School Details

Knapp Elementary School

698 Knapp Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 368-2054
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 622 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

86%
90%
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88%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
93%
83%
77%
85%
72%
94%
93%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
90%
73%
80%
81%
65%
84%
88%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
90%
77%
74%
85%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Knapp Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lansdale. 622 students attend Knapp Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 30% of the 622 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Knapp Elementary School is 16:1. Gwyn-Nor El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 72%
Asian 28% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.05%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Unbelievable staff. Pruncipal returned my call in less than 10 minutes! My son is so happy here. What a great school!! The principal is everywhere. Does this guy ever take a break?

  • (5 years ago)

    We were welcomed by this school my daughter transffered at the end of the year and the staff and children made it an easy transition for briana. She has attened the philadelphia schools and i must say there is a big diffrence in the way the schools are run and the staff is more kind and concerned about the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    My two boys and I were new to the Lansdale area this past year (2008) and the principal and staff of Knapp welcomed us with open arms. We came from the Philadelphia School District where you were really only a number not a name. My younger son never wanted to go to school this year both my boys set out to achieve perfect attendance... And both achieved it! Kudos to Mr. Mazza and his wonderful staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter just finished her second year at Knapp this year and we absolutely love the school the teachers principal and all of the fun activites that go on throughout the school year. It is a very diverse school so my kids get a chance to interact with kids from a variety of other cultures. The Principal truly cares about his families and isn't afraid to meet one on one with us even though there are over 600 other students requiring his attention.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended this school through the second grade. He was bullied over and over. Their response was that he would have to learn how to deal with these bullies. I pulled my son out and put him in private school. This was the best thing for him. He now enjoys school he enjoys the students and the teachers. If your child fits a perfect box then this school is fine but if not I strongly suggest you look elsewhere.

  • (5 years ago)

    My oldest daughter started Kindergarten this past fall. She absolutley loves going to school everyday.The school helps make learning fun and she has thrived on learning to write and read in leaps and bounds. Her teacher always has a smile on her face and really knows how to connect with her students. The staff of the school is wonderful also. The principle really makes a effort to make that connection with the students as well. The office staff are sweet and kind and very helpful whenever we have ever had a question. I can say i am very pleased with my daughter's education experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent but I also teach in a nearby district so when I say that Knapp is a child-centered school I know what I'm talking about! My husband and I could not be more pleased with the individualized attention our two children have received from the talented and dedicated staff!

  • (8 years ago)

    So far the academics (language arts & math) have been a basic review. I'd like to see my child challenged more. Knapp offers testing for the gifted program. More communication from the school on this topic would be appreciated. The first graders have music twice a week art and gym once a week and there is a wireless computer lab with 26 laptops where the students go once a week. There are also 4 computers in every classroom. The school does plan many activities throughout the year for students and parents to get involved. Overall I am impressed with Knapp Elementary.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love Knapp School. My daughter is now in 1st grade but in KDG her teacher recognized her abilities and recommended her for the gifted program. The teachers are willing to work with the students and encourage parental involvement as does the School Principal Mr. Feeley. They have many activities fundraisers to help the school and a wonderful staff at the school. I cannot say how much the staff have helped my daughter. Even the guidance counselor has been helpful and her short start at Knapp Elementary

  • (11 years ago)

    This is an amazing school. The teachers and principal are great. They have great extracurricular activities and are well chaparoned. I have never seen a school where the parents get so involved.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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