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Ziegler William H School

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Posted September 10, 2013

Hello, my son just started 1st grade here and he loves it already.The school is very clean....staff work together good for the children and classes are so kids get that individual attention they need......I can tell he is goin to have good year and years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Ziegler is a wonderful school. The staff really works together for the benefit of the children. I am glad to be a part of this community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2010

They have some of the best teachers in the city of Philadelphia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Ziegler is a great school for children to learn and to grow. The teachers are wonderful and very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Ziegler Elementary is a moderate sized community public school. Faculty and staff are committed to the education of the students, (academically and socially). The diversity of the student is great thereby giving the students a global experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It is a small school with great staff and principal. We need help to take care of our kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

i think the school is a good school and the 7th grade teachers are really nice but I dont think that kids should have to get suppilies for differnt teachers other then that its a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

Overall i think this is a good area public school. Considering the teacher/student ratio, I think the teachers overall do an excellent job. For all of the parents who are complaining about this school. I think they need to take into consideration how many other area public elementary schools have been remodeled with a modern computer lab and gym. I think an overall rating of 2 out 5 stars does not do this school any justice. I do believe that a lower teacher to student ratio would improve the educational value of the school. My advice to parents who have issues with the school is to opt for one of the overpriced private/catholic schools in the area that do not deliver on the overall cost of tuition. Or engage your child and take an active part in their education. Stop blaming schools and start taking charge of your child's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

My big complain,going to this school well I'm in the 6th grade and i'm tire of the students that are always causing trouble the teacher always stopping to tell them to stop everyday I lose my train of thought always,one of the students started in yhe other 6th grade in september and then they to put her in my class not fair,its bad enough all the smart ones are there,im a good student,I respect my teacher and other students I only wish others,isn't there a school for trouble makers
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2008

I hope that now the new part of school open all the children are in one school no busing to annex,i hope the school doing better at discipline the children,things should go better now with differnt activietys gym,library,ect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

theres alot of work, needs to be done at this school,the trouble makers,seen to run the school,they don't want to be discipline,there parents always crying not my child,it seen to depend what race you are before they do anything,they need to discipline all children the same,and not only the ones you know won't cry racist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I taught as a substitute at this school. It is one of the best schools I have ever worked for. The staff is like a close knit family. They all go out of their ways to help one another. The students are well behaved and take learning very seriously. The principal and secretaries are outstanding. It has been a pleasure every time I have taught there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 7, 2008

I am very disappointed with this school. There are no extra curricular activities for students. There are no after school programs for children who's parents work and the school provides no help or resources when asked about it. Poor quality of teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

This is a great little neighborhood school. Most of the problems are things you'd see anywhere, no place is perfect. This is a nice little school, and it's one of the only ones left in Philadelphia. I love this school, the teachers and the principal. I think we're fortunate to live in it's boundaries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

This school does not provide a quality education for its students. There are no activities for the students. The staff, parents and principle do not show concern with the lack of resources to educate the students. The turn over rate for teachers at this school is very high and there are serious diciplinary problems at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

So many things are wrong with the school. There are no extra curricular activities for the children, a few of the teachers, not all, just don't seem to care about the children, the principle just seem to brush off problems with the children, ie. bullying, with a 'I will talk with the children', and most of all the school is just too small. The school should just be closed and rebuilt or build an extension.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
46%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
62%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
38%

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 77% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%

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 80% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
56%

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 76% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
41%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners64%

Reading

All Students51%
Female57%
Male47%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students68%
Female79%
Male53%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female42%
Male24%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
Female41%
Male32%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female43%
Male36%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students34%
Female41%
Male26%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
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 Students62%
Female45%
Male74%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female22%
Male44%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female63%
Male46%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male48%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students15%
Female13%
Male18%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female50%
Male36%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
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 54% 15%
Hispanic 28% 9%
White 8% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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