Russell Elementary School

Public K-5

 2201 Sproul Rd
       Broomall, PA  19008-2829


(610) 359-4310

District: Marple Newtown School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
241st of 1,433 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,730 Help

Students who attend Russell Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Paxon Hollow Middle School
High:    Marple Newtown Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.1
Number of students:  324

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.5%
Asian:
13.6%
Two or more races:
4.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.1%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Russell Elementary School ranks better than 83.2% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Marple Newtown School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Russell Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Marple Newtown School District. Racial makeup is: White (77.5%), Asian (13.6%), two or more races (4.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Russell Elementary School is 11.1, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Marple Newtown School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Russell Elementary School is $21,730, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Marple Newtown School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Russell Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Russell Elementary School 241st of 1433 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Russell Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Marple Newtown School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Marple Newtown School District 47th of 579 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Russell Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 84.20 185th 1302 85.8%
2004 74.72 353rd 1308 73.0%
2005 84.33 96th 1299 92.6%
2006 79.28 251st 1545 83.8%
2007 79.21 247th 1555 84.1%
2008 75.94 316th 1551 79.6%
2009 73.35 384th 1549 75.2%
2010 79.16 229th 1579 85.5%
2011 81.85 152nd 1597 90.5%
2012 76.73 322nd 1599 79.9%
2013 71.80 450th 1519 70.4%
2014 75.96 327th 1467 77.7%
2015 76.44 336th 1474 77.2%
2016 76.35 355th 1554 77.2%
2017 79.71 294th 1547 81.0%
2018 83.45 207th 1530 86.5%
2019 81.70 242nd 1544 84.3%
2021 81.46 241st 1433 83.2%

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

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by a parent
Monday, May 27, 2013

Open Quote My son attended Russell the 2012-2013 school year and he loves it. I am impressed with his kindergarten teacher, her style of teaching, the small size of the class, which always seems to have a helper, student teacher or assistant.

I thought he knew a lot before starting school from what I taught him at home and some things he learned in preschool, but this year at Russell he has learned things that I didn't even think would be taught until maybe 2nd grade. He has had a wonderful introduction to school and I am so happy. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Russell Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 399 2 24 1 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1989 347 1 35 1 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1990 376 2 26 0 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1991 395 3 37 1 0 n/a n/a 0 436
1992 447 1 38 5 0 n/a n/a 0 491
1993 462 6 38 1 1 n/a n/a 0 508
1994 442 7 40 0 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1995 389 2 35 1 4 n/a n/a 0 431
1996 389 2 35 1 4 n/a n/a 0 431
1997 347 1 28 0 0 n/a n/a 0 376
1998 357 3 29 1 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1999 331 2 35 1 0 n/a n/a 0 369
2000 356 2 35 1 0 n/a n/a 0 394
2001 345 2 22 0 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2002 306 0 34 0 0 n/a n/a 0 340
2003 306 0 34 0 0 n/a n/a 0 340
2004 307 0 38 0 0 n/a n/a 0 345
2005 303 5 36 0 0 n/a n/a 0 344
2006 317 6 35 0 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2007 321 9 35 0 0 n/a n/a 0 365
2008 316 6 44 0 0 n/a n/a 2 368
2009 346 9 39 2 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2010 330 6 49 3 0 n/a n/a 0 388
2011 299 6 46 2 0 0 2 0 355
2012 311 4 21 3 0 0 3 0 342
2013 348 5 21 3 0 0 2 0 379
2014 330 4 20 4 0 1 3 0 362
2015 319 9 24 5 0 1 2 0 360
2016 315 7 31 4 0 1 4 0 362
2017 320 8 33 3 0 0 10 0 374
2018 320 8 31 6 0 0 7 0 372
2019 294 6 37 7 2 0 8 0 354
2020 268 5 40 10 1 0 11 0 335
2021 251 3 44 10 2 0 14 0 324

