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Primos El School

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Posted January 23, 2013

I have three kids that have attended Primos. Two of my chilldren still go there. I think that its ashame the school doesnt have a better rating. My kids love their teachers as do I. The principal is fantastic and there are alot of parents who want to be involved. Two of my kids have struggled with speech and reading and the teachers have worked hard to help them and to help me with knowing the best ways to help them. The staff is freindly and caring and I couldnt ask for better people to leave my kids with for seven hours a day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2013

Love Primos Elem School so much. Great teachers and students! Most of the students are well-behaved and compassionate. Never heard any single bullying episodes among the studentry. Homely atmosphere for everybody. Special thanks to Betsy Waer in the office, the best secretary I've ever met, very polite in the telephone and will do her best to help you out when you talk to her in the phone, very motherly to everybody. Our son love the school, teachers and students. Planning to enrol our 2 younger kids instead of going to private school because of our nice experience we had with our older boy, love their atmosphere there. Everybody cares a lot for each other. Bravo, keep it up Primos!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

I think the teachers at primos elementary are the best you'll find anywhere but the principal as well as the district seem to be in a panic about the diminishing reputation of the shool district . All of my children have attended primos and 2 are still there. We've been through many principals. the school district has done away with detention so now suspensions happen routinely. Its could be a top notch shool due to the teachers but they need to find a good principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

What an awesome school. The teachers are wonderful as well as all of the administrative staff. They have a wonderful Home & School Association and top notch programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

Primos was is a great school in a struggling district. As in other reviews, the new principal is awesome. He knows the kids by name and they all love him. The kids could be challenged more i.e. harder homework, better Home Reading Program. Some good staff, some bad staff. The school is making changes and I would expect it to rise on the ratings. It is a school of choice in the UDSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Primos is an excellent school, my girls loved it. The teachers are great and very caring. The new principal is doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

Primos is a fantastic school. Fabulous teachers a great principal and good kids too. My daughter is looking forward to another great year there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

Primos Elementary School is one of the best. The Principal is great. The kids and staff are very happy with him. I only wish he came sooner. My son went to school there from 1st - 5th grade. This is his last year and I am sorry to say goodbye. All the teachers are great and they CARE about all the kids. It is really a great school once again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

My Son is in K-Primos ES, he was 2 years in pre-k before and I thought K would be a review (boring) for him but I'm glad I was absolutely wrong, since taking the bus (awesome service)'til comes back he's always happy/singing/enthusiastic. At Primos every day it's a new/learning day with art, music, gim class, library/reading a book time and other activities as a part of a great education. He already can read books alone and write single sentences, his math is ++ too.Young teachers with incredible experience, care & love made possible this.I think Primos ES at Upper Darby School District it's the best !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

All four of our boys love this school. The teachers are phenominal, and all the kids get involved in a wide range of grade appropriate activities. I don't care the the principal very much, but I don't have to deal with her so I guess that's not a big deal. Betsy Waer in the office is the best secretary I've ever had the fortune of meeting!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

My son transferred to Primos in April 2002 from New Jersey. He is shy, and was very concerned he'd be picked on by the other kids or have no friends at all. My son has thrived at Primos, and has more friends than I can keep track of, and is actually looking forward to school starting! Furthermore, I've had wonderful experiences with the administrative department and teachers when dealing with issues in a timely manner as they arise. Special thanks to Betsy Waer. I would have been lost without her good humor and willingness to help get things situated for my son when we first transferred. I'm thrilled my children will have the opportunity to grow academically as well socially in a school as wonderful as Primos!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%

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 83% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
48%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female69%
Male76%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female62%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female57%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black65%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male63%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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 57% 71%
Black 27% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
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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861 Bunting Ln
Primos, PA 19018
Phone: (610) 622-6755

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