School Details

Greenwald Memorial School

110 Elmtree Rd, New Kensington, PA 15068
(724) 335-6271
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 216 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
86%
80%
73%
77%
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
  • New Kensington-Arnold School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Greenwald Memorial School is a public elementary school in New Kensington. The principal of Greenwald Memorial School is Lynn Buczynski. 216 children attend Greenwald Memorial School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 57% of the 216 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Greenwald Memorial School is 14:1. Berkey School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 62%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 30%
Multiracial 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This is a great school. The class sizes are small and the teachers are very attentive to each individual student. Well behaved children and enthusiastic teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    Having 3 children attend this school over the last 14 years shows that this school's consistency in being top-notch is unwavering. Teachers office staff and Principal are attentive and responsive. Continued improvements in testing scores over the past years. Kindergarteners reading and simple math before first grade. Dedicated staff!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son was in K here. It was a terrible experience. He has ADHD and was treated terrible. He was very excited to attend school and the teacher broke that in a matter of a week. He became fearful and cried everyday. I asked for alternative placement for him but was told there was none. I was asked to put him on medication before they would allow him to return to the classroom (which I now know was illegal) My heart breaks that I forced my son into this building everyday unknowing to what was happening to him on the other side. The teachers lack of experience made the situation worse as did the principles lack of empathy.

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