Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

Public K-5

 1944 S Church St
       Allentown, PA  18103-8690


(484) 765-4501

District: Allentown City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1186th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,600 Help


Students who attend Hiram W Dodd Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    South Mountain Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  636

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
75.3%
African American:
9.6%
Two or more races:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Hiram W Dodd Elementary School ranks worse than 77.3% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 3rd among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Allentown City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.21. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (75.3%), African American (9.6%), two or more races (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hiram W Dodd Elementary School is 15.3. 10 elementary schools in the Allentown City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Hiram W Dodd Elementary School employs 41.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hiram W Dodd Elementary School is $14,600. 8 elementary schools in the Allentown City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hiram W Dodd Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hiram W Dodd Elementary School 1186th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Hiram W Dodd Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Allentown City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Allentown City School District 541st of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 67.76 477th 1302 63.4%
2004 67.42 483rd 1308 63.1%
2005 41.75 918th 1299 29.3%
2006 47.91 1013th 1545 34.4%
2007 40.20 1136th 1555 26.9%
2008 19.16 1355th 1551 12.6%
2009 13.46 1406th 1549 9.2%
2010 12.90 1437th 1579 9.0%
2011 20.60 1393rd 1597 12.8%
2012 22.91 1344th 1599 15.9%
2013 24.70 1245th 1519 18.0%
2014 36.63 1108th 1467 24.5%
2015 50.64 872nd 1474 40.8%
2016 36.78 1109th 1554 28.6%
2017 40.18 1069th 1547 30.9%
2018 34.17 1117th 1530 27.0%
2019 27.36 1181st 1544 23.5%
2022 15.45 1262nd 1534 17.7%
2023 23.21 1186th 1534 22.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 38.07 110th 196 43.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 30.13 1057th 1414 25.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.48 861st 1043 17.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.54 216th 432 50.0%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 539 38 22 50 0 n/a n/a 0 649
1989 540 43 14 43 0 n/a n/a 0 640
1990 501 53 13 47 0 n/a n/a 0 614
1991 492 56 13 58 0 n/a n/a 0 619
1992 496 63 7 59 0 n/a n/a 0 625
1993 503 70 15 93 0 n/a n/a 0 681
1994 495 71 22 108 0 n/a n/a 0 696
1995 399 66 26 147 1 n/a n/a 0 639
1996 399 66 26 147 1 n/a n/a 0 639
1997 381 64 21 129 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1998 381 62 31 151 0 n/a n/a 0 625
1999 380 80 36 218 0 n/a n/a 0 714
2000 322 85 40 263 0 n/a n/a 0 710
2001 277 112 32 290 0 n/a n/a 0 711
2002 219 80 30 351 2 n/a n/a 0 682
2003 219 80 30 351 2 n/a n/a 0 682
2004 213 77 23 340 0 n/a n/a 0 653
2005 198 86 28 352 0 n/a n/a 0 664
2006 195 79 21 371 1 n/a n/a 0 667
2007 174 85 20 437 1 n/a n/a 0 717
2008 140 99 21 468 1 n/a n/a 0 729
2009 147 94 18 481 0 n/a n/a 0 740
2010 126 95 14 501 0 n/a n/a 0 736
2011 114 88 13 534 0 1 1 0 751
2012 99 82 14 462 0 0 13 0 670
2013 87 82 8 481 2 0 25 0 685
2014 85 72 13 475 2 0 32 0 679
2015 80 68 11 469 1 0 34 0 663
2016 68 72 13 453 1 2 39 0 648
2017 65 87 11 435 0 0 35 0 633
2018 59 81 13 467 0 1 28 0 649
2019 63 72 17 496 0 2 34 0 684
2020 63 75 12 506 2 1 43 0 702
2021 53 72 13 457 1 1 35 0 632
2022 41 67 11 472 1 1 38 0 631
2023 40 61 10 479 1 0 45 0 636

