School Lane CS

2400 Bristol Pk, Bensalem, PA 19020
(215) 245-6055
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 & ungraded 591 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

83%
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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
  • School Lane Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
83%
66%
72%
89%
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
  • School Lane Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
73%
63%
65%
81%
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
  • School Lane Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
77%
63%
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
  • School Lane Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
80%
86%
76%

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
  • School Lane Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
76%
88%
80%
65%
60%
88%
73%

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
  • School Lane Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

School Lane CS is a charter middle school in Bensalem. The principal of School Lane CS is Mrs Karen Schade. 591 students attend School Lane CS and identify as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 35% of the 591 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at School Lane CS is 14:1. St Charles Borromeo School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 7%
Hispanic 6% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 47%
Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 27%
Asian 24% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 13%
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 35% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's a very educational place. there is bullying but that happens in every school no matter what. Every students learns advanced things nd there is no ap classes so everyone learns everything. It is pretty strict nd I have been here since kindergarten me nd my parents love it. The teachers care and it's a good school. I hope others will enjoy as much as I do.

  • (1 year ago)

    With the turnover in staff it has become less a learning environment and more a playground with big bullies. The young teachers are inexperienced and it shows! The older yeachers seem tired. I have witnessed first hand thw bullying of bigger kids to smaller kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are new to the school and it has been nothing but a great transition. I called over the summer months with questions and had quick responses. I am very impressed & nothing impresses me more than to see happy kids at the end of a school day!

  • (1 year ago)

    I was very disappointed in the counseling that my son received from the school guidance counselor in dealing with a problem. He was basically told to "deal with it". I found this to be very callous and unprofessional.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at School Lane and it is just amazing!!! We are so proud of his achievements academically and socially. He has transformed into a kid that dreaded going to school and is now the kid that looks forward to being there! The faculty and staff is so caring and they work so hard in the car line every morning to make sure your child safely enters the building and that means so much considering that tragic events that have unfortunately occured within our schools. A special thanks to Mrs. Krause for making third grade so great! You are an exceptional teacher and my son speaks highly of you. Highest recommendations for School Lane Charter School.

  • (4 years ago)

    What can I say about School Lane Charter School......World Class Education by World Class Teachers! 5 Stars!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend SLCS. I love it & my kids love it! The teachers are 2nd to none & I am extremely proud to be a part of the SLCS community. With all the emphasis on bullying & the prevention of it parents should know that education about bullying isn't limited to school. I am involved with my children. I talk to them I teach them at home about respect honesty & consideration of others. Bullying doesn't take place because the teachers or administration just let it happen. Bullying is an issue all over because there are parents that are NOT involved with their children. Not only are they NOT involved but they do not want to take responsibility for their problematic disruptive children in the first place. They want to blame it on someone else. Shame on you. Teach your kids some manners & respect. Show some discipline at home & maybe we wouln't have bullying issues in any school. If you DO take responsibility for your child then BRAVO to you! Keep up the good work & encourage your child/children to continue to be "the better person".

  • (4 years ago)

    My ONLY complain is THE BULLYING IS TAKEN SO LIGHTLY. I'm tired of my kids coming home upset and crying. I feel like the school should disciple better. Especially after the rise in bullying suicide. I WONT LET IT GET THAT FAR!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in Kindergarten and I feel that they do a great job. It is a little hard because the teachers do not communicate to the parents as much as his daycare did but I guess that is because they are to busy.

  • (5 years ago)

    School Lane Chater School is a pretty good school. Everyone is respectful and the teachers do a excellent job !!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My children went to this school for a couple of years. I decided to take them out of SLCS after my child was being bullied over and over again. I talked to the school about it and they said they would handle it but it just continued. I called again to discuss it and they said it would be handled but it continued some more. This school always talks about the anti-bully policy they go by but it is not the case. I would like my children to go to school to learn and not have to deal with these issues on a daily basis.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are very happy with our decision to send our 2 children to SchoolLane Charter. Our 7th grader and 2nd grader are doing very well here. They've attended since kindergarten. They are learning to work hard doing the homework and projects which seem to be pretty time consuming at times. But as a working parent I realize that nothing is going to come easy for our children and moving on to high school and college has its own challenges. So the amount of work they do and learning time management now will better prepare them for the real world. I believe the teaching staff is very talented and the support staff is very helpful. Least we forget parental input at home and through volunteer hours as well we can make this a caring environment work better for all of our kids. I'm proud to say my children attend SLCS.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been a SLCS parent since the very beginning(1998). I think the school is a great learning environment. But I do feel that they lack very seriously with disciplinary actions against bullying. They need to crack down more in this department.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been a student at SLCS for nine years (since kindegarten) and I have to say it was all the worth while. I'm in my final stages of this school and I have to say I'm going to miss it all. I guess as a student I couldn't wait to get out of here but when I think about it this school really brought me and my classmates into a family. We really work well together and at the same time learn so much academically. If something could change I think middle school should not only switch teachers but the students in the class. This way the students get used to 49 kids instead of 24. The teachers are great. Sure they seem mean but they are doing their best to make sure we get a good education. I will miss this school terribly and I will come back and visit.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our family has been part of the School Lane Community since 2001 and I can honestly say without hesitation that we could not have picked a better school for our children. The teachers are remarkable and their care and dedication to EVERY student is unmatched. Our children have truly been blessed to be part of this wonderful learning environment. The only thing that would make this school better would be 9th-12th grades! Thank you School Lane Charter School! Keep up the great work! The Bailey Family

  • (6 years ago)

    Sensing my 1st grader and 5th grader to school lane has been the best thing I could have done for my children they love it they and are learning so much. There teachers are wonderful and I am very thank to them for all there hard work.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at School Lane Charter School (SLCS) and I have to admit that I really appreciate it. I don't like the way the school is run sometimes but as an 8th grader that's the way of life. Anyway I love the fact that I get a good education in a comfortable environment. SLCS is a wonderful school and I do recommend that many people look into it and try to get your children in.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is going to first grade now.Our experience in Kindergarten was wonderful.His teachers Mrs. Shuster and Mrs. Browne are actively involved in the child's development and what is wonderful is He will have the same teachers in first grade.We thank the wonderful teachers for all the hard work they are putting in.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school since kindergarten and is now enerting the 8th grade. My husband & I have been very happy about our decision to send her to this charter school.. Yes the school has been through many changes but I as a parent choose to get involve and stay involed. With the quaility of education she has receiv we feel as though she will suceed no matter what high school we choose to send her to upon her graduation from School Lane. Over the years we have found the principal teachers & support staff to be activitly involved with the students. There have been some rough times but I have seen issues addressed and changes made!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has Miss.M she is the 7th grade teacher there she is so polite and also a wonderful teacher

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