School Details

Glenside El School

500 Lackawanna St, Reading, PA 19601
(610) 371-5913
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 402 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
90%
80%
43%
85%
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
  • Cheltenham Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
91%
83%
65%
81%
72%
81%
85%
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
  • Cheltenham Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
84%
73%
53%
75%
65%
53%
58%
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
  • Cheltenham Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Glenside El School is a public elementary school in Reading. The principal of Glenside El School is Ms Melissa Fisher. 402 students go to Glenside El School and are mostly Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 94% of the 402 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Glenside El School is 14:1. Northwest El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 0%
Hispanic 77% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 49%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 8%
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 94% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the only bright ray of hope for a district that has lost it's way.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am completly satisfied with the level of education and care that Glenside Elementry school had been providing for my children Starting from the pricipal and down to the lunch ladies they are all great people who are there to provide a good education and work as a team for the children. As a result my children are honor students and I believe that the school they attend is at least 50% responsible and I thank them very much for that. I recommend Glenside Elementary school to any parent because I have never experienced the same quality of education care and concern from any other school in the district. Thank Heaven for the boundary exemption program!!

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers and principal at Glenside Elementary work very hard to help the children of Glenside. There are monthly family activities and tutoring programs daily AND on Saturdays. I would never consider sending my child to another elementary school.

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