Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

Summary:

Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School is a public elementary school in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, serving 423 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Northwestern Lehigh School District, which is ranked 137 out of 606 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School stands out for its strong academic performance, with proficiency rates above the state average in most subject areas. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates were 55.6% in Math, 85.3% in Science, and 51.7% in English Language Arts, all of which were higher than the state averages. The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.5, compared to nearby schools like Fogelsville School (12.4) and Ironton School (16.0). Additionally, the school has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (25.53%) compared to some nearby schools, such as Fogelsville School (27.79%) and Slatington Elementary School (32.72%).

While Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School has maintained a consistent level of academic performance over the years, with its statewide ranking ranging from 437 to 907 out of over 1,400 Pennsylvania elementary schools since 2014-2015, the school's rankings for specific student subgroups, such as white students, low-socioeconomic status students, and disabled students, are lower, indicating potential areas for improvement. When compared to nearby schools, Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School generally performs better than lower-ranked schools in the area, but lags behind the higher-performing schools in the Parkland School District, such as Fogelsville School and Ironton School.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6493 Route 309
       New Tripoli, PA  18066-2038


(610) 298-8661

District: Northwestern Lehigh School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
691st of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,168 Help


Students who attend Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Northwestern Lehigh Middle School
High:    Northwestern Lehigh High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  423

Racial breakdown:

White:
92.9%
Two or more races:
3.8%
Hispanic:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School ranks better than 55% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.41. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (92.9%), two or more races (3.8%), Hispanic (2.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School is 14.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School is $18,168.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School 691st of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Northwestern Lehigh School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwestern Lehigh School District 137th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 71.44 441st 1545 71.5%
2007 58.64 771st 1555 50.4%
2008 70.43 469th 1551 69.8%
2009 59.06 770th 1549 50.3%
2010 59.82 786th 1579 50.2%
2011 61.62 736th 1597 53.9%
2012 70.32 540th 1599 66.2%
2013 64.28 667th 1519 56.1%
2014 69.90 504th 1467 65.6%
2015 71.74 437th 1474 70.4%
2016 69.90 520th 1554 66.5%
2017 64.16 640th 1547 58.6%
2018 69.10 526th 1530 65.6%
2019 66.81 580th 1544 62.4%
2021 44.17 907th 1433 36.7%
2022 59.44 703rd 1534 54.2%
2023 60.41 691st 1534 55.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 59.69 598th 1414 57.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.20 532nd 1043 49.0%
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Rank History for White students at Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.83 732nd 1236 40.8%
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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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Enrollment information for Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 500 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1989 497 1 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 507
1990 530 1 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 545
1991 546 2 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1992 581 3 6 12 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1993 436 2 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 447
1994 439 2 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1995 440 3 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1996 440 3 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1997 414 2 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1998 416 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1999 392 0 2 8 1 n/a n/a 0 403
2000 393 0 2 7 1 n/a n/a 0 403
2001 401 0 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 408
2002 392 2 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 404
2003 392 2 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 404
2004 406 2 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2005 404 7 5 13 1 n/a n/a 0 430
2006 413 2 4 15 1 n/a n/a 0 435
2007 397 1 3 13 1 n/a n/a 0 415
2008 421 2 3 8 2 n/a n/a 0 436
2009 408 1 4 15 2 n/a n/a 0 430
2010 467 0 8 21 1 n/a n/a 0 497
2011 451 1 11 29 0 0 0 0 492
2012 444 3 11 33 0 0 6 0 497
2013 456 4 7 32 0 0 8 0 507
2014 450 4 6 29 0 0 8 0 497
2015 465 3 4 21 1 0 8 0 502
2016 435 4 4 21 2 0 7 0 473
2017 410 9 2 18 2 0 8 0 449
2018 394 8 2 14 2 0 6 0 426
2019 384 10 3 21 2 0 12 0 432
2020 386 6 1 13 2 0 13 0 421
2021 363 5 2 14 1 0 14 0 399
2022 372 5 1 10 0 0 11 0 399
2023 393 4 1 9 0 0 16 0 423

