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Rhawnhurst School

Public | PK-5 | 20 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2014

The school is not bad at all. What I like about it is that it is a small school. Good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

The worst school I've ever seen. Please do yourselves a favor and stay away from this school. Loved my son's teacher but the principal and the way they run the school is horrible. My son needed help since in kindergarten I was begging them all to get some help for him and they would turn the other way yelling me I needed to practice more at home. Ended up testing my son and he has Dislexia. They tortured him with all this lessons that were difficult for him to comprehend. Please don't hurt your children by taking them to this school. This is true and from experience advice. So I give 0 rating to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My son is a Kid with special needs and they have helped my son big time. I think there aren't words for me to describe how thankfull I am.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Great school, great staff. They have been really helpfull to our soon. They made my sons transition to Kindergarden really easy, he loves his teacher and is always exited to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I used to o to the school and i can honestly say that this is the best school. I loved all of my teachers they really work hard to get you an education.


Posted August 4, 2013

so far the teachers my son has had were all wonderful, they keep me informed on a daily base through writing and even phone calls. The teachers and staff are very friendly and communicative. I know the school can improve if we the parents get more involved in our children's overall education, and communicating more with the educators. One thing i really dislike about the school is the over packed classrooms and the lack of staff. I feel our teachers should have an assistant teacher, its beneficial for the students in receiving the individualized attention they ALL NEED and also the teachers can do there job better. especially at the early stage of learning so that the students can improve and WANT to continue absorbing the information that is being taught, in a more focused and goal oriented environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2011

This school is so under staffed its ashame. The classrooms are all 35 plus kids with one teacher, which is against the law here but noone seems to care. The head of the school is just as worst then my 3 year old. Made a complainant bout my kid getting bullied and we ( yes we) were getting bullied from the head of the school. I dont know what to do any more, my kid never,not once was ever in trouble here til i complain. If you dont care send them here they will do just fine. But if you love them dont even think about this place. If these people had a clue they would be embrassed to have any ties with this school. Stand up for our KIDS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

I pulled my children from this school and transferred them to a local Catholic school. My kids were about 1 grade behind when they began Catholic school. With the help of the school I was able to catch them up and they are now thriving in school, was very disappointed on what this school did not do for my children! I do not recommend Rhawnhurst at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

DO NOT send any children with an ASD to this school! With the exception of the wonderful and invested Special Education teacher they have, the staff are ignorant about ASD, unwilling to do what it takes to help kids on the spectrum and are VERY eager to push children over to Farrell instead of actually learn what it takes to help this growing population. You will undoubtedly be met with argumentative IEP meetings with people who are looking to lower the bar as much as possible. The principal is unfortunately not only inept but unfriendly. You can never get through when you call the school so heaven forbid you have an emergency. As a person who works with children with Autism, I caution any parent about sending their child(ren) to Rhawnhurst. It took my friend more than a year just to get her child evaluated. A dangerous place for ASD kids.


Posted September 6, 2005

My child attended Rhawnhurst and I loved it, the teachers are very dedicated and involved. My child's reading was pretty poor before he attended and after graduating his reading was great, this is the best elementary school in the NE Region.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

I have been Home & School President for 2 years now. My son is in first grade. Our children are well cared for and loved by their teachers and staff. The folks here are A+ and we function like a family. Our teachers are some of the best in the city, and great emphasis is placed on education. I know that if my son needs help, he will receive it, and I will be kept well informed of how he is doing. We also have a great Hearing Impaired program as well as special ed and an outstanding ESOL program.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
69%
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

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
52%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male55%
Black47%
Asian80%
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learners29%

Reading

All Students51%
Female67%
Male27%
Black33%
Asian67%
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learners24%
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 Students79%
Female74%
Male84%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic73%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black41%
Asian67%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male40%
Black31%
Asian58%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female74%
Male58%
Black63%
Asian75%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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

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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
White 27% 71%
Black 21% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 3%
Hispanic 17% 9%
Two or more races 14% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7809 Castor Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Phone: (215) 728-5013

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