School Details

Towamensing El School

7920 Interchange Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235
(610) 681-4024
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 362 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

88%
89%
80%
86%
78%
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
  • Palmerton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
79%
83%
69%
69%
72%
88%
88%
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
  • Palmerton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
60%
73%
68%
67%
65%
83%
71%
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
  • Palmerton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
81%
77%
86%
75%
69%

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
  • Palmerton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Towamensing El School is a public middle school in Lehighton. The principal of Towamensing El School is Mr Gary Bruch. 362 children attend Towamensing El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 21% of the 362 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Towamensing El School is 17:1. Palmerton Area Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 96%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My grandson was transferred to this school from a Montessori school. He needed IU education and his needs had not been identified or addressed at the Montessori school. Towmensing Elementary school was and continues to be an educational environment that thrives to meet individual student needs with a concerned faculty and administration. We cannot praise this school enough. Our grandson is thriving learning and very happy here; teachers work together and support each other and their students. The results are an example of the power of dedicated educators therapists and support staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. My son transferred into 1st grade from a private school Kindergarten and none of my concerns were warranted. The teachers are great my son loves to go to school and the principal is very available. My son's food allergies are taken seriously and he has not had a single reaction so far. Excellent team. The new building is nice too.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been a parent with children at Towamensing Elementary since 1991 and still have young ones in their now seen many Principals and still many of the same teachers and some new teachers and the expansions of the school. It is the Best School around academically socially physically mentally to educate your child in. The educators and office staff on site are trained to deal with every childs needs and can mold what is needed for each child's learning need. It's been The best experience for me as a parent for me as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent school! My kids love it and are learning everything they need.

  • (10 years ago)

    The best PTO around. Parents are very much involved and care about the school programs and the students! Principal Mr.G Bruch goes beyond his duty! keep up the good work everyone!

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