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 Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 505 25.6 19.7 n/a
1989 507 25.9 19.5 n/a
1990 545 28.5 19.1 0
1991 564 30.2 18.6 n/a
1992 602 33.0 18.2 n/a
1993 447 22.2 20.1 n/a
1994 455 23.2 19.6 n/a
1995 450 23.0 19.6 n/a
1996 450 23.0 19.6 n/a
1997 422 22.0 19.2 n/a
1998 422 25.0 16.9 n/a
1999 403 24.5 16.4 n/a
2000 403 25.8 15.6 6.7
2001 408 26.3 15.5 6.6
2002 404 25.1 16.1 12.6
2003 404 25.1 16.1 12.6
2004 420 26.8 15.7 12.4
2005 430 28.2 15.2 11.9
2006 435 26.3 16.5 12
2007 415 30.1 13.8 12.5
2008 436 30.3 14.4 13.5
2009 430 28.1 15.3 15.1
2010 497 32.5 15.2 12.7
2011 492 31.4 15.6 11.4
2012 497 31.0 16.0 11.1
2013 507 32.4 15.6 18.7
2014 497 34.1 14.5 20.5
2015 502 33.0 15.2 21.7
2016 473 33.0 14.3 24.3
2017 449 33.7 13.3 24.3
2018 426 31.9 13.3 27.9
2019 432 32.8 13.1 24.3
2020 421 33.0 12.7 26.4
2021 399 31.7 12.5 21.3
2022 399 28.9 13.7 22.6
2023 423 29.1 14.5 25.5

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 Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 505 25.6 19.7 n/a
1989 507 25.9 19.5 n/a
1990 545 28.5 19.1 0
1991 564 30.2 18.6 n/a
1992 602 33.0 18.2 n/a
1993 447 22.2 20.1 n/a
1994 455 23.2 19.6 n/a
1995 450 23.0 19.6 n/a
1996 450 23.0 19.6 n/a
1997 422 22.0 19.2 n/a
1998 422 25.0 16.9 n/a
1999 403 24.5 16.4 n/a
2000 403 25.8 15.6 6.7
2001 408 26.3 15.5 6.6
2002 404 25.1 16.1 12.6
2003 404 25.1 16.1 12.6
2004 420 26.8 15.7 12.4
2005 430 28.2 15.2 11.9
2006 435 26.3 16.5 12
2007 415 30.1 13.8 12.5
2008 436 30.3 14.4 13.5
2009 430 28.1 15.3 15.1
2010 497 32.5 15.2 12.7
2011 492 31.4 15.6 11.4
2012 497 31.0 16.0 11.1
2013 507 32.4 15.6 18.7
2014 497 34.1 14.5 20.5
2015 502 33.0 15.2 21.7
2016 473 33.0 14.3 24.3
2017 449 33.7 13.3 24.3
2018 426 31.9 13.3 27.9
2019 432 32.8 13.1 24.3
2020 421 33.0 12.7 26.4
2021 399 31.7 12.5 21.3
2022 399 28.9 13.7 22.6
2023 423 29.1 14.5 25.5

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 Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $622 (3.6%) $16,688 (96.4%) $17,311
2020 $642 (3.7%) $16,836 (96.3%) $17,478
2021 $661 (3.8%) $16,637 (96.2%) $17,298
2022 $1,279 (7.0%) $16,890 (93.0%) $18,168

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 580th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 691st of 1534 Elementary schools
 7.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)6954.4
 14.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)72.442.7
 29.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)67.754.4
 13.3%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)88.285.3
 2.9%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)73.950
 23.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)46.357.7
 11.4%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)55.762
 6.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)59.755.6
 4.1%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)88.285.3
 2.9%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School)66.551.7
 14.8%
   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 Students432423
 2.1%
African American104
 60%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian31
 66.7%
Hispanic219
 57.1%
Pacific Islander00
White384393
 2.3%
Two or More Races1216
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.3%25.5%
 1.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 423 students attended Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School.

Students at Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School are 93% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.

Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School ranks 691st of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Northwestern Lehigh Middle School
High : Northwestern Lehigh High School


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