Central Elementary School

829 West Turner St, Allentown, PA 18102 | (484) 765-4801
  • Grades: 1-5
  • Student Enrollment: 730
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 829 W Turner St, Allentown, PA 18102
  • Principal or Admin: Michael Rodriguez
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 730
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 45.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 399 (54.7%)
  • Females: 331 (45.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 37 (5.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 624 (85.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 661 (90.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Central Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black14720.1%
Asian60.8%
Hispanic52571.9%
White527.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Central Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade16823.0%
2nd Grade14319.6%
3rd Grade15921.8%
4th Grade12717.4%
5th Grade13318.2%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
96.4%
District:
87.8%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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4 reviews for Central Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on January 07, 2011
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • OVER ALL I THINK IT'S A FAIRLY GOOD SCHOOL. I JUST FEEL SORRY FOR THE TEACHERS BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS LACK DISCIPLINE THANKS TO THE LOVELY MORALS THEY ARE BEING TAUGHT AT HOME. I THINK DISCIPLINE SHOULD BEGIN FROM HOME AND THE TEACHERS SHOULD GET A LITTLE MORE FREEDOM TO ENFORCE IT AS WELL. WAIT A MINUTE! WHO'S RAPING KIDS!!!??? OH HELLZ NO...
  • Reviewed by Community Member on August 20, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think the staff and administration are doing a great job trying to achieve academic progress throughout the grade levels. Picking yourself up after a terrible incident can't be easy. Mr Rodriguez is fantastic.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 15, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This has got ot be the worst school (elementary, middle or high), in ALL of Pennsylvania. The students run the school and act more like animals than human beings, the principals are a jokes and security makes Barney Fife look like Joe Friday!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 08, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Any school that does not protect ALL of its students is not doing it's job. From the cafeteria worker to the Superintendent, everyone has the responsibility to protect and provide a safe environment for learning...with these "alleged" rapes of 1st graders, too many people were grossly neglecting their responsibilities. This school deserves a complete ouster of current staff and a reevaluation of whether any of these people should remain in the field of education...

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Central Elementary School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: School Improvement 2

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201043.1%68.8%84.5%
200953.5%71.0%81.7%
200856.3%68.1%80.5%
 
Reading Test
201027.1%54.0%75.2%
200943.0%62.0%77.0%
200854.5%58.9%76.8%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201053.2%73.1%84.9%
200951.2%71.9%81.8%
200855.0%67.4%79.6%
 
Reading Test
201039.5%53.4%72.9%
200933.1%54.3%72.6%
200834.7%49.5%70.1%
 
Science Test
201042.8%58.2%81.4%
200940.0%61.2%83.4%
200834.5%57.4%81.5%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201046.6%60.4%74.4%
200937.2%59.6%73.5%
200828.6%58.6%73.2%
 
Reading Test
201036.1%43.9%64.1%
200924.8%45.7%64.5%
200817.6%39.6%61.6%
 
Writing Test
201041.8%35.3%61.8%
2009---
200810.5%27.2%57.3%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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