Copper Beech School

Summary:

Copper Beech School is an elementary school located in Glenside, PA, serving 918 students in grades K-5. It is part of the Abington School District, which is ranked 90 out of 606 school districts in Pennsylvania and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Copper Beech School stands out for its strong academic performance, with higher proficiency rates in Math, Science, and English Language Arts compared to the state averages. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates were 56.4% in Math, 82.7% in Science, and 64.3% in English Language Arts, all exceeding the state averages. Additionally, the school's student subgroups, such as African American and Hispanic students, rank highly within the state, indicating that Copper Beech is effectively serving diverse learners. Compared to nearby schools like Rydal Elementary School and McKinley School, Copper Beech School generally performs better on PSSA tests.

Another notable aspect of Copper Beech School is its relatively low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 27.56% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch in the 2022-2023 school year. This is lower than some of the nearby schools within the Abington School District, which have higher percentages of students from low-income families. This socioeconomic factor may contribute to the school's strong academic performance, as research has shown that socioeconomic status can be a significant factor in student achievement.


Detail:

Public K-5

 825 N Easton Road
       Glenside, PA  19038-5236


(215) 881-2000

District: Abington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
494th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,775 Help


Students who attend Copper Beech School usually attend:

Middle:    Abington Middle School
High:    Abington Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  918

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.5%
African American:
14.8%
Hispanic:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.6% Help


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Compare Details Copper Beech School ranks better than 67.8% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks last among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Abington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Copper Beech School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Abington School District. Racial makeup is: White (65.5%), African American (14.8%), Hispanic (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Copper Beech School is 13.8. 4 elementary schools in the Abington School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Copper Beech School is $18,775, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Abington School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Copper Beech School:

SchoolDigger ranks Copper Beech School 494th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Copper Beech School in the ranking list.)

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Abington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Abington School District 90th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Copper Beech School

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Rank History for all students at Copper Beech School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 92.00 44th 1302 96.6%
2004 89.73 63rd 1308 95.2%
2005 82.33 135th 1299 89.6%
2006 83.35 128th 1545 91.7%
2007 80.53 210th 1555 86.5%
2008 81.65 169th 1551 89.1%
2009 78.22 243rd 1549 84.3%
2010 76.30 308th 1579 80.5%
2011 76.05 302nd 1597 81.1%
2012 72.45 466th 1599 70.9%
2013 76.32 337th 1519 77.8%
2014 72.95 421st 1467 71.3%
2015 80.25 262nd 1474 82.2%
2016 82.17 240th 1554 84.6%
2017 76.85 344th 1547 77.8%
2018 74.67 393rd 1530 74.3%
2019 67.11 572nd 1544 63.0%
2021 65.10 535th 1433 62.7%
2022 71.37 475th 1534 69.0%
2023 69.90 494th 1534 67.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Copper Beech School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 74.28 25th 117 78.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Copper Beech School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.24 841st 1414 40.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Copper Beech School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 56.03 368th 1043 64.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Copper Beech School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 86.51 40th 437 90.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Copper Beech School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.17 61st 432 85.9%
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Rank History for White students at Copper Beech School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 69.12 366th 1236 70.4%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept 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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by a parent
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Open Quote The principal is great. She loves literature and always has a book to talk about. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Copper Beech School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 754 101 23 9 0 n/a n/a 0 887
2003 754 101 23 9 0 n/a n/a 0 887
2004 734 102 14 13 0 n/a n/a 0 863
2005 717 107 14 11 0 n/a n/a 0 849
2006 698 136 48 20 0 n/a n/a 0 902
2007 707 127 53 24 0 n/a n/a 0 911
2008 729 130 55 29 0 n/a n/a 0 943
2009 736 144 42 28 1 n/a n/a 0 951
2010 773 140 40 30 1 n/a n/a 0 984
2011 782 154 55 32 0 0 0 0 1023
2012 786 168 51 28 0 0 11 0 1044
2013 797 172 53 37 1 1 25 0 1086
2014 794 169 41 51 4 1 39 0 1099
2015 796 155 38 46 4 3 39 0 1081
2016 797 153 29 45 4 2 47 0 1077
2017 775 164 30 56 2 1 60 0 1088
2018 802 165 26 66 1 0 68 0 1128
2019 798 174 27 80 0 2 75 0 1156
2020 801 197 23 85 0 1 83 0 1190
2021 739 170 25 84 0 0 69 0 1087
2022 692 172 29 92 1 0 74 0 1060
2023 601 136 24 82 2 0 73 0 918

