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Ringing Rocks El School

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Posted September 17, 2009

They teach our kids instead of allowing nonsense special interests into the classroom and cause problems. They actually teach, and they do it really well. They are the best of the best, the professionals who care about our kids. I would never change my kid's school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

All of those things you would expect a school to have in order to be a great school, Ringing Rock has; but its their faculty that makes them extra-special. The kinds of things you cannot put into statistics, like caring about our children over an above the 'call'; they reach far beyond what is 'expected' in the areas of professionalism, caring, kindness, patience, concern, etc. They treat each child as if that child were their own. My boy needs some special help in certain subjects and the special education department is right on top of it, providing whatever is necessary to help him learn in the way that works best for him. They realize that each child is different, and so they are esspecially flexible to accomodate that. When they schedule a meeting about my son, they invite us to sit in and participate. Its the best school out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

We are so impressed with the quality of teaching at this school. We transferred here this year and the teachers of our children have surpassed all of our expectations, which were quite high, coming from a private school. Miss Smith has proven herself to be a role model for children. She makes learning fun and she teaches the students that they can do anything that they put their mind to. My child comes home from school so proud of his work for the day. We were also impressed with the art teacher she put on such a fabulous art show in which artwork from the students was displayed around the entire building. It was spectacular. I also want to recognize the wonderful support staff at Ringing Rocks. The speech teacher works so hard at helping children through any areas that need further developing. This is only a glimpse into a wonderful school.
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Posted April 25, 2007

The Learning Support (special needs) Classroom teachers at this school are fantastic. They are kind, great communicators and work well with the variety of children they have. The art teacher is also exceptional.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
65%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female100%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students81%
Female74%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female77%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 79% 71%
Black 12% 15%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1401 Kauffman Rd
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: (610) 323-0903

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