Cheltenham High School

Public 9-12

 500 Rices Mill Rd
       Wyncote, PA  19095-1942


(215) 517-3700

District: Cheltenham School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
439th of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,236 Help


Feeder schools for Cheltenham High School:

Elementary:    Cheltenham Elementary School
    Glenside Elementary School
    Myers Elementary School
    Wyncote Elementary School
Middle:    Cedarbrook Middle School
    Elkins Park School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.3 Help
Number of students:  1,442

Racial breakdown:

African American:
54.4%
White:
25.6%
Hispanic:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cheltenham High School ranks worse than 65.1% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.06. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Cheltenham High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (54.4%), White (25.6%), Hispanic (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cheltenham High School is 14.3. (See more...)
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Compare Cheltenham High School employs 100.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cheltenham High School is $25,236.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cheltenham High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cheltenham High School 439th of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Cheltenham High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Cheltenham High School

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Rank History for all students at Cheltenham High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 78.43 114th 583 80.4%
2004 78.50 117th 590 80.2%
2005 72.28 153rd 593 74.2%
2006 72.21 153rd 604 74.7%
2007 72.35 152nd 615 75.3%
2008 57.49 316th 621 49.1%
2009 84.23 56th 632 91.1%
2010 59.97 299th 649 53.9%
2011 67.36 240th 660 63.6%
2012 70.95 197th 664 70.3%
2013 67.45 175th 591 70.4%
2014 64.49 220th 580 62.1%
2015 66.18 270th 680 60.3%
2016 59.20 364th 677 46.2%
2017 58.65 357th 663 46.2%
2018 65.10 317th 673 52.9%
2019 52.63 411th 693 40.7%
2021 34.48 412th 537 23.3%
2022 52.80 369th 634 41.8%
2023 43.06 439th 674 34.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cheltenham High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.44 502nd 652 23.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Cheltenham High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 54.97 183rd 502 63.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Cheltenham High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 66.09 52nd 112 53.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Cheltenham High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.44 134th 260 48.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cheltenham High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 65.99 79th 252 68.7%
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Rank History for White students at Cheltenham High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 72.58 147th 577 74.5%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department 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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by a student
Friday, November 2, 2018

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by a citizen
Saturday, April 9, 2011

Open Quote As a neighbor, I believe Cheltenham needs to do a more diligent job in screening who actually lives in the township. There is an overall trend today of students attending suburban schools who do not reside in these communities. The township needs to take a more microscopic approach to enrollment.

I am all for parents wanting a better education for their children, but it cannot be at the expense of the Cheltenham Township taxpayers.

Cheltenham High School is a very viable and excellent school, even though I was slightly dismayed with the PSSA scores. Hopefully, the future scores for 2011 will reverse this pattern.

Overall, I feel Cheltenham High school is still one of the better schools, considering they cannot select their students as the magnet schools do, but there is still much work to be done to continue the rise to the top.

Keep Up The Good Work! Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Open Quote I am a student at Cheltenham High School. Class Of 2012. CHS is a wonderful school to send your children to learn alot about wordly matters. CHS offers a lot from Sports, to academic, clubs. Cheltenham is also very well known for it's integrated community. CHS itself is probably 41 percent black and 46 percent white. CHS is fair and also gives students a chance to excercise their rights as young american citizens! ..... And they are also known for their very PROUD SCHOOL SPIRIT .... GO PANTHERS! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cheltenham High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 832 308 128 11 1 n/a n/a -66 1214
1989 776 308 139 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1232
1990 722 316 151 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1201
1991 716 314 144 8 0 n/a n/a 0 1182
1992 767 332 124 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1230
1993 789 342 137 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1275
1994 787 391 141 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1331
1995 826 454 138 17 0 n/a n/a 0 1435
1996 826 454 138 17 0 n/a n/a 0 1435
1997 865 484 141 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1506
1998 921 502 129 14 0 n/a n/a 0 1566
1999 962 521 135 22 1 n/a n/a 0 1641
2000 985 529 124 31 1 n/a n/a 0 1670
2001 983 557 124 33 3 n/a n/a 0 1700
2002 956 571 139 38 0 n/a n/a 0 1704
2003 956 571 139 38 0 n/a n/a 0 1704
2004 911 603 145 36 0 n/a n/a 0 1695
2005 874 628 153 46 0 n/a n/a 0 1701
2006 840 684 129 58 1 n/a n/a 0 1712
2007 790 678 130 56 2 n/a n/a 0 1656
2008 746 655 95 49 9 n/a n/a 0 1554
2009 693 650 88 43 6 n/a n/a 0 1480
2010 631 671 101 55 0 n/a n/a 0 1458
2011 617 696 103 59 2 0 2 0 1479
2012 585 722 107 45 3 0 7 0 1469
2013 542 745 92 57 3 0 9 0 1448
2014 533 790 93 45 3 0 9 0 1473
2015 503 791 105 52 2 0 13 0 1466
2016 470 711 110 57 4 0 10 0 1362
2017 471 773 107 68 4 0 11 0 1434
2018 419 742 116 75 2 1 10 0 1365
2019 402 722 74 76 1 0 10 0 1285
2020 403 775 100 85 1 1 17 0 1382
2021 399 764 93 89 1 3 23 0 1372
2022 386 757 85 109 2 2 40 0 1381
2023 369 785 74 133 3 2 76 0 1442

