Thirteenth & Union El School

1600 North 13th St, Reading, PA 19604
(610) 371-5795
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 915 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

68%
64%
80%
59%
49%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
67%
83%
53%
47%
72%
73%
62%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
54%
73%
43%
38%
65%
33%
31%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thirteenth & Union El School is a public elementary school in Reading. The principal of Thirteenth & Union El School is Ms Dorothea Miller. 915 students attend Thirteenth & Union El School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 81% of the 915 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Thirteenth & Union El School is 19:1. Twelfth & Marion El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Latin

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 10%
Hispanic 72% 77%
Multiracial 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
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 81% 90%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    So far having seen much help from the school itself for my son who does have behavioral problems. Just basically sending him somewhere else for someone to deal with it. My daughter is also not challenged enough. Seems as if a lot of the teachers are too lazy to teach. My kids hardly come home with h.w and when they do usually from only subject. I've seen better help from other schools they have attended.

  • (2 years ago)

    I had so many problems at this school including no support for my child for reading after I asked for four times in one year. I was told that she would catch up to everyone else. She ended up getting a summer school letter. I transferred her to St. Margaret where she was given excellent services. In 3rd grade her teacher sent her home with someone not on my pick up list. She got lice. They never helped me through the process. My child endured two bullies in her class amongst other things. I think the Reading School district as a whole is way below standards.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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