School Details

Fort Washington El School

1010 Ft Washington Ave, Fort Washington, PA 19034
(215) 643-8961
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 476 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

99%
94%
80%
93%
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

100%
99%
83%
96%
94%
72%
97%
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

91%
93%
73%
90%
90%
65%
82%
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

Fort Washington El School is a public elementary school in Upper Dublin. The principal of Fort Washington El School is Mr William Del Collo. 476 students go to Fort Washington El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 9% of the 476 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fort Washington El School is 14:1. Open Door Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 11%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is ran by a fantastic principle; it has great energy and always performs well.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is over-rated and ok at best. There are some teachers that are very good and you can tell they really care about education. That being said the more visible teachers are a joke and the kids that are lucky enough to get into these classes are obnoxious towards the other kids. the older they get the more insulting they are to the other kids. While teachers preach against bullying they themselves are the bullies. While I understand a teacher would have favorites it is a DISGRACE that they should show it to the children. The new principal is practically invisible although in her defense she is doing the work of two jobs...being the technology director. There is plenty of opportunity for parent involvement if that is for you. The building itself is old and disgusting. When your child comes home on a semi regular basis with giant cockroach stories and mouse stories I'd say there is a problem. But SHHHHHH don't mention any of the above. They'll call you negative.

  • (1 year ago)

    FWES IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY SON IS IN 5TH GRADE AND IS SAD TO LEAVE. ( BUT WE ALL LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!! GO PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    We decided on where we wanted to live in Montgomery County based on objective and subjective criteria in terms of the schools. After we decided on Upper Dublin School District we moved to Fort Washington specifically so that our daughter could attend FWES. She is finishing her fifth year there and we have never doubted that it is one of the best decisions we have made for her.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both our daughters attend this school. Wonderful community attentive teachers exceptional principle. We're very pleased.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fabulous school! Great leadership great teachers and great supporting families. Couldn't ask for more!

  • (7 years ago)

    We have two daughters who attend FWES. The FWES community is kind caring and motivating to all children. There staff has a true passion for education and a love for children. We feel fortunate to live in a community that puts childrens education first! FWES is the best!

  • (7 years ago)

    We considered both private and public school for our children when they began elementary school many years ago. We have never been disappointed with our choice of Fort Washington Elementary. The school has been a wonderful nurturing envirnoment for both my boys and girls. The teachers are kind caring and creative and the administration is fabulous. We have never had a bad experience in over eight years at FWES. There is a very strong community of parents who are active in the school with plenty of opportunity to be involved in the classroom and the PTA. We would highly recommend Fort Washington Elementary to any prospective parents. You can feel the energy the minute that you walk in the front door. It is one of the happiest places around for your child to grow and learn!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is currently in third grade and my daughter is now at the Middle School. We could not have 'hand-picked' a better elementary school for both of our children! The teachers are motivating and caring and respect each students' needs! It is a true community at FWES and one where everyone is encouraged to get involved and be a part of! It is a wonderful school!

  • (8 years ago)

    Initally everything sounded great when we enrolled our daughter into kindergarten. We are very dissapointed with the lack to enforce their prided motto 'No Bully Zone'. Dicipline issues are handled very casual. My daughter's classroom environment failed to provide harmony and respect among the children. Parent feedback is encouraged but the response to feedback is sometimes discouraging. Academically this school seems to be performing well-but it is my opinion a child can only make the most of the education when it is offered in a safe and respectful environment. Social development and academic development are not equal in this school. There is an imbalance of the two. Overall I have been very dissapointed and am glad to take my daughter out of this school.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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