School Details

Kathryn D. Markley El School

354 Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-1790
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 573 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

93%
95%
80%
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93%
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
  • Great Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
95%
83%
91%
93%
72%
95%
96%
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
  • Great Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
84%
73%
86%
84%
65%
84%
86%
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
  • Great Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kathryn D. Markley El School is a public elementary school in Malvern. The principal of Kathryn D. Markley El School is Mrs Juliette Pennyman. 573 students go to Kathryn D. Markley El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the 573 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kathryn D. Markley El School is 13:1. Charlestown El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 80%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 12%
Asian 26% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I could not agree more with the parent who mentioned that the school has gone downhill since Dr. Pennyman left. She was a great principal pleasant inclusive and a great communicator. The leadership in the school is now lacking. Mrs Morris deals with every parent concern as a problem rather than an opportunity for improvement. I am not surprised that the school rating has gone down since Dr. Pennyman left. Even teachers don't take ownership of decisions made in their classroom. Instead you are automatically relegated to Mrs Morris whose decisions are often unclear and arbitrary. The teachers seem less empowered with her leading the school..

  • (11 months ago)

    Teachers in this school are very good and know their job very well. I have very pleasant experience with the principal staff and teachers.

  • (11 months ago)

    I couldn't disagree more. Mrs. Morris is an outstanding leader and the morale of the school has improved tenfold since Dr. Pennymans departure. I also have a student with special needs and the staff and teachers have worked with me hand in hand since kindergarten. We love the school and the community...it's truly a wonderful place to raise your children.

  • (12 months ago)

    Sadly this school has gone downhill since Dr Pennyman left. This is an OK school if your child doesnt have special needs. Unfortunately many concerns fall on deaf ears and children continue to be placed with inexperienced teachers who are not equipt to deal with them. The special education program leaves much to be desired. At least with Dr Pennyman you had a voice that at least was heard.

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