School Details

Audrielle Lynch-Ellen Bustin El School

253 Pennsylvania Ave, Athens, PA 18810
(570) 888-7766
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 604 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

76%
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74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Athens Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
72%
83%
57%
57%
72%
75%
80%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Athens Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
69%
73%
48%
56%
65%
57%
55%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Athens Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Audrielle Lynch-Ellen Bustin El School is a public elementary school in Athens Township. The principal of Audrielle Lynch-Ellen Bustin El School is Ms Christine Sullivan. 604 students go to Audrielle Lynch-Ellen Bustin El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 54% of the 604 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Audrielle Lynch-Ellen Bustin El School is 15:1. Litchfield Township Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 97%
Multiracial 1.0% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This is a terrible school. We got lucky enough to have a decent teach this year out of it... But the overall school and the way it's ran is very unorganized. The family fun nights are a joke It's pretty much a free for all and if you Don't know the volunteers or staff you feel very out of place. The "new" principle is very unprofessional and the office staff are just flat out rude! There is no real communication between parent and teacher unless the parent request it. My daughter is a straight A student and has yet to be recognized for her outstanding grades. I have heard better things about sayre ( the other school In the area) if it was not such hassle to transfer her there she would have already of been there a long time ago.

  • (5 years ago)

    Lynch-Bustin is a great school but in order for your child to recieve a GREAT education there you must be a parent that is involved in your child's learning. I have a daughter with a learning diability and she has had a great few years there. There has to be open communication with the teachers. They really need to understand your childs needs and the expectations you have as a parent. For some of the negative comments that are posted I challenge you to take a look at some of the schools within the district that do not compare to what Lynch has to offer.

  • (5 years ago)

    Moved to this area and had nothing but difficulties with the district. There seems to be no resources in place for students in elementary school- guidance counselors...nothing. A district of this size and no student resources until the higher grades. Lots of fake smiles and nods in the right places. They could care less if my child was there or not.

  • (5 years ago)

    I disagree with the review below. I think that Lynch is a fabulous school and I believe they do go above and beyond for students that need extra help. I think the Everyday Math is a wonderful program that actually teaches the students how to do the calculations and math processes the way they should be done. The numbers on the report card actually correspond with a key and the students have to fit a certain criteria to be placed within the certain number grade given. I think that Lynch is an excellent school and even though we are not from this district originally they have treated my son and myself with kindness and great respect. I am a Bachelors student in Elementary Education and they welcome me with open arms and warm smiles whenever I need to do an observation in a classroom or have questions.

  • (5 years ago)

    I put my son through this school and I have to say that I do not believe that it was as exceptional as some of the reviews. The teachers there are not very supportive of the students who need a little guidance and very quick to judge. They have a very different way of learning Math (Everyday Math) which is hard to follow. The test scores speak for themselves. Their grade system is not based on percentages or letters but numbers that are dependant on the teacher s own opinions. Despite the fact that my son did well in his classes they were more focused on his age and whom he had as friends. If you are not part of the local good old boy club your child doesn t have a chance

  • (6 years ago)

    The extracurricular activities are fantastic. I know of no other elementary school in the area that has both a chess club and a drama club. My kids appreciate the opportunity to develop these new skill and find new talents.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a community of educators that CARE about the children they are teaching. Phenomenal!

  • (8 years ago)

    Lynch-Bustin is an oustanding school. The Principal is exceptional. The Staff is family oriented. Parent involvement is encouraged and children thrive on the attention and creative programs in this school. Kidwriting is a great way to start kindergartners right into writing and reading from the first day of school. Everyday Math is a challenging program that will arm Lynch children with the skills needed to excel later in life. I cannot say enough about this great school. We have lived many other places and I am a teacher- not at Lynch but I have a lot to compare. Lynch is TOPS!

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel the quality of this school was stellar in every area with one exception-The principal they had before I moved 3 years ago was not kid friendly- I feel this should be a requirement for a position of this nature.But either way that school is way better than the schools down here in Florida.

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