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Neil Armstrong #40

Public | PK-5 | 37 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2010

the staff, students and administation have a great working relationship because the needs and interests of the children are put first!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 19, 2010

The school is great.They make sure if the kids are not understanding something they make sur they get help to understand what they are doing.The school is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

I graduated from this school 3 years ago, and it was wonderful. Neil Armstrong has the best music program in the district, which is ran by Ms. Kimberly Gnall. The music program includes band,chourus, and strings. Neil Armstrong also has a computer lab with fun yet educational programs and a library with hundreds of books. The teachers are amazing and so nice, they really perfect this school. I could go on and on about the great extra curricular programs, activities, and learing progams offerred at Neil Armstrong. Ask me questioins about the school and i will be happy to answer them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

While my children's teachers have been good, my overall experience with this school has been poor. I am looking into alternatives. The school's administration leaves a lot to be desired. They are disorganized, and the principal is difficult to deal with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

the school its self is the best in scranton even thought the discriminate against disabilities, i had 3 kids there then they kick them out because 2 where iep, now my kids get picked on at there new school, other than that its good
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
46%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female73%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
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 67% 71%
Hispanic 14% 9%
Black 10% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Scranton, PA 18508
Phone: (570) 348-3661

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