Kennett Middle, Greenwood Elementary excel in PA Performance Profiles

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website.
Kennett Middle, from left to right: Anna Fuller, Tara Matthews, Assistant Principal Lorenzo DiAngelis, Brenna Levi, Patti Tatum, Gretchen Coe, Joy Rosser, Tamara Fellows, Paul Petrick, Superintendent Barry Tomasetti, School Board President Heather Schaen and Principal John Carr. (Candice Monhollan)

Kennett Middle, from left to right: Anna Fuller, Tara Matthews, Assistant Principal Lorenzo DiAngelis, Brenna Levi, Patti Tatum, Gretchen Coe, Joy Rosser, Tamara Fellows, Paul Petrick, Superintendent Barry Tomasetti, School Board President Heather Schaen and Principal John Carr. (Candice Monhollan)

KENNETT SQUARE – With the school year coming to a close in the Kennett Consolidated School District, two schools were recognized at the June board meeting for attaining high scores in the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile.

Representatives from Greenwood Elementary and Kennett Middle schools were on hand to receive a banner and a proclamation from Governor Tom Corbett.

“We get an opportunity to really celebrate two schools that were outliers that had school profile scores of over 90 percent,” Superintendent Barry Tomasetti said. “There are only 428 schools in the state that have achieved a school profile score of a 90 percent.”

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The profile scores are calculated based off academic achievement, closing the achievement gap, indicators of academic growth and other indicators, such as attendance and graduation rates, if applicable.

Schools may also receive extra points based on state and industry assessments and students earning a score of three of higher on AP exams.

Kennett Middle School received a score of 91.4. It scored in the 80s in PSSA mathematics and writing and in the 70s in PSSA reading and science. The school also achieved a 95.75 score in mathematics growth expectations and perfect 100s in reading, science and writing growth expectations.

It also boasted a 96.38 score in attendance rates and received extra credit points for all four categories of PSSA results.

Greenwood Elementary School received a score of 92.4. It scored in the 80s in mathematics, science and writing and reading scored in the high 70s for PSSA testing results. The school boasted perfect scores in mathematics, reading, science and writing growth expecations and a 96.44 in attendance rates.

Just like the middle school, Greenwood also received extra points in all four PSSA testing categories.

The other schools in the district also came close to scoring in the 90s: Kennett High – 88.9, New Garden Elementary – 87.0 and Bancroft Elementary – 86.2.

“It’s a sign that our students have been growing in every building,” Tomasetti said.

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