Pakanasink Elementary School

Summary:

Pakanasink Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in the Pine Bush Central School District in Circleville, NY, with a student population of 422 that has become more racially diverse in recent years.

Pakanasink Elementary School stands out for its higher racial diversity compared to other schools in the district, with a larger percentage of African American (26.54%), Hispanic (36.73%), and Asian (5.69%) students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by proficiency rates on New York State Assessments, is generally lower than the district and state averages across all grade levels. Additionally, Pakanasink has a higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (63.74%), indicating a larger proportion of students from low-income families. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom half of New York elementary schools, with a SchoolDigger rating ranging from 1 to 3 stars out of 5.

Compared to nearby schools in the Pine Bush Central School District, such as Circleville Elementary School and Pine Bush Elementary School, Pakanasink Elementary School generally performs worse academically, has a higher percentage of students from low-income families, and has a lower overall school ranking. These challenges suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to address the school's declining academic performance, achievement gaps, and socioeconomic factors that may be impacting student outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1953 Rt 302
       Circleville, NY  10919-0148


(845) 744-2031

District: Pine Bush Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1607th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,158 Help


Students who attend Pakanasink Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Circleville Middle School
High:    Pine Bush Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.1 Help
Number of students:  422

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
36.7%
White:
28.7%
African American:
26.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Pakanasink Elementary School ranks worse than 65.9% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Pine Bush Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.37. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Pakanasink Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Pine Bush Central School District. Student population at Pakanasink Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (36.7%), White (28.7%), African American (26.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Pine Bush Central School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pakanasink Elementary School is 13.1, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Pine Bush Central School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pakanasink Elementary School is $21,158, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Pine Bush Central School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pakanasink Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pakanasink Elementary School 1607th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Pakanasink Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Pine Bush Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Pine Bush Central School District 594th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pakanasink Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 71.22 687th 2206 68.9%
2007 74.11 574th 2219 74.1%
2008 78.52 377th 2227 83.1%
2009 75.99 450th 2257 80.1%
2010 70.10 696th 2263 69.2%
2011 73.99 566th 2286 75.2%
2012 75.80 522nd 2320 77.5%
2013 77.13 440th 2325 81.1%
2014 66.12 727th 2345 69.0%
2015 65.15 769th 2352 67.3%
2016 52.53 1119th 2366 52.7%
2017 47.41 1248th 2386 47.7%
2018 43.69 1374th 2395 42.6%
2019 47.10 1232nd 2413 48.9%
2021 26.25 1706th 2201 22.5%
2022 44.46 1327th 2434 45.5%
2023 34.37 1607th 2439 34.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.11 156th 938 83.4%
2023 15.21 991st 1001 1.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.40 1723rd 1941 11.2%
2019 25.92 1544th 1859 16.9%
2021 48.10 453rd 1044 56.6%
2022 20.10 1921st 2031 5.4%
2023 26.60 1592nd 2016 21.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.21 1058th 2045 48.3%
2019 48.95 903rd 2032 55.6%
2021 32.19 1220th 1678 27.3%
2022 42.44 1140th 2099 45.7%
2023 35.14 1309th 2041 35.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.47 1378th 2338 41.1%
2019 42.40 1352nd 2357 42.6%
2021 25.83 1549th 1955 20.8%
2022 44.88 1308th 2401 45.5%
2023 38.47 1481st 2403 38.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.93 1308th 2340 44.1%
2019 50.22 1129th 2358 52.1%
2021 26.03 1540th 1961 21.5%
2022 43.48 1346th 2400 43.9%
2023 31.59 1673rd 2400 30.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 38.77 463rd 671 31.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.70 308th 948 67.5%
2019 67.98 216th 891 75.8%
2022 38.90 553rd 936 40.9%
2023 49.35 394th 857 54.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.35 681st 1392 51.1%
2019 46.17 647th 1315 50.8%
2021 25.62 660th 818 19.3%
2022 67.64 375th 1503 75.0%
2023 47.67 697th 1429 51.2%
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Rank History for White students at Pakanasink Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.69 877th 1408 37.7%
2019 38.65 852nd 1338 36.3%
2021 27.58 956th 1224 21.9%
2022 34.35 974th 1399 30.4%
2023 32.17 962nd 1337 28.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Pakanasink Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 463 43 22 24 1 n/a n/a 0 553
1990 480 38 21 46 1 n/a n/a 0 586
1991 482 54 21 52 2 n/a n/a 0 611
1992 442 57 28 40 2 n/a n/a 0 569
1993 432 65 26 51 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1994 434 73 21 46 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1995 409 68 25 65 0 n/a n/a 0 567
1996 409 68 25 65 0 n/a n/a 0 567
1997 398 79 24 67 1 n/a n/a 0 569
1998 354 90 29 57 0 n/a n/a 0 530
1999 303 86 20 71 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2000 307 83 25 73 0 n/a n/a 0 488
2001 303 98 29 78 3 n/a n/a 0 511
2002 296 129 27 106 2 n/a n/a 0 560
2003 296 129 27 106 2 n/a n/a 0 560
2004 244 115 34 113 0 n/a n/a 0 506
2005 237 120 35 108 1 n/a n/a 0 501
2006 212 146 38 131 2 n/a n/a 0 529
2007 209 118 25 147 0 n/a n/a 27 526
2008 215 136 35 139 0 n/a n/a 11 536
2009 214 128 30 153 1 n/a n/a 20 546
2010 182 129 28 160 0 n/a n/a 18 517
2011 170 125 22 131 0 0 24 0 472
2012 166 109 23 157 0 1 20 0 476
2013 165 109 23 151 1 1 27 0 477
2014 157 106 26 154 0 0 31 0 474
2015 185 87 20 142 0 0 27 0 461
2016 219 75 17 146 0 0 26 0 483
2017 224 79 17 135 0 1 26 0 482
2018 213 100 20 144 0 2 17 0 496
2019 215 105 22 130 1 1 17 0 491
2020 237 81 22 105 1 1 8 0 455
2021 218 87 18 87 1 2 5 0 418
2022 213 121 21 76 2 4 3 0 440
2023 121 112 24 155 2 1 7 0 422

