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Creighton Thomas School

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Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014

This school is a joke, not only my grandson is not Learning anything, according to the teacher He's unteachable, meantime he has a sub once a week. No communication at all, parents never know what's going on.


Posted March 1, 2014

i was a student at creighton, the kids were always rude to me and my brother they always bullied him other kids might say something to make the school look good, there are always subs because the teachers barely come and if they do we barely learn anything!! now that its a charter school its still not better at all. this school must be a joke to my new school.


Posted November 17, 2013

I was a student from 2001-2004 there I had a lot of sub teachers I remember at one point the principal was teaching my class!!!


Posted May 29, 2012

What the parents say here is not true! Creighton is a wonderful school! Take this from a student that has been here for 8 years! Graduating class of 2012! It's a good learning enviroment for students to learn! And do send your children here in the upcoming school year because this school is about the turn into a charter school.


Posted April 18, 2011

My daughter attended this school for Kindergarden and first grade. The secretary of the school was rude and unprofessional. My daughter was bullied by the older students. She was moved into a different class months after she started the school year disrupting her studies. She still reminds of bad experience she at this to this day. I removed her from the school and enrolled her in a charter school that is out of our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

awful impossibable to talk to anyone. Needs a new person behind the wheel. Parents are treated badly and she is untouchable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

this school is very unorganized and do not care what happens to these kids, and the principle? ha! she has to be in it just for the money!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

The children don't eat in the cafeteria in the mornings, sometimes they run out of food for lunch so some students are left without food to eat. The building is run down and falling apart. My child had to unlearn so many bad things that he picked up at this school. How can the children learn to be respectful when they are surrounded by such a rude staff? Do any possible not to send your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

The staff there aren't good for the kids. The lunch is horrible and there's never teachers available to teach.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
34%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%

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 73% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
23%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
36%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
12%

2009

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
25%
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%
Female46%
Male41%
Black26%
Asian72%
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners58%

Reading

All Students28%
Female33%
Male22%
Black18%
Asian50%
Hispanic13%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners32%
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%
Female50%
Male55%
Black45%
Asian72%
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners23%

Reading

All Students37%
Female46%
Male29%
Black23%
Asian67%
Hispanic15%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners15%

Science

All Students37%
Female40%
Male34%
Black24%
Asian61%
Hispanic21%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners23%
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%
Female33%
Male42%
Black15%
Asian75%
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students27%
Female37%
Male18%
Black12%
Asian50%
Hispanic25%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners9%

Writing

All Students16%
Female25%
Male9%
Black13%
Asian39%
Hispanic0%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
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 Students31%
Female43%
Male15%
Black18%
Asian87%
Hispanic20%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students29%
Female41%
Male12%
Black18%
Asian67%
Hispanic25%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
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 Students43%
Female56%
Male34%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female64%
Male32%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
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 Students60%
Female52%
Male67%
Black62%
Asian88%
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female48%
Male47%
Black48%
Asian69%
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students16%
Female16%
Male17%
Black14%
Asian38%
Hispanic5%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female25%
Male32%
Black25%
Asian50%
Hispanic17%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
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 47% 15%
Hispanic 25% 8%
Asian 20% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
White 4% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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