Perry Elementary School

Summary:

Perry Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania, serving 337 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Hamburg Area School District, which is ranked 401 out of 606 districts in the state.

Perry Elementary School consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic performance. In the 2022-2023 school year, 53.9% of Perry students were proficient or better in PSSA Math, compared to 34.6% for the district and 39.3% for the state. The school also excelled in PSSA Science, with 81.1% of students proficient or better, significantly higher than the district (66.3%) and state (65.6%) averages. While the school's PSSA English Language Arts scores were slightly lower than the state average, they still outperformed the district.

Perry Elementary School's student population is notably different from nearby schools, such as those in the Reading School District. Perry has a significantly higher percentage of white students (89.32%) and a lower percentage of minority students. Additionally, the school has a lower percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients (39.76%) compared to the nearby Tilden Elementary Center (54.24%) and the Reading School District schools (100%). This suggests that Perry Elementary School serves a relatively higher socioeconomic population. The school also has a higher per-student spending of $19,133, compared to $16,505 at Tilden Elementary Center.


Detail:

Public K-5

 201 Fourth Street
       Shoemakersville, PA  19555-1515


(610) 562-3024

District: Hamburg Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
769th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,133 Help


Students who attend Perry Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Hamburg Area Middle School
High:    Hamburg Area High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  337

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.3%
Hispanic:
5.9%
Two or more races:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.8% Help


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Compare Details Perry Elementary School ranks worse than 50.1% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.37. (See more...)
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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: White (89.3%), Hispanic (5.9%), two or more races (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Perry Elementary School is 12. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Perry Elementary School is $19,133.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Perry Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Perry Elementary School 769th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Perry Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Hamburg Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamburg Area School District 401st of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Perry Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Perry Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 88.30 97th 1302 92.5%
2004 78.96 265th 1308 79.7%
2005 36.64 977th 1299 24.8%
2006 38.48 1166th 1545 24.5%
2007 43.38 1083rd 1555 30.4%
2008 61.58 707th 1551 54.4%
2009 59.24 768th 1549 50.4%
2010 66.46 596th 1579 62.3%
2011 68.34 549th 1597 65.6%
2012 74.14 415th 1599 74.0%
2013 71.22 468th 1519 69.2%
2014 66.51 581st 1467 60.4%
2016 70.31 503rd 1554 67.6%
2017 60.48 728th 1547 52.9%
2018 59.54 729th 1530 52.4%
2019 66.38 589th 1544 61.9%
2021 64.35 545th 1433 62.0%
2022 59.53 701st 1534 54.3%
2023 56.37 769th 1534 49.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Perry Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.01 518th 1414 63.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Perry Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 59.89 324th 1043 68.9%
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Rank History for White students at Perry Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.66 738th 1236 40.3%
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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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Enrollment information for Perry Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 370 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1989 392 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1990 361 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1991 356 3 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1992 356 4 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1993 431 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1994 388 3 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1995 380 2 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1996 380 2 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1997 322 4 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 332
1998 311 3 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 319
1999 294 1 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2000 320 2 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 331
2001 323 1 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 332
2002 299 2 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 308
2003 299 2 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 308
2004 300 2 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2005 308 3 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 318
2006 298 5 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2007 368 4 1 17 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2008 371 4 3 18 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2009 358 4 3 24 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2010 351 3 5 22 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2011 365 6 3 21 0 0 0 0 395
2012 372 6 2 19 0 0 1 0 400
2013 342 5 2 21 0 0 3 0 373
2014 325 3 0 18 0 0 1 0 347
2015 343 1 3 19 0 0 1 0 367
2016 347 2 2 21 0 0 1 0 373
2017 344 1 3 28 0 0 4 0 380
2018 329 1 1 24 0 0 4 0 359
2019 335 0 1 28 0 0 6 0 370
2020 316 0 1 27 0 0 7 0 351
2021 301 0 0 19 0 0 12 0 332
2022 312 2 0 15 0 0 13 0 342
2023 301 3 0 20 0 0 13 0 337

