School Details

William Penn El School

1002 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 694-0116
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 258 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

75%
75%
80%
67%
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

69%
75%
83%
66%
66%
72%
74%
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

67%
65%
73%
59%
62%
65%
61%
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

William Penn El School is a public elementary school in Bethlehem. The principal of William Penn El School is Mrs Lisa Lynch. 258 students go to William Penn El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 69% of the 258 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at William Penn El School is 14:1. Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 43% 50%
Hispanic 37% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    When I see the banner that proclaims "Children are our first priority" and upholds that principle I realize that is a school where I wish to volunteer and place my energy. That is what I find at Wm Penn. I am happy to say that each child is important to the entire staff and community support is also welcome. They have an outstanding mentor program.

  • (5 years ago)

    Every teacher/staff member that I have encountered at William Penn truly cares about each child and does their best for them. My child had problems with the transition into kindergarten and I don't know what I would have done without this great group of people. They showed great concern for the children undergoing the PSSA testing and tried to extend all their support to those kids. I am impressed with the way the school is run and with the teachers & staff within it.

  • (6 years ago)

    The classes are small and the teachers & staff are fantastic

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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