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Crossan Kennedy C School

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Posted April 18, 2014

Crossan is a great school with awesome teachers and principal. With the budgets cuts this year it has somewhat put unnecessary stress on our school but the teachers and principal try there best to do whatever it takes for our kids to have a successful education. PLEASE CONSIDER OUR SCHOOL FOR THE 5000 AS WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED FOR SUPPLIES AND PRO GRAMS THAT WERE TAKEN AWAY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2013

Although my child and I both love Crossan, this school is in desperate need of several things. For starters: we need more parents involved with the school and each other. If there are 6 women that are stay at home moms w younger kids at home, we can take turns babysitting so we can all be a part of our childs school day. Everyone needs to ATTEND home and school meetings, and most important: a new principal. Mrs. Millard has no concept of leadership, does not utilize the gift of micro-managing, doesn't get that as part of Home & School- she is just another member and hold ZERO authority. The ONLY thing Mrs. Millard cares about is what kind of numbers she can get out of Crossan to pump up her own resume, we are just a stepping stone. The sad part is how blatantly obvious she makes it. She once told me her main concern is ( and I thought she was going to say the children so I kind of said it along with her...but she didnt say the kids- very awkward moment was made when she said in font of her whole staff) my job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Millard is a cold hearted woman. She ENJOYS making children cry. She is on a HUGE POWER TRIP. She has no respect for the teachers, PTA, or the students. Even when we are in the yard listening to her talk for 20 minutes you can see it on everyones face how much they hate her. She only cares about her image when its really the teachers that are doing the work. All she cares about is the PSSA's. So many staff members have quiet because of her over the last 3 years. They can NOT even hold a PTA president because no one wants be near that witch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2013

Teachers are good. Ever since Mrs. Millard arrive there (3 years ago) not one teacher has a smile on their face when they see her. Mrs. Millard, the principal, has no heart. Loves the sound of her own voice. Not one teacher or PTA member likes her. She only cares about herself and how she looks, not the students. Never has time to listen to any parent. Doesn't even care what the parents have to say. I do love how she doesnt allow any sugar/candy item in school but when the PSSAs are around they give candy to the kids to perk them up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2013

I have three children at this school and have seen a big change in the last three years. This used to be a great school until Mrs. Millard took over as principal. She is too rough on the kids and does talk down to parents. When I requested to speak to her in regards to my 5th grader she did not even let me get two words in. Seems like her only concern is making "AYP" and the PSSA. She practically cancelled any fun events for the kids like the halloween parade which was a tradition since the school opened. Not one parent I talked to seemed to like her. Some teachers are great but some are terrible. PTA used to be strong but now it has gone downhill in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

We moved to Philly last year from California and I was a little worried on what I would find in the public school system. To my surprise we had a great year at Crossan! The teacher was wonderful, she communicated regularly with me and my son grew in leaps and bounds this year! They have a strings program that includes violin, chello, viola, base, ect... Not to mention a separate band and music class! They have computer labs, a great P.E. teacher and the science teacher is great! If you are considering having your child go to Crossan make sure you join the Home and School! They need the support for fund raisers during the year and it's great seeing the kids achieve so much! Next year might me tight due to budget cuts so parents need to help as much as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

Crossan is a great school. My son attended 4th and 5th grade there. I felt comfortable with the location and staff which is important in looking for a school. I felt like my son was in a safe environment and I never had to worry about the neighborhood, bullies, fighting, etc. Teachers remain dedicated to their jobs throughout the years and really work with the students. The principal is a no nonsense principal and she gets things done. I like the school and I am a very picky parent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

My son is in his second year at Crossan and has grown by leaps and bounds in his academics. He loves going to school and doesn't hesitate to share with us the things he learned each day. I couldn't feel more confident in the teaching staff, faculty and especially the Principal who is a real straight shooter....that gets results! I am proud to say that my son is a Crossan Cheetah!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It's a nice school that cares about it's students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

My daughter studied for 2 years in this school. The principal, the teachers and the office staff are all great and just wonderfull. The best of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This is my daughter's third year here and I am very pleased with it. The principal is great and my daughter is also doing very well with her work. She has liked all of her teachers so far and they do a good job to accomodate all of the students and their needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

My oldest son was in a catholic school for two years so I was nervous about putting my children in a public school. We have no complaints about this school. The principle is very much involved, the teachers are wonderful. When I had a concern they addressed it the same day. The only thing is that it only goes up to 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

I'm very happy to have my son attending this school. The teacher's and principal are behind the children 110%. When children feel that these teachers care, they do amazing things. I just wish that the school would be k-12, so that my son wouldn't have to attend any other school. I worry that I won't find a school to match the quality, caring and support that Crossan offers it's families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

My child attends Kennedy Crossan elementary school.During his three years he became independent and responseble.The teachers was caring and made sure the student stayed on task with their work. For the three years my child attended Crossan he always recieved good grades as well as bringing home honor roll awards and awards for achievements. My son was always one of the top students of the class and he never fail behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

Very nice little school, with a good principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

I love Crossan we have great teachers and students
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
51%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male77%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male69%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female89%
Male70%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
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 Students54%
Female53%
Male56%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male42%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female52%
Male26%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged37%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 71%
Black 21% 15%
Hispanic 18% 9%
Two or more races 12% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:09
School Leader's name
  • William J. Griffin
Fax number
  • (215) 728-5955

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7350 Bingham St
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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