School Details

West Pottsgrove El School

25 Grosstown Rd, Stowe, PA 19464
(610) 323-6510
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 460 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

74%
75%
80%
72%
77%
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
  • Pottsgrove School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
83%
77%
80%
72%
77%
81%
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
  • Pottsgrove School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
81%
73%
84%
78%
65%
64%
72%
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
  • Pottsgrove School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Pottsgrove El School is a public elementary school in Stowe. The principal of West Pottsgrove El School is Ms Ruth Fisher. 460 children attend West Pottsgrove El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 26% of the 460 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Pottsgrove El School is 13:1. Barth El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 78%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This school and its staff and its pta have no morals. They segregate children in this school on a regular basis. My son goes here and is unfortunately stuck here for another 4 years.Well they also have me to deal with for another four.The principal should not be a principal.Good luck to all parents who have children attending here.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son goes to West Pottsgrove Elementry. This is a great school. Teachers are great the quality of eduction is great. My son received a lot of help from teachers assistance in reading and writing while in kindergarten. This was good as it addressed his reading and writing at the initial stage the time when it actually matters. Issues addressed early make it easier in the later years. The Principal is very approachable she knows all the students by her first name she not only says this she actually does know they by their first name I know she calls my son and my neighbor's kids by their first name even when not at schools. I and everyone in our neighborhood love this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal shows no compassion and is basically serving the bare minimum of her job requirements. She clearly lacks direction organization and interpersonal skills.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love West Pottsgrove! My daughter started fourth grade last year dealing with a divorce and a move from out of state. She was not a big fan of school since kindergarten. Within a week she was coming home excited about school . She is in fifth grade this year and still has the same attitute. Ms. Donna in the office is great...she is always pleasant and willing to answer any question or concern I have. I now also have a kindergatner at West and I have been quite pleased with the 'big step' into kindergarten for my daughter and myself. Ms. Fischer is always friendly and attentive to students as she seems them in the hallway. I feel West Pottsgrove is professional when it comes to acadmeics but still remember to treat you like family. It is a huge comfort to have such a great public school for my children!

  • (7 years ago)

    Couldnt ask for a better school. Safe comfortable environment for your children. Ms fisher is a fabulous principal soft spoken caring and efficient!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been happy with my experiences over the last 5 years and 3 children. The school staff are all nice and have worked well with me any time there has been even the slightest conflict or question/concern. I am a former student as well. I am thrilled that my children are attending the same school district that I did as a child.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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