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Kelly John B School

Public | K-6 | 765 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

John b. Kelly is the worst school. My daughter is in the kindergarten the teacher she have no control of her class. The student pay her know mind, they run around the class and also the students do not know how to keep their hand to themselves. I never seen so many students sso disrespectful. I would not tell anybody to send their child to john b. Kelly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

Nothing great about this school except a handful of great teachers. All of my children have attended this school because honestly of a lack of options. I tried to have my kids transferred and was denied. It really went downhill when the Principle who was there for many years retired. The majority of the children in the school are unruly, vulgar and violent and because it is on such a large scale it is difficult for the teachers to get a handle on it. Many parents are as bad as the students and discipline is seriously lacking from the school staff. So much of the day is wasted on dealing with conflict it is no wonder test scores are low. The one shining thing that saves this school is the fact that there are teachers there that genuinely care about the kids and put their all into teaching them particularly the kindergarten staff. My kids still have a relationship with there kindergarten teacher years after they were in that grade. Bottom line, if you are not a parent that can devote a lot of time into your child's education, continuously building on what they learn in class this school is a bad choice for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

BEWARE, BEWARE, RUN FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL!! I highly recommend an alternative (if possible), to this DUMP, considering the inadequate teaching staff-the lack of leadership with the administration-coupled with the knucklehead kids that enjoy bullying and fighting-I wouldn't send a feral cat to that dump. As the person stated before me-2 years ago-NOTHING SPECTACULAR WITH ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I love John B. Kelly because it seeks to empower students to grow, achieve and become great Americans who will change the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

My daughter is in kindergarten now. She has been there since the beginning of the school year. The teachers are average nothing spectacular. In order for your child to get the full potential there must definately be parent participation. She is above the average reading and writing level for her grade. They now have a reading book club for students who are either on or above the reading level and my daughter among few are members. There is really no communication on the teachers behalf. I really don't like that. Overall, it is an average school and need improvement.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students40%
Female44%
Male36%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female51%
Male32%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
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 Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female39%
Male43%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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 Students37%
Female38%
Male37%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male32%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
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 Students74%
Female83%
Male67%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female54%
Male42%
Black48%
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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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
Black 93% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
White 2% 71%
Hispanic 1% 9%
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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