Sugartown Elementary School

Summary:

Sugartown Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, serving 531 students in grades K-5 and part of the Great Valley School District, which is ranked 59th out of 606 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Sugartown Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with 51.98% White, 17.33% Hispanic, and 21.09% Asian students, which is higher than nearby schools like Charlestown Elementary (69.03% White) and General Wayne Elementary (56.33% White). Academically, the school has consistently performed well on PSSA tests, with proficiency rates above the state averages in most subjects, including 67.6% in English Language Arts, 55% in Math, and 88.5% in Science. Additionally, Sugartown has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 13.7, lower than nearby schools like Kathryn D. Markley Elementary (13.5).

While Sugartown Elementary's academic performance is commendable, it does lag slightly behind some of the top-performing schools in the region, such as Beaumont Elementary and Devon Elementary, both in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. Additionally, Sugartown has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (22.98%) compared to these top-performing schools, suggesting it may be serving a more economically diverse population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 611 Sugartown Rd
       Malvern, PA  19355-3337


(610) 699-1500

District: Great Valley School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
463rd of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,875 Help


Students who attend Sugartown Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Great Valley Middle School
High:    Great Valley High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  531

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.0%
Asian:
21.1%
Hispanic:
17.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sugartown Elementary School ranks better than 69.8% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Great Valley School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Sugartown Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52%), Asian (21.1%), Hispanic (17.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Great Valley School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sugartown Elementary School is 13.7, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Great Valley School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sugartown Elementary School is $19,875, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Great Valley School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sugartown Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sugartown Elementary School 463rd of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Sugartown Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Great Valley School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Great Valley School District 59th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sugartown Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Sugartown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 80.79 182nd 1549 88.3%
2010 74.55 358th 1579 77.3%
2011 80.93 181st 1597 88.7%
2012 82.01 153rd 1599 90.4%
2013 80.84 203rd 1519 86.6%
2014 76.89 309th 1467 78.9%
2015 79.93 268th 1474 81.8%
2016 80.33 267th 1554 82.8%
2017 80.79 275th 1547 82.2%
2018 74.50 397th 1530 74.1%
2019 75.40 399th 1544 74.2%
2021 61.56 599th 1433 58.2%
2022 75.22 380th 1534 75.2%
2023 71.62 463rd 1534 69.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sugartown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 47.56 813th 1414 42.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sugartown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.75 217th 1043 79.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sugartown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.84 72nd 160 55.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sugartown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.70 168th 432 61.1%
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Rank History for White students at Sugartown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.04 448th 1236 63.8%
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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 Sugartown Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 369 17 24 38 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2008 399 18 23 37 0 n/a n/a 2 479
2009 390 12 31 37 0 n/a n/a 6 476
2010 396 7 37 28 0 n/a n/a 11 479
2011 392 6 42 27 0 0 9 0 476
2012 373 7 42 35 2 0 17 0 476
2013 371 10 52 44 2 0 20 0 499
2014 366 13 57 45 0 0 21 0 502
2015 368 13 54 56 0 1 21 0 513
2016 323 15 53 57 0 0 23 0 471
2017 306 10 56 62 0 0 26 0 460
2018 319 10 62 72 0 0 24 0 487
2019 278 16 86 62 1 0 23 0 466
2020 299 12 95 67 0 0 32 0 505
2021 277 8 117 72 0 0 29 0 503
2022 269 8 102 85 0 0 32 0 496
2023 276 13 112 92 0 1 37 0 531

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 Sugartown Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 448 29.7 15.1 10.9
2008 479 33.1 14.5 10.5
2009 476 35.0 13.6 12.6
2010 479 13.5 35.3 10.7
2011 476 33.9 14.0 9.9
2012 476 33.8 14.0 12.2
2013 499 33.7 14.7 17
2014 502 33.7 14.8 16.9
2015 513 36.0 14.2 15
2016 471 36.0 13.0 15.9
2017 460 35.5 12.9 18.3
2018 487 36.0 13.5 17.9
2019 466 34.5 13.4 18.5
2020 505 35.7 14.1 17.4
2021 503 34.7 14.4 20.5
2022 496 34.7 14.2 20
2023 531 38.7 13.7 23

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 Sugartown Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 448 29.7 15.1 10.9
2008 479 33.1 14.5 10.5
2009 476 35.0 13.6 12.6
2010 479 13.5 35.3 10.7
2011 476 33.9 14.0 9.9
2012 476 33.8 14.0 12.2
2013 499 33.7 14.7 17
2014 502 33.7 14.8 16.9
2015 513 36.0 14.2 15
2016 471 36.0 13.0 15.9
2017 460 35.5 12.9 18.3
2018 487 36.0 13.5 17.9
2019 466 34.5 13.4 18.5
2020 505 35.7 14.1 17.4
2021 503 34.7 14.4 20.5
2022 496 34.7 14.2 20
2023 531 38.7 13.7 23

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 Sugartown Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $228 (1.1%) $21,258 (98.9%) $21,486
2020 $240 (1.3%) $18,560 (98.7%) $18,801
2021 $326 (1.6%) $20,135 (98.4%) $20,461
2022 $205 (1.0%) $19,671 (99.0%) $19,875

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sugartown Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 399th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 463rd of 1534 Elementary schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Sugartown Elementary School)60.253.8
 6.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sugartown Elementary School)66.763.1
 3.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Sugartown Elementary School)7465.6
 8.4%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Sugartown Elementary School)92.688.5
 4.1%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sugartown Elementary School)80.172.1
 8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Sugartown Elementary School)62.348.9
 13.4%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sugartown Elementary School)7869.4
 8.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Sugartown Elementary School)65.755
 10.7%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Sugartown Elementary School)92.688.5
 4.1%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Sugartown Elementary School)74.567.6
 6.9%
   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 Students466531
 13.9%
African American1613
 18.8%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian86112
 30.2%
Hispanic6292
 48.4%
Pacific Islander01
White278276
 0.7%
Two or More Races2337
 60.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.5%23%
 4.5%


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

Middle : Great Valley Middle School
High : Great Valley High School

Students at Sugartown Elementary School are 52% White, 21% Asian, 17% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 531 students attended Sugartown Elementary School.

Sugartown Elementary School ranks 463rd of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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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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