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Case Avenue El School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 549 students

 

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Posted January 8, 2014

This is a terrible school and so is the High school. They preach no bullying, yet it is allowed and ignored. Some teachers treat students above their age level and others below. The principal doesn't have a clue what is going on in her school. The 25 book standard is ridiculous, having an average child who doesn't like to read and a higher than average child who loves to read. This standard turned them both off from reading. They dramatize and make 9/11 some sort of "fantasy game" for 4th graders. They go too far outside the box with some of their teachings without parental approval. As someone else said in their review, unless your part of the "lived here forever with money in crowd" then your children don't matter. And those parents don't care about what their children are being taught. I'm fortunate enough that I was able to put my children in Cyber school and it is so much better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2012

I feel so fortunate to have children go to Case Avenue Elementary School. We have had great teachers every year who truly care about the kids. I want to talk about one teacher in particular: Mrs. Karen Frazer. One of my children was fortunate enough to have Mrs. Frazer twice due to a change in teaching assignments. I don't know who squealed louder when we got the letter in the mail; me or my child. Mrs. Frazer not only teaches her students academics, she tries to instill in them how to treat people and how to be respectful. She is firm and demands respect, and yet is warm and loving and respectful herself of each and every student in her classroom. She is approachable and easy to talk to. Mrs. Frazer is loud, she sings, she plays all kinds of music in her classroom that my child wants to go to the store and buy. She is always smiling, laughing, and giving 110 % to each and every person who passes her way. Her students love every minute they spend with her. I want to say thank you to Sharon City School District, Case Avenue Elementary School teachers, principal Ms. Valentino, and, of course, Mrs. Frazer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My first and fourth grade sons have had terrific teachers and wonderful experiences at Case Ave. I believe that the people interacting with my children really care about their success !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

Case Avenue is a wonderful school. I have had 2 children attend, my 14 year old who is now an 8th grader at the high school and my 10 year old who is now in 4th grade. We have had nothing but extremely positive experiences with each and every teacher. Sharon is at least equal, if not better than, other districts in the county in the area of special needs children. The violence issue at the high school noted below in the 1/28/08 review has decreased dramatically and I don't think was ever any worse than at any other area school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Truely love Case Avenue!! I feel very secure with my child attending there. Every teacher he has had and has encountered has been wonderful! Everyone goes above and beyond for the children and parents. What a great help they ALL are!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

Unfortunately as a former student and current parent of a student at this school, I can honestly that it does not live up to the high standards that some of these reviews attribute to it. One area that I take issue with is the apparent low priority placed on music and arts in comparison with other schools in the locality. The school also seems to lack resources - and interest in aiding students with special needs. This school community is very tight knit for those who have a higher income and or status and tends to eschew those families who don't fit this criteria. Schools in other local districts have given their students individual personal laptop computers in recent years while Sharon's main financial focus seems to be it's athletics programs, namely, football. H.S. violence is an issue. There are certainly better schools in the area to explore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

I have two kids at Case Avenue, and have had nothing but a great experience. Excellent teachers (every one we've had - with no duplication) , great reading and writing focus, wonderful sense of 'team', excellent motivational tools. Honestly, I don't think I could be happier than I have been with Case Avenue. The teachers and principals are first rate, and work together to make this the outstanding school it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

Excellent elementary school! The teachers are excellent, the administration is always helpful and cheerful, and it is a very safe and positive learning environment. The school board also voted recently to begin renovations on the building, so when it is finished it will become the gem that it could be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

My daughter attended Case Ave. for her 3rd grade year. It seems to me that the curriculum is so geared towards literacy that math is put on the back burner. We moved here from Texas the summer after she completed her 2nd grade year. I was shocked to see that she was working on the same math material that she had at the BEGINNING of her 2nd grade year. Also, there was very little homework sent home. All that was required most nights was 15-20 minutes of reading. I also felt like parent involvement was not strongly encouraged. The PTO meetings were held at a time when most people were at work and could not attend. Also, there was no 'back to school night' and I didn't even get to meet her teacher until the 6th week of school. I am glad that she will be somewhere different this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

This school is a credit to the public school system. As a parent whos job has taken her to several states I can say without a doubt that this is the best elementary school my children have attended. I hope to be able to remain in the area so that they can benefit from the programs offered and the wonderful teachers that are employed here. Parent involvement is over the top.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

The principal stinks but the teachers Miss Funk and Mr Everett are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

Case Avenue is an excellent school. Every year they go above and beyond to ensure every student feels included. There are too many extra opportunities for the students to learn to mention. I have never seen an elementary school so in tune with learning and a stimulating environment at the same time. Truly an A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2004

A wonderful school for your child. The staff encourges parental visits to the school at anytime. You can eat lunch with your child any time you wish to get to know his/her classmates which I think is very important when recapping the day with your child. The 25 book standard is embraced daily which mandates that all children read a minimum of 25 books a school year. I am really glad that I live in this school district and that my child attends Case.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2004

Excellent school! Case Avenue provides its students with a safe, positive and stimulating environment. Also, the principals and teachers truly care about the students. CAE truly gives young families a reason to move into the city of Sharon.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
74%
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

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic69%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female58%
Male59%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic62%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic91%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
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%
Female74%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female77%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female75%
Male44%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
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 77% 71%
Black 11% 15%
Two or more races 10% 2%
Hispanic 1% 9%
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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36 Case Ave
Sharon, PA 16146
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