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Edmunds Henry R School

Public | K-8 | 921 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

everything and one on one help with the kids and have different learning acts for the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

This school is HORRIFIC! RUN if you are considering this school. Like many have commented here, the staff is incompetent and it does start at the top with the principal. There is absolutely no learning going on in this school. My daughter s science teacher refused to conduct class more than half the year because of the "bad" kids, therefore students sat out on the hallway for that period every day. The first time I walked into the school, students were literally running wild and so I thought the school was dismissing early so I asked one of the staff if it was early dismissal and she just told me flat out "no, that's just the way it is here everyday, students run around like clowns". This school needs to be looked into. Of course a lot of the parents are to be blamed because good behavior starts in the home. So many strange things happen in this school, I wish I was allowed enough space in this post to explain further. I just wonder how the teachers come up with grades since there is barely any work going on. If you think this school is remotely a good place, wow, your standards couldn t be lower. (My daughter attended this school three years ago).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

This school has changed since last year. It is horrible. The Vice Principal, Mr. Cristy is ignorant and arrogant. The students run all over the desk in the cafeteria. The older children run all over the younger children. The teacher's have no classroom managment skills. I am in the process of trying to get my children transferred immediately. My 3rd grade son used to love school; this year Edmunds has turned him off from school. The school has also turned me off from public school period. Someone needs to take a good look into this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

This school is atrocious. The principal, the faculty i've had experience with - need to be out of the job. It's hard to find people more incapable of running a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

Teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

My children were just transferred to Edmunds this year. The teachers are effective and have great plans for the children. The school staff has good spirit and their effort shows. I've heard negative comments about the school, but I belive the school is great. What disappointed me was how some parents give teachers such a hard time. In one day, I've seen three parents yelling at the teachers for unnecessary reasons. Parents need to be more involved with their children instead of leaving the bulk of the responsibility on the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2007

I am a teacher at Edmunds. The new administration has really turned the school around for the better. The school is safe and kids are learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 5, 2006

I have two children in the school. I worry every day about my younger son because the kids run wild in the school, the teachers take the first graders outside after school and leave them by there selves out side. Most of the teachers dont care about the students. I feel bad for the teachers who care and the students who want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

This school is horrible and it starts at the top with the principle. The school is disorganized the older children run wildly through out the school pulling fire alarms and knocking down the smaller children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

This School is Horrible my child has been picked on and even struck by the students. Also, my child dislikes going to school because they learn very little.'My teacher has to stop teaching all the time to attend to childrens bad behaver' said my child coming from school. I would not ever reccomend this to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

The staff is what makes this school what it is. There are a small number of parents who are truely involved, but the staff makes up for it! If students are without supplies, the teachers and aides give it to them. I commend the teachers of H.R. Edmunds. I have seen many changes over the years and each year I have seen improvement!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 8, 2005

This school has really done down hill fast. My kids used to go to this school 3 years ago before I took them out to got to a private Christian school. The school was pretty good then, it had it's issues like any other school. Recently (3 years later) we put them back in to save money for a new house. They were there for 3-1/2 months before I had to take them out because the kids were so bad. My daughter had approximately 3 teachers that left during the 3 months she was there in 6th grade. It was horrible and they didn't learn much if anything. They will never step foot in that school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2005

The School is a work in progress. The staff works with the children and despite the changes in administration, I would say that it is progressing along.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2004

My daughter transfered from another school into Edmunds for the second grade near the end of the school year. I was pleased at the warm reception she recieved from not only the teacher but all the students. The classroom was bright and cheerfull with plenty of displays on the walls. The school overall was clean and well kept. As for security, there were always security personnel in the yard at all the entries. My Husband and I always had to sign in to gain access. There were crossing guards at all the major corners surrounding the school. I feel confident that my child is confortable at this school and she will be returning for the third grade. Also my daughter did not feel the need to dress a cretain way to fit in. All the children in the lower grades were wearing uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

My 8 yr old son attended this school last year. It was a terrible experience for him only because most of the kids in the 3rd grade were into cliques and just into the wrong things. In order for him to fit in he would have to dress a certain way, act a certain and speak a certain way for kids to accept him. I attended every meeting and party at the school and analyzed the kids and teachers. My son was in a class with 33 kids to 1 teacher with no help. One day during breakfast time my son forgot his bookbag so my husband walked in to the lunchroom and no one stopped him at the door to ask for id or anything, he was walking around looking for our son. When I would enter the building through the front door, most of the time no one was there to id me or have me sign in. I have never felt comfortable having my son attend this school because it is overcrowded and he was not getting the proper help and attention when needed. Nor do i feel the school has good a safety policy. The pamphlets you get from the school state a couple of rules and regulations but were not enforced.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
31%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
32%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
18%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
21%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
32%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
7%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
22%
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 Students28%
Female33%
Male22%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students31%
Female37%
Male22%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners27%
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 Students46%
Female52%
Male41%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female39%
Male33%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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 Students35%
Female29%
Male38%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female26%
Male26%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students27%
Female39%
Male17%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
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 Students22%
Female26%
Male18%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female23%
Male15%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
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 Students38%
Female46%
Male33%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students33%
Female46%
Male24%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 Students34%
Female36%
Male33%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learners25%

Reading

All Students43%
Female52%
Male33%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learners25%

Science

All Students12%
Female13%
Male12%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learners8%

Writing

All Students22%
Female28%
Male16%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 65% 15%
Hispanic 24% 8%
Two or more races 5% 2%
White 4% 71%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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