School Details

Bushkill El School

Bushkill Falls Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 588-4400
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 514 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

77%
86%
80%
71%
76%
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
  • East Stroudsburg Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
87%
83%
81%
81%
72%
86%
87%
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
  • East Stroudsburg Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
74%
73%
69%
71%
65%
70%
73%
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
  • East Stroudsburg Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bushkill El School is a public elementary school in Delaware. The principal of Bushkill El School is Mr Richard Carty. 514 students go to Bushkill El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 61% of the 514 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bushkill El School is 13:1. Sandyston-Walpack Cons. Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 51%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 23%
Hispanic 23% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
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 61% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is not great but okay...Had a lots of frustration with this school because they do not have any communication!! Principal do not know what she is doing even the Guidance are lousy!! This school need a lot of improvement with the communication and more alert safety for children.

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is not great but okay...Had a lots of frustration with this school because they do not have any communication!! Principal do not know what she is doing even the Guidance are terrible!! This school need a lot of improvement with the communication and more alert safety for children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a son in this school since 1st grade and I am very happy. The teachers are awesome and show they care in so many ways. I love the fact that we can comminicate with the teachers via email.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two kids in this school. Both started here from first grade and now they are in 3 & 4th grade. I have only but good things to say about this school. Teachers are great. The school is very strict when it comes to disipline. True they don't offer too many activities after school But that's the parets responsibities to care for their children. The school is there to educate my chidren and this school does a wonderful job. The school is not there to rise my kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student teacher at this school and feel it is one of the best schools around. They have so much to offer these children and do everything they can in order for the students to succeed. Every staff member goes well and beyond their call of duty. Trust me I have witnessed just about everything one can see at a school. If I was a parent I would definitely send my children here because I know each teacher would work extremely hard for my children.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my sons first year in this school and it is terrible from day 1. The teachers we interacted with are horrible. My son will not be going to this school next year. I might be a bother to them but my kid is in there care.

  • (8 years ago)

    We moved here from an urban school and the personal attention here is what stood out from the first day we were in the school.We also have 1 child with special neds and not only did her grades soar but so did her self esteem.

  • (9 years ago)

    My eight year old attends third grade here. I have to say I'm not happy with the school. The teachers my son has had (K-3)have been great but that's all I can say. They don't offer much for the children considering that everyone up here lives in the middle of nowhere.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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