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Kenderton School

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Posted June 12, 2006

Art and music programs are nice, but how about getting the students back on track first? I've seen and heard way too much foul language from students that was gearded towards other students as well as toward some of the teachers. I've seen and been told about too many acts of violence in the school. I've even tried to talk with the new principal and she seems to have her head buried in the sand. Needless to say, my child no longer attends this school. Kenderton used to have some great teachers, but most of them have left. The few that haven't gone, have a hard time trying to keep it together. It's a crying shame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

Could stand a positive change. There are children who can definitely profit from a good Art and instrumental music program. School district behavior policies need to be followed so that all of the children can benefit from the lessons taught by the teachers in this school. I believe the majority of the teachers in this school honestly care about the students attending Kenderton, but often times they spend too much time with discipline problems in their classrooms.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 12, 2004

Kenderton used to be an alright school until Edison took over. Since it was over staff morale has been at an all time low. There is no specific extracurricular activites for my child .They went from 2 computers in a classroom to no computers in a class room. They also have no more library, no more arts program, lots of extra resources to no extra resources. The Principal is one who in my opinion makes no decisions on his own, his assistant principal calls the shots. He is just theein name.. Test scores went up, but I really don't believe it. They would do anything to make it seem like the school is that fantastic. Credit needs to be given to the staff who work in that environment.My child had a few great teachers there and I can say a few.Kenderton needs a real principal, not one who cheats.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

I am a taxpayer and concerned grandmother. I want to know why my grandchildren are being made to pay 50 cents to 'dress down' on Fridays? That is ludicrous. My daughter has 4 children attending Kenderton. When asked what the money went towards that these children pay for 'dress down' day it was said the money goes towards transportation for the children when they go on trips etc. The school is alloted a certain amount of money for activities, school trips etc. I am seriously questioning the intent of the faculty and principal. Because these children are from mostly low income families do not treat them as if they are inept or abysmal. Treat them as if they are 'premium'. This 'shake down' has got to stop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2004

My children have just started attending Kenderton k-middle school in the Philadelphia area. And as me being a parent I have to say for now I'm totally satisfied, and happy so is my children. I looks at the school along with all that's involve, a blessing. Most of all the parents are welcome to join the educational inviroment that's there. For our children. There success and potientials are very important to explore at Kenderton.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
13%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
26%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
30%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
20%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
29%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
3%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
40%
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 Students34%
Female17%
Male57%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female11%
Male43%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
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 Students23%
Female17%
Male29%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female28%
Male18%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female28%
Male14%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
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 Students23%
Female27%
Malen/a
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students17%
Female18%
Malen/a
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female45%
Malen/a
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
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 Students10%
Female8%
Malen/a
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students6%
Female9%
Malen/a
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
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 Students35%
Female36%
Male33%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female46%
Male27%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
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 Students28%
Female35%
Male17%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female47%
Male31%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students7%
Female13%
Male0%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female63%
Male33%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (215) 227-4412

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