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Posted June 4, 2013

Radio Park may be an old building, but the education is top notch and the parents are very involved. Wonderful, small-community like feel to the place. But yes, the building need renovation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

Radio Park is a superior elementary school. My children have benefitted from small classes, highly qualified teachers, a personable principal and great integration with the PSU education/teacher training program. The individualized attention and support is amazing! As a parent, volunteer, and former teacher, I am very pleased with the education my children are receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2012

Radio Park is a great school - both daughters have loved the experience. First daughter is now in middle school and getting straight As. Principal is active and engaged and thoughtful about student/teacher placement. Teachers are active and creative with learning as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

Our child has had an outstandning experience at Radio Park. She is thriving in the learning environment. It is a first rate school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

As a parent who has volunteered in classes over the past 3 years, the biggest problem I see with this school is that the discipline issue tends to hinder learning and that those children who are *not* part of the problem do not get as much out of the learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

Typical public school, more interest in promoting administrative agenda than learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2007

Radio Park is a fantastic school. We have three daughters (K,2,4) who have excelled in the Radio Park environment. The quality of the principal, teachers, and staff is superb. There are frequent 'parent involvement' activities (e.g., bingo night, science fair, book signings, etc.). This is a top notch public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2005

Absolutely wonderful school! We are so happy with almost everything about this school. I think this is one of the best elementary schools in town. Very high parent involvement. Great teachers, lots of extra help with para-professials, student teachers, and parents in class room. Super principal who knows just about everything that is going on in the whole school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

It's a really nice school. The Pricipal is very active and all teacher are friedly and enthusiastic. My son love to go to school. They provide excellent education. There are lots of parent involved activities, too.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%

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

All Students95%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
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

Math

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female80%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
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

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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 70% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 3%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 4% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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State College, PA 16803
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