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Arthur Chester A School

Public | K-8 | 196 students

 

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Posted Friday, November 21, 2014

I am a proud parent of a Chester Arthur first grader. There is a very caring and supportive environment at CA - the teachers, administrators, and students seem to truly care about one another. The school is small and its support team accessible. It is making great strides toward increasing its offerings and will only continue to bloom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2014

Chester Arthur has improved greatly in the last couple of years. There is an excellent new principal, many committed teachers and an ever-improving level of commitment from the community. The school just had a new play structure installed, has a whole bunch of new technology in support of STEM Education and quite a number of programs related to the Arts. The school's outside support organization (FoCA) is also excellent and has raised a lot of money for the school and helped the community get involved. FoCA recently held an event that raised about $25,000 for STEM education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2014

My daughter attended kindergarten here last year, and will be entering 1st grade here next week. She loves going to school, and the principal and teachers here are motivated and caring. The community has really rallied around this little school in the last few years and it is blossoming. I'll also be sending my youngest here too come 2016 .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

The new leadership (ie. principal) at this school has created an awesome energy - the staff, students and community are all a part of this exciting change.


Posted October 28, 2013

I've been involved in this school for the past 4 years (I have a child who will enter Kindergarten there in 2016) and I've been amazed at what a little gem it is. The Principal is amazing, the teachers are great, and the students arrive eager to learn. It's a small, neighborhood school and I'd encourage any prospective families to check it out.


Posted April 30, 2010

I am a proud parent of a child attending this school. The teachers are in tune with ckildren needs and are will to answer any quetions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

This school has undergone a recent change in administration and the results have not been positive. The staff has some very strong teachers, but there is no saying how many will come back to a school whose administration is proving to be more of an obstacle than a benefit.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
45%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
7%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
23%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%

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 80% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
42%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
5%

2009

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
33%
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 Students55%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Malen/a
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female64%
Malen/a
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female43%
Malen/a
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
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 Students47%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
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 Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students38%
Femalen/a
Male31%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Male46%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 Students42%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

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

Writing

All Students15%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
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 86% 15%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
White 1% 71%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 875-5774

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