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 Russell Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 426 28.4 15.0 n/a
1989 384 22.0 17.4 n/a
1990 404 27.5 14.6 0
1991 436 23.8 18.3 n/a
1992 491 26.0 18.8 n/a
1993 508 26.0 19.5 n/a
1994 489 24.8 19.7 n/a
1995 431 28.4 15.2 n/a
1996 431 28.4 15.2 n/a
1997 376 30.0 12.5 n/a
1998 390 30.8 12.7 n/a
1999 369 30.3 12.2 n/a
2000 394 31.3 12.6 1.8
2001 370 32.3 11.5 4.1
2002 340 27.3 12.5 7.4
2003 340 27.3 12.5 7.4
2004 345 25.9 13.3 4.6
2005 344 24.6 14.0 7.3
2006 358 27.8 12.9 3.4
2007 365 28.1 13.0 5.8
2008 368 30.1 12.2 5.2
2009 396 31.5 12.6 5.3
2010 388 30.5 12.7 8
2011 355 30.3 11.6 6.8
2012 342 29.7 11.5 15.5
2013 379 28.6 13.2 11.6
2014 362 28.3 12.7 11.6
2015 360 29.0 12.4 11.7
2016 362 31.0 11.6 9.9
2017 374 30.5 12.2 21.4
2018 372 30.5 12.1 16.9
2019 354 29.5 11.9 16.7
2020 335 28.5 11.7 17
2021 324 29.0 11.1 20.1

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 Russell Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 426 28.4 15.0 n/a
1989 384 22.0 17.4 n/a
1990 404 27.5 14.6 0
1991 436 23.8 18.3 n/a
1992 491 26.0 18.8 n/a
1993 508 26.0 19.5 n/a
1994 489 24.8 19.7 n/a
1995 431 28.4 15.2 n/a
1996 431 28.4 15.2 n/a
1997 376 30.0 12.5 n/a
1998 390 30.8 12.7 n/a
1999 369 30.3 12.2 n/a
2000 394 31.3 12.6 1.8
2001 370 32.3 11.5 4.1
2002 340 27.3 12.5 7.4
2003 340 27.3 12.5 7.4
2004 345 25.9 13.3 4.6
2005 344 24.6 14.0 7.3
2006 358 27.8 12.9 3.4
2007 365 28.1 13.0 5.8
2008 368 30.1 12.2 5.2
2009 396 31.5 12.6 5.3
2010 388 30.5 12.7 8
2011 355 30.3 11.6 6.8
2012 342 29.7 11.5 15.5
2013 379 28.6 13.2 11.6
2014 362 28.3 12.7 11.6
2015 360 29.0 12.4 11.7
2016 362 31.0 11.6 9.9
2017 374 30.5 12.2 21.4
2018 372 30.5 12.1 16.9
2019 354 29.5 11.9 16.7
2020 335 28.5 11.7 17
2021 324 29.0 11.1 20.1

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 Russell Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $583 (2.9%) $19,690 (97.1%) $20,273
2020 $535 (2.5%) $21,195 (97.5%) $21,730

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Russell 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 242nd of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 241st of 1433 Elementary schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Russell Elementary School)77.272.1
 5.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5647.3
 8.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Russell Elementary School)85.979
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.958.3
 3.6%
4th Grade Math (Russell Elementary School)75.563.6
 11.9%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.235.5
 10.7%
4th Grade Science (Russell Elementary School)96.297.6
 1.4%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.875.8
 2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Russell Elementary School)79.279.6
 0.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.656.6
 7%
5th Grade Math (Russell Elementary School)58.343.8
 14.5%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4336.1
 6.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Russell Elementary School)70.858.4
 12.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.555
 3.5%
All Grades Math (Russell Elementary School)69.359.2
 10.1%
All Grades Science (Russell Elementary School)96.297.6
 1.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Russell Elementary School)78.171.9
 6.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students354324
 8.5%
African American63
 50%
American Indian22
Asian3744
 18.9%
Hispanic710
 42.9%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races814
 75%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.7%20.1%
 3.4%




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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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