School Details

Laurel Valley El School

137 Education Ln, New Florence, PA 15944
(724) 238-5476
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 375 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

79%
89%
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79%
86%
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
  • Ligonier Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
93%
83%
77%
81%
72%
92%
94%
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
  • Ligonier Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
75%
73%
67%
69%
65%
79%
89%
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
  • Ligonier Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Laurel Valley El School is a public elementary school in St Clair Township. The principal of Laurel Valley El School is Dr Victoria Hazlett. 375 children attend Laurel Valley El School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 48% of the 375 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Laurel Valley El School is 16:1. United El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% 99%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I have mixed feelings about this school. My child's Kindergarten and First Grade teachers were wonderful! They were both new teachers in the district and we found them to both be fabulous. The teachers invited me in to classroom events and always made me feel welcome. I also enjoyed the close communication I've always had with the educators. The problem lies within the administration here. I enjoy attending my child's events at school; however the principal is never present for them. She never welcomes us into her school unless it's for some workshop on her own time. I feel that this principal is snooty and doesn't want to be seen in the public eye. Very unsual for a principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the education my children receive at Laurel Valley. The activities provided are wonderful. They have reading activities special out of classroom activities and children's workshops. Parents are encouraged to participate in activities and the parent support for this school is top notch. My children love attending school at Laurel Valley and are receiving an excellent education. The diversity is limited but is actually better than the nearby school districts. I did not attend Laurel Valley so I was not sure what to expect. My children had previously attended a private school. I was very pleased with their education at the private school. However I believe their education at Laurel Valley is comparable if not better than private school without the extra price tag.

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Overall score

(based on 2 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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