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Eugenio Maria De Hostos CS

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Posted September 13, 2013

The administration and faculty are very nice and my son has been exposed to a lot of culture and language. My concern with the school is the overall organization and the funding. I do not believe my son is pushed above and beyond academically. And it being an urban school with limited space, there is no playground for the elementary students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

i love this school and so does my daugther she has been there for kinder, but went to pequnos pasos for pre-k, it was a smooth transition for her bc of the teaching enviroment. the class sizes are smlled and more focused on the students. my daugther is excited to be going to 1st gr this yr bc she will get to use her spanish skills more. she speaks fluently in both english and spanish but in this enviroment they encourage you to use spanish. i love the teachers and the staff, very well organized school they know all students by name, which says alot they care about the kids..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

I love this school, My son was going to public school until I put him in this school. My son was always getting in trouble in the pulic school and his grade was not good at all. and now that he is going to this school he been doing way better. He gotten award for student of the month and many more and most important is that his grade when up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

My son has been in this school since k. I highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

I love Hostos, My kids been going now for 3 yrs kinderm and I think the staff is great and the teachers are great to
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Posted June 26, 2008

My daughter been here since kinder and i love this school my daughter did not speak spanish or read and its also safe and the teachers and staff are great my daughter also loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

My daughter has been attending Hostos since Kinder, she is now going to the fourth grade and I love hostos. Staff is always available and willing. I want to keep her in the school until the 8th grade and if a high school is made with the same philosophy I will make sure to enroll her. I would recommend more activities like track,baseball,basketball, among others that will keep the kids motivated and busy. N.carr
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

I'm very pleased with all the hard work and dedication of the teachers and staff at Maria de Hostos. The faculty makes it incredible experience for our children. The children's education plays a vital role in preparing them for the future and so I say keep up the good work. I recommend this school to all parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2004

this school has been there for me as well as for my children . they have one on one w/teachers they never had that at any other schools before. my children need extra help they get it no matter what there after school programs help alot also I have no complants when it comes to hostos .my kids been there for 4 yrs and I love it .if I have any problems or concerns I go stright to the directer and work stuff out right way.this school made a difference in my childrens life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

my step-son is half african-american and half caucasion and in kindergarten when he entered into this school he did not know any spanish. and now he speaks fairly well and hopefully this will help him in the future to become a better person in life. to appreciate those of other race or religion and respect them as equals.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%

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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%

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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female80%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 Students79%
Femalen/a
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female60%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female52%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female79%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
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 Students65%
Female62%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 90% 8%
Black 9% 15%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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