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Moore J Hampton School

Public | K-5 | 1151 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2013

I am about to start on a new adventure teaching at the J.Hampton Moore Elementary School and I cannot wait to begin. I have heard such good things about the school and as an art teacher I am determined to provide the much needed outlet for these young people to express their creativity.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2011

My son is in the autistic support classroom at Moore. Ms. McKenzie and her aides along with Mr. Martino (3rd grade autistic support) are excellent teachers. They really care about the kids at Moore. I wish this school went up to 8th grade. I love this school. They have an excellent staff and great support team. They are both kind and friendly. As a parent I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the school, the Home and School Association does great things with and for the children. Parents really get involved at this school and Mr. Glynn is great. He has made a great transition as the new principal. KUDOS to J. Hampton Moore Elementary for being one of the best elementary schools in Philadelphia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

I just graduated Moore school June 2011. My experience at Moore was good. I liked that my teacher Mrs. Hendricks gave us hard work to do everyday. In the morning we had to write a 3 page journal in an hour. What I didnt like about the school was that the kids used alot of foul language. I enjoyed the extra curriculum activities. They had chess club, computer club, dance, and tutoring. The only thing I didnt get to do was be a myp which I would have liked to experience. Also two thumbs up to the new principal Mr. Glynn who allowed us to have fun week!! We had water ice, popcorn, and a Dj, all at the end of the year.He was awesome. Now off to St. Cecilia!! Mya Coleman


Posted April 29, 2009

My son attends the Moore School from last 6 years,He wants to stay in moore because he likes his Principal and his all the teachers from K to 5th.For him this is best place.Yes some time he gets bored.As a parents if my child is happy in that place that is the best place for him.He wants to go to school everyday because he wants to his record clean.As parent i have to encourage my child many ways to keep your self busy not to depand on the teacher all the time.I don't have to talk about school dist financial i belive everybody knows.1100 kids in the building who you wants to blem. our parents involvement is poor but parents acpections is very high from Moore Home & School.I belive as a parents i have to do my job then i can blem to anybody in the school building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

My daughter attends the school, but she wants to do so much more but there is no activites to attend to after school. It's ashame, back when I was younger there was so much to do after school. It's all due to budget cut and they need the afterschool activites to keep the kids interested. I try to do as much as I can going to my daughter school and putting her into different programs around the neighborhood. I just wish the school could do more. As she would say...I wish I could hang out with my friends from school and do more fun stuff like we do around the block mom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

My son started Moore in Jan'07. He was welcomed with open arms. His teacher was great! In attending one of the few parent's meetings/events, I saw that Parent involvement was minimal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2007

I agree that there needs to be more activities for the children, academic as well as athletic. However, with severe budget cuts, those activities are seemingly impossible to develop. The school receives less and less money each year to do the same--if not more--with the students. Many teachers donate their time without pay. It is unfair to expect that we can live up to every aspect of the 'perfect school' with those limitations. However, having said that, I believe that if parents were more involved throughout the school year rather than just in May and June, when it's time to see if their child will pass or fail, the entire academic experience would be vastly different from what it is. We each--parents, teachers, students, administrators--need to take a look at our own accountability to make our school a success. Not just one entity can make it happen. Be realistic.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 2, 2007

I am disappointed in the Moore school. I feel that the parent involvement was there but the activities were poorly organized. Also I think most of the teachers at Moore need to stop and listen to themselves- do they hear the way they address the children? I am sure that they don't or the teachers would be just as appalled as I am! Come on Moore school get it together! Focus more on academics and real activities for the kids (not movies in the auditorium) are what the kids need. The children need to be allowed to express themselves sometimes too, without fear of punishment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

the overall rating of the school is average. i think that they could do more with the children to build their intellect do something more so that they are able to stand with children all over the country as it stands right now the schools in philadelphia are way behind most of the schools in the us. it shows when they do their testing the things that they should know they don't and then they try to cram that learning for the test in a matter of a week and exoect the children to retain that information. why not just teach them from the terranova test and then you know what they should be learning at a given age.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

204 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
Black48%
Asian84%
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnic68%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learners43%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male51%
Black46%
Asian78%
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnic58%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners33%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black69%
Asian88%
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnic88%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learners38%

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black57%
Asian85%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnic59%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners22%

Science

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black59%
Asian86%
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnic82%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male57%
Black45%
Asian83%
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students45%
Female48%
Male42%
Black37%
Asian52%
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners20%

Writing

All Students28%
Female48%
Male16%
Black19%
Asian41%
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
English language learners7%
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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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
Black 36% 15%
Hispanic 20% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 3%
White 15% 71%
Two or more races 11% 2%
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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