Pequea Valley School District

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Pequea Valley School District
Pequea Valley Logo.png
Location
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania

United States
District information
Motto"Where each learner counts"
GradesK-12
SuperintendentErik Orndorff[1]
Budget$32,994.25 [2]
Students and staff
Students1,589
Teachers122
Staff180
Other information
WebsitePequea Valley School District

The Pequea Valley School District is a school district of 1,589 students educated in 4 schools by 122 teachers in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the United States.[3] It is a member of Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit (IU) 13.

District Schools[edit]

Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts. Pequea Valley School District is in orange at the center right (eastern) side of the map.
Salisbury Elementary School, located on 422 School Lane Rd in Gap, PA
Paradise Elementary, located on 20 N Belmont Rd in Paradise, PA

Paradise Elementary School[edit]

Paradise Elementary School in Paradise, Pennsylvania is a K-6 facility in the Pequea Valley School District. In 2009, a new building was constructed adjacent to the old building. This new facility has features specifically added to try to limit resource consumption, such as auto-dimming lights and water fountains that use collected rainwater. [4]

Salisbury Elementary School[edit]

Salisbury Elementary School is a K-6 facility in the Pequea Valley School District. It houses around 360 students. Attendance at Salisbury Elementary School in Gap, Pennsylvania during the 2005–2006 school year was 96.11%, essentially the same as the 96.04% scored in the prior year. Students were 81.8% proficient in math, 72.9% proficient in reading.[5]

Pequea Valley Intermediate School[edit]

The PV Intermediate school is a facility for 7-8 grade students. There is approximately 250 attending. Attendance at Pequea Valley Intermediate School in Kinzers, Pennsylvania during the 2005–2006 school year was 96.10%, essentially the same as the 95.54% scored in the prior year. Students were 71.1% proficient in math, 69.5% proficient in reading.[6]

Pequea Valley High School[edit]

Attendance at Pequea Valley High School in Kinzers, Pennsylvania during the 2005–2006 school year was 92.91%, somewhat higher than the 87.97% scored in the prior year. Students were 57.1% proficient in math, 73.4% proficient in reading.[7]

One to One Initiative[edit]

Partnership with Apple[edit]

Pequea Valley was a part of a deal with tech giant Apple, where Macbook laptops were given to each student in the high school. This program started in the 2011-2012 school year, and this "One to One" learning program is a way Pequea Valley carries out their goal of Mass-Customized Learning, or MCL.[8]

Expansion[edit]

Since the birth of the One to One program, there has been a great deal of expansion into the intermediate school, and even down into the elementary schools. This is a result of the growth the students have shown in academic performance as a result of the program. There are now laptops for each student in grades 5-12, and those "learners" (This is what PVSD calls its students, as they claim MCL isn't teaching. Because of this, the teachers are referred to as Learning Facilitators) in grades K-4 each have iPads. These are taken home each day by students to use for school work or extracurricular activities. [8]

Sports[edit]

Pequea Valley High School's Varsity soccer team holds the 2012 State Championship title.

Comparison to other Lancaster County school districts[edit]

2016 SAT: average scores
Lancaster County schools
School district Reading Math Writing Total
Cocalico 514 524 495 1534
Columbia Borough 460 448 427 1335
Conestoga Valley 515 511 479 1505
Donegal 515 508 492 1515
Eastern Lancaster County 526 524 493 1544
Elizabethtown Area 529 532 495 1556
Ephrata Area 525 526 496 1546
Hempfield 535 556 505 1595
Lampeter-Strasburg 524 533 511 1567
Lancaster 425 436 407 1268
Manheim Central 507 510 483 1501
Manheim Township 539 553 515 1608
Penn Manor 516 523 483 1521
Pequea Valley 531 526 492 1549
Solanco 509 512 471 1492
Warwick 537 539 507 1584
County average 513 516 484 1514
Pennsylvania average 481 485 458 1424
U.S. average 494 508 482 1484
Each test section is out of a score of 800 points.
Source: Public School SAT Scores, PA Department of Education [1]
U.S. Average Source: 2016 SAT Report, CollegeBoard [2]
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment
2016-2017 Average PSSA exam scores for Lancaster County schools
School district Elementary Reading Elementary Math Elementary Science Intermediate Math Intermediate Reading Intermediate Science
Cocalico 78% 53% 91% 74% 38% 62%
Columbia Borough 50% 35% 80% 41% 15% 29%
Conestoga Valley 72% 52% 81% 71% 46% 60%
Donegal 69% 51% 79% 60% 41% 66%
Eastern Lancaster County 67% 49% 87% 69% 49% 60%
Elizabethtown Area 72% 62% 86% 66% 48% 63%
Ephrata Area 73% 60% 85% 61% 46% 51%
Hempfield 76% 62% 88% 73% 48% 70%
Lampeter-Strasburg 82% 67% 86% 74% 56% 61%
Lancaster 55% 44% 70% 36% 16% 31%
Manheim Central 73% 57% 88% 63% 51% 72%
Manheim Township 83% 75% 91% 79% 57% 71%
Penn Manor 73% 65% 86% 68% 46% 64%
Pequea Valley 71% 57% 89% 57% 27% 50%
Solanco 57% 50% 86% 62% 35% 56%
Warwick 74% 44% 82% 73% 44% 71%
Source: [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lancaster Online".
  2. ^ "Pequea valley 2016 "Report Card"" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Pequea Valley School District".
  4. ^ "About Paradise / About Paradise". www.pequeavalley.org. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  5. ^ "Salisbury Elementary". Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  6. ^ "Pequea Valley Middle School". Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  7. ^ "Pequea Valley Senior High School". Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  8. ^ a b "One-to-World Learning Initiative / The "Why?"". www.pequeavalley.org. Retrieved 2018-04-16.