School Details

Tobyhanna El Center

Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350
(570) 839-7121
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 695 students 11 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Pocono Mountain School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
85%
83%
79%
69%
72%
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88%
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
  • Pocono Mountain School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
83%
73%
73%
64%
65%
67%
63%
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
  • Pocono Mountain School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tobyhanna El Center is a public elementary school in Tobyhanna Township. The principal of Tobyhanna El Center is Dr Anastasia D'Angelo. 695 students go to Tobyhanna El Center and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 48% of the 695 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tobyhanna El Center is 11:1. Coolbaugh El Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 24%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I moved here just for this school. I have 6 kids and they are all honor students. I believe it's because of the great staff and the parents involvement. It is a clean modern environment. This is the nicest school around.

  • (1 year ago)

    Have 3 children attending school. I think the staff does a remarkable job and actually Cares about each student. Very active PTO that tries to bring fun activities to the children. Unfortunately the district has made many cutbacks on extra curricular activities.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an awful school. Two of my children went there and I have one still attending it. The administration and teachers play favorites with the students and parents. If you are not in with the click you are in for a rough time. In addition they are prejudice. If you are black or hispanic get ready to have plenty of assumptions about your family. Don't ever disagree with the administration or teachers about their decisions. If you do you will get slapped with a disorderly conduct citation. They are not flexible and will go to any lengths to undermine your authority as far as your children's education is concerned. My advice is to stay as far away from this school as possible.

  • (4 years ago)

    Tobyhanna Elementary has excellent teachers and the staff is always courteous and helpful. They work hard to honor parents requests for a particular teacher and do not frown upon parents taking the initiative to do what is in the best interest of their child's education. They also encourage correspondence directly with the child's teacher(s) so you can monitor your child's progress throughout the school year. The teachers really helped my children get through the difficult periods. My daughter went from struggling with the work in fourth grade to making honor roll through the fifth grade. I think they deserve the monies because many a time they have gone into their own pockets for supplies etc. This would help the teachers greatly as they would not only have the funds for supplies but they would have the funds to participate in other educational activities without having to burden the parents. Many parents are less fortunate and cannot afford some of the fees even though they are small they add up during the year. It will give their children who would normally not be able to participate in these activities a chance to do so. Little things now can make a big difference later in these children's life because of exposure to something they would ordinarily not be able to afford.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attended TEC from kindergarten on and as a future educator myself the commitment shown by every teacher we ecountered there was amazing! There was not a single year when I was not informed of progress as well as short-comings in my daughter's education. Yea TEC!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been blessed to have my children grand children and nieces and nephews attend TEC. They have the most caring staff from the housekeeping staff to the pricipal. I came from Philadelphia attended public schools but have never seen a system that not only care about the children but also the community in which they serve. TEC is the best!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children attending TEC (4th & 2nd Grades) and I have been very impressed with every teacher they have had thus far. The teachers and administration are all very good at communicating to the parents and they make every effort to address each students specific needs. The school offers many activities to enrich the students outside of normal classroom routine.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this is a great school the teacher are very involved in the children s education which is great to know that they are there not for the money but to honestly make sure these kids get a proper education. I love this school. My daughter loves to get up and go to school everyday; she enjoys doing homework and getting involved in school project. I highly recommend this school if you are a parent that is involved in getting your child educated come to TEC. Thank you to all the staff at TEC for welcoming us and giving my daughter a great environment to be in.

  • (7 years ago)

    Having worked in this school for over 15 years and having worked in other elementary schools in northeastern PA I can honestly say that this school is at the top of the list when it comes to quality of staff involvement with the students and attention to the needs of the students it serves. It was an honor for me to work at TEC and if my kids were of elementary school age I would not hesitate to send them to TEC.

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