Rydal Elementary School

Summary:

Rydal Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, serving 521 students in grades K-5. As part of the highly-ranked Abington School District, Rydal Elementary consistently outperforms state and district averages in academic achievement.

Rydal Elementary School is an exceptional educational institution, ranking among the top 10-15% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school achieved a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and ranked 133 out of 1,534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. Academically, Rydal students excel, with 73.5% proficient or better in Math, 88.5% in Science, and 81.2% in English Language Arts - significantly higher than state and district averages. The school's diverse student population of 66.41% White, 14.01% Asian, 7.87% two or more races, 5.95% Hispanic, and 5.76% African American is another notable strength.

Compared to nearby schools like Crossan Kennedy C School, Copper Beech School, and Cheltenham Elementary School, Rydal Elementary stands out for its exceptional academic performance and diverse student population. Additionally, the school's low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds (25.72%) suggests it may have access to additional resources that contribute to its success.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1160 Huntingdon Pike
       Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006-8325


(215) 884-1308

District: Abington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
133rd of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,775 Help


Students who attend Rydal Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Abington Middle School
High:    Abington Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  521

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.4%
Asian:
14.0%
Two or more races:
7.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rydal Elementary School ranks better than 91.3% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks first 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 88.1. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.4%), Asian (14%), two or more races (7.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Abington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rydal Elementary School is 16.1, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Abington School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rydal Elementary School is $18,775, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Abington School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rydal Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Rydal Elementary School 133rd of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Rydal Elementary 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 Rydal Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Rydal Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 73.64 365th 1302 72.0%
2004 89.09 75th 1308 94.3%
2005 80.72 178th 1299 86.3%
2006 87.46 37th 1545 97.6%
2007 86.55 61st 1555 96.1%
2008 84.18 110th 1551 92.9%
2009 84.98 64th 1549 95.9%
2010 87.16 28th 1579 98.2%
2011 89.71 4th 1597 99.7%
2012 86.72 29th 1599 98.2%
2013 88.22 17th 1519 98.9%
2014 89.05 11th 1467 99.3%
2015 92.26 21st 1474 98.6%
2016 90.35 45th 1554 97.1%
2017 86.97 124th 1547 92.0%
2018 86.97 121st 1530 92.1%
2019 88.12 109th 1544 92.9%
2021 82.86 204th 1433 85.8%
2022 89.62 104th 1534 93.2%
2023 88.10 133rd 1534 91.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rydal Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 88.49 72nd 1414 94.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Rydal Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 67.46 251st 1043 75.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Rydal Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 71.61 56th 160 65.0%
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Rank History for White students at Rydal Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.93 126th 1236 89.8%
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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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Enrollment information for Rydal Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 294 3 16 1 0 n/a n/a 0 314
1989 327 4 20 3 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1990 325 2 24 2 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1991 338 3 33 2 0 n/a n/a 0 376
1992 380 5 31 5 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1993 395 8 33 2 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1994 402 11 45 2 3 n/a n/a 0 463
1995 309 12 53 4 0 n/a n/a 0 378
1996 309 12 53 4 0 n/a n/a 0 378
1997 330 9 50 5 0 n/a n/a 0 394
1998 319 8 51 9 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1999 417 8 56 11 0 n/a n/a 0 492
2000 403 10 54 10 1 n/a n/a 0 478
2001 391 16 44 6 0 n/a n/a 0 457
2002 331 23 35 10 0 n/a n/a 0 399
2003 331 23 35 10 0 n/a n/a 0 399
2004 344 11 42 13 0 n/a n/a 0 410
2005 371 16 46 14 0 n/a n/a 0 447
2006 414 13 43 11 0 n/a n/a 0 481
2007 430 11 47 16 0 n/a n/a 0 504
2008 429 18 43 18 0 n/a n/a 0 508
2009 423 25 44 21 0 n/a n/a 0 513
2010 446 23 52 25 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2011 428 27 51 34 0 0 0 0 540
2012 431 23 52 35 0 0 3 0 544
2013 437 29 49 37 0 2 13 0 567
2014 441 40 55 38 1 3 14 0 592
2015 435 34 60 37 1 1 13 0 581
2016 434 34 59 37 0 0 20 0 584
2017 426 38 65 35 0 0 28 0 592
2018 427 40 67 41 0 0 32 0 607
2019 441 38 77 42 0 0 38 0 636
2020 453 38 84 42 0 0 40 0 657
2021 421 40 91 42 0 0 40 0 634
2022 392 35 91 40 0 0 32 0 590
2023 346 30 73 31 0 0 41 0 521

