School Details

Willow Hill School

1700 Coolidge Ave, Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 657-3800
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 356 students 13 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

69%
88%
80%
71%
85%
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
  • Abington School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
94%
83%
69%
87%
72%
86%
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
  • Abington School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
88%
73%
73%
82%
65%
74%
77%
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
  • Abington School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
91%
77%
60%
83%
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
  • Abington School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Willow Hill School is a public elementary school. The principal of Willow Hill School is Mr Damon Jordan. 356 students attend Willow Hill School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 34% of the 356 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Willow Hill School is 13:1. Queen of Angels Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 63% 22%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 27% 69%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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 34% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I would like to point out that based on the 2013 School Performance Profile (Pennsylvania Department of Education's new ranking system of Public Schools) Willow Hill Elementary School of Abington School District received an 88.9!! This indicates to me that this school should not have a GreatSchools Rating of 5 out of 10. It should be more of an 8 out of 10 or even a 9 out of 10! Greatschools.org please upgrade your rankings of public schools on your website because your present rankings of schools are now outdated!! Thank-you!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in 3rd grade and learning stuff I learned in 7th grade. I love it. She is learning about the world politics science advanced math

  • (3 years ago)

    aww i feel so bad for jess only a 3 outta 10!!!!!!!! goog luck jess have fun make friends ill be there 4 u D

  • (4 years ago)

    I have given three years of my children's education to this school and I am sick. Every year I was assured what they were doing educating my child was fine. It is not fine. My child has been dumbed down. Look into the other schools in Abington. There is no equity. Willow Hill has the lowest test scores out of all the other elementary schools. When parents question instruction they make you out to be a crazy parent and put blame back on you. Tough questions are not answered and the superintendent of the year allows this to go on. Willow Hill is the poor stepchild to the Abington School District. Parents need to be aware of what oppertunities exist at the other schools and ask is this fair to my child? The only way things will change if parents speak up. Please speak up........

  • (4 years ago)

    Willow Hill has a lot of work ahead of it. The new management may want to focus their attention on how poorly the students are doing academically across the board instead of manicuring the lawns. Recent data from the Department of Education reported that out of all the elementary schools in the Abington School district WH performed the worst especially in Reading and Math. More work needs to be done by you New Management . Get it together school and really make a difference to Abington and most importantly our CHILDREN!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Willow Hill has a family feel to it. The teachers really care about your child's education

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school! The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Students are the priority and the staff puts forth a consistent effot to ensure that students are making progress

  • (4 years ago)

    I will just say... Abington schools do not live up to the hype. My child transfered to this school from a neighboring school district whose academics surpasse WH by two grade levels. The children who attend this school are not disciplined nor does the faculty care to discipline them. The only regret that I don't have about moving to Abington is my beautiful home and the low taxes. Oh now I see you get what you pay for. Put your children in private school. The Jr. and Sr. High are even worse!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school open warm and accessible staff and principal. The children all feel loved and listened to in addition to getting a great education.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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