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Potter-Thomas School

Public | PK-8 | 31 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2009

The comments about how horrible Potter-Thomas are hurtful to the teachers and staff that work there. I bet the parents leaving postings don't mention there is MINIMAL support at home for the students. Children come to school hungry, without supplies, homework incomplete, and with little social skills. The teachers have to feed, discipline, groom AND teach these children. The neighborhood is full of Social Security hungry parents that do not work and use their children's 'disabilities' as a source of income.


Posted January 17, 2009

this school is a mockery it is filty but the teachers are great pople and educaters that do not deserve to be in that school the principal tania kukulski is a educater that is doing her best for a lost cause she is trying to do the best she can but has to work hard in order to get the school to be the monument to learing i know it can be she is a good woman and so is ms.alvelo, ms.prado, and so on......ext they are all good and deserve the best in the loocation that they work in. i speak this as a gradute that has been in the school for years
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2008

The school had a new principal this year. However she went out on leave by Dec. What does this say for a principal in a new position. It just addss to the chaos at this school. The admisitarion doesn't seem very concerned with the discipline problems at the school. If the students were given consequences every time they did something maybe things would change. Sweep the problems under the rug and avoid reporting them to make the school look better doesn't help the studets or the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

The school is poorly run and mismanaged. Parental involvement is not encouraged, and resources are mismanaged. The students in the school are great kids, however many have disciplinary problems that many of the staff does not handle in a productive manner. The potential is there, but the leadership is weak.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2007

The problem here is there is not enough support staff, and classes are overcrowded. Children who are below level are not able to receive the proper attention because teachers are too busy dealing with disciplinary problems.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 26, 2006

The school facility is not the greatest but there is a North Atar After School Program and a Summer Freedom School Program that you can enroll your children in for free.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted June 16, 2004

I have three children that goes to this school my children had a great education when they started k. But when they started 1st grade on up everything was not right they was not getting a good education like they was supposed too . It not a great school I would not recomend this school to no one. Then out of all the 8th graders only 8 kids past the test so only 8 kids past to go to high school something is wrong there some has do something I hope they improve by sept.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
34%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
32%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
6%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
12%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
21%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
4%

2009

 
 
2%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
11%
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 Students31%
Female28%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female20%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 Students33%
Female39%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students10%
Female15%
Male6%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students17%
Female8%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
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 Students29%
Female47%
Male7%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students16%
Female24%
Male7%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students27%
Female47%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
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 Students21%
Female6%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students11%
Female0%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%
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 Students57%
Female50%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female50%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
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%
Female57%
Male13%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female57%
Male25%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students11%
Female10%
Male13%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students19%
Female24%
Male13%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
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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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
Hispanic 76% 9%
Black 20% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3001 North 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Phone: (215) 227-4423

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