South Davis Elementary School

Summary:

South Davis Elementary School is a public elementary school in Orchard Park, New York, serving 394 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Orchard Park Central School District, which is ranked 121 out of 866 school districts in New York and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

South Davis Elementary School consistently performs above the state average in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math proficiency across all grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 3rd grade ELA proficiency was 54.84% compared to the state average of 44.89%, and its 3rd grade Math proficiency was 75% compared to the state average of 53.68%. The school has a significantly higher percentage of white students (91.88%) compared to the state and nearby schools like Eggert Road Elementary School and Truman Elementary School, which have more diverse student populations. Additionally, South Davis Elementary School has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (13.2%), lower than the nearby schools, which range from 14.36% to 67.23%.

South Davis Elementary School's higher per-student spending of $15,127 in 2022-2023, compared to the nearby schools' range of $11,965 to $16,931 per student, may contribute to the school's strong academic performance. The school has maintained a strong academic performance, consistently ranking in the top 25% of New York elementary schools over the past decade, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Its performance is particularly strong for male students and special education students, ranking in the top 25% and top 30% of New York elementary schools, respectively, in recent years.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 51 S Davis St
       Orchard Park, NY  14127-2374


(716) 209-6246

District: Orchard Park Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
450th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,127 Help


Students who attend South Davis Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Orchard Park Middle School
High:    Orchard Park High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.7 Help
Number of students:  394

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.9%
Hispanic:
2.5%
Asian:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.2% Help


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Compare Details South Davis Elementary School ranks better than 81.5% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Orchard Park Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.49. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details South Davis Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Orchard Park Central School District. Racial makeup is: White (91.9%), Hispanic (2.5%), Asian (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Orchard Park Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Davis Elementary School is 10.7, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Orchard Park Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Davis Elementary School is $15,127, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Orchard Park Central School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

South Davis Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks South Davis Elementary School 450th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See South Davis Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Orchard Park Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Orchard Park Central School District 121st of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Davis Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at South Davis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 85.36 116th 2206 94.7%
2007 82.95 213th 2219 90.4%
2008 85.73 74th 2227 96.7%
2009 84.44 73rd 2257 96.8%
2010 84.60 196th 2263 91.3%
2011 88.29 138th 2286 94.0%
2012 88.79 120th 2320 94.8%
2013 87.81 194th 2325 91.7%
2014 92.70 90th 2345 96.2%
2015 91.97 102nd 2352 95.7%
2016 72.51 592nd 2366 75.0%
2017 75.56 510th 2386 78.6%
2018 76.66 478th 2395 80.0%
2019 73.88 570th 2413 76.4%
2021 74.38 499th 2201 77.3%
2022 83.41 353rd 2434 85.5%
2023 79.49 450th 2439 81.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at South Davis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.90 1034th 1941 46.7%
2019 60.48 448th 1859 75.9%
2021 67.14 222nd 1044 78.7%
2022 75.73 268th 2031 86.8%
2023 57.59 591st 2016 70.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at South Davis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.22 164th 2045 92.0%
2023 69.75 470th 2041 77.0%
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Rank History for Female students at South Davis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.31 364th 2338 84.4%
2019 74.80 518th 2357 78.0%
2021 69.78 517th 1955 73.6%
2022 74.80 515th 2401 78.6%
2023 74.39 547th 2403 77.2%
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Rank History for Male students at South Davis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.86 574th 2340 75.5%
2019 71.34 595th 2358 74.8%
2021 74.25 432nd 1961 78.0%
2022 85.56 258th 2400 89.3%
2023 80.48 395th 2400 83.5%
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Rank History for White students at South Davis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 61.42 520th 1337 61.1%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, 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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Data source: NY State Education Department

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by a parent
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Open Quote This a truly wonderful school that has all of the things a parent looks for an inclusive environment, empathy building, strong anti-bullying policies that are enforced and wonderful teachers/principal. You really can't ask for more than that.... Close Quote



Enrollment information for South Davis Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 403 3 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1990 397 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1991 425 4 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 434
1992 440 5 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1993 394 6 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1994 409 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1995 393 3 7 0 2 n/a n/a 0 405
1996 393 3 7 0 2 n/a n/a 0 405
1997 391 5 7 3 3 n/a n/a 0 409
1998 396 5 8 3 2 n/a n/a 0 414
1999 389 5 5 2 2 n/a n/a 0 403
2000 369 8 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 386
2001 371 5 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 380
2002 376 3 3 2 3 n/a n/a 0 387
2003 376 3 3 2 3 n/a n/a 0 387
2004 387 5 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 397
2005 410 6 0 2 4 n/a n/a 0 422
2006 406 7 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 416
2007 409 5 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 417
2008 437 3 3 2 1 n/a n/a 6 452
2009 378 2 6 6 1 n/a n/a 0 393
2010 377 3 12 5 1 n/a n/a 0 398
2011 375 3 14 4 0 0 1 0 397
2012 383 1 15 4 1 1 5 0 410
2013 377 0 15 6 1 1 5 0 405
2014 370 0 12 6 1 0 4 0 393
2015 339 0 11 4 0 0 6 0 360
2016 324 0 12 5 0 0 6 0 347
2017 310 0 11 4 0 1 8 0 334
2018 325 1 7 7 0 1 9 0 350
2019 316 2 4 7 0 0 13 0 342
2020 312 2 5 12 0 0 14 0 345
2021 285 3 4 11 0 0 11 0 314
2022 325 2 5 9 0 0 10 0 351
2023 362 4 9 10 0 0 9 0 394

