DR DAVID W KISTLER EL SCHOOL

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301 OLD RIVER RD
WILKES BARRE, PA 18702
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Phone: 570-826-7230
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Wilkes-barre Area School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 142.9
  • Number Students: 1000
  • Number Teachers: 65
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5206
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 300
  • Principal: Ms Margo Serafini
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (17 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (12 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-20
    "My children are in K&1st grade.In Dodson last year&was pretty good.From the 1stday here,the VP&Principal have been nasty.My son's Kindergarten teacher,despite being informed he is in SBBH is extremely nasty&condescending,exaggerated stories that happenned when a counselor was there& told me that is not what happened.She called the VP down and him and the teacher circled me and bullied me&my son,telling me I need to tell my son to not hit,when the counselor told me he simply pushed past a teacher.mind you he has ADHD diagnosis,which they have help for in the school but administration still has stigmata along w. my sons teacher.We were late a few times picking up due to miscommunication by school& were treated to harrassment& threats that Childrens Services would be called for late pick up&they fine you if you are late.The dress code is ridiculous,my kids closets are full of beautiful name brand things which they can't wear because it does not adhere to *5 page* dress code.parents are treated like criminals& I dont appreciate the condescending attitude of staff. I come from a very affluent area in another state &they dont act this way.Seriously considering a change or cyber school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-18
    "my daughter is proud of her school and we would also like to start off by saying the school offers great programs classes as well as smart hands on teachers who help and work with the children as well as us the parents and my wife and i are proud that are daughter is a part of there learning experience thank you for your inquiry in this matter"
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    Posted 2014-03-23
    "this is school is most definitely a 0 for me and my child never experience such low people in the school system someone should really check the school out themselves like the district .so awful starting with the principal to staff workers and teachers being so unprofessional to students my child cry every morning not to go to school what does that tell you he use to love school. before this one"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-22
    "parents complain a lot about the schools their children attend. Its up to the parents getting involved in schools that will make a difference. my daughter went to kistler from kindergarten to 6th grade. She had a few issues, and all were resolved thanks to the teachers help. Bullying is in every school, and kistler will not tolerate it. When my daughter needed help in math, her teacher gave me web sites to go on to help. When her teacher knew she loved Science, he recommended the WEBS program for her over the summer. It was the best experience she ever had over her summers! Lets make our schools a better place, its up to all of us, not just the teachers. I feel the teachers were kind, and did the best they could with the large classes of students."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-14
    "And lets not forget about the silly policys about dying hair of piercing( face/ears). I'm sorry but this is my child, who are you to tell me that if they wanted more then two piercings in their ear, and I allow it,who are you to tell me no? WHat ever happened to expressing ones self? I am not saying go ahead and connect all your piercing together and hang a weight to it. But come on since when is dying your hair and having multipul piercing distracting?"
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