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Penn Wynne School

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Posted January 29, 2014

Penn Wynne Elementary is an exceptional school. The staff - beginning with the principal - is very professional and is able to address both academic and social issues with ease.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

The community that surrounds Penn Wynne compliments the outstanding education students get here. Involved parents, passionate teachers and an outstanding principal make for a successful and energetic environment that we have been very happy with. When my daughter faced some challenges with a certain subject, the school went above and beyond to evaluate the problem and develop a pathway to help her succeed . The results have been great for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

Penn Wynne is a great school that offers well-rounded education and pays attention to nurturing responsible and caring citizens. If you, like me, are unhappy with the emphasis on testing and the fret about math and reading scores, you get that too unfortunately, but you also get amazing music and art teachers. The sports program is average. The recently adopted math curriculum (investigations) is very good. On the downside, the teachers make minimal use of technology and are struggling to offer differentiated learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Academically, the school is fine. The school district really offers a curriculum with little challenge at the elementary school level. You are at the mercy of the teacher as far as beefing up LMSD's elementary curriculum and making it more interesting and challenging. PWE has some very good teachers who despite the many rules, regulations and mandates imposed above and the district level, provide exceptional education to the students. Socially, far too much time is spent on warm fuzzy stuff better left to mom and dad at home. Math classes have actually been interrupted by these cute little fresh out of college 'counselors' who want everyone to sit around and discuss their feelings. Also, too much time taken away from academics to talk about how unhealthy cupcakes are and how every child has to be every other child's friend. The principal gets rave reviews - for being a tyrant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

We have been quite disappointed with this school. My child had a brand-new teacher who was very rigid and nervous, could only teach to the middle of the group, and seemed way out of her league. He was bored out of his mind (all the testing they gave him he scored twice the benchmarks). We found the principal to be minimally helpful, definitely sides with the teacher rather than working with parents. The after-school enrichment program, however, is a joy -- talented teachers, happy to work with bright kids, flexible programming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

My son had always gone to school where I worked and when it was time for him to enter a 'BIG' kid's school, I was nervous. Very lucky for us, Penn Wynne provided the best atmosphere, beyond qualified teachers and other supportive families that continues to provide my son and other children with the best learning and social experiences!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

Penn Wynne is a very nurturing environment but is not very challenging academically. They have many teachers who are nearing retirement who are teaching a boring and outdated curriculum. PW also has difficulty with children who don't 'learn in the middle'--I've found that if your child learns faster of slower, then the classroom teachers don't hknow what to do. Socially, my two kids love it here, but we are looking into other educational options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

Penn Wynne is a very caring school with top-notch teachers. Your child will feel both unique and part of a community of friends--a great combination! They also have a lot of extra clubs (art club, Penn Wynne singers, community service club, morning sports, etc.). My two boys have both loved Penn Wynne, and we've been really happy with what we feel is a very enriched school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Penn Wynne is a neighborhood school that is a welcoming institution. Although the atmosphere is warm and friendly, academically it is just average. Penn Wynne doesn't go out of its way to 'push' the children towards high academic standards and thus, many of the students are bored academically. I would describe it as a 'typical neighborhood school right out of the 70's.' Socially, my little girl loves it and the teachers are very nurturing. If you are looking for academic challenges and exciting cutting edge curriculum, then I would definitely choose one of the other schools in the lower merion district. But if you want a warm, friendly atmosphere that doesn't stress academics, the Penn Wynne is fine. We are not happy about this, but we did not know the culture of the school before we moved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

Newly renovated facility, class size- 20s, pull out gifted program. Teaching- very good to fair. Math tracked in 5th grade. Music- orchestra, band. Class theater productions. Good community spirit and parental involvement. Principal very hands on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

Moved to the area on for it's 'top ranked' schools, however we were disappointed with the quality this past year. The teacher did the bare minimum and 100% of the parents expressed extreme dissatisfaction. The principal did nothing to keep my child's class curriculum on par with the other class. When parents approached the principal with concern, they were told they were 'the only ones' and nobody else had complaints. Parents with older siblings agreed that the principal strongly discouraged parents from communicating with each other on concerns about teachers, and felt she sided with teachers without giving adequate attention to issues raised. Bullying was also a big problem this year in the upper grades. Others have said they were happy with teachers in the upper grades, and parental involvement and community spirit are very high. The school has been newly renovated and is bright, beautiful, offers a good variety of programs.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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100%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
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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 73% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

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94%

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91%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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88%

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89%

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87%

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90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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83%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)85%
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%
Female93%
Male94%
Black80%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black60%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)86%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female100%
Male88%
Black88%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
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 69% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 3%
Black 11% 15%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 Haverford Rd
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: (610) 645-1450

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