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Sheppard Isaac School

Public | K-4 | 288 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2011

This was my Elementary School. I loved everything about it, but my memory is a little hazy... (I am now 74). How I wish I were back there now! I heard on the Evening News that this school will be closed. What a pity!


Posted August 25, 2009

The dedication that this school has for its students is amazing. The principal, Mr. Otto, is one of the most committed people I have ever met. He is constantly looking for ways to improve his school, from hiring better teachers to seeking out donations of any kind from multiple sources. I work for a community-based youth programming organization and have worked with the Sheppard faculty and staff for over five years and every visit there has been wonderful.


Posted February 27, 2007

Everyone has their own point of view and perspectives.But me personally,I have a daughter in kinder;which has learnred numbers,colors,reading writing,ect beautifully.The staff as far as Ive seen they are wonderfull.What I like the most is the respect and love they give to our children.I personally feel for thoose who havent seen the glow and the happiness in the children that go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Honestly, I have had a terrible experience with this school. The school gave me a hard time with my child. Unfortunately, several staff members of this school do not know how to deal profesionally with hyperactive children with attention disorder, also known as ADDHD.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
13%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
20%
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 Students43%
Female50%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners37%

Reading

All Students26%
Female20%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%
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%
Female44%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students29%
Female22%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%

Science

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
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

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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
Hispanic 90% 8%
Black 8% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Philadelphia, PA 19133
Phone: (215) 291-4711

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