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Locust Grove El School

Public | K-6 | 507 students

 
 

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Posted January 31, 2011

The principal is outstanding and the teachers/staff members that I have dealt with have 'can do' attitudes. They deliver consistent professional and positive attitudes and seem committed to helping each child do their best possible work. As to parental involvement, that's seems to need some improvement. As of January, 2011, our family has about 1 1/2 yrs. of experience with Locust Grove Elem. School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I am a parent of a fourth grader at Locust Grove and I couldn't be happier with the school. I have had the opportunity, or perhaps misfortune, of living in multiple states through the course of not only my daughter's education, but also my niece's while she lived with us, and I am very pleased to say that I have never been as impressed with the teachers and administrators elsewhere as I am with those here. I am only sorry that Mr. Shick had to move on, but I am pleased for him that the opportunity arose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

My husband and I are simply amazed at how much our son learned in Kindergarten at Locust Grove. Mrs. Sheaffer is a wonderful, patient teacher who teaches kids through wonder and discovery. I don't even think my son realized he was being taught because he just enjoyed it so much. He is now able to read, write, count by 10s, add, subtract, count money ... and he's much more confident and outgoing. He was also encouraged through his art, music and athletics. We love Locust Grove, the principal and the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

We've been very pleased with our experience at Locust Grove. The teachers consistantly send home information about what is going on in the classroom, the staff is always quick to respond to concerns, and parents are welcome in the building. My child has excelled in this environment and I feel confident that she will be in a safe and nurturing atmosphere every day. I can't imagine having my child in another school in our area public or private - and being as pleased as we are.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
39%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%

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 Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female87%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
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 Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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%
Female96%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
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 79% 71%
Black 14% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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