Pickering Valley Elementary School

Public K-5

 121 Byers Rd
       Chester Springs, PA  19425-9505


(610) 458-5324

District: Downingtown Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
25th of 1,544 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,606 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8
Number of students:  436

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
50.5%
White:
42.7%
Two or more races:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.1%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Pickering Valley Elementary School ranks better than 98.4% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 2nd among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Downingtown Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Pickering Valley Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Downingtown Area School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (50.5%), White (42.7%), two or more races (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Downingtown Area School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pickering Valley Elementary School is 11.8, which is the lowest among 10 elementary schools in the Downingtown Area School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pickering Valley Elementary School is $14,606, which is the 2nd highest among 10 elementary schools in the Downingtown Area School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Pickering Valley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pickering Valley Elementary School 25th of 1544 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Pickering Valley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Downingtown Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Downingtown Area School District 19th of 610 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pickering Valley Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 93.18 32nd 1302 97.5%
2004 91.85 31st 1308 97.6%
2005 88.96 20th 1299 98.5%
2006 84.85 90th 1545 94.2%
2007 86.43 62nd 1555 96.0%
2008 83.88 118th 1551 92.4%
2009 79.67 209th 1549 86.5%
2010 80.09 209th 1579 86.8%
2011 83.07 115th 1597 92.8%
2012 81.80 158th 1599 90.1%
2013 88.10 18th 1519 98.8%
2014 88.13 22nd 1467 98.5%
2015 93.35 8th 1474 99.5%
2016 92.05 17th 1554 98.9%
2017 93.47 6th 1547 99.6%
2018 92.62 18th 1530 98.8%
2019 92.29 25th 1544 98.4%

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

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by a parent
Friday, March 25, 2016

Open Quote The Principle requires that all twins be separated and put in different classrooms. He doesn't even meet with the twins and get to know them, he just imposes a blanket rule covering all multiples. He said that they learn better when separated and that he had one bad experience with keeping twins together so all twins must be separated. I wish he got to know the students that he was separating before imposing his ruling. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pickering Valley Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 589 9 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 611
1989 667 6 16 0 0 n/a n/a 0 689
1990 704 6 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 728
1991 479 7 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 494
1992 501 3 5 2 1 n/a n/a 0 512
1993 507 3 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 519
1994 558 5 5 4 2 n/a n/a 0 574
1995 576 4 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 587
1996 576 4 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 587
1997 556 5 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 567
1998 485 6 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1999 501 6 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 517
2000 490 6 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 507
2001 518 1 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2002 455 3 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 468
2003 455 3 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 468
2004 478 4 20 1 0 n/a n/a 0 503
2005 514 1 22 3 0 n/a n/a 0 540
2006 528 2 42 3 0 n/a n/a 0 575
2007 558 6 78 3 0 n/a n/a 0 645
2008 585 6 130 4 0 n/a n/a 0 725
2009 481 9 138 13 0 n/a n/a 0 641
2010 474 5 157 17 0 n/a n/a 0 653
2011 485 7 178 16 0 0 2 0 688
2012 462 7 181 21 0 0 3 0 674
2013 434 5 195 21 0 0 12 0 667
2014 424 3 215 18 0 0 15 0 675
2015 296 1 166 16 0 1 11 0 491
2016 268 2 182 13 1 2 11 0 479
2017 260 4 213 14 0 1 14 0 506
2018 226 5 221 15 0 1 15 0 483
2019 213 7 207 12 0 1 16 0 456
2020 186 5 220 10 0 2 13 0 436

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 Pickering Valley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 611 28.0 21.8 n/a
1989 689 28.6 24.0 n/a
1990 728 32.0 22.7 0
1991 494 25.2 19.6 n/a
1992 512 25.2 20.3 n/a
1993 519 27.0 19.2 n/a
1994 574 29.0 19.8 n/a
1995 587 30.0 19.6 n/a
1996 587 30.0 19.6 n/a
1997 567 30.0 18.9 n/a
1998 497 26.8 18.5 n/a
1999 517 25.8 20.0 n/a
2000 507 26.3 19.3 1.6
2001 529 28.8 18.4 0.8
2002 468 27.3 17.1 0.9
2003 468 27.3 17.1 0.9
2004 503 29.6 17.0 0.4
2005 540 30.6 17.6 0.7
2006 575 31.8 18.1 0.5
2007 645 36.8 17.5 1.2
2008 725 41.5 17.5 1.5
2009 641 39.7 16.1 2.3
2010 653 39.2 16.6 n/a
2011 688 40.2 17.1 1.9
2012 674 39.6 17.0 2.2
2013 667 37.9 17.5 2.1
2014 675 36.9 18.2 2.5
2015 491 33.0 14.8 3.7
2016 479 31.0 15.4 3.3
2017 506 33.4 15.1 3.8
2018 483 35.4 13.6 5
2019 456 36.7 12.4 3.3
2020 436 36.7 11.8 4.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Pickering Valley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 611 28.0 21.8 n/a
1989 689 28.6 24.0 n/a
1990 728 32.0 22.7 0
1991 494 25.2 19.6 n/a
1992 512 25.2 20.3 n/a
1993 519 27.0 19.2 n/a
1994 574 29.0 19.8 n/a
1995 587 30.0 19.6 n/a
1996 587 30.0 19.6 n/a
1997 567 30.0 18.9 n/a
1998 497 26.8 18.5 n/a
1999 517 25.8 20.0 n/a
2000 507 26.3 19.3 1.6
2001 529 28.8 18.4 0.8
2002 468 27.3 17.1 0.9
2003 468 27.3 17.1 0.9
2004 503 29.6 17.0 0.4
2005 540 30.6 17.6 0.7
2006 575 31.8 18.1 0.5
2007 645 36.8 17.5 1.2
2008 725 41.5 17.5 1.5
2009 641 39.7 16.1 2.3
2010 653 39.2 16.6 n/a
2011 688 40.2 17.1 1.9
2012 674 39.6 17.0 2.2
2013 667 37.9 17.5 2.1
2014 675 36.9 18.2 2.5
2015 491 33.0 14.8 3.7
2016 479 31.0 15.4 3.3
2017 506 33.4 15.1 3.8
2018 483 35.4 13.6 5
2019 456 36.7 12.4 3.3
2020 436 36.7 11.8 4.1

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 Pickering Valley Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $118 (0.8%) $14,489 (99.2%) $14,606

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




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