Harding Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 622 Chestnut St
       Lebanon, PA  17042-5221


(717) 273-9391

District: Lebanon School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1188th of 1,433 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,671 Help

Students who attend Harding Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lebanon Middle School
High:    Lebanon Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  613

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
70.6%
White:
21.4%
African American:
4.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, March 7, 2022.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Harding Elementary School ranks worse than 82.9% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Lebanon School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Harding Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Lebanon School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (70.6%), White (21.4%), African American (4.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harding Elementary School is 16.6. 2 elementary schools in the Lebanon School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harding Elementary School is $11,671. 3 elementary schools in the Lebanon School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Harding Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Harding Elementary School 1188th of 1433 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Harding Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Lebanon School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lebanon School District 501st of 579 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harding Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 20.35 1086th 1302 16.6%
2004 9.63 1167th 1308 10.8%
2005 6.20 1213th 1299 6.6%
2006 15.05 1379th 1545 10.7%
2007 21.98 1338th 1555 14.0%
2008 11.57 1421st 1551 8.4%
2009 18.52 1365th 1549 11.9%
2010 10.87 1464th 1579 7.3%
2011 13.73 1447th 1597 9.4%
2012 15.43 1402nd 1599 12.3%
2013 14.24 1319th 1519 13.2%
2014 14.48 1274th 1467 13.2%
2015 21.96 1174th 1474 20.4%
2016 17.87 1285th 1554 17.3%
2017 11.91 1336th 1547 13.6%
2018 28.19 1169th 1530 23.6%
2019 18.97 1258th 1544 18.5%
2021 15.45 1188th 1433 17.1%

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

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Enrollment information for Harding Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 480 14 8 53 1 n/a n/a 0 556
1989 473 12 10 70 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1990 473 17 6 55 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1991 505 22 4 44 0 n/a n/a 0 575
1992 491 19 1 44 0 n/a n/a 0 555
1993 461 27 1 62 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1994 471 24 5 64 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1995 450 33 13 84 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1996 450 33 13 84 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1997 429 20 16 114 0 n/a n/a 0 579
1998 427 28 15 114 0 n/a n/a 0 584
1999 435 25 11 118 0 n/a n/a 0 589
2000 379 38 12 134 0 n/a n/a 0 563
2001 377 33 7 160 0 n/a n/a 0 577
2002 335 38 9 205 0 n/a n/a 0 587
2003 335 38 9 205 0 n/a n/a 0 587
2004 320 31 6 236 0 n/a n/a 0 593
2005 312 36 3 265 0 n/a n/a 0 616
2006 294 51 3 259 1 n/a n/a 0 608
2007 277 46 4 278 0 n/a n/a 0 605
2008 254 59 6 273 0 n/a n/a 0 592
2009 253 55 4 287 2 n/a n/a 11 612
2010 216 60 3 290 3 n/a n/a 21 593
2011 223 45 6 311 4 0 7 0 596
2012 211 38 8 309 3 0 9 0 578
2013 208 39 10 347 1 0 13 0 618
2014 192 49 9 329 1 0 11 0 591
2015 194 35 14 371 0 0 12 0 626
2016 182 39 10 379 0 0 23 0 633
2017 162 34 8 417 0 0 25 0 646
2018 156 30 9 420 0 0 28 0 643
2019 128 30 9 450 1 0 28 0 646
2020 132 29 2 454 1 0 29 0 647
2021 131 25 2 433 1 0 21 0 613

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 Harding Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 556 32.0 17.3 n/a
1989 565 33.9 16.6 n/a
1990 551 32.4 17.0 0
1991 575 29.4 19.5 n/a
1992 555 32.2 17.2 n/a
1993 551 24.0 23.0 n/a
1994 564 27.5 20.5 n/a
1995 580 26.5 21.9 n/a
1996 580 26.5 21.9 n/a
1997 579 26.5 21.8 n/a
1998 584 27.5 21.2 n/a
1999 589 26.0 22.7 n/a
2000 563 26.0 21.7 53.5
2001 577 28.0 20.6 47.1
2002 587 28.7 20.5 46.7
2003 587 28.7 20.5 46.7
2004 593 32.7 18.1 44.4
2005 616 32.7 18.8 44.5
2006 608 34.5 17.6 68.4
2007 605 33.3 18.2 70.2
2008 592 39.1 15.1 75
2009 612 39.2 15.6 82.2
2010 593 38.7 15.3 88.5
2011 596 37.8 15.7 82
2012 578 35.1 16.4 82.4
2013 618 35.7 17.3 90
2014 591 36.2 16.3 86.6
2015 626 35.0 17.8 88.7
2016 633 35.0 18.0 100
2017 646 36.4 17.7 100
2018 643 37.7 17.0 99.8
2019 646 36.2 17.8 99.7
2020 647 35.7 18.0 99.7
2021 613 36.8 16.6 99.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Harding Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 556 32.0 17.3 n/a
1989 565 33.9 16.6 n/a
1990 551 32.4 17.0 0
1991 575 29.4 19.5 n/a
1992 555 32.2 17.2 n/a
1993 551 24.0 23.0 n/a
1994 564 27.5 20.5 n/a
1995 580 26.5 21.9 n/a
1996 580 26.5 21.9 n/a
1997 579 26.5 21.8 n/a
1998 584 27.5 21.2 n/a
1999 589 26.0 22.7 n/a
2000 563 26.0 21.7 53.5
2001 577 28.0 20.6 47.1
2002 587 28.7 20.5 46.7
2003 587 28.7 20.5 46.7
2004 593 32.7 18.1 44.4
2005 616 32.7 18.8 44.5
2006 608 34.5 17.6 68.4
2007 605 33.3 18.2 70.2
2008 592 39.1 15.1 75
2009 612 39.2 15.6 82.2
2010 593 38.7 15.3 88.5
2011 596 37.8 15.7 82
2012 578 35.1 16.4 82.4
2013 618 35.7 17.3 90
2014 591 36.2 16.3 86.6
2015 626 35.0 17.8 88.7
2016 633 35.0 18.0 100
2017 646 36.4 17.7 100
2018 643 37.7 17.0 99.8
2019 646 36.2 17.8 99.7
2020 647 35.7 18.0 99.7
2021 613 36.8 16.6 99.8

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 Harding Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,210 (10.8%) $9,981 (89.2%) $11,190
2020 $1,121 (9.6%) $10,550 (90.4%) $11,671

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Harding Elementary 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1258th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1188th of 1433 Elementary schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Harding Elementary School)28.47.6
 20.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5647.3
 8.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Harding Elementary School)43.227.2
 16%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.958.3
 3.6%
4th Grade Math (Harding Elementary School)25.310.1
 15.2%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.235.5
 10.7%
4th Grade Science (Harding Elementary School)62.761.5
 1.2%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.875.8
 2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Harding Elementary School)53.730
 23.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.656.6
 7%
5th Grade Math (Harding Elementary School)17.814.4
 3.4%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4336.1
 6.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Harding Elementary School)34.934.7
 0.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.555
 3.5%
All Grades Math (Harding Elementary School)23.810.5
 13.3%
All Grades Science (Harding Elementary School)62.761.5
 1.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Harding Elementary School)43.930.3
 13.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students646613
 5.1%
African American3025
 16.7%
American Indian11
Asian92
 77.8%
Hispanic450433
 3.8%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2821
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.7%99.8%
 0.1%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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