School Details

Neil Armstrong #40

North Lincoln Ave and Clearvie, Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 348-3661
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 586 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
74%
80%
68%
65%
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
  • Scranton School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
81%
83%
72%
65%
72%
86%
77%
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
  • Scranton School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
65%
73%
61%
54%
65%
62%
49%
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
  • Scranton School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Neil Armstrong #40 is a public elementary school in Scranton. The principal of Neil Armstrong #40 is Mr Paul Stefani. 586 children attend Neil Armstrong #40 and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 61% of the 586 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Neil Armstrong #40 is 15:1. Howard Gardner School of Discovery is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 71% 71%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Hispanic 12% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.06%
Asian 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    the staff students and administation have a great working relationship because the needs and interests of the children are put first!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is great.They make sure if the kids are not understanding something they make sur they get help to understand what they are doing.The school is a good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from this school 3 years ago and it was wonderful. Neil Armstrong has the best music program in the district which is ran by Ms. Kimberly Gnall. The music program includes band chourus and strings. Neil Armstrong also has a computer lab with fun yet educational programs and a library with hundreds of books. The teachers are amazing and so nice they really perfect this school. I could go on and on about the great extra curricular programs activities and learing progams offerred at Neil Armstrong. Ask me questioins about the school and i will be happy to answer them.

  • (6 years ago)

    While my children's teachers have been good my overall experience with this school has been poor. I am looking into alternatives. The school's administration leaves a lot to be desired. They are disorganized and the principal is difficult to deal with.

  • (8 years ago)

    the school its self is the best in scranton even thought the discriminate against disabilities i had 3 kids there then they kick them out because 2 where iep now my kids get picked on at there new school other than that its good

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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