School Details

Fitzwater El School

School Ln, Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 784-0381
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 428 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

88%
94%
80%
84%
89%
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
  • Upper Dublin School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
99%
83%
95%
94%
72%
100%
99%
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
  • Upper Dublin School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
93%
73%
90%
90%
65%
83%
82%
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
  • Upper Dublin School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fitzwater El School is a public elementary school in Upper Dublin. The principal of Fitzwater El School is Dr Joanna Roger. 428 students attend Fitzwater El School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 11% of the 428 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fitzwater El School is 13:1. Willow Hill School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 75% 77%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Overall a great school w/ very involved parents and teachers. My only big complaint is that the school district's Special Education dept. does appear to be interested in helping your child get support they need unless they are extremely impaired. If your child is barely hanging on...won't get support. Be prepared to pay out of pocket for ANY additional services your child may need if they are struggling.

  • (3 years ago)

    We had a difficult time as the new kid but with the teacher principal and guidance counselor help our son now is having a wonderful school year.

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  • Principal leadership
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