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Mcnichols Plaza

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Posted December 25, 2010

a familymember of mine goes to this school nd its very nice and clean and ect. but i do think it could use some walls!!


Posted July 29, 2009

My daughter just completed her kindergarden year at the Plaza. I have 2 other children that have gone thru another elementary school in Scranton, and I wish I could have done it all over and sent them to the Plaza. My daughter's teacher was the best I have ever dealt with. I am a firm believer that the early years of school are going to set the stage for the rest of your school years. My daughter has a GREAT start!!! Thank you Mrs D. your the BEST!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2006

I was a former student at McNichols Plaza and I can say that it was a very pleasant and enjoyable school to attend. I attended McNichols Plaza K-5 and I honestly loved it. My father, has been teaching at the McNichols Plaza for over 10 years now and he loves teaching at such a positive and wonderful school. The way I sum up McNichols Plaza is that it is a second home for many kids, including myself.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2005

The result of McNichol's once being the only ESL school in the district, up until about two years ago, makes for a multi-cultural environment today. I believe this to be a positive effect on my son's educational experience. Mr. McCreary is an active principal with the student's best interest in mind. You can usually find him every morning greeting the children as they arrive at school. The teachers are great. They are effective creative concerned and unwilling to ever give up on any child. They are educators who care about the quality of learning. The school offers extracurricular activities throughout the year along with events such as, Meet the Friends Night, Bingo, and other positive activities. The P.T.A. is always committed to being progressively active and responsible for most of the events mentioned above. The building is probably the most modern structured elementary school in the district.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
70%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
40%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female88%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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 Students68%
Female61%
Male76%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students55%
Female49%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female49%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female66%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged54%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 71%
Hispanic 36% 9%
Black 12% 15%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1111 South Irving Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
Phone: (570) 348-3685

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