School Details

Pleasant Gap Elementary School

230 South Main St, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
(814) 359-2739
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 252 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

71%
77%
80%
79%
82%
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
  • Bellefonte Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
88%
83%
82%
77%
72%
91%
89%
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
  • Bellefonte Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
80%
73%
88%
76%
65%
94%
84%
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
  • Bellefonte Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pleasant Gap Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pleasant Gap. The principal of Pleasant Gap Elementary School is Mrs Tammie Burnaford. 252 children attend Pleasant Gap Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 40% of the 252 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pleasant Gap Elementary School is 14:1. Marion-Walker Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 97%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 1% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    2/4 of my children's teachers have been awful so far. This school has high test scores only because Pleasant Gap is a pretty well to do area. The principle is really fake and the teachers are lazy at best often asking parents to work with kids at home to make up for their inabilities to teach appropriately in the classroom. Don't be fooled by the test scores this school is not good.

  • (5 years ago)

    Generally Pleasant Gap Elementary is a good school in a safe neighborhood. The school has (usually) 2 classes per grade level (K-5) but has added a 3rd class in specific grades when needed to keep student/teacher ratio low. Administrative support staff is wonderful and helpful (note new school secretary in 2009). While I disagree with the principal on some specific issues related to my children she is open to discussing issues with parents. Some of the teachers are wonderful experienced and generally great people. Low student/teacher ratio makes for better test scores... the proof is here! Music programs are good for elementary level with general music in the lower grades plus elementary band and orchestra in 4th and 5th grades. Resources (teachers aides reading specialists special rooms etc) for kids with challenges/issues/needs. However the school only has a limited capability to provide challenging curriculum for exceptional or bright students.

  • (6 years ago)

    Not s big fan of the cirriculum or the staff especially the administrative staff.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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