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Washington Park El School

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Posted March 6, 2013

I am a graduate of Washington High School. Since graduation I lived in 2 countries and 4 states. I came back just to send to my son to Washington. My son started in kindergarten at Washington Park and is now in 2nd grade. He has had excellent teachers! I think one of my favorite things is the fluidity levels for math and reading. They don't expect all kids to excel at the same level so there may be 5 different reading classes for a grade level instead of trying to make all 2nd graders read at the same level. This way, not holding any one back or leaving any one behind. The principals and teachers have always addressed any concerns I have had and made my son feel like he is important. Parents are encouraged to help out at the school activities. I think the one major area we are lacking in is parental involvement. We have a reading rodeo and math olympics every year. I've also been told that kids that have started at Washington and transferred to other schools are academically further along than the classes at their new schools. I am extremely happy with the school. Prexie pride is alive and well in Washington School District!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

I'm a single working parent. The only reson my daughter is not in more is because of the distance I commute to work and the hours of activities for her age group. But i'm blessed and appreciative for all the support we get. I think WEEP is as good as any other great school. The MAIN difference between Trinity and WEEP is they have more 2 parent households and soccer moms. However, I do believe the lunches could be better, because the pricing teir program is horribly unfair. I pay the max and I'm middle low income. I'm very impressed with the implementation and executions of recent programs in the past 7, 3, and 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

I come from a big family with lots of children. I've noticed a big difference in the demeanor and conversation content in the children attending this school. They appear to be very wise and doing very good in school.


Posted October 1, 2008

I'm responding to the comment by the Parent Liaison. I just wanted to inform you that Wash Arts has a very nice program for families who cannot otherwise afford for their children to participate in extra curricular activities. If a child is on free or reduced lunch, they can qualify for a discount/reduction for many of the programs offered. In terms of parent involvement, what I think is sad is the fact that I can only go to m child's school and actually get past the front door when there's a school sponsored event. It used to be that a parent could go to the classroom and quietly peek in on their child. I've managed to get past the front door a few times, but as I walked through the hallways, all I heard was teachers screaming and yelling at children; That's what's sad. Innocent spirits being broken.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

Our son is in 3rd grade and our experience has been very positive. Our child has had exceptional teachers who have met and exceeded our expectations. At this age there are not many music, art or extracurricular activities sponsored by the district but the community adequately provides many theater, dancing, art and sports related activities for children. These however are not affordable to every family in our district and it's sad to see that many children are left out because of this. I do not blame the district for this as I know there is only so much that can be done due to finances. As the Title I Parent Liaison for this district, I have seen an increase in parent involvement this year. It is a work in process. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged by the administration and teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

Having 2 children in the same grade, it is interesting to see how they compare academically in different classroom settings. I have found that for the most part, most of the teachers do try to make learning exciting for the children. These are the teachers that interact more often witn the parents. I try to e-mail all of my kids teachers and ask they to e-mail me back with any concerns, academic or behavioral, so that we can nip the problem in the bud. However, the ones that do this whenever the need arises seem to have the 'just trying to get thru the day' type of mentality. Kids need to feel accepted and encouraged to not only communicate their ideas, but also explore new avenues of learning without boundries. I hope that my children continue to get the great teachers that they have had this coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
50%
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 77% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%

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

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic71%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic71%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 Students85%
Female81%
Male90%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female69%
Male32%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
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 60% 71%
Black 27% 15%
Two or more races 11% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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801 East Wheeling St
Washington, PA 15301
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