Willow Hill School

Public K-6

 1700 Coolidge Avenue
       Willow Grove, PA  19090-4439


 (215) 657-3800

District: Abington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
353rd of 1,530 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.9
Number of students:  404

Racial breakdown:

African American:
45.0%
White:
32.7%
Hispanic:
9.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Willow Hill School ranked better than 76.9% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranked 6th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Abington School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.34. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Willow Hill School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Abington School District. Racial makeup is: African American (45%), White (32.7%), Hispanic (9.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 45% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Abington School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Willow Hill School is 12.9, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Abington School District! (See more...)
Compare Willow Hill School employs 31.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Willow Hill School:

SchoolDigger ranks Willow Hill School 353rd of 1530 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Willow Hill School in the ranking list.)

Abington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Abington School District 76th of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Willow Hill School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 71.73 397th 1302 69.5%
2004 50.45 773rd 1308 40.9%
2005 54.75 727th 1299 44.0%
2006 50.92 947th 1545 38.7%
2007 53.72 892nd 1555 42.6%
2008 53.27 911th 1551 41.3%
2009 43.94 1101st 1549 28.9%
2010 33.39 1261st 1579 20.1%
2011 57.51 852nd 1597 46.6%
2012 52.37 1007th 1599 37.0%
2013 63.06 696th 1519 54.2%
2014 69.66 510th 1467 65.2%
2015 79.08 281st 1474 80.9%
2016 77.85 324th 1554 79.2%
2017 74.38 400th 1547 74.1%
2018 76.34 353rd 1530 76.9%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Open Quote My two sons are currently enrolled at Willow Hill, and as an educator myself, I am really happy with their educational experiences there thus far. Although standardized test scores never tell the whole story, I would say that the most recent PSSA overall scores are quite impressive: Reading 78, Math 83, Science 89, and Writing 89. This is a DRASTIC improvement-- 79 total percentage points over the four subject areas-- over the school's 2010 scores. That's no fluke; that's a five-year trend. Additionally, as calculated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Willow Hill currently has a Building Level Academic Score index of 86.2, which is right in line with its fellow schools throughout Abington School District. With a rigorous curriculum, highly qualified and dedicated staff, strong leadership, and a dynamic and diverse student body, this school is exemplary of how public schools should work. Many other rating and real estate websites rank the school based on outdated test scores, outdated reviews, and limited information. Check out Pennsylvania's DOE website and the school itself for an accurate idea of what the school is all about. I'm really pleased to be part of the school community. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 16, 2015

Open Quote Willow Hill Elementary School consists of exemplary teachers, administrators, and staff who truly care about the welfare of their students. With rigorous academics, great school climate, and wonderful students, this elementary school truly embodies what a great public school is about! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Willow Hill School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 256 153 16 6 2 n/a n/a 0 433
1989 244 161 22 2 0 n/a n/a 0 429
1990 243 163 12 6 0 n/a n/a 0 424
1991 222 145 16 5 0 n/a n/a 0 388
1992 223 148 15 7 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1993 214 181 11 6 0 n/a n/a 0 412
1994 201 190 13 7 0 n/a n/a 0 411
1995 199 218 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1996 199 218 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1997 181 231 13 16 1 n/a n/a 0 442
1998 185 232 14 12 3 n/a n/a 0 446
1999 190 244 14 11 4 n/a n/a 0 463
2000 192 230 16 11 0 n/a n/a 0 449
2001 170 236 11 14 1 n/a n/a 0 432
2002 125 240 14 12 0 n/a n/a 0 391
2003 125 240 14 12 0 n/a n/a 0 391
2004 118 233 16 10 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2005 121 243 11 6 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2006 104 230 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2007 91 218 10 4 0 n/a n/a 0 323
2008 109 209 12 15 0 n/a n/a 0 345
2009 86 212 14 21 0 n/a n/a 0 333
2010 92 216 12 21 0 n/a n/a 0 341
2011 95 226 15 20 0 0 0 0 356
2012 113 213 14 17 0 0 10 0 367
2013 129 181 10 25 0 0 23 0 368
2014 116 193 11 24 0 0 29 0 373
2015 124 190 11 27 0 0 29 0 381
2016 132 180 14 33 0 0 30 0 389
2017 132 182 18 38 0 0 34 0 404

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 Willow Hill School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 433 24.9 17.3 n/a
1989 429 28.3 15.1 n/a
1990 424 28.5 14.8 0.0
1991 388 28.5 13.6 n/a
1992 393 27.7 14.1 n/a
1993 412 19.5 21.1 n/a
1994 411 22.0 18.7 n/a
1995 432 23.8 18.2 n/a
1996 432 23.8 18.2 n/a
1997 442 23.8 18.6 n/a
1998 446 24.8 18.0 n/a
1999 463 29.6 15.6 n/a
2000 449 31.8 14.1 18.9
2001 432 32.6 13.3 16.9
2002 391 29.0 13.5 26.9
2003 391 29.0 13.5 26.9
2004 377 24.7 15.3 25.5
2005 381 28.2 13.5 27.6
2006 346 26.2 13.2 29.5
2007 323 23.5 13.7 31.6
2008 345 27.2 12.7 31.9
2009 333 24.8 13.4 31.8
2010 341 22.9 14.8 34.3
2011 356 31.0 11.4 34.3
2012 367 30.3 12.1 36.0
2013 368 34.0 10.8 38.9
2014 373 31.5 11.8 38.6
2015 381 31.0 12.2 39.6
2016 389 30.0 12.9 38.8
2017 404 31.3 12.9 45.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Willow Hill School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 433 24.9 17.3 n/a
1989 429 28.3 15.1 n/a
1990 424 28.5 14.8 0.0
1991 388 28.5 13.6 n/a
1992 393 27.7 14.1 n/a
1993 412 19.5 21.1 n/a
1994 411 22.0 18.7 n/a
1995 432 23.8 18.2 n/a
1996 432 23.8 18.2 n/a
1997 442 23.8 18.6 n/a
1998 446 24.8 18.0 n/a
1999 463 29.6 15.6 n/a
2000 449 31.8 14.1 18.9
2001 432 32.6 13.3 16.9
2002 391 29.0 13.5 26.9
2003 391 29.0 13.5 26.9
2004 377 24.7 15.3 25.5
2005 381 28.2 13.5 27.6
2006 346 26.2 13.2 29.5
2007 323 23.5 13.7 31.6
2008 345 27.2 12.7 31.9
2009 333 24.8 13.4 31.8
2010 341 22.9 14.8 34.3
2011 356 31.0 11.4 34.3
2012 367 30.3 12.1 36.0
2013 368 34.0 10.8 38.9
2014 373 31.5 11.8 38.6
2015 381 31.0 12.2 39.6
2016 389 30.0 12.9 38.8
2017 404 31.3 12.9 45.0

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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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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