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Welsh John School

Public | K-8 | 611 students

 

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Posted November 26, 2013

This public school is of a higher echelon than HOOE PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION SCHOOL. I am still appalled by the amount of conflict my child faced at HOPE PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION which is a private school by the principal and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

I am a very involved parent volunteer at the John Welsh School . I have 2 children that attend the school and we wouldn't trade it for any other school. This is a school with a principal that cares ,and teachers that work very hard daily to help keep our children where they are today. Thank you John Welsh Principal And Caring Staff. Iris C. ,Pete,Samara and Alex B.
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Posted November 7, 2007

I am currently a student at J.W and I have nothing but good things to say about this school. Although the school is located in the 'ghetto' and some people may think that we may not do so well contrary to belief we have spectacular scores in the important state tests and the teachers are really nice. even if I had the chance, (which I did)I would not change schools for anything. I love John Welsh School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2005

John Welsh Elementary is a great elementary school is an often forgotten section of town. It doesn't have a lot of extra curricular activities but children can receive a solid education. The school has also been noted to meet AYP every year.
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Posted December 10, 2004

This school is a good school. I used to go to this school and now i work here and my own child attends this school. We had great test scores. We have made ayp for the past two years. It is really a good place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

I used to go to this school and it help me a lot. The teachers and staff are supportive. They have a lot of after school programs. I recommend this school to any and everybody.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
56%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%

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 77% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
81%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
60%
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 Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners8%

Reading

All Students40%
Female38%
Male41%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners9%
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male53%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female62%
Male41%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
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%
Female60%
Male43%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male24%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female68%
Male29%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
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 Students54%
Female38%
Male69%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female21%
Male35%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
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%
Male68%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male44%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female53%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female28%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
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
Hispanic 69% 9%
Black 27% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19133
Phone: (215) 291-4708

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