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Levering William School

Public | PK-8 | 181 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2012

This school is very nice and the teachers are very helpful and nice. The school in itself is good but do not like riding on school buses. The school buses smell and always arrive late. when i walk to school I am always on time and never come to school late. The teachers are glad to help every students but the bully problems in this school need to be fix. Otherwise students will end up getting transfer to another school. This school is clean and nothing much from a normal school. These are the up and downs of this school.


Posted July 29, 2011

There are good reasons why so many parents of kids in the boundary area of Levering, have transferred their children to Cook-Wissahickon. When leadership is lacking or very poor, as it has been at Levering, the lowest common denominator takes over, from staff to students, and even parents. Behavior problems in the classrooms are out of hand. Even with such a small school population, bullying still occurs. This definitely affects the achievement of the students. Levering has less than 60% overall of its students test at the Proficient or Advanced levels on the PSSA, whereas Cook-Wissahickon has nearly 80% do so. Both schools have nearly identical demographics. Parent involvement is much better and stronger at Cook-Wissahickon. At Levering the Home and School elects itself, and cares more about raising money and being in the spotlight than actually supporting the teachers and kids. The senior staff at Levering also discourage parents from getting too close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

this scool is the best school ever my child use to go to cook wissahickon and they would pressure him so much that he cried and he was in 6th grade so i transfered him to levering the next uear and he loved it the teaachers were nice unlike cook wissahickon all the teachers were mean but he loves everything about that school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

School curriculum standards are very low and the school doesn't challenge an average student. The teacher's quality of teaching is just average, however they will spend their own time (detentions;afterschool) to tutor and help students in need. School prep classes are low and the school population is only 200. Parent association is also a bit in trouble (from rumors). Budget planning for school is not satisfying. Two best teachers in that school are Mrs.Hicks and Mrs.Brown (English and Algebra teacher). They push students to their limit, in understanding their true knowledge and how help students discover how far their intelligence can take them. However we lost those teachers because of their recent promotion, now Levering is left with no honorable/excellent teachers. Best teacher in that school so far is Mrs.Hart, however she is teaching the wrong subject (Social Studies).
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2009

I went to levering for 10, yes I said 10 years! I love this school to death! All the teachers are helpfull and always try and lend a hand to any student in need. The teachers really care aboout the students. <33
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

i attend this elemetay school and i have been attending for 5 years and my only complaint is no sports teams or extracorricular activities
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2007

It's a great school I graduated from this school with a lot of awards and made honor role. I attended grades 6-8 and all the teachers i had were very helpful and magnificent.They helped me a whole lot to achive especially Mrs. Hicks, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Turner and Mrs.Shuster.The principle,dean and office staff have been very helpful as well.I had 3 wonderful years at levering and would definately recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2006

Levering is a very good school, the teachers care about the student's quality of education. I went to levering as a child and went on to one of the top three high school's in Philadelphia. The counselors are very helpful. The school has many programs such as track, honor society, and prime.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2006

I really like this school for several reasons. First and foremost, they take teaching very serious and I was looking for that in a school for my 2 children in grade 1st & 6th. The classes are small and the teachers are well prepared. This school is a science magnet school which my daughter loves science and they stress that subject. It is not a school in the 'need for improvement zone' which I am also proud of. I strongly recommend this school also because it's racially mixed and diversified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

The Academics in this school are good, good teachers . We only have 2 preps , which both are very underdeveloped . we have no extra curriculars other than honor society and drill team which is also underdeveloped . They lunch room food is like jail food . chloe castellucci...8th grade student @ levering school
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2005

Good School. Good Leadership and Security.
—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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%

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 83% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
0%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
40%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
59%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
33%
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 Students50%
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Reading

All Students72%
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Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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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%
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Male64%
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Economically disadvantaged61%
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English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students33%
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Male27%
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Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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Science

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
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Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
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Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
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
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
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 Students24%
Femalen/a
Male23%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male46%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 Students37%
Female21%
Male54%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female72%
Male54%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students15%
Female15%
Male15%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 57% 15%
White 32% 71%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
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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