Myers Elementary School

Summary:

Myers Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, serving 302 students in grades K-4. The school is part of the Cheltenham School District, which is ranked 297 out of 606 school districts in the state and has a 3-star rating.

Myers Elementary School consistently outperforms the Cheltenham School District and the state of Pennsylvania in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, 62.5% of Myers students were proficient or better in PSSA/Math, compared to 45.4% for the district and 39.3% for the state. The school also excels in PSSA/Science, with 84.5% of students proficient or better, significantly higher than the district (64.9%) and the state (65.6%). Additionally, 65.2% of Myers students were proficient or better in PSSA/English Language Arts, compared to 53.4% for the district and 53.8% for Pennsylvania. Myers Elementary School has a more diverse student population compared to the surrounding schools, with a higher percentage of African American (54.3%) and Asian (5.96%) students.

While Myers Elementary School outperforms the Cheltenham School District and the state, the nearby McKinley School, which is part of the Abington School District, also demonstrates strong academic performance, with higher test scores in several subject areas compared to Myers. The Philadelphia City School District, which includes other nearby schools, generally underperforms compared to Myers Elementary and the state. Despite having a relatively high percentage of free and reduced-lunch recipients, around 50%, Myers Elementary School has been able to maintain its strong academic performance, suggesting effective strategies and support systems in place to address the needs of this student population.


Detail:

Public K-4

 7609 Montgomery Ave
       Elkins Park, PA  19027-2925


(215) 517-4540

District: Cheltenham School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
440th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $27,964 Help


Students who attend Myers Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Cedarbrook Middle School
    Elkins Park School
High:    Cheltenham High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  302

Racial breakdown:

African American:
54.3%
White:
19.9%
Two or more races:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Myers Elementary School ranks better than 71.3% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Cheltenham School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Myers Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Cheltenham School District. Racial makeup is: African American (54.3%), White (19.9%), two or more races (10.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Myers Elementary School is 12.5, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Cheltenham School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Myers Elementary School is $27,964, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Cheltenham School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Myers Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Myers Elementary School 440th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Myers Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Cheltenham School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cheltenham School District 297th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Myers Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Myers Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 63.78 623rd 1545 59.7%
2007 72.52 431st 1555 72.3%
2008 62.84 679th 1551 56.2%
2009 75.05 341st 1549 78.0%
2010 80.59 192nd 1579 87.8%
2011 72.13 435th 1597 72.8%
2012 71.55 498th 1599 68.9%
2013 68.22 560th 1519 63.1%
2014 72.70 426th 1467 71.0%
2015 78.17 303rd 1474 79.4%
2016 63.24 684th 1554 56.0%
2017 65.41 610th 1547 60.6%
2018 50.45 910th 1530 40.5%
2019 49.96 927th 1544 40.0%
2022 67.49 547th 1534 64.3%
2023 72.62 440th 1534 71.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Myers Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 76.04 256th 1414 81.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Myers Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.56 6th 437 98.6%
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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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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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Enrollment information for Myers Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 320 79 24 4 1 n/a n/a 0 428
1989 338 68 36 2 0 n/a n/a 0 444
1990 367 52 29 2 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1991 394 52 28 2 0 n/a n/a 0 476
1992 402 68 31 3 0 n/a n/a 0 504
1993 401 57 39 2 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1994 401 79 34 2 0 n/a n/a 0 516
1995 397 90 43 3 3 n/a n/a 0 536
1996 397 90 43 3 3 n/a n/a 0 536
1997 296 103 47 4 1 n/a n/a 0 451
1998 295 121 49 3 2 n/a n/a 0 470
1999 249 141 46 11 2 n/a n/a 0 449
2000 235 147 37 6 1 n/a n/a 0 426
2001 217 139 31 11 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2002 195 131 53 12 1 n/a n/a 0 392
2003 195 131 53 12 1 n/a n/a 0 392
2004 193 122 51 12 1 n/a n/a 0 379
2005 198 148 64 16 1 n/a n/a 0 427
2006 192 162 57 8 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2007 188 157 54 8 0 n/a n/a 0 407
2008 174 154 41 10 2 n/a n/a 0 381
2009 151 160 40 13 1 n/a n/a 0 365
2010 149 187 39 18 2 n/a n/a 0 395
2011 142 168 31 16 2 0 0 0 359
2012 142 172 26 16 0 1 2 0 359
2013 135 171 26 22 0 1 6 0 361
2014 132 160 25 17 0 1 11 0 346
2015 118 165 21 16 0 1 19 0 340
2016 122 195 21 14 0 1 24 0 377
2017 99 196 17 24 2 2 27 0 367
2018 85 195 16 26 2 2 31 0 357
2019 73 196 20 32 1 2 24 0 348
2020 68 191 23 32 0 2 25 0 341
2021 45 171 20 33 0 2 22 0 293
2022 54 168 17 28 0 0 23 0 290
2023 60 164 18 29 0 0 31 0 302

