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Richboro El School

Public | K-6 | 472 students

 
 

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Posted October 9, 2013

So far, very impressed with RES. Happy that excercize/activity is important as well as academics. Teachers knowledgable and friendly, So far no issues with fake, stuck up people and no bullying noted. Keep us UTD with emails and current homework can be gotten online if one forgets books. They also list contents of food cal/fat/carbs etc. and offer healthy options as well as usual comfort foods. Teachers happy to respond to issues via email and in person if asked. We are new to area but I knew we had to be in CR or Central Bucks to get best education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

Excellent teachers. Highly involved parents. Good facilities. Individual attention. I attended private high school and couldn't be happier with RES for our children. This school is at the heart of our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

We have moved many times in the last 15 years and have experienced a new school each time. While this school is reasonably good, it's not the teaches that make the difference. We have been impressed with the parents. The parents care more about education than we have seen anywhere else, and support the children very well. I have seen far better teachers who really care in other less wealthy schools. In fact, we have experienced 5 other elementary schools. The teachers here are the weakest, but the parents are the strongest. It would be nice to see what really strong teachers could do at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

Excellent school!!!! This school is wonderfully run. Strong and friendly principal and staff. There is a wonderful sense of caring when you enter this building. All staff memembers and volunteers have a true love of where they are and what they do. Every child is special to all in this school. Very nurturing environment. Academics can not be beat. All children are expected to meet and often surpass teachers' high expectations. Tis is one of the best elementary schools I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Richboro Elementary has a great blend of both teacher and parent involvement that lends to an outstanding enviroment for all the students.The staff from the princepal thru the teachers are all wonderful to work with.The special education students all mix well with the general population and are always included in every event from school plays to after school sports to class trips.The school also rates very high in academics and offers a vareity of extracurricular school activities including musical instrument playing,both reading and math olympics and also after school sports.Truly a top notch elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

We were previously sending our children to a private school in Yardley, but were unhappy with the facilities, faculty, lack of discipline and overall rogram despite the tuition levels. Our children were not developing academically and socially as hoped. Since bringing our children to Richboro Elementary School, they have thrived at all levels, quickly developing friendships, receiving tremendous support from all of the faculty and are much happier.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
53%
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 77% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
69%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female81%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
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 Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
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 Students73%
Female65%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
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 91% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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125 Upper Holland Rd
Richboro, PA 18954
Phone: (215) 944-1900

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