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Posted August 15, 2010

First and foremost there is more like 30 children to a classroom not 20. My daughter attended 3rd grade here and we couldn't get her out fast enough! We finished the year but not without having 2 different teachers before the first quarter ended. Luckily she is a straight A student because if she required any extra help, she wouldn't have got it. The administration is horrible and unless you are "politically connected' you will be very disappointed! Unfortunately, they will continue to get my tax dollars, but I am grateful we had another alternative in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

My daughter is a straight A student at this school. She gets all of the required education, plus the extras that encourage her to want to go to school every day. I've seen her change from a shy little girl to a self-confident young lady.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

My daughter loves this school and so do we. This school is great my daughter is doing so much better in this school then she was in her old school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

I am now in 7th grade and I was attending Pittston Area up until 5th grade. My parents were concerned about my education so we decided to move to the Wyoming Area SD.If and when I have children in the PA state around here I will never let my child go to Pittston Area at all. They have no educational experience whatsoever. Wyoming Area has a lot going on for their children more than Pittston Atra does. With PA they have about 30 children in each classroom so obviously the children have no time to learn at their own pace but with WA its different. They have about 20 kids in each classroom so they give each idividual their help they need. At this age it's sad that a 7th grade rathers another school more than their life lived school they already attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2004

How can any school be considered a good school when a parent can't get intouch with or recieve a call back from the principle, weather it's something they want to discuss or do. You people need too keep in mind it's our children that go there and you should consider what the parent wants not what you want for our children or weather it's in your so called policies. Your priciples preach on how they are there if needed but when a parant calls all you hear is she's in a meeting or not in. Some 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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

238 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

224 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
64%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female72%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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
White 94% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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110 New St
Pittston, PA 18640
Phone: (570) 654-7176

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