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Greenberg Joseph School

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2012:
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2011:
Based on 29 ratings

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Posted October 1, 2011

I love my school because we are so diverse. Our students are all competitive and we strive for the best. I believe that our school is overall very friendly and has a good environment. We also have a very good english as a second language program.


Posted September 26, 2011

This is where parents want to send their children to obtain the education they want their children to have. This school will enable you child to learn and grow all while utilizing the technology that is available to them. You will not be disappointed. Friendliness, virtue, and guidance is abundant here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

Having attended Greenberg as a kid, I had such great memories of this school. Unfortunately, the principal is running the school into the ground. I have no choice but to send my kids to this school. We had a bullying problem last year and since the principal and her staff refused to handle it we went over her head. Now she is taking out her frustration on our 7 year old daughter. Sad when a 7 year old little girl is being bullied by her principal. Is this what our schools have come to?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I love everything about this school.I would not send my children any other place. I live here because of Greenberg.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

It is a great school! It has a wonderful staff and great kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The teachers really care about the students. The students are challenged academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Greenberg has great students, teachers, and an amazing home and school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 14, 2010

Greenberg has the most 'highly qualified' teachers under one roof. The school is small enough to offer individual attention to each student. It is like a family, where everyone cares for each other.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 14, 2010

It is the number 1 school in the district and the students and faculty are fabulous.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 14, 2010

Just a wonderful school with AMAZING kids doing great things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

My daughter shines at this school, excellent teachers and a very involved principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

teachers are excellent tons of activities and sports and afterschool activities i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

I have three children in Greenberg and for the most part am very pleased with the school. I do have to agree with the child who spoke about the lunch program which I heard is unedible. Also the lunch staff can be a little more tolerant with the children. As far as academic the school is like no other and i believe my 7th grader will be prepared for high school when he graduates. I think though we need to keep up the work being done so this unique school does not become like some of the public schools in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

Academically, Greenberg exceeds almost all of the Philadelphia public, private, and parochial schools. Greenberg competes with the suburban schools with testing scores. Students are ready for high school upon leaving Greenberg. The teachers are challenging with students, yet compassionate. Kids learn in a safe environment, and problems are addressed immediately. My two children attend Greenberg, and another child went through Greenberg and is now an academic scholar in college. Cons: The admin staff lack strong leadership from the principal. No real afterschool or enrichment activities. MG program is political and serves only the lobbyist parents. HSA is clique-ish but they do help the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

The teaching staff for Greenberg is amazing, and pull miracles out of their pockets daily. However, with the recent addition of a new principal, Greenberg begins to falter. The school cafeteria lunch is extremly distasteful. Some of the lunch helpers are ignorant, and the school itself is dirty. However, school is to become educated, and Greenberg is still top dog in this category. As a matter of fact, I scored almost a perfect score on my PSSAs thanks to my great teachers. In conclusion, Greenberg is a great school for the education, but in five years or so, the school will deteriorate and become another 'school'
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2008

My son is in 5th grade,Greeberg is the best school in the the whole world,I love the principle,She is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

I have two children at Greenberg. We have been actively involved in their education for 8 years. I have always found the teaching staff excellent, however, the leadership and support staff is particularly horrible. There is daily confrontational behaviors by those in charge, no conflict resolution efforts between students and quiet pacifying of concerned parents. Things have changed over the years and even those who have stuck it out are deciding to move out of the district. An effective principle would turn the school around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

Good, quality programs. Lots of extracurriculars now available this school year. Parents heavily involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2004

I had gone to Greenberg from K-8th grade. I am now at Central High school in Phila, PA. Greenberg is a great school but the only thing I did not like was that there were not sport teams, or anything to that extent. I was always known as 'teachers pet' for every teacher in the school new me, even if i never had them. My best memories are from Greenberg and I will always have them!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

The major concern that I had with this school is that there is not a sufficient number of 5th grade teachers to accomodate the number of 5th grade students. overall most of the experienced teachers are exceptional and are very patient with the students.
—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.

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
70%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students89%
Female85%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female77%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female70%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black100%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female91%
Male74%
Black64%
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)92%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female94%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female75%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
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 58% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 3%
Black 10% 15%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19115
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