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 Myers Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 428 31.0 13.8 n/a
1989 444 25.6 17.3 n/a
1990 450 27.5 16.3 0
1991 476 29.9 15.9 n/a
1992 504 27.8 18.1 n/a
1993 499 28.6 17.4 n/a
1994 516 30.6 16.9 n/a
1995 536 28.6 18.7 n/a
1996 536 28.6 18.7 n/a
1997 451 25.8 17.5 n/a
1998 470 25.8 18.2 n/a
1999 449 25.8 17.4 n/a
2000 426 24.9 17.1 12.2
2001 398 25.4 15.7 10.3
2002 392 27.7 14.2 7.4
2003 392 27.7 14.2 7.4
2004 379 27.1 14.0 9.2
2005 427 28.6 14.9 6.8
2006 419 30.6 13.7 10.5
2007 407 32.0 12.7 11.3
2008 381 32.1 11.9 11.8
2009 365 30.2 12.1 14.2
2010 395 28.0 14.0 12.2
2011 359 28.6 12.5 18.7
2012 359 26.8 13.3 23.7
2013 361 26.0 13.8 28.3
2014 346 25.6 13.4 31.8
2015 340 25.0 13.6 19.1
2016 377 26.0 14.5 28.4
2017 367 25.5 14.3 22.9
2018 357 25.0 14.2 26.1
2019 348 26.0 13.3 39.7
2020 341 25.0 13.6 42.5
2021 293 23.0 12.7 47.4
2022 290 25.0 11.5 46.2
2023 302 24.0 12.5 51

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 Myers Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 428 31.0 13.8 n/a
1989 444 25.6 17.3 n/a
1990 450 27.5 16.3 0
1991 476 29.9 15.9 n/a
1992 504 27.8 18.1 n/a
1993 499 28.6 17.4 n/a
1994 516 30.6 16.9 n/a
1995 536 28.6 18.7 n/a
1996 536 28.6 18.7 n/a
1997 451 25.8 17.5 n/a
1998 470 25.8 18.2 n/a
1999 449 25.8 17.4 n/a
2000 426 24.9 17.1 12.2
2001 398 25.4 15.7 10.3
2002 392 27.7 14.2 7.4
2003 392 27.7 14.2 7.4
2004 379 27.1 14.0 9.2
2005 427 28.6 14.9 6.8
2006 419 30.6 13.7 10.5
2007 407 32.0 12.7 11.3
2008 381 32.1 11.9 11.8
2009 365 30.2 12.1 14.2
2010 395 28.0 14.0 12.2
2011 359 28.6 12.5 18.7
2012 359 26.8 13.3 23.7
2013 361 26.0 13.8 28.3
2014 346 25.6 13.4 31.8
2015 340 25.0 13.6 19.1
2016 377 26.0 14.5 28.4
2017 367 25.5 14.3 22.9
2018 357 25.0 14.2 26.1
2019 348 26.0 13.3 39.7
2020 341 25.0 13.6 42.5
2021 293 23.0 12.7 47.4
2022 290 25.0 11.5 46.2
2023 302 24.0 12.5 51

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 Myers Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $189 (0.4%) $45,610 (99.6%) $45,800
2020 $195 (0.4%) $47,121 (99.6%) $47,316
2021 $233 (0.4%) $56,247 (99.6%) $56,480
2022 $1,182 (4.2%) $26,782 (95.8%) $27,964

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Myers Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 927th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 440th of 1534 Elementary schools
 31.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Myers Elementary School)67.663
 4.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Myers Elementary School)61.159.2
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Myers Elementary School)36.462
 25.6%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Myers Elementary School)72.884.5
 11.7%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Myers Elementary School)66.670.7
 4.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
All Grades Math (Myers Elementary School)51.962.5
 10.6%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Myers Elementary School)72.884.5
 11.7%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Myers Elementary School)63.965.2
 1.3%
   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 Students348302
 13.2%
African American196164
 16.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian2018
 10%
Hispanic3229
 9.4%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White7360
 17.8%
Two or More Races2431
 29.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.7%51%
 11.3%


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

Middle : Cedarbrook Middle School
Middle : Elkins Park School
High : Cheltenham High School

Myers Elementary School ranks 440th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 302 students attended Myers Elementary School.

Students at Myers Elementary School are 54% African American, 20% White, 10% Two or more races, 10% Hispanic, 6% Asian.


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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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