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 Copper Beech School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 887 57.6 15.4 9
2003 887 57.6 15.4 9
2004 863 58.8 14.7 0
2005 849 56.9 14.9 9.4
2006 902 61.3 14.7 12.4
2007 911 57.7 15.8 10.5
2008 943 62.8 15.0 10.9
2009 951 64.8 14.7 12.9
2010 984 67.8 14.5 13.9
2011 1023 69.0 14.8 17.6
2012 1044 63.9 16.3 18
2013 1086 67.5 16.0 17.9
2014 1099 71.6 15.3 20.6
2015 1081 72.0 15.0 21.2
2016 1077 72.0 14.9 18.9
2017 1088 68.0 16.0 21
2018 1128 70.7 15.9 19.9
2019 1156 71.8 16.0 23.6
2020 1190 79.2 15.0 23.4
2021 1087 81.2 13.3 21.2
2022 1060 77.2 13.7 24.1
2023 918 66.1 13.8 27.6

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 Copper Beech School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 887 57.6 15.4 9
2003 887 57.6 15.4 9
2004 863 58.8 14.7 0
2005 849 56.9 14.9 9.4
2006 902 61.3 14.7 12.4
2007 911 57.7 15.8 10.5
2008 943 62.8 15.0 10.9
2009 951 64.8 14.7 12.9
2010 984 67.8 14.5 13.9
2011 1023 69.0 14.8 17.6
2012 1044 63.9 16.3 18
2013 1086 67.5 16.0 17.9
2014 1099 71.6 15.3 20.6
2015 1081 72.0 15.0 21.2
2016 1077 72.0 14.9 18.9
2017 1088 68.0 16.0 21
2018 1128 70.7 15.9 19.9
2019 1156 71.8 16.0 23.6
2020 1190 79.2 15.0 23.4
2021 1087 81.2 13.3 21.2
2022 1060 77.2 13.7 24.1
2023 918 66.1 13.8 27.6

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 Copper Beech School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $462 (2.7%) $16,948 (97.3%) $17,411
2020 $365 (2.2%) $16,537 (97.8%) $16,902
2021 $610 (3.2%) $18,187 (96.7%) $18,798
2022 $767 (4.1%) $18,008 (95.9%) $18,775

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Copper Beech School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 572nd of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 494th of 1534 Elementary schools
 4.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Copper Beech School)52.954.6
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Copper Beech School)65.962.3
 3.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Copper Beech School)61.854.4
 7.4%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Copper Beech School)89.882.7
 7.1%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Copper Beech School)79.663.6
 16%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Copper Beech School)47.860
 12.2%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Copper Beech School)58.666.9
 8.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Copper Beech School)53.542.3
 11.2%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3932.2
 6.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Copper Beech School)7462.6
 11.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6356.1
 6.9%
All Grades Math (Copper Beech School)5456.4
 2.4%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Copper Beech School)89.882.7
 7.1%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Copper Beech School)69.564.3
 5.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1156918
 20.6%
African American174136
 21.8%
American Indian02
Asian2724
 11.1%
Hispanic8082
 2.5%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White798601
 24.7%
Two or More Races7573
 2.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.6%27.6%
 3.9%


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Students who attend Copper Beech School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Abington Middle School
High : Abington Senior High School

Students at Copper Beech School are 65% White, 15% African American, 9% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 918 students attended Copper Beech School.

Copper Beech School ranks 494th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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