School Details

Grandview El School

188 Recreation Rd, Derry, PA 15627
(724) 694-9900
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 916 students 27 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
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72%
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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
  • Derry Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
83%
84%
84%
72%
96%
96%
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
  • Derry Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
73%
76%
76%
65%
53%
53%
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
  • Derry Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grandview El School is a public elementary school in Derry Township. The principal of Grandview El School is Mrs Kristine Higgs. 916 children attend Grandview El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 48% of the 916 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Grandview El School is 27:1. New Derry Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 96%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Grandview Elementary in Derry PA is a wonderful school!! They work well with your child and have special resources for any extra help your child my need. The school has a great caring staff of teachers office staff and the parents in using myself love to volunteer our time to help! The whole community joins in to make the schools crafts programs and fundraising a success. Derry School district as a whole do so much to raise funds for their community to help any cause they can. Also they do great with their sports and other extra curricular activities there is so much the kids are able to be a part of as well as the parents. The academics are also great!! My daughter loves her teachers and has excelled so much already her reading and grammar is amazing she's doing extremely well in math and only in 1st grade. Overall I could compliment Grandview Elementary all day and my older kids went to a different elementary school and by comparison this is by far the school and programs I want me children in!

  • (4 years ago)

    EXTREMELY CONCERNED. According to schooldigger.com 08-09 PSSA scores for 3rd and 4th grade combined Grandview held 372 out of 1650. 09-10 PSSA scores for 3rd and 4th combined Grandview held 1008 out of 1665. Something is serious wrong with these figures or the performance of the principal and teacher leadership in this school. I'm very concerned about my daughters education in Derry Area School District if this becomes a trend.

  • (5 years ago)

    Grandview Elementary is an accredited school that strives to enforce self-esteem fair play as well as excellent academics.

  • (7 years ago)

    My sister and I both attended Grandview Elementary. My son (now in Derry High) and my daughter (3rd grade) have also had the chance to be in the same building I spent from 3rd to 6th grade in. The same ladies are in the office and the teacher I had for social studies is now the K-2 councelor! I am more than pleased with Grandview and Derry Schools as a whole

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attended Grandview for Kindergarden and half of first grade. I was not impressed with the teachers abilities to work with the children and see them as such. The academics though were very advanced compared to nearby school districts and I was very surprised to see my son beginning to read and write in kindergarden! He still found some of the classes 'boring' and was not given the chance to progress at a higher speed than the rest of the class. As far as I understand Derry School District no longer provides a gifted class for those children needing more challanges in their school work. I did not feel involved in his class as much as I would have liked. Other than twice a year confrences with the teacher there was no other communication from the teacher. Sports are available but I found the cost high.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am highly disappointed in this school. My son has mild cp. I found his teacher yelling at him in front of the other students. The ratio of students to teachers is high. The teacher says she has 24 other students to watch and it seems she can't be bothered. In her defense the principal says she is one of the better teachers. That says it all to me. Good Luck if you choose this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am very pleased with Grandview school. i have a child with a learning disability. Grandview as well as the other elementry have great sucess in working with children with LD. I am pleased with all the learning support programs avalible for young kids from the Target program to the smaller classes in Grandview. I have seen great changes in my son from the first several years of school which we had to fight to get my son to go to school till now when he can't wait to go to school. I believe that the program has given him the confidence he need to succeed in school.

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