School Details

Fallsington El School

134 Yardley Ave, Fallsington, PA 19058
(215) 428-4170
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 245 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

95%
92%
80%
74%
86%
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
  • Pennsbury School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
90%
83%
65%
85%
72%
62%
92%
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
  • Pennsbury School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
86%
73%
55%
79%
65%
57%
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
  • Pennsbury School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fallsington El School is a public elementary school in Falls Township. The principal of Fallsington El School is Mr David Hughes. 245 students attend Fallsington El School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 27% of the 245 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fallsington El School is 16:1. Montessori Cottage is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Hispanic 6% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 84%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Fallsington is a good school with Great teachers and a wonderful principals. The reason Fallsingtons ratings fall well below the other elementary schools is due to kids who go there that live in areas where the parents tend tk move often. The other schools have way less of those type of neighborhoods that people come and go often. That hopefully will change with the redistricting and making more of the schools have those type of families. It is not the school or the teachers fault. It is hard when children come and go in the middle of the school year for them to be a better testing school then others who have had the same kids since kindergarten. Hard to compare the schools fairly knowing the above. My daughter has been at the school since 1st grade and ALL the teachers and esp. The principal are great.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am concerned about the legality of the redistricting that was done within this school about 4 years ago when indeed more economically - challenged and consequently more children of color from a large apartment complex that had previously been included in another school were "red lined" INTO this school and OUT of a higher-achieving school. Furthermore it is sad that while Pennsbury School District chose to do this the staff demographic does not reflect the group of children it serves and thus staff members are less likely to understand or empathize with the needs of the children and their families which results in lower expectations and misunderstandings. Children who may need counseling or community supports are more likely to be labeled as "bad" and/or ignored. More community outreach needs to be done to show love care and concern about the education of these children. I am disappointed that Pennsbury would succumb to a NIMBY attitude from other parents or educators who may have put pressure on them to REDRAW the lines and thus REINFORCE beliefs about lower SES children's futures. It is ironic that the school sits right beside the Pennsbury administrative offices.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter went to Fallsington from first through fifth grade and this school did wonders for her! The principal is very involved and knows all of the kids. The teachers are very dedicated and truly care about the students. I'm glad that my daughter went there and miss this school very much!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fallsington is the worst school in the Pennsbury School District. Do not let some of these comments fool you. Just take a look at the ratings for all schools in Pennsbury. There are none less than a rating of 7 out of 10 except..you got Fallsington that has a 3 out of 10. I think the principal and school board need to get their heads out of their.. bleep and see there is a need to make changes. I know serval parents who hate this school and how it's run and I can't blame them it's terrible. I had a child there and had nothing but problems. We moved him and have never had another issue like we had there. It just goes to show it was in fact the school and it's staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    Coming from Philadelphia School system I find Fallsington School to be a blessing. The principal is so involved in his children learning and development that it makes you feel as if your child was the only one in the schools. The teachers are so committed and knowledgeable that you know your child is learning. The parent/school involvement demonstrates how well put together the school is. Both my daughter and I love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    My second child attends Fallsington so far I have had seven consecutive years of experience with this school. My children and I love this school for many reasons. Their test scores have shown the educational benefits and the level of care provided by the principal teachers and support staff. I also know the test scores are directly related to MY level of care responsibility and involvement as a parent. Teachers are not solely responsible for any childs education or test scores. I do not agree with the fact that the school board decided to concentrate nearly all the economically challenged students at our small school instead of splitting them among some of the larger schools with more resources but my children have not suffered as a result. I think most of our students are more accepting and tolerant due to the diversity overall. Keep up the great work Fallsington!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the first I have ever heard of anyone not happy with the school. Advanced students have AMP opportunities and challenge work given to them by their dedicated teachers. My son is in a few of these programs. Maybe the person who wrote the last review was not qualified for these advanced classes. Any teacher my children have had have been very dedicated to the success of every child.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school may be great for kids and the kids may just love it to pieces but the education is horrendous. The 'advanced' students learn 'Advanced Social Studies' Which does nothing for them academically what so ever. I have interacted with many parents who are very disappointed with their children's grades and test results. It is a horrible school which no child should have to go to. They may be nice and friendly but the education needs help.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. It's true when they say it's a hidden gem of Pennsbury. All teachers staff and admin are so caring ans enthusiastic. It's a small school environment and everyone knows everyone else. The PTO is warm and welcoming (not something you find inevery school) they make it really easy for parents to get involved no matter what their schedule is like. From students to admin I LOVE this school. There is not one teacher I would not want my kids to get.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school and so do my kids! Everyone knwos everyone else and the teachers are great!. The test scores are not indicative of what the school is all about. The school has the highest level of students where they move in and out of the distrcit. Thanks to the new redistricting. So the scores can not be completely reflective of students who were taught soemwhere else and then moved here. We are the school that is small (which is GREAT)) but that also means that students are sister schooled in a lot. These parents who are sister schooled in opt to stay at our school because it is so Great! What has not been published yet is the 2009 PSSA results. I do not know what they are but I do know we met the state standard of making adequate progress. My children have never had a problem

  • (6 years ago)

    My kids go to this school i just love it everyone there are very nice people always with a smile on their face and my kids learn so much from their teacher they are the best

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a tiny school with a huge heart. The small size of the school and the diverse group of students make it a hidden gem in the Pennsbury School District. The principal is incredible--compassionate and caring but also commands respect and positive behavior. The teachers are the cream of the crop--highly educated motivated and nurturing. The art program is outstanding the librarian is great--the school library is even opened in the summertime!

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(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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