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Musser El School

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Posted September 22, 2009

The teachers and administrative staff are some of the best I have had the pleasure of knowing. They truly care about their students and go above and beyond their duties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

We enrolled our son in Musser for their reading program. His first teacher, Mrs. Moses, assisted his adjustment to a new school and peers with great oversight. She addressed my concerns and contacted us with hers. His 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Davis, is also great. She finds balance between discipline, teaching, and comraderie with the students. The principal provides real presence for his students. He is consistant, polite, firm, and fair. The guidance counsellor, secretary, and teachers I don't even know yet are also wonderful. There is an anti-bullying program and infractions are dealt with promptly at school. Test scores are low but many students come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes with generational poverty issues. Staff works to help students overcome those difficulties first so academic learning can take place. Our son is challenged to think and learn daily at school and he scores well on PSSAs thanks to Musser staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2006

What a comprehensive emplacement to grow and learn! The academics are geared toward all learning levels, extra curricular activities are numerous and available to all. Finally, the level of parent involvement is what parents make it to be. I am very involved and receive excellent and prompt feedback from teachers.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
34%

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 83% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
5%

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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
64%
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 Students59%
Female55%
Male62%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic50%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic33%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
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 Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female68%
Male22%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female73%
Male61%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female36%
Male44%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students24%
Femalen/a
Male21%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged16%
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 Students67%
Female74%
Male62%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male39%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
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

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 43% 71%
Black 41% 15%
Two or more races 13% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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