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Plymouth El School

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Posted August 22, 2013

Plymouth Elementary has top rated teachers who really care about their students beyond the classroom setting. My child had some learning difficulties through his kindergarten school year and his teacher took him under her wing scholastically, but also attanded his T-Ball games outside of school on her own time, plus she lives in another State. You can't get teachers in every school dictrict that are that this dedicated to seeing their pupils excel, even in the kindergarten class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2012

The plus side is that many of the teachers are quite caring and the school is safe. Unfortunately, that desire for safety goes way too far here. They have lots of security measures (most of which don't actually provide any real security) and the administrative staff think their job is to make sure you never get in the building. I've had the office staff block me from going to meetings with teachers, because they "had to double check if I was supposed to be there". When they usually let me through half my meeting time has been wasted. This school seems to have the attitude of "Give us your child and go away". Other "safety" measures are equally paranoid and counterproductive. They make children always travel the halls in pairs (even to the bathroom!). This doubles the amount of time children are out of the classroom. As a result they have reduced the amount of recess to just 15 minutes a day, which gets further reduced since they have to all stand quietly in a straight line before they are allowed to go play (all 24 kids per class!), And the whole process has to be repeated on the return trip before the 15 minutes are over. Result: playtime is just 7-1/2 minutes a day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

My daughter is now in the second grade and I love this school not only was Mrs. Heartel her first grade teacher but Mrs.Heartel actually took the time to work with my daughter help her achieve her education goals. All the staff in this school really care about your child and every time there was a problem they all worked hard to solve any issues this school is 100 in my book
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

I love Plymouth Elementary for many reasons. I attended K-3 and my experience was very memorable. I feel it prepared me for my future schooling by providing me an environment with a team of phenomenal teachers who all care, and that's very rare for a public elementary school these days. The children come from a variety of different family demographics with great parents for the most part, which exposed me at a young age to so many different types of individuals and backgrounds both through my peers and their families, many of whom remain influential people in my life to this day. All in all, it's just a fantastic school in a fantastic community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2009

My daughter loves her teachers and staff. Thank you Plymouth Elementary for giving my daughter a place she loves to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

Making education fun and organziation that has a wonderful staff. I am new to schools in the US but am blessed that this school is where my children will be spending most of the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

My son has thrived here, energetic, enthusiastic teachers. Principal responds personally to questions, is very approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

Wonderful school, caring teachers! Lots of activities and field trips going on. PTO is very active.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black92%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)87%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
Black85%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
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 75% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Black 8% 15%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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542 Plymouth Rd
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: (610) 825-8190

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