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Bear Creek Community Cs

Charter | PK-8 & ungraded | 426 students

 
 

Living in Wilkes-Barre

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $65,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $630.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 21, 2014

It is awesome. We have excellent teachers and staff. They always encourage us and are king. The learning experience is interactive and effective. We learn lesson that help us both academically and in life. Bear Creek Charter is definitely the best school in town.


Posted March 2, 2014

While I've heard great things about the school, I have to say the waiting list and the administration's involvement in actually calling parents back is ridiculous. One of my sons was on the waiting list for 4 years without a call back, because this charter accepts relatives of students, board members and "higher ups" as opposed to who is on the actual list and in what order. I've given up on the waiting list. Such a shame.


Posted July 24, 2013

amazing school all around but they need to get rid of the new principle assistant they have....she has no idea what she is doing and should not be working there..ms. young is not a good asset to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2011

I am very very grateful that this school is open and that the waiting list opened for my. 3 children. My children have been enrolled for 3 years and I have seen a Tremendous change in their intellectual growth, their confidence level and the way they treat others. The entire staff are so dedicated to their students and they love parent evolvement. My only desire is that the school would become a HS as well. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2009

This is an awesome school. I'm in Middle School and believe that the teachers respect all the students, no matter where they come from. This school deserves all 5 stars*****
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

Excellent teachers, staff, board. My child has excelled in all subjects. Teachers are dedicated to developing the students intellectually, socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

the teachers really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

I have also seen other schools and this school is very hands on and about the children. The education is good, the environment is good. My children are learning, happy and thriving what else could you want. And yes there is a waiting list so I am obviously not alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

I have been at other schools in the area and this school is like a big family, the require parent involvement when other schools hinder parent from being involved in their childrens on campus learning. There is a waiting list for almost all grades I think tells you what the community thinks about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

The quality of Bear Creek Community Charter School's academic program is superior to that of other schools in this area. Our students seem to be ahead of other students their age in other schools. I feel this is because of our small classroom size and the availability of our teachers to help their students with any academic problems. The music and art programs are great. Bear Creek Charter School has a soccer team, which did quite well their first season, and a girls softball team. I understand the school has intentions of adding a boys baseball team and also a wrestling team in the future. We are a big family, helping each other out where need be. We know almost every student by name, which is a thrill for our student body.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
74%
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 80% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
88%

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 76% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
63%

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 Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
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 Students84%
Female74%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female67%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 Students70%
Female68%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female94%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students80%
Female91%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female91%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female96%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female68%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female80%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged37%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 71%
Black 10% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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