School Details

Friendship El School

296 Reeceville Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-3770
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 369 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

94%
81%
80%
77%
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

98%
83%
83%
86%
68%
72%
96%
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

92%
74%
73%
88%
67%
65%
69%
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

Friendship El School is a public elementary school in West Brandywine Township. The principal of Friendship El School is Mr Jason Palaia. 369 children attend Friendship El School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 42% of the 369 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Friendship El School is 14:1. Reeceville El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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 42% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We love this school! The teachers staff and principal are all caring supportive and willing to help in any way they can! We wouldn't have our children go any other place!

  • (2 years ago)

    As a retired teacher I now volunteer at Friendship. The staff continues to be hardworking insightful and dedicated to bringing out the best in their students - academically socially and emotionally. It is a pleasure to see classrooms where students and teachers are enthusiastically engaged in different styles of learning. I've seen whole group small group and individual instruction being conducted. I've heard dynamic discussions seen group projects being implemented and witnessed all kinds of learning activities using computers whiteboards and Elmos to name of few of the tools that are used on a daily basis. Friendship maintains a positive approach to learning and is a wonderful place for students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Freindship has a great group of teachers and have really gone out of their way to help me with my children.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love the school. The teachers go above and beyond to help all students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Generally a good school my son is happy here

  • (11 years ago)

    I am very satisfied with the education that my son is receiving at Friendship Elementary School. Although the physical facilities are not exactly state of the art that is more than made up for by the teachers and administration of the school.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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