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Girard Stephen School

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Posted February 19, 2014

A great school with great teachers. The school has extra curriculars and helping student for more in study.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

This is my sons 2nd year at this school,and it seems to me that there's no communication between the teachers & the parents . My sons teacher is telling me she's making him repeat 1st gr. due to his reading level. Well on his 3rd report card he received all A & B's & I think 1 C. Which was a GREAT improvment on his behalf he worked hard to bring up his grade in Reading & Math ! I want to know why ??? They never put anything about him being in danger of failing on it. As a matter of fact in all of his subjects everything was Satisfactory! That alone confuses me .... PLEASE HELP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

A great school that is concerned about helping all children achieve their academic goals.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 31, 2007

My son has attended Stephen Girard for one year. They have a new principal and have added new staff. The teacher quality is great as is the administration. However, Stephen Girard is suffering from the lack of funding prevelant in most urban public schools. Parent involvement could be greatly improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2006

The quality of the acedemic programs leave alot to be desired. Both of my children attended Stephen Girard and both are way below the academic criteria even after extra-carricular help was taken. Most of the children are violent & children who want to learn are too scared to speak up.The teachers try real hard but the lack of parent participation and effort has the school failing miserably.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

Poor academics in that there are no extra curriculars other than PE.
—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.

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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
38%
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 Students47%
Female53%
Male43%
Black34%
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learners26%

Reading

All Students39%
Female41%
Male38%
Black31%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners16%
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 Students60%
Female55%
Male64%
Black48%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female30%
Male56%
Black41%
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female29%
Male57%
Black37%
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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
Black 58% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 3%
White 7% 71%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1800 Snyder Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: (215) 952-8554

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