School Details

Jefferson Elementary School

520 Elm St, Emmaus, PA 18049
(610) 965-1644
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 266 students 18 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

84%
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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
  • East Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
89%
83%
90%
87%
72%
95%
91%
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 Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
77%
73%
61%
76%
65%
79%
80%
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 Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jefferson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Emmaus. The principal of Jefferson Elementary School is Vacant. 266 students go to Jefferson Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 28% of the 266 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jefferson Elementary School is 18:1. Lincoln Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 83% 85%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Nice and great experience for new starters I have observed great change in my daughter as she was new for USA.

  • (6 years ago)

    A more dedicated staff of teachers I have not seen in many years. They are all top notch and committed to student achievement.

  • (6 years ago)

    This a a small but wonderful school. The principal is very involved with the students and responds promptly to any parent needs/concerns. The teachers here are wonderful - some impact the students in such positive ways that they will be remembered for an eternity. Most of the work is done in school - not too much comes home. Options for band and other extra curricular activities are available. There is a no-bullying policy at this school and all of East Penn School District - the school takes this very seriously. Test scores are high - there is instructional support for kids who need a little help. Great place for kids to grow up.

  • (7 years ago)

    A more dedicated staff of teachers I have not seen in many years. They are all top notch and committed to student achievement.

  • (7 years ago)

    Jefferson is a great community school. There are many excellent dedicated teachers who have been there many years. There is an active PTO and a lot of community involvement. All the East Penn schools are excellent academically and offer lots of activities. A plus for Jefferson is it's small and will stay small because it is in town so growth is limited unlike the sprawl in the rest of the district. Maybe the only negative is there has been a string of principals in the last few years. But the teachers and parents have managed to keep a strong feeling of cohesiveness in spite of that.

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