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Tobyhanna El Center

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4 stars

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Posted February 2, 2014

I moved here just for this school. I have 6 kids and they are all honor students. I believe it's because of the great staff and the parents involvement. It is a clean, modern environment. This is the nicest school around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

Have 3 children attending school. I think the staff does a remarkable job and actually Cares about each student. Very active PTO, that tries to bring fun activities to the children. Unfortunately the district has made many cutbacks on extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2013

This is an awful school. Two of my children went there and I have one still attending it. The administration and teachers play favorites with the students and parents. If you are not in with the click you are in for a rough time. In addition they are prejudice. If you are black or hispanic get ready to have plenty of assumptions about your family. Don't ever disagree with the administration or teachers about their decisions. If you do you will get slapped with a disorderly conduct citation. They are not flexible and will go to any lengths to undermine your authority as far as your children's education is concerned. My advice is to stay as far away from this school as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

Tobyhanna Elementary has excellent teachers and the staff is always courteous and helpful. They work hard to honor parents requests for a particular teacher and do not frown upon parents taking the initiative to do what is in the best interest of their child's education. They also encourage correspondence directly with the child's teacher(s) so you can monitor your child's progress throughout the school year. The teachers really helped my children get through the difficult periods. My daughter went from struggling with the work in fourth grade to making honor roll through the fifth grade. I think they deserve the monies because many a time they have gone into their own pockets for supplies etc. This would help the teachers greatly as they would not only have the funds for supplies, but they would have the funds to participate in other educational activities without having to burden the parents. Many parents are less fortunate and cannot afford some of the fees, even though they are small they add up during the year. It will give their children who would normally not be able to participate in these activities a chance to do so. Little things now can make a big difference later in these children's life because of exposure to something they would ordinarily not be able to afford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I have been blessed to have my children, grand children and nieces and nephews attend TEC. They have the most caring staff, from the housekeeping staff to the pricipal. I came from Philadelphia, attended public schools, but have never seen a system that not only care about the children, but also the community in which they serve. TEC is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My daughter attended TEC from kindergarten on, and as a future educator myself, the commitment shown by every teacher we ecountered there was amazing! There was not a single year when I was not informed of progress, as well as short-comings, in my daughter's education. Yea TEC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2007

I have two children attending TEC (4th & 2nd Grades) and I have been very impressed with every teacher they have had thus far. The teachers and administration are all very good at communicating to the parents and they make every effort to address each students specific needs. The school offers many activities to enrich the students outside of normal classroom routine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

I think this is a great school, the teacher are very involved in the children s education which is great to know that they are there not for the money but to honestly make sure these kids get a proper education. I love this school. My daughter loves to get up and go to school everyday; she enjoys doing homework and getting involved in school project. I highly recommend this school if you are a parent that is involved in getting your child educated come to TEC. Thank you to all the staff at TEC for welcoming us and giving my daughter a great environment to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2006

Having worked in this school for over 15 years and having worked in other elementary schools in northeastern PA, I can honestly say that this school is at the top of the list when it comes to quality of staff, involvement with the students and attention to the needs of the students it serves. It was an honor for me to work at TEC, and if my kids were of elementary school age, I would not hesitate to send them to TEC.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
27%
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 Students87%
Female77%
Male93%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
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%
Female89%
Male85%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female73%
Male63%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 66% 71%
Hispanic 16% 9%
Black 15% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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