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Thomas H Ford El School

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Posted November 15, 2011

Thomas is an OK school they can improve in certain areas, but educational wise they are doing great. I really think they need to revise the color system. More project would be nice too!! :-) one more thing i would like my child to come home and teach me new songs at least twice a month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Thomas Ford is a very good school, they have very good values, very good teaching values, my student went from going to Governer Mifflin to Thomas Ford and is doing very well in Thomas Ford, her reading skills are in the high end for 5th grade, she gets along with all of the students even though the students are majority black, and she is white.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
30%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learners55%

Reading

All Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners46%
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 Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female48%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
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 Students39%
Female32%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female21%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students31%
Female37%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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
Hispanic 83% 9%
Black 9% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
White 4% 71%
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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Reading, PA 19611
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