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 South Davis Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 414 29.9 13.8 n/a
1990 404 29.9 13.5 n/a
1991 434 30.9 14.0 n/a
1992 451 31.9 14.1 n/a
1993 409 29.1 14.1 n/a
1994 416 30.1 13.8 2.2
1995 405 29.1 13.9 0.7
1996 405 29.1 13.9 0.7
1997 409 28.1 14.6 0.5
1998 414 28.2 14.7 1
1999 403 29.2 13.8 0.7
2000 386 30.2 12.8 1.8
2001 380 31.0 12.3 3.7
2002 387 31.2 12.4 2.8
2003 387 31.2 12.4 2.8
2004 397 n/a n/a n/a
2005 422 32.5 13.0 2.6
2006 416 31.0 13.4 2.9
2007 417 31.4 13.3 1.7
2008 452 30.5 14.8 0.9
2009 393 28.5 13.8 2
2010 398 29.5 13.4 3
2011 397 31.9 12.4 4
2012 410 26.6 15.4 4.4
2013 405 26.0 15.5 4
2014 393 26.0 15.1 5.3
2015 360 27.0 13.3 5.8
2016 347 26.0 13.3 9.8
2017 334 28.0 11.9 8.7
2018 350 26.0 13.4 6.9
2019 342 25.3 13.4 8.5
2020 345 29.0 11.8 9.9
2021 314 30.8 10.1 7.3
2022 351 29.2 11.9 5.1
2023 394 36.6 10.7 13.2

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 South Davis Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 414 29.9 13.8 n/a
1990 404 29.9 13.5 n/a
1991 434 30.9 14.0 n/a
1992 451 31.9 14.1 n/a
1993 409 29.1 14.1 n/a
1994 416 30.1 13.8 2.2
1995 405 29.1 13.9 0.7
1996 405 29.1 13.9 0.7
1997 409 28.1 14.6 0.5
1998 414 28.2 14.7 1
1999 403 29.2 13.8 0.7
2000 386 30.2 12.8 1.8
2001 380 31.0 12.3 3.7
2002 387 31.2 12.4 2.8
2003 387 31.2 12.4 2.8
2004 397 n/a n/a n/a
2005 422 32.5 13.0 2.6
2006 416 31.0 13.4 2.9
2007 417 31.4 13.3 1.7
2008 452 30.5 14.8 0.9
2009 393 28.5 13.8 2
2010 398 29.5 13.4 3
2011 397 31.9 12.4 4
2012 410 26.6 15.4 4.4
2013 405 26.0 15.5 4
2014 393 26.0 15.1 5.3
2015 360 27.0 13.3 5.8
2016 347 26.0 13.3 9.8
2017 334 28.0 11.9 8.7
2018 350 26.0 13.4 6.9
2019 342 25.3 13.4 8.5
2020 345 29.0 11.8 9.9
2021 314 30.8 10.1 7.3
2022 351 29.2 11.9 5.1
2023 394 36.6 10.7 13.2

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.

Immunization Rates

South Davis Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.0%0.5%0.0%99.5%99.0%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%
201498.2%0.8%0.0%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%98.2%99.2%
201598.6%0.5%0.0%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%98.9%98.9%
201698.6%1.2%0.0%98.9%98.6%98.6%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%
201797.9%1.5%0.0%98.2%98.5%98.5%98.5%97.9%98.2%98.2%
201898.3%1.4%0.3%98.6%98.3%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%
201998.5%0.0%0.0%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%
202099.1%0.0%99.1%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.1%99.4%100.0%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for South Davis Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $416 (3.7%) $10,846 (96.3%) $11,263
2020 $527 (3.9%) $13,131 (96.1%) $13,659
2021 $579 (3.6%) $15,605 (96.4%) $16,185
2022 $1,090 (7.0%) $14,555 (93.0%) $15,646
2023 $1,311 (8.7%) $13,816 (91.3%) $15,127

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

Impact of COVID-19 on South Davis Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 570th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 450th of 2439 Elementary schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Davis Elementary School)6554.8
 10.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Orchard Park Central School District)6757.9
 9.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (South Davis Elementary School)8375
 8%
   3rd Grade Math (Orchard Park Central School District)6472.7
 8.7%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (South Davis Elementary School)7168.5
 2.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Orchard Park Central School District)5869.9
 11.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (South Davis Elementary School)6874.5
 6.5%
   4th Grade Math (Orchard Park Central School District)6975.3
 6.3%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (South Davis Elementary School)4859.2
 11.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Orchard Park Central School District)5057.7
 7.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (South Davis Elementary School)3271.1
 39.1%
   5th Grade Math (Orchard Park Central School District)5773.7
 16.7%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students342394
 15.2%
African American24
 100%
American Indian00
Asian49
 125%
Hispanic710
 42.9%
Pacific Islander00
White316362
 14.6%
Two or More Races139
 30.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8.5%13.2%
 4.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about South Davis Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 394 students attended South Davis Elementary School.

Students who attend South Davis Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Orchard Park Middle School
High : Orchard Park High School

South Davis Elementary School ranks 450th of 2439 New York elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at South Davis Elementary School are 92% White, 3% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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