School Details

Bridge Valley El School

2280 Sugar Bottom Rd, Furlong, PA 18925
(267) 893-3700
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 & ungraded 888 students 18 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

86%
92%
80%
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91%
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
  • Central Bucks School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
97%
83%
90%
93%
72%
94%
96%
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
  • Central Bucks School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
91%
73%
82%
86%
65%
87%
92%
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
  • Central Bucks School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
95%
77%
85%
91%
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
  • Central Bucks School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bridge Valley El School is a public middle school. The principal of Bridge Valley El School is Mrs Nadine Garvin. 888 students go to Bridge Valley El School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the 888 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bridge Valley El School is 18:1. Tamanend Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 5%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 85% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is in the first grade at Bridge Valley. He is a good student and always gets encouragement from his teachers. He enjoys going to school and is excited to tell all about it at the end of the day! I believe he could handle more challenge academically; however life is full of challenges for grownups. It is better to have easy school life that allows kids to enjoy other extracurricular activities.

  • (1 year ago)

    It's not a good school. I really hate bridge valley it is not as good as other schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    Unsatisfactory. Not a good school at all. I am disappointed in the school for the lack of quality.

  • (2 years ago)

    This year we finally had the chance to experience public school for the first time. Our child attended a wonderful preschool in the area which more than prepared her for first grade at Bridge Valley. The school is absolutely gorgeous and we were thrilled about the great facilities. At the start of school however we noticed right away that our child had learned the majority of the first grade curriculum and would probably be bored. Rather than bumping her up to a higher level math or challenging her they counseled us to wait months and do more testing. Well in those months she has learned virtually nothing new in math and has to ASK the teacher for harder problems!!! I wish they would have listened to us and accelerated her at the time --we feel as if we are home schooling her in areas since she is hungry for a challenge and not getting it at school. I agree that if your child is behind or autistic it's a fantastic school. But what if your child is already ahead?. Those kids are left to their own devices. No wonder why China and other countries are pulling ahead of us in education..our schools have to do more to take challenge the top third!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Very disappointed in the school. They appear to have great programs for children who need more help learning but those in the top third are left to their own devices far to often and are not challenged. We have met with staff and leadership to address our concerns and have been disappointed with the lack of action. The teachers are focused on the bottom third and lack the ability to challenge the top third. Additionally test scores are not in line with the rest of the district at this elementary.

  • (2 years ago)

    One of the better schools in Central Bucks. A mural on the stairs that lead upstairs elevators big classrooms with cubbies (that look like lockers) instead of coat closets. The bathrooms are very clean. And the gym entrance (green door) has a whole other part of the school. They have 3 playgrounds and swings. The kickball field is accessibly through a fence opening. The one playground is near the entrance that has that ugly wasp's nest up on a 2nd floor window. I love this school!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is wonderful! We have had an amazing experience with Bridge Valley Elementary! The teachers truly care about the kids education the administrators show strong leadership and are very involved day to day the curriculum is challenging...BVE has so much to offer.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can't say enough good things about this school. The teachers are wonderful the administrators are invested in the students and the students enjoy being at school. Total package with BVE!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school exceeds our expectations and hopes by a mile!!! Our oldest son's teacher Mrs. Doherty has been like a rock for him. She has never given up on him and has helped turn him around. We moved to the district from out of state at a time when our son's grades were doing down. His reading and writing fell behind dramatically in 4th grade. After starting here in 5th grade his teacher and counselor quickly recognized the concerns and moved into action. His grades have gone from D's to A's and B's. They have identified his learning differences and put plans into place to capitalize on those. His self-esteem has improved dramatically. We couldn't be more pleased with the school teacher and all of the staff who have rallied together to support our family!

  • (6 years ago)

    Bridge Valley is everything one could hope for in an elementary school...caring teachers awesome staff top shelf administrators dedicated to the education of every student.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school they have a wonderful group of teachers and even the newer teachers have proven to be outstanding for my daughters. The effort at which they are selecting the teachers and the willingness of the teachers to go above and beyond in the extra curricular has made for a wonderful elementary school experience for our family

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school and the staff is very friendly and caring.Academically the staff is alert and make kids study properly.Extra curricular activities are also there to keep the kids busy.

  • (7 years ago)

    the autistic support program is really great. my son has blossomed academically and socially from being in the program. the teachers really get 'into' these kids and that makes a difference. the one on one attention and small group settings are phenomenal.

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