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Penn Wood El School

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5 stars

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Posted October 30, 2013

My kids started attending Penn Wood this school year. I have one in K and one in 1st grade. Both kids LOVE the school, their teachers and their principal. I have also spoken with the teachers and principal on several occassions and you can tell that they care about the school and the children deeply. My 1st grader is a gifted child and had trouble at his prior school when he was in K becasue he was bored with the topics. He is not bored at Penn Wood and is not getting in trouble. His teacher raves about him. I LOVE Penn Wood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

I have a child that has special educational needs. I have been so impressed with Penn Wood and the principle, Dr. Gacomis. They have handled our specific needs with great attention and care from Kindergarten on. My experience with Penn Wood has exceeded my expectations. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

Penn wood is an amazing experience to go through. And the principal is the best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

we had two daughters attend pennwood it is a wonderful school with excellent teachers. the principal is wonderful we loved it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

There is a mutual respect between students and teachers/administrators and parents are very encouraged to be involved in the classroom. Top school.
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
99%
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

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 83% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Black 4% 15%
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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1470 Johnny's Way
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (484) 266-1900

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