School Details

Governor Wolf Elementary School

1920 Butztown Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 867-8191
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 442 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

84%
75%
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83%
73%
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
  • Bethlehem Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
75%
83%
79%
66%
72%
84%
74%
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
  • Bethlehem Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
65%
73%
70%
62%
65%
43%
63%
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
  • Bethlehem Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Governor Wolf Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bethlehem Township. The principal of Governor Wolf Elementary School is Ms Jodi Sponchiado. 442 children attend Governor Wolf Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 37% of the 442 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Governor Wolf Elementary School is 17:1. Lincoln Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 19% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Governor Wolf has a partnership with East Stroudsburg University as a Professional Development School. Students success is the primary focus with multiple teachers co-teaching in classrooms with smaller groups of students to meet their individual needs. Teachers and teacher candidates from ESU are engaged in conversations surrounding best practices and ways to improve their teaching. The impact of this partnership is felt at every level and the students benefit from the University's presence and ongoing exchange. The Principal's leadership and commitment to this partnership are making a difference not only in district scores but in the daily lives of the students and teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teaching staff is great. The PTA is strong and involved. I am very disappointed with the leadership as it is now. My child was at this school for her 1st 2 years - principal then was awwesome and the focus was on educating ALL kids -- newer principle testing scores and budget constraints are very apparent when your child doesn't fit within the 'norm'. The leadership within the administrative function is very obviously absent. I would not recommend this school if your child is not a strong-self starter.

  • (5 years ago)

    Warm and caring neighborhood school. The PTA is very active and brings many educational and fun activities to this school. The teaching staff is exceptional.

  • (6 years ago)

    The atmosphere is pleasant and supportive. I would like to see afterschool clubs offered (such as art or drama). 9 out of 10 stars.

  • (10 years ago)

    Governor Wolf is an excellent school. It combines quality education and an excellent teaching staff with the important element of fun. This school allows children to be children while encouraging growth providing an excellent environment for learning. The principal is superlative and the teaching staff excellent. The PTA is very active and encourages family activities and a community environment. Overall this is an environment for any child.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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