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Solomon/Plains El School

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Posted March 17, 2014

Not happy with principals and how they handle bullies. It's always who knows who. Parents are not friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2010

very very good school.Good principal and teachers are caring ,very good My son is in 1 st grade.Mrs.Bukeavich is his teacher.She is very goodand caring.I am happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

My daughter is a Student in K-2.Excellent teachers,Strong Principal and Challenging academic programs-so not Great shool - THE BEST SCHOOL,Thank you everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I am not at all happy with the school or how the principal handles issues at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My daughter is in the school since kindergarten she is now in 3rd grade. We have to move and i refuse to put her in another school i am trying to keep her in this school and stay in the jurisdiction so she can stay in this school. The teacher are great. Its the only good school left in Wilkes Barre for elementary schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My granddaughter is a student at Solomon Elementary. She is receiving superb education, teachers are first-rate, caring, educators.


Posted October 1, 2009

this is the best school in this area. has a very good teaching system and the teachers and staff of this school are wonderful. they have a great pta also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

I am a 7th grader at Solomon. I really like it there. The teachers are very nice. If you ask me, I think that Solomon is a great place to get ready for highschool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2009

Outstanding school and faculty. My daughter loved going to school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I love my school . My teachers are the best and make it fun, but we are actually learning something. I moved a little while ago but my brother and I really wanted to be able to attend the same school .It worked out really well, and we are still going to Solomon-Plains Elemantary and my brother is still going to Solomon-Plains Jr. High School .So far I am having the best experience at Solomon!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

I love this School for my children...they love it too. We were looking for a new home, and one condition was for them to stay in the same district-Solomon/Plains school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I give this school a 5 when i first sent my children to Solomon i was a little scared, not wondering how they will do, or be scared of the people around. But the best thing i ever did was to send them to the best school . That is Solomon elem. My kids are getting the best education and support from the teachers. I couldnt feel more comfortable, and neither can my children. Solomon is like my kids second home, they feel safe and secure.What more can you ask for.Back in the old days the teachers didnt care, but today you have to give a thumbs up for the teachers and the staff at soloman elem. Way to go to a job well done. When my child needed extra help in a subject, they got the proper education they needed. Again, thank you for making my kids feel safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Sending our child to Plains Solomon was a very hard decision for us to make and making this decision now we are very happy we did. His teacher is very one on one and caring about her students. He comes home every day saying how wonderful she is. The 'new' principal is also a very nice person seems to care a bit more from what we have heard of others in the past. One thing I miss is the lack of plays (recitals) the children are able to do at this grade (K) wished we can see them perform but they don't. Overall we are very happy with how our child has progressed with is learning skills, I mean he is reading sentences already. That to us is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

Building/grounds are beautiful, but the people within...! The office staff can be quite rude, the administration has no follow-up and at least two teachers in the upper grades actually BULLY their students. I also found that the administration and teachers 'yes' the parents to death and then do what they want anyway. I also experienced problems with teachers who didn't like the fact that I questioned their discipline methods and they took it out on my child(ren). Parents aren't allowed in the building during school hours and are generally discouraged from involvement. This may be slightly different if you are involved in PTA. It made me feel like they had something to hide. 7 point grading scale is overly ambitious. Teachers make PSSAs the childrens' problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

The school is bright, cheerful, and the students generally well behaved. The Priciple is very parent-unfriendly. He continually discourages the efforts of individual parents to be involved in their childrens eduacation and activities at school. He will not allow parents to visit classrooms to observe the class. This was always commonplace when I was in school, and the teachers were always able to still teach. He discriminates against parents of modest means by not allowing them to participate in activities that more affluent parents can afford. His attitude is if you can't afford it don't do it. This leads to the children feeling not as good as others and diminishes their self esteam.
—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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students84%
Female79%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
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 Students70%
Female66%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female72%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
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 Students83%
Female78%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female66%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
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 87% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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41 Abbott St
Plains, PA 18705
Phone: (570) 826-7222

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