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 Perry Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 371 18.5 20.0 n/a
1989 392 22.0 17.8 n/a
1990 361 23.0 15.6 0
1991 371 23.5 15.7 n/a
1992 373 24.5 15.2 n/a
1993 435 24.0 18.1 n/a
1994 403 25.0 16.1 n/a
1995 390 25.0 15.6 n/a
1996 390 25.0 15.6 n/a
1997 332 19.5 17.0 n/a
1998 319 20.5 15.6 n/a
1999 303 22.5 13.5 n/a
2000 331 22.5 14.7 10.9
2001 332 24.0 13.8 11.7
2002 308 23.7 13.0 12.7
2003 308 23.7 13.0 12.7
2004 309 24.7 12.5 11.7
2005 318 26.8 11.9 12.3
2006 319 24.8 12.9 22.9
2007 390 28.4 13.7 25.1
2008 396 28.3 14.0 27
2009 389 30.0 12.9 22.9
2010 381 30.5 12.4 28.9
2011 395 25.5 15.4 28.9
2012 400 27.4 14.5 32
2013 373 26.4 14.1 32.7
2014 347 34.0 10.1 33.7
2015 367 29.0 12.6 36.2
2016 373 29.0 12.8 37.3
2017 380 30.5 12.4 39.7
2018 359 32.5 11.0 37.6
2019 370 30.5 12.1 40.3
2020 351 29.2 11.9 40.7
2021 332 28.9 11.4 36.7
2022 342 26.9 12.7 31.9
2023 337 27.9 12.0 39.8

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 Perry Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 371 18.5 20.0 n/a
1989 392 22.0 17.8 n/a
1990 361 23.0 15.6 0
1991 371 23.5 15.7 n/a
1992 373 24.5 15.2 n/a
1993 435 24.0 18.1 n/a
1994 403 25.0 16.1 n/a
1995 390 25.0 15.6 n/a
1996 390 25.0 15.6 n/a
1997 332 19.5 17.0 n/a
1998 319 20.5 15.6 n/a
1999 303 22.5 13.5 n/a
2000 331 22.5 14.7 10.9
2001 332 24.0 13.8 11.7
2002 308 23.7 13.0 12.7
2003 308 23.7 13.0 12.7
2004 309 24.7 12.5 11.7
2005 318 26.8 11.9 12.3
2006 319 24.8 12.9 22.9
2007 390 28.4 13.7 25.1
2008 396 28.3 14.0 27
2009 389 30.0 12.9 22.9
2010 381 30.5 12.4 28.9
2011 395 25.5 15.4 28.9
2012 400 27.4 14.5 32
2013 373 26.4 14.1 32.7
2014 347 34.0 10.1 33.7
2015 367 29.0 12.6 36.2
2016 373 29.0 12.8 37.3
2017 380 30.5 12.4 39.7
2018 359 32.5 11.0 37.6
2019 370 30.5 12.1 40.3
2020 351 29.2 11.9 40.7
2021 332 28.9 11.4 36.7
2022 342 26.9 12.7 31.9
2023 337 27.9 12.0 39.8

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 Perry Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $103 (0.6%) $16,416 (99.4%) $16,519
2020 $589 (3.4%) $16,992 (96.6%) $17,582
2021 $2,285 (8.7%) $23,877 (91.3%) $26,162
2022 $1,009 (5.3%) $18,124 (94.7%) $19,133

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Perry Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 589th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 769th of 1534 Elementary schools
 12%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Perry Elementary School)76.377.1
 0.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Perry Elementary School)71.258.3
 12.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Perry Elementary School)64.749.1
 15.6%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Perry Elementary School)84.381.1
 3.2%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Perry Elementary School)64.733.9
 30.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Perry Elementary School)44.138.2
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Perry Elementary School)6456.4
 7.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Perry Elementary School)61.553.9
 7.6%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Perry Elementary School)84.381.1
 3.2%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Perry Elementary School)66.649.3
 17.3%
   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 Students370337
 8.9%
African American03
American Indian00
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic2820
 28.6%
Pacific Islander00
White335301
 10.1%
Two or More Races613
 116.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.3%39.8%
 0.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 337 students attended Perry Elementary School.

Perry Elementary School ranks 769th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

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

Middle : Hamburg Area Middle School
High : Hamburg Area High School

Students at Perry Elementary School are 89% White, 6% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.


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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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