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Pastorius Francis P School

Public | K-8 | 485 students

 

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Posted April 20, 2012

MY NAME IS PATTY AND I WENT TO THIS SCHOOL IN THE 60'S AND IT WAS A VERY GOOD SCHOOL.MY SON AND TWO OF MY BROTHERS ALSO WENT HERE .I WAS VERY PROUD THAT THERE WERE NO BULLIES AT THAT TIME AND VERY ONE WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL.THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIBORHOOD CARE ABOUT ONE OTHER AND TREATED EACH OTHER AS ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY.TIMES HAS CHANGED A WHOLE LOT AND THAT'S VERY SAD FOR THE KIDS.i rated 5 stars when i went here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

This school is TERRIBLE, they let their bullies do whatever they want. The principal is no help and their is no one to help you get any answers. If something happens to your child if you don't hear it from them you won't hear it from the school. THUMBS DOWN ONE OF THE WORST SCHOOLS EVER
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

My child was the only Spanish child for 3 years and they didn't let him participate in his graduation,lunch in,or the graduation awards and what I was told the no one notice he was missing or knew about it,please the only Spanish kid in the whole school,give me a break,they was teaching him in 8th grade things the he learn in New York when he was in 5th grade,reading books wasn't mandatory,no gym,no music,and the kids used to be hanging out in the hallways and disrespecting their elders. The worst 3 years of my child life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

I have two girls that attend this school and was transferred from Kinsey school and they both are A and B students and this school is not a good school for kids. They don't check homework and they kids don't know if it is right or wrong. i need help in finding a good school for my girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

Currently have 2 children in the school and I agree you have to be visible. You must be in contact w/the child s teachers on a regular basis. The office help are not helpful at all. I am very disappointed in the school as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2006

We had 3 children attend this school. I volunteered & was active with home & school. Not enough homework! a handful of determined dedicated teachers, parents, & staff that made the experience somewhat bearable. Extremely disappointed in principal's lack of leadership. There is no real consequence for bad behavior. A lot of fighting. Our children were a,b students with above average test scores & excellent behavior. Low test scores overall for the school because teachers have difficulty teaching when they have not enough support from admininistrator. If you decide to keep your child there, be a visable parent. Even that didn't keep negative things from happening to our children in this school, but at least we were aware of what was going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

I was nervous because I transferred my daughter from a private school to Pastorious. It was a smooth transition and I was comfortable with the lessons. Teachers are good! They provide good programs & do the best with what they have.
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Posted March 25, 2005

I have 2 children that have attended Pastorius. The principal leadership is not the best and the discipline is not there. The teacher involvement and dedication is there from some of them but they don't receive the support they need. My children are A B students and score above average on most of the standardized tests. This school does not challenge them enough. The school really ranks below average in their test scores compared to other city schools. If you have a choice of where to send your child you don't want to send them here.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
27%
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

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
21%

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 73% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%

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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
14%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
29%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
42%
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 Students19%
Female16%
Male22%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students12%
Female11%
Male13%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
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 Students16%
Female19%
Male12%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students8%
Female14%
Male0%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students12%
Female21%
Male0%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
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 Students10%
Female11%
Male10%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students8%
Female6%
Male10%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students2%
Female0%
Male4%
Black2%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
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 Students32%
Female48%
Male19%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female26%
Male13%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
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 Students22%
Female28%
Male14%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female59%
Male18%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
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 Students20%
Female17%
Male23%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female32%
Male19%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students27%
Female25%
Male29%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
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 95% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 2% 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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