School Details

Cumru El School

Philadelphia Ave, Shillington, PA 19607
(610) 775-5081
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 644 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
78%
80%
79%
78%
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
  • Governor Mifflin School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
90%
83%
79%
80%
72%
88%
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
  • Governor Mifflin School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cumru El School is a public elementary school in Cumru Township. The principal of Cumru El School is Mr James Watts. 644 children attend Cumru El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 21% of the 644 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cumru El School is 17:1. John Paul II Center for Special Learning is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 84%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 14% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 5%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My children started at Cumru last year and I'm disappointed. My children third grade and kindergarten were threatened by a first grader on the school bus. The little girl sent as far as saying "I'll bring a gun to school and shoot you if you telling me.". The administration was horrible in their handling of the situation. The girl continued to ride the bus and intimidate my oldest until she's afraid to take the bus go or from school and their was zero communication from the administration other than a "we received your complaint" note. My children's teachers were very good and deserve praise. However I have safety concerns if this is an example of their idea of discipline.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter started Kindergarten here. I thought with so much hype surrounding the school district I thought I would no problems with any of the staff especially since my daughter loves to learn. We ended up having a HORRIBLE year because the teacher wouldn't respond to constant request for additional work(because my child was bored with the homework they gave her). It was like pulling teeth when we finally did. She always commented that she(the teacher) was "too busy" to give my child extra homework or books to read to challenge her. This is a teacher who had a teacher's helper and only 15-20 students in the class! I am not satisfied with this first and last school year in this district. For all the work I had to do because the teacher wasn't willing I figured it would be better to homeschool her myself- and that's exactly what we're doing!

  • (4 years ago)

    When our family was devistated by divorce they even helped the kids by teaching them they r not alone and made them feel welcom and special. Great School! They are learning like crazy now and complain when theres no school!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is wonderful! My daughters is in 1st grade and has ADHD and they do everything they can to make her fit in with her regular peers. I have 2 children going there now and they love it!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school is great!! The children come to school with a smile and they leave with a smile. The teachers and the other staff work to treat the children as if they were their own.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great School! Safe environment! Great teachers

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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