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Wescosville El School

Public | K-5 | 599 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2010

Wonderful school, goals for academics are clear and support is readily provided. Two of my children attended this school, the educational requirements at times appeared heavy but with a slight adjustment during off time we noticed leaps and bounds of achievement in conjunction with consistent comunication and heeding requested recommendations froms the school. Child and parent involvement is strongly encouraged as it should be, a school can always use additional participation but overall appears steady. Parents, you have a mix of working class parents in blue and white collar jobs and also a steady click of stay at home moms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

The academic programs are wonderful. The teachers do a good job, but are not likely to participate in PTO activities. Extracurricular activies are decent. They have band, orchestra, 5th grade chorus, 5th grade play, art squad, turn off the TV week, drama club, and talent show. They also have family fun nights and an out door class room. Like any volunteer organization, you have 10% of parent volunteers doing 100% of the work. Anti-bullying program is clear and clearly enforced. Principal is wonderful and on top of responding to concerns. Unfortunately the principal and part of the staff will be moving to the new Willow Lane school in our district. Next year will be interesting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

The academic programs at Wescosville are very solid. My child's teacher is very motivated and helped make her transition from another school less painful. The only 'extracurricular' I am familiar with is the gifted program; the gifted teacher is excellent, but overworked, and I wish there was more than 2 hours a week of gifted instruction (this is an issue at the district level, not the school per se). Parent involvement is high. Anti-bullying programs and policies are clearly communicated (both to parents and students) and enforced.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%

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 83% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
93%
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

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)93%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students91%
Female85%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged74%
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 75% 71%
Hispanic 11% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1064 Liberty Ln
Wescosville, PA 18106
Phone: (610) 395-5851

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