School Details

Bon Meade El School

1595 Brodhead Rd, Moon Township, PA 15108
(412) 264-9440
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 531 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

96%
94%
80%
84%
86%
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
  • Moon Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
97%
83%
95%
88%
72%
96%
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
  • Moon Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
83%
73%
76%
77%
65%
73%
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
  • Moon Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bon Meade El School is a public elementary school in Moon Township. The principal of Bon Meade El School is Mr Joseph Garrity. 531 students go to Bon Meade El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 11% of the 531 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bon Meade El School is 16:1. Allard El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 86%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
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 11% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Bon Meade is a great school. I do agree that the class size could be smaller (18 or so) but generally 22-24 is not astronomical. I think the academic program is good but should be reviewed to present more challenges to higher achievers. I would also like administration to be a little more relaxed. Things are rather strict here- line ups do not have to be perfectly straight all the time lunch time should be more relaxed where the kids can talk (not yell) more freely to each other without being reprimanded etc. Overall a good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children in Bon Meade and I really love the school. Considering the fact that they have an average of 600 or more students I'm amazed at the small family feel of the school. The teachers and staff get to know the kids really well. They have many fun activities built into the school year. The Principal successfully balances a firm but friendly demeanor. Only negatives may be the science program could be better and I wish they had more competitive academic events.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school where most of the teachers really work hard. The principal is very friendly and involved as well. I'm impressed by the teachers' effort to involve the parents (in most cases). The one problem is that there are way too many kids per class. The school board refuses to hire new teachers to replace the ones that retire which decreases the learning in the classroom and I'm sure adds to the teachers' loads as well.

  • (10 years ago)

    Bon Meade is a wonderful school for children to attend. I love this school and upset got to move and my kids wont be attending there this year. Teachers and all other staff is great. The whole school district is great.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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