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Thirteenth & Union El School

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Posted January 15, 2014

So far having seen much help from the school itself for my son who does have behavioral problems. Just basically sending him somewhere else for someone to deal with it. My daughter is also not challenged enough. Seems as if a lot of the teachers are too lazy to teach. My kids hardly come home with h.w and when they do usually from only subject. I've seen better help from other schools they have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2012

I had so many problems at this school including no support for my child for reading after I asked for four times in one year. I was told that she would catch up to everyone else. She ended up getting a summer school letter. I transferred her to St. Margaret where she was given excellent services. In 3rd grade her teacher sent her home with someone not on my pick up list. She got lice. They never helped me through the process. My child endured two bullies in her class amongst other things. I think the Reading School district as a whole is way below standards.
—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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
59%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%

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 Students68%
Female64%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students59%
Female71%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners24%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students53%
Female61%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners6%

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
English language learners33%
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 Students52%
Female49%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students43%
Female42%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students33%
Female40%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners0%
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
Hispanic 72% 9%
White 13% 71%
Black 9% 15%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1600 North 13th St
Reading, PA 19604
Phone: (610) 371-5795

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