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Corl Street El School

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Posted October 24, 2013

We've been with Corl Street Elementary since the beginning of this year, and feel it's right to give them a huge 5 stars. My son has a medical condition that keeps him out of school for several days at a time, and the school has been nothing but supportive! We know of MANY other schools who couldn't deal with this. If you have a similar situation, I give Corl Street an A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2011

The CS is a great school for K-2 graders, for the teachers (K-2) are really qualified, and know how to deal with kids by the right way. But now everything is different. The new homeroom teacher (3rd grade) is too young to handle the kids, and the math teacher is too pushy, for she blamed my daughter for anything wrong in Math class, but not anything wrong with the teacher's own teaching way. Does she really know how to teach 3rd graders math problems? I doubt it. Also, the principal is very hard to talk to him, and I really miss the previous secretary in main office, Ms. Fox, for she always responds when I ask for help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

Corl Street has great reputaion especially academically and I strongly think great paretns in the community made that reputation. Parents really care and deeply involved in their kids' ed. Meanwhile, I greatly disappointed to the leadership of the new principle. He is not willing to communicate wtih parents. I feel he is only a servant of SD (I am trying not be rude but no other word comes up in my mind.) As you already know, kids' sucess is strongly associated with the teacher. Most of the teachers are nice and work hard. Like other schools, some of them are more academically pushy while others are not. Again, if CS is better than others, I would credit parents than others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

This is a wonderful school for grades K through 2. Over the past 5 years, the K through 2 teachers showed a commitment to teaching children through instruction and challenging assignments. K through 2 teachers also provided good feedback of what the class and your child worked on each week through the use of written weekly summaries and/or website updates. Sadly, the wheels come off the bus during grades 3 and 4. The school work assignments became significant less challenging, the homework was few and not challenging enough to exceed 15 minutes to complete. IMO supplemental work provided by parents is definitely required. Communication and feedback from teachers dwindles at these grade levels: very little correspondence and lack of updates to individual teacher websites. Class size varies significantly each year. Some classes may be as small as 15 students while other classes may have about 26 students. Principal too new to rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2010

We love the teachers and being able to walk to school. We also love the garden. The math situation has not been so great, but then all of the SCASD elementary schools are using 'Investigations.' As a pilot school for the program our teachers were not allowed to use flash cards or any of the traditional means of teaching math. We are hopeful the math program will change. Other than that issue we have had a great experience at Corl Street.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

My son is in fourth grade and has attended Corl Street since kindergarten. Corl Street has an excellent teacher to student ratio, very involved teachers and parents. I am so pleased my son has had such a nurturing start to his educational career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

Corl St Elem School is a great school. My son and his friend are going there and they really like it. A lot a excellent teachers and great parents too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

I have a child attending kindergarten at Corl Street. The kindergartners have many activities (music, reading, science) throughout the week, and cover special topics (most recently, space). This year the kindergartners have homework assignments. Definitely an intense curriculum for such young students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2005

Both of my boys attend this school and just love it. They are very happy with their teachers and always have something good to say about their day. I really like the 'small' feeling of the school and feel my child doesn't get 'lost' in the shuffle of things. I have always felt comfortable talking to the teachers and staff and always found them very friendly. Cheryl Y.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

We've seen other schools in the district, and we're proud to say that we (and our children) love this school. The teachers are fabulous, the discipline and values are enforced, and the specialists are superb!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2004

This is a very poorly,unorganized scool. The teachers do not always look out for the childs best interest. The principle is unapproachable & treats you if they do no wrong in their school, they child can be the only problem not them
—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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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98%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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91%

2010

 
 
91%

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93%
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

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female100%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 80% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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235 Corl St
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 231-1185

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