School Details

William Penn Elementary School

392 William Penn Rd, Monongahela, PA 15063
(412) 896-2330
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 337 students 12 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

95%
91%
80%
88%
87%
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
  • Elizabeth Forward School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
96%
83%
84%
88%
72%
100%
99%
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
  • Elizabeth Forward School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
94%
73%
69%
75%
65%
76%
84%
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
  • Elizabeth Forward School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

William Penn Elementary School is a public elementary school in Forward Township. The principal of William Penn Elementary School is Mr Brad Simala. 337 children attend William Penn Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 42% of the 337 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at William Penn Elementary School is 12:1. Monongahela El Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.4%
Hispanic 0.6% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    They have excellent teachers and seem to be great at individually bringing out the best in all their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am as nervous as my son about the 5-6 school (Neil Armstrong) next year. Mr. Spalaris and Ms. Kasten have taken such wonderful care of my 'baby' this year as well as the rest of the William Penn staff over the past several years. Thank you William Penn for being the best 'little' school in the South Hills!

  • (8 years ago)

    William Penn was my sons greatest years so far! The teachers and office staff as well as the PTA makes you and your child feel welcome. He has moved on to the Middle school this year and I miss the many friends that were made there!

  • (10 years ago)

    I love WIlliam Penn! My children have had a wonderful experience at this school! The teachers and office staff are wonderful! Both of my children had special needs (speech & extended day kindergarden) and they have exceeded my expectations in all area's! I could not ask for a more caring school!

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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