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Brown Joseph H School

Public | K-6 | 559 students

 

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Posted March 16, 2013

I have taken my daughter out of this school. She will not be attending any public school at all. The reason being, the ignorance of the school board in regard to the US Constitution regarding the term "Separation of Church and State" This term is not in the Constitution! The First Amendment simply states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." It broke my heart when my little 6 year old daughter told me she was not allowed to say the name Jesus or put her hands in a praying form. I teach my daughter about morals and God and she was simply repeating what she was taught. She is then told, (this is a 6 year old remember) that she is not allowed to put her hands in a praying fashion and is not allowed to say the name Jesus. "Separation of church and state," as applied to education, means that a prayer at a graduation ceremony is unconstitutional. It also means that students may not pause for a moment of silence at the beginning of their school day. It means that a nativity scene may not be displayed on public property, etc This is the problem with our society today
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

today there was an evacuation at the school because of a carbon monoxide leak at the school,and now my daughter has carbon monoxide poisoning,and 50 plus other students where sent to the emergency room s at surrounding hospitals.parents werent even notified that their children was rushed off to the hospital.they wouldnt even tell me why my daughter was in the hospital.we had to learn the news about what was going on at the school through other means.i realy used to to love that school.i used to go there,most of my family went there growing up!!but when it comes to childrens safety and the fact that NOBODY COULD GIVE ME ANY ANSWERS ANGERS AND SADENS ME AT THE SAME TIME.....a concernd parent!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

Excellent School & Teachers. Ms.Darci will forever be embedded in our hearts. If only every Teacher could be like her, our children would be Excellent Studets with Promising Futures. The Secretary`s, well what can I say, Helpful and Awesome and making you feel Welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2010

i love this school, i grew up there since kindergarden i miss it too much, i left to go to another school from jh brown to new foundations but i love jh brown my opinon go there! the staff is nice and the teachers are nice and stuff.. :)


Posted November 4, 2009

The faculty. Mrs. Darci McGuire is the best teacher ever. The secretaries are even better. Nothing is ever a problem. Mrs. Zenak the counselor is so very caring of the children. THey get a A+ from us! My son loves it there.5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

My daughter has just graduated from J H Brown Kindergarten and I am very hopeful I can move into a new district before September. There is no communication from the staff to the parents. My daughter had some behavioral problems and I was not made aware of them until I actually called the school about a problem she had with another student. The teacher was going to wait until the parent/teacher conferences to let me know about the problems she was having with my daughter. I am not blaming them for her behavior but I could have corrected the problems if I was notified about them. I had to have a meeting with the principle which was basically a waste of time because all she did was defend the staff. I think there needs to be something done about the staff at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

I'm disappointed that they're not having a 7th & 8th grade-this is a wonderful school! The staff are organized, professional and close. The teachers are nurturing and inspiring, the curriculum is challenging. The majority of the students are well mannered and there appear to be few discipline issues here. Even the school building is bright and cheery inside (a rarity for Phila public schools!)And, great field trips. We are grateful for the nurturing and inspiration that the J.H.Brown School has added to our lives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

This is a wonderful school! The teachers are very warm yet professional. The office staff is very caring and helpful. The school itself is small. There aren't the fights and behavior problems in this school as there are in so many others. I'm amazed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

I don't believe the curriculum being taught to first graders at J.H. Brown school is appropriate. When asked about this curriculum, I was told it was my child with the problems and not the curriculum, however, my child seems to be on target and is having problems in math as well as reading. When asked why 'the basics' weren't being taught, i was told that it was taught in kindergarten. -very unhappy parent
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Posted January 23, 2005

J.H. Brown is an outstanding school, in many respects. Academically, it is excellent. The staff is wonderful. There is a very strong feeling of family involvement at the school, which is very important for the children. All in all, I couldn't be happier with the experience my children have had at this school.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
31%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%

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

All Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female61%
Male48%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male53%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female45%
Male56%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female77%
Male58%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
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
White 48% 71%
Black 24% 15%
Hispanic 16% 9%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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