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Avon Grove Intermediate School

Public | 3-6 | 836 students

 

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Posted December 17, 2013

AGIS has been great for both my daughters. We've LOVED every teacher but one. But, hey no school is perfect. And my daughter still got her education from this teacher, even though she didn't rub us the right way. Otherwise, I can not say enough good things about the school. The principal seems like he REALLY cares & puts his all into his job there. He is out there every morning assisting with the children entering the school. He has fought for a better grade reporting system, etc...I spoke to him once about a concern I had & he has remembered me ever since, waves to me in the car line and all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

We move to this school from another district this year. Based on the INCREDIBLY high school taxes here, I'd expect much more. So far I'm underwhelmed. Besides one fantastic teacher, all I'm finding is a lack of response (teachers say "please call or email us," but if you do they don't answer), instruction below the level of what my child had in her old district in lower grades, bizarre rules and procedures (a weird notes-based system for carpool and after-school clubs that makes little sense and doesn't work as intended -- too long to detail here but suffice it to say I've found NO ONE who feels this system either works or makes good sense), and a basic lack of understanding and logic as concerns an ever increasing variety of issues of importance to my family and my child's education. Hopefully I'll get into the swing of this, but so far I'm just not feeling the love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

We moved up here from Delaware two years ago, and we are very satisfied with our son's education so far!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

My son received a poor quality education overall at this school. He was at this school four years. At least 2 out of the 4 years he had poor quality teachers. I told one of the female principals that my son needed extra help---which was evidenced by his PSSA scores. When I asked her what we could do to get him the help he needed, she leaned back in her chair, opened her hands, palms up, and shrugged her shoulders. I have never experienced such incompetence at any of my other children's schools. The school taxes are too high to be wasting money on such a mean spirited, uncaring, incompetent principal. I believe her lack of leadership caused most of the problems at this school. Very disturbing and disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

I LOVE AGIS!!!!!!! There are no flaws in anything that I've seen EVERYTHING IS AWESOME HERE!!!!!!:D


Posted March 19, 2010

It came to my attention this morning, while signing off on my son's work, that suddenly in the 6th grade Purple Pod spelling is no longer an issue. What's up with that? Fancy grids, blocks & chunks, scribble all over the page. But spelling is not corrected????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

We moved from Delaware 2 years ago. Our daughter went to a private school so we thought she would breeze through the transition to a new school, especially a public school despite the great test scores and reputation. We were shocked, her very nice private school that we were paying a fortune for didn't compare to the education in the Avon Grove school district. The first year was pretty tough, getting her caught up. The teachers have been wonderful, the schools/campus are great. Not to mention how family oriented the area is in general. We couldn't have picked a better area to move to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

My student was originally placed in a math class below ability. It was a struggle to upgrade to a higer math class. My student is not overall challenged by the curriculum at AGIS. Moreover, both the Guidance office and administration seem to have their hands full handling bullying, rumors and intimidation issues, which seem to be widespread. They also had difficulty making sure my student got to the assigned lunch period, and have let them go hungry without lunch. I would like to see more homework and some community service projects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

My daughter started AGCS last year and is now going into first grade. I cannot tell you enough how well she is doing!! She is reading at a 2nd grade level or above. She loves the school, I love the teachers and believe she is getting the best education in the world. I am so grateful for this school and cannot stress enough how wonderful it is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

AGCS is a wonderful place. Chester County's best kept secret. My kids have flourished there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

The switch to Avon Grove Charter School was the best move I have made for my kids. My children are receiving a higher level of education while being introduced to programs they would not otherwise have had the opportunity to do so. School is actually something our kids look forward to attending instead of dread. I cannot stress enough the quality of programs and staff at the Charter school, as well as the level of parental involvement that is encouraged. In the traditional public school system, my kids were just a number. At the Avon Grove Charter School, each child is treated as an individual and actually receives an individualized education. Once again, BEST move we have ever made for our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

Avon Grove Charter School is a wonderful School that has an education system based around the theatrical arts! However I have noticed some signs of favortism.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2004

AGCS is the best school in the region. It has a reputation in Southern Chester County that rivals even the most prestigious private schools. My children have been at AGCS for two years and are leaps and bounds ahead of their counterparts in the local public schools. We were thrilled to learn that AGCS placed 3rd among all schools in Chester County and 1st among charter schools in the recent PSSA writing assessment! The teachers and administration at AGCS are the most caring helpful people a family could ask for. The school also has a dress code policy that encourages students to respect themselves and communicate school pride to everyone in the community. AGCS operates on a lottery system, and doesn't charge tuition. Even so, it is far better than most schools that do!
—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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

343 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

364 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

379 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

375 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

372 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

389 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

373 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
English language learners29%

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learners13%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)92%
English language learners19%

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
English language learners20%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learners22%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%
English language learners40%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learners28%

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
English language learners13%
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 77% 71%
Hispanic 18% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 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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395 South Jennersville Rd
West Grove, PA 19390
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