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Dassa McKinney Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 758 students

 

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Posted February 19, 2008

Love the teachers, after school programs, tutoring, all the great advances with technology. I work an hour away because I want my children to attend this school. I've had nothing but pleasure sending my child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

As a parent of 2 sons at Dassa, i am glad we choose this school district. i am a professsional, educated women and my children are getting the same education if not better than I did going to a private school. i have one child that struggles and all of his teachers keep a great line of communication open. My other child is a good student and does well without effort, but even his teachers keep in tough. my children are both very different one is and athlete the other is not and it doesn't matter they both enjoy school. As a parent it is my job to guide my children, I call the school if I have a question, i use ed line and i can even see what my child ate at lunch today. I am glad we choose this district and would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

The education at dassa I believe is a little bit above average. My 2 children do well in school ; however my oldest tells me on a daily basis she does not feel safe at school, and that worries me! The school bus ride has been a nightmare! There are so many very badly behaved children on their bus.They give these kids way to many chances. my child cries many days before getting on the bus and I live near the edge of the district and its to far to drive every day to take them myself. The teacher quality is above average! Most of the teachers I have encountered so far have been great and My children were lucky to have them. I'm not so impressed with the after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

Sports and extracurricular activities are not supported by the school system. Parent involvement is not welcomed. When bad weather conditions hit they send the kids right out into the middle of it with little concerns for the drivers, teachers, and children safety. There are many issues in this school that need to be resolved throughout the entire system.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
69%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female85%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
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 Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female86%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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%
Female83%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 97% 71%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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West Sunbury, PA 16061
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