Central Park Elementary School

Summary:

Central Park Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Pennsville, New Jersey, serving grades 1-3 with a total enrollment of 216 students. The school is part of the Pennsville School District, which is ranked 521 out of 615 school districts in New Jersey and has a rating of 1 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger.

While Central Park Elementary School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (77.78%) compared to the surrounding schools, its academic performance, as measured by NJSLA test scores, is below the state average in both English Language Arts and Mathematics for 3rd grade students. For example, in 2022-2023, only 23.9% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state average of 42%. Additionally, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 3.4% in 2020-2021 to 13.6% in 2021-2022, which is higher than the state average. Central Park Elementary School also has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 38.89% in 2022-2023.

When comparing Central Park Elementary School to the nearby Penn Beach Elementary and Valley Park Elementary schools in the same district, it becomes evident that Central Park has lower academic performance, higher chronic absenteeism, and a less diverse student population. This suggests that Central Park may be facing unique challenges that the other schools in the Pennsville School District are not experiencing.


Detail:

Public K-3

 43 Oliver Ave
       Pennsville, NJ  08070-1531


(856) 540-6200

District: Pennsville School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
979th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,263 Help


Students who attend Central Park Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Pennsville Middle School
High:    Pennsville Memorial High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.1 Help
Number of students:  216

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.8%
Hispanic:
12.0%
African American:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Central Park Elementary School ranks worse than 73% of elementary schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.59. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Central Park Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Pennsville School District. Racial makeup is: White (77.8%), Hispanic (12%), African American (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 38.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central Park Elementary School is 9.1, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Pennsville School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central Park Elementary School is $14,263, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Pennsville School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Central Park Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central Park Elementary School 979th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Central Park Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Pennsville School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Pennsville School District 521st of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Central Park Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Central Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 70.67 429th 1204 64.4%
2004 33.06 1009th 1298 22.3%
2005 34.42 994th 1303 23.7%
2006 37.64 974th 1314 25.9%
2007 45.29 929th 1329 30.1%
2008 47.69 873rd 1338 34.8%
2009 41.72 928th 1346 31.1%
2010 38.68 973rd 1354 28.1%
2011 38.74 975th 1360 28.3%
2012 40.69 945th 1363 30.7%
2013 50.45 813th 1367 40.5%
2014 43.48 906th 1363 33.5%
2015 43.21 809th 1357 40.4%
2016 48.15 750th 1346 44.3%
2017 35.93 906th 1352 33.0%
2018 34.21 947th 1353 30.0%
2019 30.40 991st 1360 27.1%
2021 26.67 910th 1317 30.9%
2022 24.85 1007th 1345 25.1%
2023 27.59 979th 1342 27.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Central Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.81 594th 1001 40.7%
2019 46.08 478th 1007 52.5%
2021 39.66 475th 868 45.3%
2022 32.06 584th 949 38.5%
2023 56.56 335th 958 65.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Central Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.70 334th 942 64.5%
2019 33.73 624th 948 34.2%
2021 41.07 473rd 839 43.6%
2022 56.90 297th 863 65.6%
2023 51.25 381st 910 58.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Central Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.36 888th 1333 33.4%
2019 30.22 967th 1331 27.3%
2021 34.39 807th 1290 37.4%
2022 24.63 984th 1326 25.8%
2023 30.26 917th 1318 30.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Central Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.26 904th 1334 32.2%
2019 32.51 927th 1335 30.6%
2021 20.73 987th 1297 23.9%
2022 27.09 954th 1324 27.9%
2023 26.11 968th 1315 26.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Central Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 57.79 180th 494 63.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Central Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.20 191st 870 78.0%
2021 32.91 628th 896 29.9%
2022 43.06 506th 953 46.9%
2023 73.98 203rd 982 79.3%
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Rank History for White students at Central Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.89 931st 1022 8.9%
2019 14.82 910th 1023 11.0%
2021 10.77 920th 964 4.6%
2022 8.86 909th 976 6.9%
2023 8.72 905th 975 7.2%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Central Park Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 275 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 279
1989 257 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 261
1990 281 3 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 288
1991 247 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1992 243 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 245
1993 244 3 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 255
1994 260 4 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 274
1995 290 1 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 298
1996 290 1 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 298
1998 303 0 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 310
1999 295 0 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 299
2000 285 0 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 291
2001 276 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 280
2002 251 0 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 266
2003 251 0 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 266
2004 256 0 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 264
2005 234 3 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 249
2006 243 5 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 258
2007 244 6 5 5 4 n/a n/a 0 264
2008 247 4 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 257
2009 231 4 3 5 3 0 5 0 251
2010 236 4 1 5 0 0 13 0 259
2011 255 3 4 8 1 0 6 0 277
2012 242 3 3 12 0 0 10 0 270
2013 256 6 4 27 1 0 11 0 305
2014 219 3 6 20 1 0 9 0 258
2015 211 5 4 18 2 0 7 0 247
2016 243 5 3 17 2 0 4 0 274
2017 240 5 5 20 2 0 10 0 282
2018 216 7 4 27 1 0 10 0 265
2019 224 8 1 14 0 0 12 0 259
2020 218 10 2 23 0 0 15 0 268
2021 206 10 6 25 0 0 24 0 271
2022 182 12 4 25 0 0 14 0 237
2023 168 11 3 26 0 0 8 0 216

