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Sinking Springs El School

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4 stars

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Posted July 16, 2013

We were so disappointed in Sinking Springs. After an amazing K-3 experience at Roundtown, we found both the teachers and administrators at Sinking Springs sorely lacking. The school does little to nothing to address social (bullying) or educational concerns. Our child has always enjoyed school and is now begging to be homeschooled. We would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

Though my daughter is in 7th grade and attending Central York Middle School. She has retained what she learn from Sinking Springs Elementary School and is still achieving great grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

I have a fourth grader currently attending this school. I have been sadly disappointed with the cirriculum in math, and language arts. There are no texts which to reference and the children are not taught how to take notes. They are given out handouts which don't have directions on how to complete them most of the time. The teacher websites are not reflective of what is being presented in the classroom. I have no idea what is being taught in the classroom except for what my child discusses with me. Thankfully she is conscientious enough to tell me when they have shown movies with curse words. Yes real curse words! I am currently investigating private schools. I have little positive to say about our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

My son is a 6th grader at Sinking Springs Elementary this year and he loves it! The teachers and staff are wonderful. The school offers so many wonderful programs for students. My son loved being on the Envirothon team last year. The teachers treat every student like they were their own. The school website is very helpful as well. This is a great school and I would recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

Both of my children have attended this school. I feel as though the teachers try their best, however this school in general does not like to identify students with problems. It took us almost 3 years to have our oldest child tested for problems. This is a great school if you have a child without problems. However communication is often poor without prompting. There is also only one guidance counselor for the whole school and children facing problems often go unnoticed. I have emailed people never to hear from them without a follow up call. I find the school inconsistent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

It is a really great school. Their website is also very well informed and helpful to parents. I would recommend this school to anyone out there! There lots of programs, active parents and friendly administation there at the school. It also has the highest scores in the area compared to all the other schools so that should answer the academic question. My child has many great friends at the school as well that hopefully will remain close and good influences to carry her forward in the future.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

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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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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97%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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86%

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86%

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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

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92%

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94%

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96%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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94%

2011

 
 
94%

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90%

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89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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87%

2011

 
 
86%

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82%

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82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%

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87%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

236 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
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

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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.

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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
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%
Female92%
Male96%
Black77%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)84%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black62%
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female95%
Male80%
Black62%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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%
Female97%
Male97%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic94%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic81%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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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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 81% 71%
Black 7% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2850 Susquehanna Trail
York, PA 17406
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