School Details

State El Center

355 State St, Larksville, PA 18704
(570) 779-5381
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 584 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

72%
80%
80%
71%
74%
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
  • Wyoming Valley West School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
78%
83%
55%
64%
72%
83%
84%
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
  • Wyoming Valley West School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
62%
73%
45%
54%
65%
61%
64%
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
  • Wyoming Valley West School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

State El Center is a public elementary school in Larksville. The principal of State El Center is Dr James Godlewski. 584 children attend State El Center and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 71% of the 584 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at State El Center is 16:1. Lyndwood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 83%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    All of my children attended this school and they have all moved on as of this year. I did not have an issue with any teachers but have seen some pick on certain children for no reason. The principal that is there now doesn't return phone calls. I did have issues over the years with bullying etc and it was like pulling teeth to get my concerns heard. It has become worse since the schools combined because the children are really out of control. If you have the option to place your child elsewhere do it.

  • (3 years ago)

    Not impressed with this school at all. My son's 1st grade teacher picks on my son. If he would misbehave in the morning she would dwell on him all day over what he had done regardless of how he was behaving at the time. When I asked to speak with the guidance counselor to set up a meeting with her and the teacher my calls were never returned. I called repetitively but was always told I would get a called back. I never did. I ended up switching my son to a different school after finding out State Street's test score were so poor they are under School Improvement status and parents are able to select a different school within the district for their child. The only good thing about this school is the PTO. They did do a lot for the kids and that part will be missed.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a child who attends state street elementary. I am very dissappointed with the low level of care and understanding displayed by the fairly new principle Ms. Keating. It is clear after speaking with her that the welfare of our children is the least of her concerns. The schools decisions are not based on the best interests of the students. Ms. Keating is extremly rude and uses her power as a principle to intimidate people. I am pulling my child out of State Street elementary. Our children need to be surrounded by loving compassionate people not principals who abuse their power. A very concerned parent

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter just started kindergarten here. Im vewry pleased with her teacer Ms. Federici. She takes her time to inform every parent about all goings-on no matter how minuet they may seem. Each day the teacher gives each student a sticker for AM and PM behaviour on a calender in the corresponding day. If there is no sticker present Ms. Federici writes a brief note why. The communication between faculty and parents has been nothing short of phenomenal. Although I havent seen first-hand what other grades have to offer I'm confident that both my husband and I will be pleased. And as for this amazing kindergarten teacher its quite evident that she is a woman who posesses the true meaning of what it means to be an educator. Her kindness and patience will stay with our lil' ones for many years to come.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year at this school and so far everything is great. I got quick responses to my letters from her teacher. I am so impressed with how the school is so clean & organized. I am also impressed on their drop off & pick up system they have. It's safe & quick....buses only in front of the school & cars (pick up & drop off their children) at the side (more towards the back) of the school it flows very nicely. I love the way my daughters 1st grade teacher sends home a DAILY typed note home stateing what they did for the day & whats coming ahead for the following day. Her teacher rewards students (every friday) to those behaves daily...keeps them in line & repectful of others. Overall my daughter & I are very happy. I'm glad we switched her to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    When my child first started at this school I was very impressed with everyone...the teachers the staff the whole school. Over the past year I have come to chance my views on this school. I am very disappointed in the teachers there care for the children and the all around education they are Not providing for my child. Things are being over looked. Even when I sent in a note for help regarding my childs homework I got no responce back. Even my childs health was over looked. I'm very let down. Very disappointed.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has definately gone down hill over the years! The teacher's are responsible for our children while they are in their care and for some reason they tend to look the other way. Perhaps the school would improve if they were to hire some qualified people that took their job a little more seriously .

  • (9 years ago)

    this is a low rate in my books Teachers arent the best and don't want to work they treat the students bad If your not fast enough for the teachers they pass you by instead of helping you the students have no respect for other students and will belittle them no matter how much it hurts them. this is the worst school my kids have gone to the students are always wrong and teachers are always right even if their wrong. Parents don't seem to get involved here because they are always wrong and the principals and teachers try to treat parents just like they do the kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was very impressed when my son had a problem remembering his home work. The teachers and Dr. G really cared. We had a meeting with all Dr. G the teacher and the Guidance Councelor. A special thanks to Mrs. Amy Stizter. She proves there are teacher's out there who still care.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think Dr.G is a great principal. My daughter started 03-04 school year. She excelled in her acdemics & is doing better than ever.

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(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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