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 Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 649 34.3 18.9 n/a
1989 640 35.3 18.1 n/a
1990 614 37.2 16.5 0
1991 619 34.9 17.7 n/a
1992 625 34.4 18.1 n/a
1993 681 29.0 23.5 n/a
1994 696 31.5 22.1 n/a
1995 639 31.0 20.6 n/a
1996 639 31.0 20.6 n/a
1997 595 32.0 18.6 n/a
1998 625 33.0 18.9 n/a
1999 714 32.0 22.3 n/a
2000 710 35.0 20.3 48.9
2001 711 35.0 20.3 49.2
2002 682 36.8 18.5 60.1
2003 682 36.8 18.5 60.1
2004 653 37.9 17.2 54.1
2005 664 36.1 18.4 61.7
2006 667 35.9 18.6 63.1
2007 717 33.8 21.2 63.5
2008 729 34.8 20.9 66.1
2009 740 42.8 17.3 67.8
2010 736 42.0 17.5 72.4
2011 751 46.1 16.2 86.8
2012 670 19.5 34.3 75.8
2013 685 34.2 20.0 80.9
2014 679 35.0 19.4 78.9
2015 663 36.0 18.4 57.2
2016 648 38.0 17.0 61.9
2017 633 38.5 16.4 100
2018 649 38.5 16.8 100
2019 684 40.5 16.8 88.7
2020 702 38.5 18.2 100
2021 632 43.5 14.5 99.5
2022 631 41.5 15.2 99.5
2023 636 41.5 15.3 100

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 Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 649 34.3 18.9 n/a
1989 640 35.3 18.1 n/a
1990 614 37.2 16.5 0
1991 619 34.9 17.7 n/a
1992 625 34.4 18.1 n/a
1993 681 29.0 23.5 n/a
1994 696 31.5 22.1 n/a
1995 639 31.0 20.6 n/a
1996 639 31.0 20.6 n/a
1997 595 32.0 18.6 n/a
1998 625 33.0 18.9 n/a
1999 714 32.0 22.3 n/a
2000 710 35.0 20.3 48.9
2001 711 35.0 20.3 49.2
2002 682 36.8 18.5 60.1
2003 682 36.8 18.5 60.1
2004 653 37.9 17.2 54.1
2005 664 36.1 18.4 61.7
2006 667 35.9 18.6 63.1
2007 717 33.8 21.2 63.5
2008 729 34.8 20.9 66.1
2009 740 42.8 17.3 67.8
2010 736 42.0 17.5 72.4
2011 751 46.1 16.2 86.8
2012 670 19.5 34.3 75.8
2013 685 34.2 20.0 80.9
2014 679 35.0 19.4 78.9
2015 663 36.0 18.4 57.2
2016 648 38.0 17.0 61.9
2017 633 38.5 16.4 100
2018 649 38.5 16.8 100
2019 684 40.5 16.8 88.7
2020 702 38.5 18.2 100
2021 632 43.5 14.5 99.5
2022 631 41.5 15.2 99.5
2023 636 41.5 15.3 100

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 Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $952 (7.2%) $12,227 (92.8%) $13,179
2020 $892 (7.0%) $11,784 (93.0%) $12,677
2021 $1,384 (10.2%) $12,232 (89.8%) $13,616
2022 $2,435 (16.7%) $12,165 (83.3%) $14,600

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1181st of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1186th of 1534 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)32.727.3
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)45.327.6
 17.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)26.431.9
 5.5%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)63.263.8
 0.6%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)43.235.9
 7.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)41.723.7
 18%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)56.933.7
 23.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)33.227.6
 5.6%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)63.263.8
 0.6%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Hiram W Dodd Elementary School)4832.7
 15.3%
   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 Students684636
 7%
African American7261
 15.3%
American Indian01
Asian1710
 41.2%
Hispanic496479
 3.4%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White6340
 36.5%
Two or More Races3445
 32.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients88.7%100%
 11.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hiram W Dodd Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 636 students attended Hiram W Dodd Elementary School.

Students who attend Hiram W Dodd Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : South Mountain Middle School

Students at Hiram W Dodd Elementary School are 75% Hispanic, 10% African American, 7% Two or more races, 6% White, 2% Asian.

Hiram W Dodd Elementary School ranks in the bottom 22.7% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.


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