School Details

Fairview Avenue El School

220 Fairview Ave, Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 762-1191
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 & ungraded 815 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

79%
82%
80%
72%
76%
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
  • Waynesboro Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
92%
83%
84%
83%
72%
95%
91%
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
  • Waynesboro Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
89%
73%
75%
73%
65%
71%
67%
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
  • Waynesboro Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
86%
77%
73%
74%
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
  • Waynesboro Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairview Avenue El School is a public middle school in Waynesboro. The principal of Fairview Avenue El School is Ms Dianne Eberhardt. 815 children attend Fairview Avenue El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 50% of the 815 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Fairview Avenue El School is 16:1. Waynesboro Area Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 91%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school goes above and beyond to meet the needs of children with emotional/special education needs. Their emotional support specialist Mr. Kreitzer is by far the best with whom I have had the pleasure of working. As an educator I have attended numerous IEP meetings. To date I have never attended one where the ES teacher was so prepared and invested in a child's success. The administration is actively involved in the students' academic and personal achievements. They are caring and personable well liked by the students. The only area where I would like to see improvement is in the area of technology. As with all schools today technology is advancing rapidly and teachers as well as students need to have more education and access to media. I would also like to know more or see more after school programs that address fitness and social interaction.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are not very happy with Fairview this year. Our son is in first grade and not doing very well. First off they have way to many kids in the building somewhere around 870 this year. Just in the first grade there are 150 kids. They have the largest class size ever. Very noisy enviroment. Teachers have to raise the voices a lot of the time. Just not feeling a good rapport with the teacher this year as well. I hope things change. Teachers need to be more nurturing encouraging and most of all understanding that every child is very different. We are hoping for change.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is a first grader at Fairview in Mrs. Delaneys class. My husband and I are very pleased with the school and the teachers. Everyone is so nice and very welcoming whenever we go to the school. Our son has ADHD and Mrs. D has been a great help to him he is reading way above his grade level! I love the pillars of character and the emphasis on reading! I know most of the children in my sons class on a first name basis and we are always welcome in his classroom. I am happy to have my son go to school here and i would be hard pressed to find another school that meets fairviews standards. Fairview falcons really do SOAR!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    the teachers really care about the students. they have a lot of after school activities. And they encourage the parents to be active in the school. many programs for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    This The leadership of this school needs to be changed to make it better for the Children that attent there .The Leadership is poor left to others to do .Kids don't get disciplined and parents not notified when something happens with their child .

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is in k and loves mrs cales. The school is very well organized and the kids are very disciplined! well done to the staff!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter who is in 4th grade is also doing very well with her reading and I find the homework assignments very helpful in this subject. Reading seems to be a forte at Fairview.

  • (9 years ago)

    We've been very pleased with our son's experience with Fairview Ave Elementary after his first year as a kindergartener. The teachers seem to work hard to get and keep parents involved in the education of their children. The reading emphasis is excellent. Our son is reading at a level that surprises and pleases us very much.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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