School Details

Pine Road El School

3737 Pine Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
(215) 938-0290
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 886 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

92%
92%
80%
88%
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
  • Lower Moreland Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
94%
83%
86%
86%
72%
90%
90%
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
  • Lower Moreland Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
73%
85%
85%
65%
94%
94%
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
  • Lower Moreland Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pine Road El School is a public elementary school in Lower Moreland Township. The principal of Pine Road El School is Mrs Donna Blakeman. 886 students attend Pine Road El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the 886 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pine Road El School is 16:1. Calvary Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 81%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 16%
Asian 17% %
Multiracial 0.9% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 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 6% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This School is on the decline since the new principal has taken over the last principal was great and personable (think her name was Gail). Teachers seem overworked now running around with their heads cut off class sizes are too big and there is a growing rift with the administration (mainly the principal vs everyone from what I am hearing). I have two little ones going there now.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pine Road prepares children extremely well for future academic success. We love that the school has very caring competent teachers and an excellent gifted support program. We feel that the principal handles her job very well especially taking into consideration the recent student population explosion. We feel fortunate to live in this school district.

  • (7 years ago)

    Pine Road is an excellent school academically. Promotes parental involvement and involves the working parent by an excellent internet site. Teachers are caring and in constant communication with parents. The principle keeps parents involved with the everyday changes as well as the increased population changes that are affecting our area. Personally I was able to spontaneously have a meeting with the principle about a concerning issue and she met this with warmth and concern. My children have a love of learning and a smile on their face everyday when returning from school. That says enough!

  • (7 years ago)

    Pine Road is a nice little school that is bursting at the seams overflowing with children. It has lost the small school feeling. The principal has yet to say hello in the hallway. Professional and gets the job done but lacks the wamth of the way it used to before overdevelpmnet. I can only imagine this poor school in a few more years.

  • (8 years ago)

    School has definitely declined after new principal's arrival. School was renovated two years ago and now has trailers because of additional space requirements. Scores are still good but moral for students and parents are fair at best. We are glad are child finished last year.

  • (9 years ago)

    They have excellent programs including everyday math which has allowed my children to do amazing things even in first and second grade. They do have alot of homework which is quite time consuming. Parent involvement is encouraged and indeed necessary. This is a small school system where everyone students and faculty alike know each other. Baseball soccer basketball roller hockey are all offered at the elementary level. Unlike larger schools no one tries out everyone plays. The school is only K-3 so middle school comes earlier than I would like. Year after year. Lower Moreland test scores have been outstanding.

  • (9 years ago)

    Pine Road is an academically accelerated elementary school. A child does not need to be eligible for gifted support services in order to benefit and receive some sort of enrichment in the classroom. After school there are opportunities for involvement in a variety of enrichment programs including cooking and arts/crafts classes. Parents are highly involved in the happenings of the school. Many mother volunteer to work in the classroom as aides to teachers.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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