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Central Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 279 15.0 18.6 n/a
1989 261 16.0 16.3 n/a
1990 288 17.0 16.9 8.7
1991 247 17.0 14.5 9.7
1992 245 16.0 15.3 10.2
1993 255 15.0 17.0 13.3
1994 274 15.0 18.3 13.1
1995 298 17.0 17.5 14.1
1996 298 17.0 17.5 14.1
1998 310 16.0 19.4 14.5
1999 299 16.5 18.1 13.4
2000 291 18.0 16.2 19.9
2001 280 18.3 15.3 15
2002 266 21.0 12.7 15
2003 266 21.0 12.7 15
2004 264 16.0 16.5 18.6
2005 249 16.0 15.6 n/a
2006 258 14.5 17.8 17.4
2007 264 16.0 16.5 19.7
2008 257 15.0 17.1 24.5
2009 251 17.5 11.6 26.7
2010 259 15.0 17.2 34
2011 277 14.0 19.7 29.6
2012 270 22.7 11.8 28.5
2013 305 25.4 12.0 31.8
2014 258 26.4 9.7 34.5
2015 247 21.0 11.7 36.4
2016 274 21.0 13.0 40.9
2017 282 20.1 14.0 37.2
2018 265 24.1 10.9 37
2019 259 24.5 10.5 38.2
2020 268 23.5 11.4 41.4
2021 271 22.5 12.0 43.9
2022 237 23.5 10.0 42.6
2023 216 23.5 9.1 38.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Central Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 279 15.0 18.6 n/a
1989 261 16.0 16.3 n/a
1990 288 17.0 16.9 8.7
1991 247 17.0 14.5 9.7
1992 245 16.0 15.3 10.2
1993 255 15.0 17.0 13.3
1994 274 15.0 18.3 13.1
1995 298 17.0 17.5 14.1
1996 298 17.0 17.5 14.1
1998 310 16.0 19.4 14.5
1999 299 16.5 18.1 13.4
2000 291 18.0 16.2 19.9
2001 280 18.3 15.3 15
2002 266 21.0 12.7 15
2003 266 21.0 12.7 15
2004 264 16.0 16.5 18.6
2005 249 16.0 15.6 n/a
2006 258 14.5 17.8 17.4
2007 264 16.0 16.5 19.7
2008 257 15.0 17.1 24.5
2009 251 17.5 11.6 26.7
2010 259 15.0 17.2 34
2011 277 14.0 19.7 29.6
2012 270 22.7 11.8 28.5
2013 305 25.4 12.0 31.8
2014 258 26.4 9.7 34.5
2015 247 21.0 11.7 36.4
2016 274 21.0 13.0 40.9
2017 282 20.1 14.0 37.2
2018 265 24.1 10.9 37
2019 259 24.5 10.5 38.2
2020 268 23.5 11.4 41.4
2021 271 22.5 12.0 43.9
2022 237 23.5 10.0 42.6
2023 216 23.5 9.1 38.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Central Park Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $511 (3.6%) $13,752 (96.4%) $14,263

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Central Park Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 991st of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 979th of 1342 Elementary schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Central Park Elementary School)41.823.9
 17.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsville School District)41.823.9
 17.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Central Park Elementary School)42.637.6
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Pennsville School District)42.637.6
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students259216
 16.6%
African American811
 37.5%
American Indian00
Asian13
 200%
Hispanic1426
 85.7%
Pacific Islander00
White224168
 25%
Two or More Races128
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.2%38.9%
 0.7%


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Students who attend Central Park Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pennsville Middle School
High : Pennsville Memorial High School

Central Park Elementary School ranks 979th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 216 students attended Central Park Elementary School.

Students at Central Park Elementary School are 78% White, 12% Hispanic, 5% African American, 4% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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