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Glen Acres El School

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Posted September 23, 2013

School has a good environment with nice Surroundings. Liked the themes that is been set For the school year for the children to learn Moral values and discipline. Teachers are helpful And involve parents to work for child development. My daughter enjoys going to school. Would like to suggest if there could be a school uniform.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

Glen Acres has excellent, actively engaged teachers who really care about their students. The leadership is strong and the math and science programs exceed my expectations. I also feel compelled to mention that their PTO is the pinnacle for holding everything together. I am amazed at how much money they raise for special projects and to offset the cost of field trips and other school activities! I am convinced that sending my child to this school was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

it is a complete school,in every way,excellent teachers,good management,parent friendly
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Posted April 21, 2009

My daughter is attending Glen Acres and she is enjoying teachers, friends, environments and activities. I can see she is growing up everyday academically and socially. We are actively involved in her study and see the school has very good educational methodoloy and system. As a person with Ph. D. degree trained both in US and abroad, I can say that I am satisfied with my daughter's schooling and with the East Goshen neighborhood where we live. We truly feel a part of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

I am a parent at Glen Acres. My family made the decision to move to PA from NYC two years ago. We researched for a year for the right school to get our children into and we finally chose Glen Acres. It was leap of educated faith. Now that we have been here for two years, I can say with pride and confidence that we made the best decision for our family. This school is remarkable. My child has not only gain a tremendous amount of knowledge but has gained a love for education that every parent can only hope for. Glen Acres is directly responsible. From the principal to the teachers to the office staff, they are all the best at what they do. It is not only a school but a family. I am so happy we moved here!
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Posted August 18, 2008

I am a parent at Glen Acres. We have been at the school for 5 years, 2kids inrolled and 2 more to go. I would not want my kids to go anywhere else. The staff are very nice to work with and really care about the individual children. Everyone takes the time to get to know you and your child and to help when help is needed. I highly recomend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I have been a parent at Glen Acres Elementary School for many years. I have seen my children,not only grow academically, but also socially. The principal and staff are very nurturing and want nothing more than to see their students reach their full potential and accomplish their goals.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
77%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%

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

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged61%
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 Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female97%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female90%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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

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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 69% 71%
Black 12% 15%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1150 Delancey Place
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (484) 266-1700

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