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 Rydal Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 314 13.0 24.1 n/a
1989 354 19.0 18.6 n/a
1990 353 15.0 23.5 0
1991 376 16.0 23.5 n/a
1992 421 20.5 20.5 n/a
1993 438 22.5 19.5 n/a
1994 463 24.5 18.9 n/a
1995 378 24.0 15.8 n/a
1996 378 24.0 15.8 n/a
1997 394 25.0 15.8 n/a
1998 387 24.0 16.1 n/a
1999 492 32.6 15.1 n/a
2000 478 29.6 16.1 3.6
2001 457 30.6 14.9 3.3
2002 399 29.9 13.3 5.3
2003 399 29.9 13.3 5.3
2004 410 30.5 13.4 4.6
2005 447 33.0 13.5 4.7
2006 481 30.9 15.6 2.1
2007 504 32.8 15.4 2.4
2008 508 35.9 14.2 0.8
2009 513 40.1 12.8 1.8
2010 546 40.0 13.6 6
2011 540 37.2 14.4 7.4
2012 544 38.1 14.2 7.7
2013 567 39.1 14.5 8.1
2014 592 38.1 15.5 9.6
2015 581 38.0 15.2 9.5
2016 584 40.0 14.6 10.4
2017 592 38.4 15.4 10.6
2018 607 40.9 14.8 15.8
2019 636 43.3 14.6 13.7
2020 657 45.3 14.5 14.2
2021 634 44.3 14.3 15.6
2022 590 41.0 14.3 18.8
2023 521 32.2 16.1 25.7

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 Rydal Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 314 13.0 24.1 n/a
1989 354 19.0 18.6 n/a
1990 353 15.0 23.5 0
1991 376 16.0 23.5 n/a
1992 421 20.5 20.5 n/a
1993 438 22.5 19.5 n/a
1994 463 24.5 18.9 n/a
1995 378 24.0 15.8 n/a
1996 378 24.0 15.8 n/a
1997 394 25.0 15.8 n/a
1998 387 24.0 16.1 n/a
1999 492 32.6 15.1 n/a
2000 478 29.6 16.1 3.6
2001 457 30.6 14.9 3.3
2002 399 29.9 13.3 5.3
2003 399 29.9 13.3 5.3
2004 410 30.5 13.4 4.6
2005 447 33.0 13.5 4.7
2006 481 30.9 15.6 2.1
2007 504 32.8 15.4 2.4
2008 508 35.9 14.2 0.8
2009 513 40.1 12.8 1.8
2010 546 40.0 13.6 6
2011 540 37.2 14.4 7.4
2012 544 38.1 14.2 7.7
2013 567 39.1 14.5 8.1
2014 592 38.1 15.5 9.6
2015 581 38.0 15.2 9.5
2016 584 40.0 14.6 10.4
2017 592 38.4 15.4 10.6
2018 607 40.9 14.8 15.8
2019 636 43.3 14.6 13.7
2020 657 45.3 14.5 14.2
2021 634 44.3 14.3 15.6
2022 590 41.0 14.3 18.8
2023 521 32.2 16.1 25.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Rydal Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $255 (1.5%) $16,639 (98.5%) $16,894
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 Rydal Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 109th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 133rd of 1534 Elementary schools
 1.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Rydal Elementary School)8577.1
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rydal Elementary School)88.585.1
 3.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Rydal Elementary School)67.871.3
 3.5%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Rydal Elementary School)90.888.5
 2.3%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Rydal Elementary School)87.379.1
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Rydal Elementary School)64.371.5
 7.2%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Rydal Elementary School)86.279
 7.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Rydal Elementary School)69.958.5
 11.4%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3932.2
 6.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Rydal Elementary School)90.383.8
 6.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6356.1
 6.9%
All Grades Math (Rydal Elementary School)71.773.5
 1.8%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Rydal Elementary School)90.888.5
 2.3%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Rydal Elementary School)88.281.2
 7%
   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 Students636521
 18.1%
African American3830
 21.1%
American Indian00
Asian7773
 5.2%
Hispanic4231
 26.2%
Pacific Islander00
White441346
 21.5%
Two or More Races3841
 7.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.7%25.7%
 12%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rydal Elementary School

Yes. Rydal Elementary School ranks in the top 8.7% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

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

Middle : Abington Middle School
High : Abington Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 521 students attended Rydal Elementary School.

Students at Rydal Elementary School are 66% White, 14% Asian, 8% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 6% African American.


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