Sellersville El School

122 West Ridge Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960
(215) 257-6591
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 524 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

95%
89%
80%
88%
87%
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
  • Pennridge School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
91%
83%
83%
85%
72%
92%
96%
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
  • Pennridge School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
90%
73%
89%
81%
65%
88%
83%
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
  • Pennridge School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sellersville El School is a public elementary school in Sellersville. The principal of Sellersville El School is Miss Pricilla Ponist. 524 children attend Sellersville El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 18% of the 524 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sellersville El School is 17:1. Schoolhouse Learning Center-Sellersville is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 92%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a top notch school. The Principal teachers and staff are very knowledgeable and caring. There is a high focus on academics and developing into a healthy responsible individual that cares for fellow classmates. There are many opportunities for students across the spectrum to have his or her individualized need met.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school! Kids seem to all really enjoy learning in this fun place. The teachers are approachable and easy to talk to. I am happy to send my children here!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    I ahve 3 children enrolled at Sellersville. It appears that their reading skills are particullary emphasized and have grown remarkably. Thus far the teachers have been very good and responsible to my children's specific needs. The experience has been good. The school is located on a lot of land. Although from the front it appears to be rather small out back there is a lot of room for recess and physical activities.

  • (11 years ago)

    We are very disappointed in the way the school has handled our son who transferred into the school from an excellent school in Souderton School District. He was doing wonderful there. They put no proactive steps or measures into place to aid him in his transition until he showed problems in adjusting to being the 'new kid' their was no tolerance for small infractions even though he was unsure of all the rules. Now we are afraid he had been labeled because too little was done too late. We are also questioning the ethics and experience of the instructional support teacher involved who seems to want to push him off because he has ADHD and some real work will have to be done for him to assimulate to all of his changes. It has been our experience that she is more interested in trying to gather information to try and have him transferred. We have had to take further steps in order to protect his and our rights. We considering trying move back out of the district within two years turnaround and back to Souderton.

  • (11 years ago)

    Sellersville has won my esteem. My daughter tranferred to SE from another great elementary school in the district. She was very concerned about the switch. Every effort has been made to make the transition smooth and very comfortable. The principle knows her name as does the school counselor. Her teacher is of the highest quality and I appreciate all that she does for my child. I have no qualms about highly recommending this school to those who are searching for quality education.

  • (11 years ago)

    Sellersville Elem has an excellent teaching staff. They make learning fun and that makes the kids eager to learn. It is a win win situation. The learning support (mrs. noonan) & guidance (mrs.coleman) is like none other. They truly go above and beyond to make the kids feel so special. They are an asset to our school.

  • (12 years ago)

    The parents and community have settled for mediocrity for so long in this school district and the union mentality of the faculty particularly the more senior ones it results in a bland inferior product. Look at the test score results ES is at the bottom. For example one senior faculty person who was so bad he refused to give the children homework because he was too lazy to grade. He used the excuse that it was too much to put on the parents and children to assign them homework. I demanded he assign my son homework. He remained in his job for years and the students had to endure him all the while he's protected by the tenure rules. Fortunately has retired since. Simply look at the success rate of the average Pennridge student and the performance results on the tests scores. Inferior and substandard for the county and surrounding areas and Sellersville is at the bottom of the Pennridge schools. Sorry we settle for so little. Certainly the community is to blame by allowing the power brokers to shortchange the kids - that includes the school board faculty and the apathetic parents. Faculty should be required to take a test to make sure they are still competent! Every five years!

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