are the best.


Posted October 6, 2009

The staff is great and well dedicated to its students and learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

We have a great school community great family support and our team strives for perfection and believe in every student,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Great teachers who work hard and create successful students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

James R. Ludlow has the greatest staff, principal and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Ludlow has dynamic and hardworking professional staff. They work together always keeping the best interests of the kids in the forefront. Thank you, teachers.


Posted October 3, 2009

Ludlow is a school populated with a diverse group of students and the best, most dedicated teachers in the city!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

They try to teacher and enrich the lives of their students while working under extremely difficult conditions.


Posted July 16, 2009

They teachers work hard to make the kids learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

This school is horrible there are many fights in this school and teachers barely care except Mrs.Kalbach, she cool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

this school is not a good school for reel in behavior it is several fights and trouble at this school but work is very good
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2006

the teachers are caring but they don't have alot of control over the children. the kids talk very nasty i don't like this school for my daughter
—Submitted by a parent


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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
77%

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 83% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
21%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
44%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
17%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
31%
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 Students41%
Female65%
Male13%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female35%
Male13%
Black23%
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 Students47%
Female47%
Male46%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female35%
Male15%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female41%
Male46%
Black48%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female75%
Male40%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Male47%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
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 Students53%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
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 Students64%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
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
Malen/a
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students7%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
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 64% 15%
Hispanic 27% 9%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
White 1% 71%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 684-5060

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