Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

Public K-4

 251 N 14th St
       Catasauqua, PA  18032-1107


(610) 264-5601

District: Catasauqua Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1096th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,636 Help


Students who attend Francis H Sheckler Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Catasauqua Middle School
High:    Catasauqua Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.9 Help
Number of students:  534

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.6%
Hispanic:
34.1%
African American:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Francis H Sheckler Elementary School ranks worse than 71.4% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (50.6%), Hispanic (34.1%), African American (7.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Francis H Sheckler Elementary School is 13.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Francis H Sheckler Elementary School is $17,636.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Francis H Sheckler Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Francis H Sheckler Elementary School 1096th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Francis H Sheckler Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Catasauqua Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Catasauqua Area School District 440th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 63.82 620th 1545 59.9%
2007 52.67 913th 1555 41.3%
2008 42.97 1105th 1551 28.8%
2009 55.20 871st 1549 43.8%
2010 55.08 909th 1579 42.4%
2011 48.71 1047th 1597 34.4%
2012 43.99 1137th 1599 28.9%
2013 57.77 825th 1519 45.7%
2014 62.69 677th 1467 53.9%
2015 69.09 493rd 1474 66.6%
2016 52.50 889th 1554 42.8%
2017 51.94 893rd 1547 42.3%
2018 49.56 927th 1530 39.4%
2019 58.91 751st 1544 51.4%
2021 39.14 979th 1433 31.7%
2022 30.63 1109th 1534 27.7%
2023 33.46 1096th 1534 28.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.89 1068th 1414 24.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.36 864th 1043 17.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.06 294th 432 31.9%
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Rank History for White students at Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.06 945th 1236 23.5%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 700 18 6 12 0 n/a n/a 0 736
1989 715 24 5 16 0 n/a n/a 0 760
1990 698 26 2 18 0 n/a n/a 0 744
1991 724 24 4 17 1 n/a n/a 0 770
1992 671 18 9 19 2 n/a n/a 0 719
1993 667 22 9 15 0 n/a n/a 0 713
1994 669 21 4 26 0 n/a n/a 0 720
1995 651 21 6 19 0 n/a n/a 0 697
1996 651 21 6 19 0 n/a n/a 0 697
1997 654 15 11 18 1 n/a n/a 0 699
1998 631 23 9 19 0 n/a n/a 0 682
1999 655 22 9 25 0 n/a n/a 0 711
2000 596 24 14 34 3 n/a n/a 0 671
2001 571 28 12 50 1 n/a n/a 0 662
2002 501 32 9 55 2 n/a n/a 0 599
2003 501 32 9 55 2 n/a n/a 0 599
2004 496 31 11 59 2 n/a n/a 0 599
2005 458 36 11 78 2 n/a n/a 0 585
2006 469 28 10 74 1 n/a n/a 0 582
2007 451 40 9 90 1 n/a n/a 0 591
2008 425 53 5 112 0 n/a n/a 0 595
2009 436 34 11 72 1 n/a n/a 34 588
2010 420 35 10 63 1 n/a n/a 54 583
2011 348 33 5 113 2 0 39 0 540
2012 353 27 5 117 1 0 31 0 534
2013 361 26 5 134 1 0 40 0 567
2014 358 31 5 157 1 0 39 0 591
2015 324 33 6 166 1 0 49 0 579
2016 313 38 5 175 0 0 43 0 574
2017 298 31 1 177 0 0 47 0 554
2018 290 35 0 177 0 0 41 0 543
2019 284 28 2 176 0 0 38 0 528
2020 291 32 2 199 0 0 38 0 562
2021 262 27 1 195 0 0 31 0 516
2022 272 36 2 184 0 1 33 0 528
2023 270 39 4 182 2 1 36 0 534

