School Details

Cornwells El School

2215 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
(215) 750-2800
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 591 students 18 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

74%
74%
80%
68%
68%
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
  • Bensalem Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
81%
83%
74%
68%
72%
93%
82%
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
  • Bensalem Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
79%
73%
78%
67%
65%
90%
73%
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
  • Bensalem Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
79%
77%
68%
68%
69%

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
  • Bensalem Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cornwells El School is a public elementary school in Bensalem. The principal of Cornwells El School is Mrs Shawn Mark. 591 students go to Cornwells El School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 41% of the 591 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cornwells El School is 18:1. School Lane CS is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 77% 65%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.03%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My grandson attends Cornwell I find the teachers caring understanding wanting the best for the students.

  • (2 years ago)

    I would like to say this school is aweful. If your kids go here please withdraw them after reading. My mother student taught here and was recently ask to discontinue coming. While my mother student taught here she was ganged up on and torn down by so called teachers in a unperfessional manor. If the teacher had a problem with my mother instead of confronting her she got all her teacher friends to gang up on her by them coming into the classroom taking my mom out in the hallway and telling her she was not confident and unprepared. On the schools part my mother would come home crying about how they mistreated the students in need of special education. They yelled at kids for not having their hands by their side while walking in the hallway oh and if any talking they were screamed at. School yard time was taking away because the lunch mothers didn't feel like taking them outside. Instead of going outside they sat silently in their seats and read. This school might seem as though they got their stuff together but behind closed doors your kids are being treated like a product and not a student. Dont put your student through the pain my mother and other students here gone through

  • (6 years ago)

    Cornwells is a great school! The teachers are great! I love how they are so serious about the bully free policy too!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the best elementary school in bensalem school district. The teachers go above and beyond for there students! Excelent school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school great program great teachers

  • (7 years ago)

    Cornwells is a absolutly amazing school. My daughter loved it. I couldn't have chosen any better school district. Teachers were unbelivable. Principal Dennis Jone was the Best.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have the National Distinguished Principal of the Year in Pennsylvania for 2005-2006. what more do we have to say.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think this school is wonderful! The teacher's & staff are great! I have also attended this school when I was a child & have many lovely memories. Keep up the awesome work Cornwells.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have 2 kids in Cornwells and a third on the way in Sept. 04 I love it and could not be happier with the teachers and staff. It has to be the best elementary school in this district.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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