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Carnell Laura H School

Public | K-8 | 1629 students

 

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Posted February 1, 2013

CARNELL IS A GREAT SCHOOL NEW CHANGES NEW LEADERSHIP NEW EVERYTHING IM DOWN WITH NEW CHANGES
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

Carnell is not great school. The teachers are overworked . They have so many problem children they ca not properly teach. My son's teacher told me he couldnt read or write. Took him out of the school and put him into GLA charter. They tested him his IQ is 131. The teacher was dead wrong! Thanks GLA Charter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

The teachers at Carnell try very hard to help their kids. The principle definitely needs to step it up and grab control of the things going on in the school. The school has potential, but as long as there is overcrowding it will never be a great school. I have 2 kids that went to carnell and 1 who is currently attending. My other two children go to solis-cohen and they LOVE it. Overall I recommend finding a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

The Princpal and Vice Principle think that they are on top of things, but can't even handle the little kids. That school is not organized. There are some great teachers there, but the Administration is horrible. Whenever you want to speak to the principal he never calls back. Children are getting hurt and not receiving an education that is worth while. I am very frustrated with this school. The regional office needs to come to the school and monitor it for about a week. It is more like the children are running the school. The Prinicipal and Vice Principal are only there for the check and not for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

My son has had the best year at Carnell. I am so happy with the teachers and everyone there. When I had a problem they solved it immedately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

My son is now attending Carnell after transferring from a great school district. I was a little skeptical about sending him to Carnell. The principal is not doing a good job in keeping things in line. Overall I think everything is very disorganized from open house night, to traffic and parking at the school. I tried to get involded with the PTA but its a joke. I think some teachers are doing the best they can but its not really helping the school. This school needs an able leader who can get in and set everyone straight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

This school is a chalenge for me as a parent. The teachers are wonderful! They work hard and give as much time, patience and attention as they can. The principal seems useless as well as the office staff. Their attitudes make you want to run away and the principal seems pleasant but again useless. The children curse, fight, steal and are very disrespectful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

its unsatisfactory becuase its to much fighting there
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2008

When I was a student at Carnell, there weren't many programs and the teachers tried so hard to teach the students, but there was always a distraction. The students were always disrespectful or did not follow the rules.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2006

I'm a student at Laura H. Carnell. I think that Carnell has great teachers that really try hard to teach the kids there. The kids there aren't very nice but I have learned how to live with it. My school has abasoulty not art programs at all. Sports are a little hard to come by and so are other activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2005

I think that the lower grade teachers are the best. My child is learning new things everyday. The Kindergarten teachers are the best and give them a solid start to learning
—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.

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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%

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 83% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%

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 77% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
42%

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 80% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%

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 76% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
11%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%

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

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learners46%

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learners25%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Black33%
Asian82%
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners16%

Reading

All Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
Black26%
Asian73%
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students31%
Female27%
Male35%
Black23%
Asian82%
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learners10%
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 Students42%
Female49%
Male33%
Black35%
Asian88%
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learners19%

Reading

All Students33%
Female41%
Male24%
Black22%
Asian94%
Hispanic34%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learners13%

Writing

All Students26%
Female37%
Male12%
Black17%
Asian69%
Hispanic30%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learners6%
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 Students43%
Female51%
Male36%
Black40%
Asian77%
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learners15%

Reading

All Students31%
Female41%
Male22%
Black27%
Asian69%
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners10%
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%
Female43%
Male53%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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%
Female44%
Male33%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learners25%

Reading

All Students49%
Female54%
Male46%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learners17%

Science

All Students14%
Female11%
Male16%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students39%
Female45%
Male35%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learners29%
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 58% 15%
Hispanic 25% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 2%
White 5% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19111
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