Mercer Area El School

301 Lamor Rd, Mercer, PA 16137
(724) 662-5102
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 656 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

86%
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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
  • Mercer Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
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83%
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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
  • Mercer Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
71%
73%
65%
65%
65%
78%
78%
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
  • Mercer Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
77%
76%
76%
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
  • Mercer Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mercer Area El School is a public middle school in Findley Township. The principal of Mercer Area El School is Mrs Claudia Sigmund. 656 students go to Mercer Area El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 41% of the 656 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mercer Area El School is 16:1. Mercer Area Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 96%
Multiracial 3% 1%
Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 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 41% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    'Not all parents and teachers at this school have worked hard or fought to keep desirable and appropriate programs in existence. Of course the children are suffering as a result! Leadership is lacking fundamental and basic understanding of the programming the children receive fragmenting their education. Personal experiences with administrators some school board members and some supporting staff were unproductive and unprofessional due to this schools administration. There are no foreign language electives afforded to elementary students at an age when world economics rule. Children are like sponges of desire for knowledge when entering the elementary grades but this school is missing the mark for a better future for all the children they are suppose to serve and the principal is doing nothing to weed out those new teachers who are 'apple polishing ' while they waste the precious time and resources of the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I do believe that Mercer Elementry is a fine school.Although I do not feel that a lot of the teachers and other staff makeyou feel welcome.When i speak with office staff and others I feel very uncomfortable like as soon as I walk out the door the next 10 mins will be them talking about me.But overall I suppose it is a good school as far as my childs education goes.

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel the Mercer Area School District and Schools are truly dedicated to their students. The teachers genuinely care about the learning process and try very hard to avoid teaching to the test. The bar is set high at Mercer Area Elementary and every student is encouraged and helped to reach that bar. I am a mother of two boys at Mercer Area and also a teacher candidate at a local university. I have been inside of many schools in the surrounding areas and Mercer is by far the best in my opinion.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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