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Tamaqua Elementary School

Public | 2-5 | 474 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2012

My son has a behavioral problem. Rather than working with him he is constantly getting demerits, and being suspended or given detention. The teachers and the school are unable to work with students. A teacher going so far as to tell us she does not have any extra time because her 3rd grade class is too demanding. My son has yet to bring home a grade lower than 90% yet he is constantly accused of not doing his work in class. I can hardly understand how an A student doesn't do any work in class. The school has been dead set on me medicating my child. Every time I say no he suddenly gets in trouble for something outrageous. This will be my son's last year in Tamaqua school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

My 2 children started Tamaqua elementary in Febuary. My son has a learning disablity. His teacher took the time to help my son and give him the confidence he needed to learn new things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

We just moved to this school district this year and my son absolutely loves West Penn Elementary School. The teachers are all very nice and work hard to make sure each child is achieving at his own level. I would recommend this school to everyone because it is a small school and the classrooms are not over crowded therefore the kids each get individualized attention. My son seems to be excelling in all levels of first grade so I am excited to see how he will take off and spread his wings and fly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

The education that you get at Tamaqua Elementary School is amazing. They teach you everything you need to know to go on to middle school. The staff and education is great. The principles in the district are great. I would recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
49%
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 Students67%
Female64%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 Students80%
Female73%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female83%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
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 Students72%
Female78%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female77%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
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 96% 71%
Hispanic 2% 8%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Boyle Ave
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Phone: (570) 668-3306

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