School Details

Brecknock El School

361 School Rd, Denver, PA 17517
(717) 445-8600
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 471 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
79%
80%
54%
70%
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
  • Eastern Lancaster County School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
89%
83%
77%
79%
72%
94%
93%
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
  • Eastern Lancaster County School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
78%
73%
74%
69%
65%
93%
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
  • Eastern Lancaster County School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
82%
77%
75%
75%
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
  • Eastern Lancaster County School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brecknock El School is a public elementary school in Brecknock Township. The principal of Brecknock El School is Mrs Lynmarie Hilt. 471 children attend Brecknock El School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 23% of the 471 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Brecknock El School is 16:1. Muddy Creek Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 90%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 3%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Wonderful caring teachers! My son is in 5th grade and he has had very good to excellent teachers every single year. The teachers put in many hours of their own time to make sure their classes are interesting and fun. They truly care about their students. The children who need extra help are given just that. They get 1 to 1 help with tutors. The tutors are wonderful too! They make the subject material fun. I am very pleased with the education my son is getting. I can't say enough good things about the staff at Brecknock!

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have been in this school for 5 years. I agree it is a great community atmosphere but I am not sure everything that should be done is being done to advance the education of the students. I feel like we do not get the district resources we need to handle some very significant behavior problems. Not seeing the problems does not mean it is not there. Unfrotunately we won't recognize how far behind the othe schools we are until it is too late.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have no IDEA how this school only gets a 5 out of 10 Great Schools rating as we have recently been in the top 10% for the state in test scores. (And PA is not a bad state as far as test scores go). Our daughter has excelled very much at this VERY safe school. What is particularly impressive is that already at the 4th grade level she attends math classes that are purely based on level (they have standard proficient and advanced classes). She is tailored to on her reading as well as they do a lot of special things with her advanced reading group. Also she is pulled out of class twice per 6 day schedule rotation for gifted intervention. So I really feel satisfied that they are going the 'extra mile' to tailor education to the individual needs.

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids have now spent a combination of nine years at Brecknock Elementary and it is a wonderful school community. They work hard with every child as an individual and especially with any child who is struggling. All the teachers my children have had over the years were terrific teachers. I look forward to finishing our our Elementary years at Brecknock. I also love that they not only allow parent envolvement but strongly encourage it.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school. Coming up from the city with three children it was a real relief to experience a all around great school with teachers who care.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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