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 Pakanasink Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 553 34.9 15.8 n/a
1990 586 37.9 15.4 n/a
1991 611 39.9 15.3 n/a
1992 569 33.7 16.8 n/a
1993 574 31.9 18.0 n/a
1994 574 34.0 16.9 16.7
1995 567 35.8 15.8 24
1996 567 35.8 15.8 24
1997 569 36.1 15.8 21.3
1998 530 37.0 14.3 17.4
1999 480 35.2 13.6 12.9
2000 488 33.2 14.7 30.1
2001 511 35.0 14.6 22.7
2002 560 36.1 15.5 28.9
2003 560 36.1 15.5 28.9
2004 506 n/a n/a n/a
2005 501 37.5 13.4 23.8
2006 529 38.0 13.9 28.4
2007 526 38.0 13.8 38.1
2008 536 38.7 13.9 35.4
2009 546 38.7 14.1 47
2010 517 33.7 15.3 52.7
2011 472 29.8 15.7 44.9
2012 476 29.0 16.4 54.8
2013 477 30.7 15.5 50.1
2014 474 30.0 15.8 n/a
2015 461 32.0 14.4 52.7
2016 483 33.0 14.6 59.4
2017 482 32.5 14.8 58.5
2018 496 35.5 13.9 60.5
2019 491 36.5 13.4 67
2020 455 28.0 16.2 65.9
2021 418 26.4 15.7 64.1
2022 440 33.1 13.2 63.2
2023 422 32.1 13.1 63.7

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 Pakanasink Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 553 34.9 15.8 n/a
1990 586 37.9 15.4 n/a
1991 611 39.9 15.3 n/a
1992 569 33.7 16.8 n/a
1993 574 31.9 18.0 n/a
1994 574 34.0 16.9 16.7
1995 567 35.8 15.8 24
1996 567 35.8 15.8 24
1997 569 36.1 15.8 21.3
1998 530 37.0 14.3 17.4
1999 480 35.2 13.6 12.9
2000 488 33.2 14.7 30.1
2001 511 35.0 14.6 22.7
2002 560 36.1 15.5 28.9
2003 560 36.1 15.5 28.9
2004 506 n/a n/a n/a
2005 501 37.5 13.4 23.8
2006 529 38.0 13.9 28.4
2007 526 38.0 13.8 38.1
2008 536 38.7 13.9 35.4
2009 546 38.7 14.1 47
2010 517 33.7 15.3 52.7
2011 472 29.8 15.7 44.9
2012 476 29.0 16.4 54.8
2013 477 30.7 15.5 50.1
2014 474 30.0 15.8 n/a
2015 461 32.0 14.4 52.7
2016 483 33.0 14.6 59.4
2017 482 32.5 14.8 58.5
2018 496 35.5 13.9 60.5
2019 491 36.5 13.4 67
2020 455 28.0 16.2 65.9
2021 418 26.4 15.7 64.1
2022 440 33.1 13.2 63.2
2023 422 32.1 13.1 63.7

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

Pakanasink Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.8%0.2%0.0%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%
201499.5%0.2%0.0%99.8%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.8%99.8%99.8%
201599.3%0.5%0.2%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%
201699.8%0.2%0.0%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%
201798.9%0.7%0.0%99.1%98.9%98.9%98.9%99.1%99.1%98.9%
201899.6%0.2%0.0%99.6%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.6%99.8%99.8%
201998.9%0.0%0.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.1%98.9%
202099.3%0.0%99.6%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.3%99.6%99.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Pakanasink Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $533 (3.3%) $15,498 (96.7%) $16,031
2020 $381 (2.1%) $17,625 (97.9%) $18,006
2021 $00 (0.0%) $18,230 (100.0%) $18,230
2022 $3,166 (17.4%) $15,061 (82.6%) $18,226
2023 $2,826 (13.4%) $18,332 (86.6%) $21,158

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pakanasink Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1232nd of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 1607th of 2439 Elementary schools
 14.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pakanasink Elementary School)5530.2
 24.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pine Bush Central School District)5133.7
 17.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Pakanasink Elementary School)5537
 18%
   3rd Grade Math (Pine Bush Central School District)5946.3
 12.8%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pakanasink Elementary School)3647.8
 11.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pine Bush Central School District)4141.5
 0.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Pakanasink Elementary School)4146.4
 5.4%
   4th Grade Math (Pine Bush Central School District)4346.3
 3.3%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pakanasink Elementary School)4340.3
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pine Bush Central School District)3439.5
 5.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Pakanasink Elementary School)4531.8
 13.3%
   5th Grade Math (Pine Bush Central School District)3534.9
 0.1%
   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 Students491422
 14.1%
African American105112
 6.7%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian2224
 9.1%
Hispanic130155
 19.2%
Pacific Islander11
White215121
 43.7%
Two or More Races177
 58.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67%63.7%
 3.3%


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Pakanasink Elementary School ranks 1607th of 2439 New York elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Pakanasink Elementary School are 37% Hispanic, 29% White, 27% African American, 6% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Pakanasink Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Circleville Middle School
High : Pine Bush Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 422 students attended Pakanasink Elementary School.


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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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