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1313 Monroe St

Harrisburg, PA 17103

(717) 703-1240

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 596

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

4 Parent Reviews for Downey School

My child came from another school district and I am very surprised at how hard he is challenged in his classroom. The expectations for him are very high in his classroom and a good education is valued. Also, the communication between myself and the teacher are exceptional. I would highly recommend this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/25/09

I think Downey has an excellent scholastic atmosphere for learning. My son had been in private school, and the transistion to this school has been impressive.

Posted by a parent on 09/14/08

I found Downey to be a school with pratically non-existent discipline and conditions that could only be described as chaotic, at best. PSSA tests show that for the past 4 years this school has been moving deeper and deeper into the abyss of failure.

Posted by a parent on 04/26/07

I come from Cleveland school district in Ohio and I personally think this school system is a lot better than any school my children have ever been to in Cleveland. all of my children has excelled dramatically in all areas of their education. I am particularly satisfied with the performance of my kindergartner ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/26/06

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Test scores for Downey School

PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Downey School
Harrisburg City School District
* 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.

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Harrisburg schools — Downey School is located at 1313 Monroe St, Harrisburg PA 17103. 1313 Monroe St is in the 17103 ZIP code in Harrisburg, PA The school district for Downey School is the Harrisburg City School District. Downey School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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