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Stonehurst Hills El School

Public | 1-5 & ungraded | 625 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2011

stonehurst has been a great school for my child &has helped her to learn how to read n understand more.the teacher are also great with the kids .my child been in stonehurst for 3 years and when she started school she didn't know how to read because the philadelphia district didn't do anything for her and stonehurst did .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

this school is the best school in Upper darby for primary students. The teachers are caring and loving to the students that come there. The principal is always there if you have any problem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

I'm so glad I chose Stonehurst for my daughter, she loves to learn and the teachers her love to teach. Her teacher Mrs. Fastman is a true visionary, she recognizes the children's strengths and challenges. My daughter always had a love of books and reading from an early age, but since she's been in Mrs. Fastman's class she reads ten to twenty books a week. Thank you Stonehurst for your fine selection of teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

I am in love with this school, my children came from a charter school in Phila. that I thought was ok, until they started at stonehurst. They school is dedicated to the childrens education, the principle is very hands on, the extracurricular activities are great. The school pointed out some things and together we were able to resolve small issues before they became big problems. I am proud to say I am a Stonehurst parent....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

My daughter was a transfer student last year and I just love how the staff helped her to feel comfortable in her new surroundings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

The teachers at Stonehurst Hills are some of the most dedicated on the planet. They really care! The Principal is passionate about his job and very eager to see his kids succeed as do all of the teachers. However, Stonehurst is over crowded, but things are now in the works to try to slim down the student population currently at 822.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

The academic programs in Stonehurst Elementary school are phenomenal, the classrooms are small to metropolitan schools. The teachers there really take a hands on approach with each child. From being around a number of school districts as a public school the Stonehurst Elementary School gives 150% to each and every child there. They do have many wonderful extracurricular activities such as music, and art. I do not think that this being an elementary school that it is a good idea at this time to think about a sports program, when at this current level the children should be concentrating on the basics of elementary education. The one problem that I do see is that there is not enough parent involvement. So, if you decide to take your child to this school, be ready to support the school, by being involved with your childs education on a day-day basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

I have not been impressed with this elementary school. My family and I moved from NY two years ago and there is a drastic difference in the academics and overall mannerism of the children. Stonehurst needs a lot of improvement and with the change of Principal I hope it will be headed in the right direction. Parent participation is nill, but again the school does not do much to reach out to these parents...It is as if the school is afraid of change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

I went to this school in the 1980's when it was one of the best schools in the country. I became a teacher and have substituted there only to find a school burdened with over crowded classrooms, deplorable building conditions and lack of disipline from the administrators. In 10 years this school has spirled from a top school in America to one of the worst examples of a school. It's ashame.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 22, 2004

I lived in upper Darby for seven years and through the years I have seen a school that was once beautiful just go down hill. The children are barly learning any thing. My son is currently in the first grade and this will be his last year due to the lack standards that this school has shown. The neighborhood has also changed tremendously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2003

This is a good school with great potential, unfortunately it is far too crowded with students who do not even live in the district.The principal could be more interested in the students. Parent involvement is improving but is still low. Great teachers, but they must spend too much time teaching the basics : Respect, Cooperation, courtesy. The school district should pay more attention to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2003

Stonehurst Hills has a lot of good teachers, but unfortunately they spend more time taking care of behavior problems than teaching. The principal is little or no help. She has discontinued most of the extracurricular activities that the kids enjoyed, such as dances, the Halloween activities, etc. The parents, with the exception of a few, are not involved. There are a lot of children who don't belong there, but use another address to get into Upper Darby School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Stonehurst Hills has a lot of good teachers, but unfortunately they spend more time taking care of behavior problems than teaching. The principal is little or no help. She has discontinued most of the extracurricular activities that the kids enjoyed, such as dances, the Halloween activities, etc. The parents, with the exception of a few, are not involved. There are a lot of children who don't belong there, but use another address to get into Upper Darby School District.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
60%
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 Students44%
Female36%
Male51%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female36%
Male40%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
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 Students43%
Female33%
Male53%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female37%
Male45%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female37%
Male56%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female36%
Male32%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female61%
Male38%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
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
Black 85% 15%
White 7% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7051 Ruskin Ln
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone: (610) 626-9111

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