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 Cheltenham High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1214 112.0 10.8 n/a
1989 1232 112.0 11.0 n/a
1990 1201 102.8 11.6 0
1991 1182 97.5 12.1 n/a
1992 1230 103.0 11.9 n/a
1993 1275 81.6 15.6 n/a
1994 1331 82.4 16.2 n/a
1995 1435 79.8 18.0 n/a
1996 1435 79.8 18.0 n/a
1997 1506 84.4 17.8 n/a
1998 1566 89.6 17.5 n/a
1999 1641 99.4 16.5 n/a
2000 1670 104.0 16.1 0
2001 1700 104.8 16.2 0
2002 1704 108.3 15.7 0
2003 1704 108.3 15.7 0
2004 1695 109.9 15.4 0
2005 1701 111.7 15.2 0
2006 1712 114.5 15.0 0
2007 1656 114.0 14.5 0
2008 1554 113.0 13.8 n/a
2009 1480 114.3 12.9 n/a
2010 1458 112.8 12.9 10.5
2011 1479 114.3 12.9 16
2012 1469 114.5 12.8 19.7
2013 1448 108.4 13.3 20.1
2014 1473 112.1 13.1 21
2015 1466 114.0 12.8 23.1
2016 1362 117.0 11.6 29.8
2017 1434 111.9 12.8 25.6
2018 1365 112.9 12.0 24.4
2019 1285 110.9 11.5 29.9
2020 1382 109.7 12.5 n/a
2021 1372 106.1 12.9 36.9
2022 1381 99.1 13.9 34.3
2023 1442 100.5 14.3 37.4

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 Cheltenham High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1214 112.0 10.8 n/a
1989 1232 112.0 11.0 n/a
1990 1201 102.8 11.6 0
1991 1182 97.5 12.1 n/a
1992 1230 103.0 11.9 n/a
1993 1275 81.6 15.6 n/a
1994 1331 82.4 16.2 n/a
1995 1435 79.8 18.0 n/a
1996 1435 79.8 18.0 n/a
1997 1506 84.4 17.8 n/a
1998 1566 89.6 17.5 n/a
1999 1641 99.4 16.5 n/a
2000 1670 104.0 16.1 0
2001 1700 104.8 16.2 0
2002 1704 108.3 15.7 0
2003 1704 108.3 15.7 0
2004 1695 109.9 15.4 0
2005 1701 111.7 15.2 0
2006 1712 114.5 15.0 0
2007 1656 114.0 14.5 0
2008 1554 113.0 13.8 n/a
2009 1480 114.3 12.9 n/a
2010 1458 112.8 12.9 10.5
2011 1479 114.3 12.9 16
2012 1469 114.5 12.8 19.7
2013 1448 108.4 13.3 20.1
2014 1473 112.1 13.1 21
2015 1466 114.0 12.8 23.1
2016 1362 117.0 11.6 29.8
2017 1434 111.9 12.8 25.6
2018 1365 112.9 12.0 24.4
2019 1285 110.9 11.5 29.9
2020 1382 109.7 12.5 n/a
2021 1372 106.1 12.9 36.9
2022 1381 99.1 13.9 34.3
2023 1442 100.5 14.3 37.4

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 Cheltenham High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $197 (0.8%) $23,622 (99.2%) $23,819
2020 $255 (1.1%) $23,310 (98.9%) $23,565
2021 $260 (1.1%) $23,749 (98.9%) $24,009
2022 $716 (2.8%) $24,519 (97.2%) $25,236

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cheltenham High 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 411th of 693 High schoolsRanks 439th of 674 High schools
 5.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Cheltenham High School)59.624.2
 35.4%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.334.1
 29.2%
11th Grade Biology (Cheltenham High School)61.339.2
 22.1%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Cheltenham High School)68.562.9
 5.6%
   11th Grade Literature (Pennsylvania)71.565.3
 6.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12851442
 12.2%
African American722785
 8.7%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian7474
Hispanic76133
 75%
Pacific Islander02
White402369
 8.2%
Two or More Races1076
 660%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.9%37.4%
 7.5%


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Cheltenham High School ranks 439th of 674 Pennsylvania high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,442 students attended Cheltenham High School.

Students at Cheltenham High School are 54% African American, 26% White, 9% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 5% Asian.


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