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Fitzpatrick Aloysius L School

Public | K-8 | 20 students

 

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Posted January 24, 2014

Seven children of mine have attended this school.I am graeful for the experience that each child has had.The principal is accessible and the teachers will communicate with you.It is important that parents be involved in every aspect of a students' education and the environment to achieve success.Three of my children have attended college,2 have excellent professions and one is currently attending A.L Fitzpatrick. I know that my children's early education experience at this school had a great deal to do with it. Kudos to Principal Klein and Principal Glazer.With all the challenges that the "powers that be" place on schools; you have manage to make it work for our children.Thanks you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2013

I'am a student who goes to this school, it is an okay school, some teachers and very nice and helpful while other are just mean ! this year the school is supossed to be changed alot ! and one of my favorite lunch aids mrs,g , got layed off and we are not going to have music or art or anything else besides gym bc of budget cuts ! the assistant principle is horrible my friend was getting bullied and she did nothing to help ! i eventually told one of my fav 7 th grad teachers ms.MaCallister and she helped alot !


Posted September 13, 2012

They just went back to school on the 7Th?????? so much drama in less than a week????? Fitz, is great and so is the Principal, I find ur comments un believable at the very least. And yes Children today are sissies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

This school is awful! On multiple occasions I was in the Vice Principle's office for my child being bullied. NEVER spoke with the principle. She was never around. The child, who bullied my son, was on a lunch detention for the whole year. The child was signing into the lunch detention, than going outside to pick on kids in the schoolyard. The lunch monitors never saw anything. While my infant was in the NICU, a teacher told my son, " Stop eating whatever it is that you are eating at lunch because you smell" in front of the entire classroom. Meanwhile, my child had told her (in private) that his neighbor had an odor. When I confronted the teacher, she stated " your child is very sensitive" . REALLY! Go tell your co-worker that they smell in front of everyone and see what response you recieve. It's mean and insensitive. I CAN NOT believe I trusted my son with these people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I'm voting for my daughter, Sydney's school because they have some of the most caring teachers around the area. They encourage the children in many ways. For instance, my daughter loves the guitar and wanted to learn to play but she is very shy. Her teacher, Mrs. Cornell's husband just happened to have a after school club for guitar lessons and Sydney joined much to my surprise. They also watch out for the students by helping them socially, making sure that arguments are discussed and helping them to understand each other. But above all they are excellent at their main job of teaching our children. My daughter is an honor roll student, has been student of the month, is advanced in reading, writing and mathematics an A student most subjects and B's in the rest. She is a very happy, confident girl and I believe that Fitzpatrick has a lot to do with it. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their children to have a great school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

both of my children have been in fitzpatrick since kindergarden and my daughter is graduating 8th grade this year. While my daughter has been honor roll since kindergarden (so proud of her) my son has an iep for math and reading and is doing better and better each year. The teachers really care and the programs they offer are wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

If your child has learning disabilities this is the worst school. We recently moved to another district and my 7th grader is only at a third grade reading level, second grade math, and cannot comprehend a simple paragraph. If you want your child to fall thru the cracks this is the school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

My granddaughter has gone to fitz since first grade and is currently going into fourth.I think it's a great school with dedicated teachers and a wondeful, hardworking principal.Each year she had a terrific teacher who cared about her personally as well as academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

My child has transferred from another school in the area and this was the best thing we did for her. She is now been given the proper attention and has been doing remarkable. The teachers at Fitz are very helpful and work along with my daughter to get her the education she needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

3 of my children attend Fitzpatrick and i think its good school with great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2008

My son has only been there a short time he transferred from another school and he is behind because of the different curriculum at his other school but he has ajusted well and his behavior has changed considerably he is more focused at school, and is more interested in learning and has away to go still but his teacher is great and is workig with him, and he is willing to learn... I have great hope for my son, at this school. He also has some special needs but i think he will do well here....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

So far I am very pleased with the school. My child attends kindergarten and after much thought, will continue on in Fitzpatrick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

The teachers are wonderful and my kids a learning by leaps and bounds !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

i personally went to that school and i loved it i still visit the teachers and my borther and sister love it too
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 4, 2005

I think this school is good for Kindergardeners. My daughter had a great time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

Honestly, I did not like this school. I felt that if your child was not a stepford child, they were excluded from the population who were. My son had special needs and luckily I was able to get him transferred out of Fitzpatrick into a school that actually cares about their students. I know there are many people who had to move out of the district so they could change schools because they did not like Fitzpatrick either. There was no support to be found anywhere in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

FitzPatrick School is a great school. The teachers are excellent there is lots of parent involvement. I have two children in the school and I do not have many problems with them. The school has an MG program, Students can learn how to play a musical instrument, they have a choir and a myriad of after school activities. I only wish that they would dedicate more to the Mentally Gifted program because they only have one teacher and that one teacher has so many different hats that most of the time she cannot dedicate the time that she wants to dedicate to the MG students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2003

My son attended this school from first to 5th grades, years '96-'01. My experience with this particular school is that I found I had to stay on top of things with not only the principal but also some teachers. I do know that the principal that was there then is not there any longer. Although it is important for parents to keep abreast of their children's school work, I really had to keep up with the goings on in this school with school work, teachers and with children who wanted to fight my son. I have mixed feelings about this school. There were some very good teachers there and there was at least one bad one that I had dealings with. I thought they could have handled discipline better. The school was clean. As far as safety I rate the school a 1, there were times I walked in the school and went right to my son's classroom without anyone even stopping me.
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
14%

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%

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 80% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
59%

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

All Students73%
Female87%
Male59%
Black75%
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female82%
Male48%
Black67%
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male80%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female59%
Male66%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female60%
Male65%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female35%
Male25%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
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

Math

All Students82%
Female76%
Male92%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female92%
Male68%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
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 Students71%
Female66%
Male77%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male61%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students24%
Female12%
Male39%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 71%
Black 17% 15%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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