School Details

Thomas H Ford Elementary School

901 Margaret St, Reading, PA 19611
(610) 371-5928
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 469 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

64%
64%
80%
53%
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

76%
67%
83%
53%
47%
72%
64%
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

39%
54%
73%
26%
38%
65%
31%
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

Thomas H Ford Elementary School is a public elementary school in Reading. The principal of Thomas H Ford Elementary School is Mr Stanley Kuczawa. 469 students attend Thomas H Ford Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 93% of the 469 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thomas H Ford Elementary School is 14:1. Sacred Heart School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 12%
Hispanic 86% 76%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.03%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 80%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Thomas is an OK school they can improve in certain areas but educational wise they are doing great. I really think they need to revise the color system. More project would be nice too!! -) one more thing i would like my child to come home and teach me new songs at least twice a month.

  • (8 years ago)

    Thomas Ford is a very good school they have very good values very good teaching values my student went from going to Governer Mifflin to Thomas Ford and is doing very well in Thomas Ford her reading skills are in the high end for 5th grade she gets along with all of the students even though the students are majority black and she is white.

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