School Details

Paxinosa El School

1221 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042
(610) 250-2551
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 & ungraded 671 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Easton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Easton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Paxinosa El School is a public elementary school in Easton. The principal of Paxinosa El School is Mr David Hightower. 671 students attend Paxinosa El School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 82% of the 671 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Paxinosa El School is 13:1. March El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 38% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 18%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 5%
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 82% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Stay away from Easton period. The whole district is a complete failure. Send your kids to a private religious or charter school. I will be taking my daughter out asap and she will be going to St. Janes Catholic School. The teachers are ok they try hard but sometimes your best is just not good enough. The staff and Principal are a big part of the problem. They have no leadership and are rude. They don't take their job seriously and are overpaid. You can find out all this information on openPAgov.org. The schools are failing these kids. My daughter has learned nothing from school yet. She started school being able to count too 20 recite the alphabet and write her first name. She tells me she is bored in class and gets yelled at by the teacher when she tries to move ahead because the teacher is busy working with the kids who cannot learn basic stuff like how to write their name. This area also has a lot of parents who use this school as a daycare and fail to teach their kids anything including morals. There also is a high number of illegal immigrant families that don't speak english and send their kids to school unable to learn which holds the other students back.

  • (4 years ago)

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  • (4 years ago)

    My nephew goes to Paxinosa. Originally it started out in Forks Twp a very nice area. 3 years ago Paxinosa was supposed to undergo renovations and the children from there and 2 other elementary schools were moved to the old Easton Middle School. Paxinosa ended up staying and they've thrived through the hardships of having a school not build for small children losing a lot of their teachers (budget cuts) etc. My nephew enjoys school there mostly because of the teachers and caring staff the curriculum and their ability to survive through hardships and stand up for and with the children. I didn't want him going to school in downtown Easton but I am glad he is with the faculty and staff that care about their students really teach them and do the best they can for each and every child.

  • (4 years ago)

    I dont want to rate it I feel it is the most awful school my children have ever bee at they never answer the phone They are rude when they do they are rude in the office also the teachers are not willing to write coommunication with you when asked It is just not a good school the dances held at the middle school they let kids to listen to very inappropriate music like take a ride on my disco stick and much more not positive place for your kids

  • (8 years ago)

    wow well my daughters experience there at the school was fantasy. She was not there long but the quality of the academic programs was more than I had expected. As far as if she had a student problem I address it and the principal call me at home the same night. So that school strives for education and no foul playing. I would recommend this school for any child wanting a good education.

  • (9 years ago)

    great involvement by teachers. the teachers make learning fun!!

  • (9 years ago)

    Nice people working there. God teachers. And really good relation with parents and other students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our family has been envolved with this school for the last 6 years my daughter being the last. She was recently moved to another school because of the over abundance of children enrolled there. I feel compelled about this transition because our family has had four wonderful kids leave that school after fourth grade. I would have loved to say fifth child. It's the type of school that you will never forget because of the quality of learning and the teachers that go the extra mile to ensure that the children put their best foot forward is incredible.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a school that is filled with teachers who care about our children! Many teachers spend extra hours helping with in-school and after school activites!

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