School Details

North Wales El School

201 Summit St, North Wales, PA 19454
(215) 699-4471
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 456 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
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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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
93%
83%
83%
85%
72%
94%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
90%
73%
85%
81%
65%
80%
88%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
90%
77%
86%
85%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Wales El School is a public middle school in North Wales. The principal of North Wales El School is Ms Ineke McCrea. 456 students go to North Wales El School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the 456 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at North Wales El School is 13:1. Pennbrook Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 19%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 1% 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 16% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is attending North Wales Elementary and we are very happy with the school and the staff. Very good communication teacher-parent special programs available the school has been remodelled in the past two-three years and it looks great. Our girl is very happy to go there every day. She is also happy with the extended care program as well where she had a better time than what used to have with her daycare facility.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son attended this school for special education in Kindergarten and 1st grade and it was a nightmare. The staff was not warm or friendly and our family was made to feel like visitors were little more than an inconvenience-- certainly not welcome! I tried attending home and school meetings to no avail because apparently the information is only available to those In The Know. You either are part of the clique or you're nobody. This is the worst elementary school I have ever dealt with and I wouldn't wish this little dungeon of a school on anyone's child.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a grandson who attends North Wales Elementary School he has had some difficulty with his reading. He had this problem prior to his admission to the school. Now his reading ability is wonderful. He gets wonderful grades. His spelling is excellent. The teachers and the school have given him the best incentive to continue as a student and have confidence in his capabilities.

  • (4 years ago)

    With both my children educated at North Wales Elementary I must say it is truly a school with excellent dedicated teachers who care for the kids. Parental involvement is outstanding and there is a true sense of community among the families and the school staff. A gem among the North Penn schools!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school. My daughter is in the third grade. She has an absolutely fantastic teacher ho expects the most out of her kids...because she knows they have the ability. I also cannot say enough about the principal. My daughter has been experiencing some personal problems this year and the principal (as well as other school staff) has been exceptional in showing not only myself but my daughter that she truly cares about my daughter's wellness. Again I cannot say enough.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is small however they do have a gifted program and some clubs and organizations after school. They offer the 4 majors and no languages which was a little disappointing due to our new bilingual population. The music program is by and far one of the best I have ever seen. The aret and sports programs are status quo. There are many parents that are involved at our school. However it always seems to be the same parents that are there every time.

  • (9 years ago)

    For some reason the school policy is to not give much homework. The No. Penn policy is 10 min. of homework times the grade number.

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