School Details

Gilbertsville El School

36 Congo Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525
(610) 369-7485
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 738 students 16 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
  • Boyertown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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95%
83%
93%
86%
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99%
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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
  • Boyertown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
88%
73%
84%
76%
65%
89%
79%
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
  • Boyertown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
92%
77%
81%
79%
69%

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
  • Boyertown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gilbertsville El School is a public elementary school in Gilbertsville. The principal of Gilbertsville El School is Mr Ronald Christman. 738 students attend Gilbertsville El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 11% of the 738 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gilbertsville El School is 16:1. Boyertown El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 95%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 0.8%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    GES is such an amazing school. Probably the only decent school in Boyertown! But I'm advising you. If you send your kids to Boyertown Junior High East after Gilbertsville prepare for the worst. Gilbertsville might be great but JHE (the school after Gilbertsville) is probably the worst school in PA. Gilbertsville is awesome though! But after the sixth grade at GES the smart thing to do would be to pull your chuld out of Boyertown and send them to Wyndcroft until the end of 8th grade and then PJP for 9-12th grade. (I'm in the 9th grade at JHE worst school ever! Transferring to PJP next year and getting the heck out of Boyertown! Thank god ) )

  • (1 year ago)

    My two Grandchidren go to Gilbertsville elementry school and it is the geatest school I have ever seen. The Teachers are fantastic warm loving and knowledgeable in all aspects. I have been to many schools but GES is well beyond greater then the others. My Daughter did a great thing when she moved there and put her children in this shcool. I can't imagine any school in the world better that ths one. If the US could clone this school and teachers and put it in every city of the country we would have a great country with educated children to grow and run this country. God Bless Gilbertsville Elmentry School and God bless the United States of America. Thank you to all of the Staff of GES. Please keep up the great work you have done n the past present and I know the future. Thank you from MOM MOM Johna Worth (Phila)

  • (5 years ago)

    We have 3. children that have all gone to GES. This was and is an outstanding school! From the Principle Dr. Christman to the teachers....all of them have a heart for kids!! You just don't see that in most schools.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Gilbertsville Elementary. The education and care my children have recieved since they started in Kindergarden has been excellent. The Principal is at the top of his league. His staff are also exceptional. I wouldn't move out of this area because I would fear my children would not receive the great education and caring learning enviroment that they recieve at Gilbertsville Elementary.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am new to the area and have 3 children K 2 & 4 grades. The school staff & children welcomed us with open arms. The quality of academic programs is impressive the music shows are creative and every child seems to love participating. The parent support thru the Home & School is wonderful. Everyone seems to want to help in any way possible. My daughter was below grade level when she entered GES but thru the hard work of her teacher and support staff is almost up to grade level. This is the best school I have had the pleasure to deal with. My children are very happy here and motivated to learn!

  • (8 years ago)

    We were nervous when moving into the area about the size of the Gilbertsville. We have been overwhelmed at how amazing this school has been for our children. The principal is the most amazing man--everything you could ask for in a principal. He actually makes a home visit to all the children entering Kindergarten to read them a book. The school is large and still growing but he still knows most of the children by name! His staff is remarkable. The teachers really do take the time to care about their students! I haven't heard one complaint about this school! Oh and the fundraisers are unbelievable! We have never had one thing come home for our children to

  • (8 years ago)

    My son currently goes here. This school is a wonderful school. They are very good about keeping in touch with the parents on your child and how he/she is doing. The teachers are great.

  • (8 years ago)

    I couldn't be more happy at this school. The staff is excellent. My son is diabetic and I trust the nurses 100%. I have a child in 6th and 3rd grade and they both love it. My son needed some extra help in reading and the teacher picked up on it right away and he is getting the help needed so he doesn't struggle next year. The principal knows literally every child by name and most parents by name. You won't be disappointed.

  • (8 years ago)

    The Best! They work wuth my child to achieve his goals & mine!

  • (10 years ago)

    Absolutely Awesome. We are moving out of area and will miss GES very much. Principal and teachers are very caring. Very welcoming. Do great fund raisers to keep the kids off the streets. For a public school many Christians in this school. Awesome. Oh I will miss volunteering here. Although the population is growing it is a warm feeling when being in GES. I know I will find another school with great faculty but I'm not sure it can compare.

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