School Details

West Reading El Center

421 Chestnut St, West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 374-0739
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 306 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

85%
85%
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84%
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65%
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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
  • Wyomissing Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
77%
90%
90%
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
  • Wyomissing Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Reading El Center is a public middle school in West Reading. The principal of West Reading El Center is Mrs Jamie Whye. 306 students go to West Reading El Center and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 306 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Reading El Center is 14:1. School of Technology and Communication at Thomas F is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 82% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    There was something very special about teaching in this old school. The staff was the best and we had a caring administration.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is the best school in Berks County. The teachers are so one on one and the staff is excellent. A+

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(based on 2 ratings & reviews)

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