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Bywood Elementary School

Public | 1-5 & ungraded | 674 students

 

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Posted March 15, 2012

it is the best school ever in the whole planet and i really can not beleive it has almost 900 students.


Posted September 22, 2010

My daughter has attended this school for the last 4 years. It has done nothing but improve each year. The entire staff is helpful and very willing to help with all request. The principal has to be one of the hardest workers in America!! He is there from the time you drop your child off until you pick them up. The principal/staff is making sure these students are prepared for all challenging academic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Going to Bywood is like attending a FAMILY REUNION on every visit...you have your 'grandparents' who are usually the strong support of the family (principle-assistant principle-social workers-nurse-other support staff members) you have your 'aunts/uncles' (teachers-teacher's assistants-office staff-lunch room attendant/aides- hall&yard monitors-volunteer staff) you have your 'cousins' (the children that attend bywood)and then there is you and your mom,dad and sisters and brothers. You see BYWOOD is just one big HAPPY FAMILY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This is a good school. The teachers promptly respond when they are ask questions and the quality of the teaching staff is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

This is a really nice school once you look past the problems. It is very diverse and that diversity is celebrated. There are not many schools that offer a population that represents the world. In this school, Whites, Blacks, Indians, Asians, and all other nationalities work together to learn and grow. Dispite the large ESL population the students are learning by leaps and bounds every day. I love to go to this school.
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Posted June 6, 2004

The school is financially burdened and I feel that plus lack of english speaking students leads to the poor education ratings. Luckily my 1st grade son had a wonderful experience due to his teacher Miss Maugeri, who not only took the time to make sure he was challenged in class, but also kept me, the parent, involved in his education. She took the time to learn and listen to the children, not only as her students but as individuals who she made an impact on. Unfortunately I cant say anything positive about the school, except that this teacher has made a postive impact on my child, his education and even his values, She far surpassed the call of duty for a teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
42%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
23%
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 Students58%
Female62%
Male53%
Black51%
Asian86%
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners40%

Reading

All Students57%
Female66%
Male47%
Black56%
Asian73%
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners27%
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 Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Black45%
Asian64%
Hispanic18%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learners8%

Reading

All Students42%
Female42%
Male41%
Black40%
Asian56%
Hispanic18%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners9%

Science

All Students53%
Female55%
Male50%
Black51%
Asian62%
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners25%
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 Students51%
Female49%
Male54%
Black45%
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners39%

Reading

All Students42%
Female49%
Male34%
Black34%
Asian61%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners25%

Writing

All Students41%
Female47%
Male32%
Black34%
Asian57%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners36%
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
Black 66% 15%
Asian 20% 3%
Hispanic 7% 8%
White 6% 71%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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330 Avon Rd
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone: (610) 352-6842

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