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Fairview Avenue El School

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Posted February 5, 2014

This school goes above and beyond to meet the needs of children with emotional/special education needs. Their emotional support specialist, Mr. Kreitzer is by far, the best with whom I have had the pleasure of working. As an educator, I have attended numerous IEP meetings. To date, I have never attended one where the ES teacher was so prepared and invested in a child's success. The administration is actively involved in the students' academic and personal achievements. They are caring and personable, well liked by the students. The only area where I would like to see improvement is in the area of technology. As with all schools today, technology is advancing rapidly and teachers, as well as students, need to have more education and access to media. I would also like to know more or see more after school programs that address fitness and social interaction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

We are not very happy with Fairview this year. Our son is in first grade and not doing very well. First off they have way to many kids in the building somewhere around 870 this year. Just in the first grade there are 150 kids. They have the largest class size ever. Very noisy enviroment. Teachers have to raise the voices a lot of the time. Just not feeling a good rapport with the teacher this year as well. I hope things change. Teachers need to be more nurturing, encouraging and most of all understanding that every child is very different. We are hoping for change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2011

My son is a first grader at Fairview in Mrs. Delaneys class. My husband and I are very pleased with the school and the teachers. Everyone is so nice, and very welcoming whenever we go to the school. Our son has ADHD and Mrs. D has been a great help to him, he is reading way above his grade level! I love the pillars of character and the emphasis on reading! I know most of the children in my sons class on a first name basis and we are always welcome in his classroom. I am happy to have my son go to school here and i would be hard pressed to find another school that meets fairviews standards. Fairview falcons really do SOAR!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

the teachers really care about the students. they have a lot of after school activities. And they encourage the parents to be active in the school. many programs for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

This The leadership of this school needs to be changed to make it better for the Children that attent there .The Leadership is poor left to others to do .Kids don't get disciplined and parents not notified when something happens with their child .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

My daughter is in k and loves mrs cales. The school is very well organized and the kids are very disciplined! well done to the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

My daughter, who is in 4th grade is also doing very well with her reading and I find the homework assignments very helpful in this subject. Reading seems to be a forte at Fairview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

We've been very pleased with our son's experience with Fairview Ave Elementary after his first year as a kindergartener. The teachers seem to work hard to get and keep parents involved in the education of their children. The reading emphasis is excellent. Our son is reading at a level that surprises and pleases us very much.
—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.

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
65%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
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%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female85%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female83%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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

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
White 89% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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220 Fairview Ave
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Phone: (717) 762-1191

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