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Fitler Academics Plus

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Posted January 8, 2014

its a school that needs a lot of work in certain areas like a good music and art program


Posted April 1, 2013

My daughter attends Fitler and she loves it. She is in the 1st grade and there are only 14 other students in her class. Her teacher is awesome and she really knows her students. She has been teaching for over 20 years and her experience is really makes a difference. My child is excited about learning and was elated when she made honor roll and won the "who takes the cake" award. I am glad that I choose Fitler Academic Plus for my child. I was afraid that she might not get in at first because I applied so late but, they put her at the top of the list and once they received their enrollment for the year, the secretary notified me that there was a spot for my child. The principle and other administrative staff are very attentive and caring and parental involvement is highly encouraged. So far I love Fitler.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

I am a student a Fitler Academics Plus school, this is still a good school. I got higher test scores and better grades. I am in the 8th grade this is my last year at Fitler I came in the 6th grade and I knew this school was about there business. Teachers help you when you need it they take out there breaks to help you. I hope when a parent or a student reads this they would be blessed to be a such a wonderful, loving, and caring place of learning. If you look back in time you will see that most of the students that went to fitler went to collage and became something in life. One more thing just by having Fitler Academics Plus on you high school application you will get into every school u apply too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2004

I must say the teachers at this school are awesome. They have been a great inspiration to my children since 1st grade. I have seen and heard of many schools and their teachers, never have I seen such a beautiful set of teachers like the ones at fitler. The parents and teachers work together and I feel this is what make this school so exceptional. The high grades and high test scores are because these teachers want to see their students succeed and they look for nothing less than the best from their students. This is truly a school where no child is left behind, because the teachers will not except it. Fitler teacher please keep up the good work. And thank you for pushing my children to succeed in all that they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

So far the experience has been excellent. My ten year old daughter has been attending the school since the 1st grade. She is now entering into the 5th grade. She has been an honor roll student for 3 years straight. The curriculum has been challenging for her as well as me sometimes. The majority of the teachers that she has had have been truly caring teachers. Parent involement was expected and I liked that about this school. My daughter has been able to learn an instument compliments of the school. It's truly been a great experience.
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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
51%

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 73% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
44%
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

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
50%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
39%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
60%
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 Students77%
Female90%
Male55%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female58%
Male73%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students71%
Female62%
Male79%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female57%
Male46%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female43%
Male70%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 Students51%
Female50%
Male53%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female30%
Male6%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students14%
Female20%
Male6%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
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 Students68%
Female77%
Male56%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students55%
Female42%
Male75%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female46%
Male69%
Black56%
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

Math

All Students54%
Female46%
Male63%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female83%
Male100%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students17%
Female9%
Male26%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female71%
Male74%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 95% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:09
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Anthious Boone
Fax number
  • (215) 951-4502

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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