School Details

Rainbow El School

1113 West Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-3780
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 754 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

79%
81%
80%
69%
68%
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
  • Coatesville Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
83%
83%
59%
68%
72%
67%
74%
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
  • Coatesville Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
74%
73%
57%
67%
65%
45%
59%
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
  • Coatesville Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rainbow El School is a public elementary school in Valley Township. The principal of Rainbow El School is Ms Susan Vaites. 754 students attend Rainbow El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 54% of the 754 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rainbow El School is 14:1. Maranatha Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 45% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 34%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Rainbow Elementary Coatesville Pa. is nearly brand new state of the art facility. FIeld Day 2013 was fantastic. Art Program is great Garden Club includes K-5th grade including victory garden and children enjoyed recent trip to Longwood Gardens.

  • (5 years ago)

    The new Rainbow is fantastic. Great school great teachers and the diversity is giving our children the life skills to excel in their adult years. My children are distinguished honor students and are so well rounded. We as parents do our job and raise our kids to be respectful ambitious and educated. We expect nothing less. Other districts that are claimed to have higher incomes should watch their children closely their teachers have told me stories that are disturbing of what goes on. Cville City is always page 1 news the surrounding districts get swept to page 4. Their issues are much more frightening when money is the root of teenagers and the lifestyle that comes to keeping up. I have no fears of this district and my childrens future. So glad we moved here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our son is currently attenting 1st grade at Rainbow Elementary and we are very pleased with the new school as well as the quality of his teachers. The school is very good at keeping us informed. We are so glad that we didn't listened to all of the negative comments about Rainbow Elementary...

  • (5 years ago)

    As an educator for 33 years I have found the staff at Rainbow to be outstanding. From principal staff and paraprofessionals everyone puts forth over 100% effort to help your child succeed. I would not hesitate to send my child to Rainbow Elementary.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent of 5 children and 3 going to Rainbow I am happy with the education and the way the faculty does their job. My children loves their teachers and enjoy going to school.The principal is great and does a great job. this is a school I would recommend.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent and a professional educator and I am extremely pleased with the faculty and staff and their committment to Rainbow's students. The facility is outdated but a new building is under construction.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in the Second Grade. She really loves her teacher and loves going to school. The teacher is a wonderful lady who truly loves and cares for her students. I am really pleased with the school and looking forward to them getting in the new school which should be completed next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in the first grade at Rainbow. She has had a great year. Her teacher is a wonderful lady. She has learned many new things and has really come out of her shell this year.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is a third grade student at Rainbow and has one of the worst experiences this year with the other students. Not that they are picking on my son but they are completely out of hand and the principal and vice just seem to ignore the bad behaviors! It is horrible!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    The academic programs are basic and offer no special curriculum. The system is impossible to navigate to have any problems solved. The availability of extra curricular activities is fair. Parental involvement is also low but the PTO is very active because the school operates on a limited budget for actual educational activities.

  • (11 years ago)

    My twins went for 6 years and did so well! Parents are involved. Staff members know the students personally. Gifted program and the teacher in charge is the best!

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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