Lower Gwynedd Elementary School

Public K-5

 571 Houston Rd
       Ambler, PA  19002-3553


(215) 619-8100

District: Wissahickon School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
96th of 1,433 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,800 Help

Students who attend Lower Gwynedd Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Wissahickon Middle School
High:    Wissahickon Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8
Number of students:  573

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.2%
Asian:
13.3%
Two or more races:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, March 7, 2022.


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Compare Details Lower Gwynedd Elementary School ranks better than 93.3% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Wissahickon School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.2%), Asian (13.3%), two or more races (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lower Gwynedd Elementary School is 13.8. 2 elementary schools in the Wissahickon School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Lower Gwynedd Elementary School employs 41.3 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lower Gwynedd Elementary School is $16,800. 2 elementary schools in the Wissahickon School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Lower Gwynedd Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lower Gwynedd Elementary School 96th of 1433 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Lower Gwynedd Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Wissahickon School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wissahickon School District 31st of 579 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lower Gwynedd Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 76.59 321st 1302 75.3%
2004 80.28 246th 1308 81.2%
2005 80.89 173rd 1299 86.7%
2006 83.16 135th 1545 91.3%
2007 84.65 113th 1555 92.7%
2008 82.35 149th 1551 90.4%
2009 82.50 133rd 1549 91.4%
2010 86.61 39th 1579 97.5%
2011 86.38 40th 1597 97.5%
2012 84.25 81st 1599 94.9%
2013 82.33 154th 1519 89.9%
2014 84.20 109th 1467 92.6%
2015 89.55 59th 1474 96.0%
2016 88.81 78th 1554 95.0%
2017 87.39 112th 1547 92.8%
2018 87.26 116th 1530 92.4%
2019 90.17 56th 1544 96.4%
2021 89.32 96th 1433 93.3%

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

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Enrollment information for Lower Gwynedd Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 356 45 18 6 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1999 457 70 27 7 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2000 446 66 30 8 0 n/a n/a 0 550
2001 437 70 36 10 1 n/a n/a 0 554
2002 396 79 35 9 2 n/a n/a 0 521
2003 396 79 35 9 2 n/a n/a 0 521
2004 357 49 37 4 1 n/a n/a 0 448
2005 368 51 36 5 2 n/a n/a 0 462
2006 412 51 38 8 2 n/a n/a 0 511
2007 370 43 32 10 2 n/a n/a 0 457
2008 382 50 40 14 1 n/a n/a 1 488
2009 382 37 38 18 1 n/a n/a 6 482
2010 379 39 38 20 1 n/a n/a 14 491
2011 361 44 49 18 0 1 33 0 506
2012 348 32 56 14 0 0 33 0 483
2013 349 27 62 14 0 0 41 0 493
2014 395 45 72 28 0 0 45 0 585
2015 394 45 76 28 0 0 48 0 591
2016 368 43 79 29 0 0 41 0 560
2017 369 50 78 31 0 0 44 0 572
2018 383 40 79 32 0 0 42 0 576
2019 392 33 99 31 0 0 38 0 593
2020 394 38 91 26 0 0 44 0 593
2021 402 36 76 18 0 0 41 0 573

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 Lower Gwynedd Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 425 23.5 18.1 n/a
1999 561 30.7 18.3 n/a
2000 550 35.5 15.5 12.9
2001 554 36.0 15.4 9.4
2002 521 33.5 15.6 4.8
2003 521 33.5 15.6 4.8
2004 448 28.7 15.6 11.6
2005 462 26.3 17.6 5.4
2006 511 29.6 17.3 6.7
2007 457 32.6 14.0 5.7
2008 488 36.4 13.4 6.2
2009 482 34.3 14.0 7.4
2010 491 37.6 13.0 8.6
2011 506 38.9 12.9 10.1
2012 483 31.3 15.4 10.8
2013 493 32.2 15.2 14.2
2014 585 37.1 15.7 17.8
2015 591 37.0 15.9 16.9
2016 560 38.0 14.7 18.6
2017 572 37.5 15.2 21.3
2018 576 36.1 15.9 17.4
2019 593 41.0 14.4 15.3
2020 593 40.7 14.5 16.7
2021 573 41.3 13.8 15.4

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Lower Gwynedd Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 425 23.5 18.1 n/a
1999 561 30.7 18.3 n/a
2000 550 35.5 15.5 12.9
2001 554 36.0 15.4 9.4
2002 521 33.5 15.6 4.8
2003 521 33.5 15.6 4.8
2004 448 28.7 15.6 11.6
2005 462 26.3 17.6 5.4
2006 511 29.6 17.3 6.7
2007 457 32.6 14.0 5.7
2008 488 36.4 13.4 6.2
2009 482 34.3 14.0 7.4
2010 491 37.6 13.0 8.6
2011 506 38.9 12.9 10.1
2012 483 31.3 15.4 10.8
2013 493 32.2 15.2 14.2
2014 585 37.1 15.7 17.8
2015 591 37.0 15.9 16.9
2016 560 38.0 14.7 18.6
2017 572 37.5 15.2 21.3
2018 576 36.1 15.9 17.4
2019 593 41.0 14.4 15.3
2020 593 40.7 14.5 16.7
2021 573 41.3 13.8 15.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lower Gwynedd Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $16,022 (100.0%) $16,022
2020 $12 (0.1%) $16,788 (99.9%) $16,800

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lower Gwynedd Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 56th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 96th of 1433 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)80.373.4
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5647.3
 8.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)85.282.3
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.958.3
 3.6%
4th Grade Math (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)82.168
 14.1%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.235.5
 10.7%
4th Grade Science (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)94.788.7
 6%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.875.8
 2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)91.580.2
 11.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.656.6
 7%
5th Grade Math (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)80.466.2
 14.2%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4336.1
 6.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)86.985.1
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.555
 3.5%
All Grades Math (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)80.969.2
 11.7%
All Grades Science (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)94.788.7
 6%
All Grades English Language Arts (Lower Gwynedd Elementary School)87.982.3
 5.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students593573
 3.4%
African American3336
 9.1%
American Indian00
Asian9976
 23.2%
Hispanic3118
 41.9%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races3841
 7.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.3%15.4%
 0%




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