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 Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 736 33.0 22.3 n/a
1989 760 37.0 20.5 n/a
1990 744 36.0 20.6 0
1991 770 37.0 20.8 n/a
1992 719 38.0 18.9 n/a
1993 713 34.0 21.0 n/a
1994 720 34.0 21.2 n/a
1995 697 36.5 19.1 n/a
1996 697 36.5 19.1 n/a
1997 699 35.0 20.0 n/a
1998 682 36.0 18.9 n/a
1999 711 36.0 19.8 n/a
2000 671 37.0 18.1 20
2001 662 38.0 17.4 18.4
2002 599 38.1 15.7 20.9
2003 599 38.1 15.7 20.9
2004 599 38.1 15.7 22
2005 585 37.1 15.8 21.4
2006 582 37.3 15.6 24.7
2007 591 36.3 16.3 31.1
2008 595 37.9 15.7 34.1
2009 588 40.7 14.4 36.5
2010 583 42.7 13.6 45.9
2011 540 42.7 12.6 38.3
2012 534 33.8 15.7 42.7
2013 567 33.8 16.7 40.6
2014 591 32.2 18.3 43.1
2015 579 33.0 17.5 53.4
2016 574 33.0 17.3 60.6
2017 554 33.5 16.5 61
2018 543 32.5 16.6 58
2019 528 33.5 15.7 63.8
2020 562 33.5 16.7 62.3
2021 516 36.5 14.1 45.5
2022 528 38.2 13.8 51.9
2023 534 38.2 13.9 100

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 Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 736 33.0 22.3 n/a
1989 760 37.0 20.5 n/a
1990 744 36.0 20.6 0
1991 770 37.0 20.8 n/a
1992 719 38.0 18.9 n/a
1993 713 34.0 21.0 n/a
1994 720 34.0 21.2 n/a
1995 697 36.5 19.1 n/a
1996 697 36.5 19.1 n/a
1997 699 35.0 20.0 n/a
1998 682 36.0 18.9 n/a
1999 711 36.0 19.8 n/a
2000 671 37.0 18.1 20
2001 662 38.0 17.4 18.4
2002 599 38.1 15.7 20.9
2003 599 38.1 15.7 20.9
2004 599 38.1 15.7 22
2005 585 37.1 15.8 21.4
2006 582 37.3 15.6 24.7
2007 591 36.3 16.3 31.1
2008 595 37.9 15.7 34.1
2009 588 40.7 14.4 36.5
2010 583 42.7 13.6 45.9
2011 540 42.7 12.6 38.3
2012 534 33.8 15.7 42.7
2013 567 33.8 16.7 40.6
2014 591 32.2 18.3 43.1
2015 579 33.0 17.5 53.4
2016 574 33.0 17.3 60.6
2017 554 33.5 16.5 61
2018 543 32.5 16.6 58
2019 528 33.5 15.7 63.8
2020 562 33.5 16.7 62.3
2021 516 36.5 14.1 45.5
2022 528 38.2 13.8 51.9
2023 534 38.2 13.9 100

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Francis H Sheckler Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,212 (7.5%) $14,980 (92.5%) $16,192
2020 $1,297 (8.4%) $14,078 (91.6%) $15,375
2021 $2,167 (12.4%) $15,365 (87.6%) $17,532
2022 $2,334 (13.2%) $15,302 (86.8%) $17,636

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Francis H Sheckler 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 751st of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1096th of 1534 Elementary schools
 22.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Francis H Sheckler Elementary School)49.537
 12.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Francis H Sheckler Elementary School)70.641.4
 29.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Francis H Sheckler Elementary School)54.741.8
 12.9%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Francis H Sheckler Elementary School)85.571.5
 14%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Francis H Sheckler Elementary School)67.831.6
 36.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
All Grades Math (Francis H Sheckler Elementary School)5239.2
 12.8%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Francis H Sheckler Elementary School)85.571.5
 14%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Francis H Sheckler Elementary School)69.336.9
 32.4%
   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 Students528534
 1.1%
African American2839
 39.3%
American Indian02
Asian24
 100%
Hispanic176182
 3.4%
Pacific Islander01
White284270
 4.9%
Two or More Races3836
 5.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.8%100%
 36.2%


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Francis H Sheckler Elementary School ranks 1096th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend Francis H Sheckler Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Catasauqua Middle School
High : Catasauqua Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 534 students attended Francis H Sheckler Elementary School.

Students at Francis H Sheckler Elementary School are 51% White, 34% Hispanic, 7% African American, 7% Two or more races.


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