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Spruance Gilbert School

Public | PK-8 | 19 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2014

My grandkids go to this school, have for 4 yrs. The past two years this school has become so violent. Every single day we had a fight outside the doors on levick st across from my home. Today I ran out barefoot to help a child who was being jumped. I called last year and asked for adult supervision as they kids exit to end the fights and still no adults watching putt children. It's not a safe school when your kids can't exit the school safe. Kids wait outside the school instead of being made to keep walking. This school has nothing but rude pl working in the office who could care less about you let alone your child. Last year my granddaughter was hit in the head by a boy while three other boys pushed and bit her and when I went in snapping about why not adult helped her they wanted to call the police on me? ??! Who wouldn't be upset after that. If your short staff then ask for parents to help outside as volunteers. For now. This school is not safe. If your child goes to this school. Please pick them up. Carmen Martinez creasy cares
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

Great School...Very diverse population! We love it there. We feel that our children are safe and nutured. The education is priceless!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I honestly don't know how to rate Spruance. I have a son currently in their pre-K class (bright futures). First my pros, I do think they are doing a good job with the education because I see a positive change in my son's abilities. HOWEVER the cons are that the teachers have no personality at all. They don't speak to the parents when the come in and they have no enthusiasm with the kids and they only share negative feedback with the parents. Their quick to tell me my son was standing on a chair but when he gets 4 stars on his homework they never say 'Your son did good'. Other parents have expressed the same concern. It may seem small to some but a good relationship with my kids teachers is important to me. I have a tough choice for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

Strong veteran staff. Dedicated administrators. Very diverse environment.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted June 12, 2005

The quality of academic programs, are very well, especially with the great teachers they have, after closely looking at their qualities. Music is often available to several grades, but not all. For art their are about two teachers who teach, so students can learn more about this extra-curricular activity. Gym is offered at least once a week, and many sports/etc. are offered, during specific seasons though, such as tennis, track, and basketball. Overall, I would reccomend this school to any middle-class parents.
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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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
50%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
50%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%

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 77% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
49%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Black50%
Asian86%
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners24%

Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male45%
Black41%
Asian76%
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners12%
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 Students63%
Female62%
Male63%
Black56%
Asian77%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners31%

Reading

All Students46%
Female56%
Male36%
Black36%
Asian55%
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners19%

Science

All Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
Black38%
Asian65%
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Black45%
Asian89%
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female49%
Male39%
Black39%
Asian70%
Hispanic30%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Black21%
Asian44%
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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 Students64%
Female68%
Male59%
Black58%
Asian85%
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners43%

Reading

All Students51%
Female62%
Male40%
Black43%
Asian70%
Hispanic49%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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

Math

All Students63%
Female73%
Male55%
Black56%
Asian95%
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students66%
Female78%
Male56%
Black60%
Asian81%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners15%
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%
Female68%
Male53%
Black44%
Asian88%
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male60%
Black67%
Asian70%
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learners30%

Science

All Students24%
Female20%
Male28%
Black15%
Asian42%
Hispanic23%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students40%
Female47%
Male32%
Black41%
Asian52%
Hispanic32%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learners6%
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 40% 15%
Hispanic 23% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 3%
White 13% 71%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19149
Phone: (215) 537-2514

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