Penn Alexander School

Public K-8

 4209 Spruce St
       Philadelphia, PA  19104-4022


(215) 400-7760

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
151st of 1,544 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,141 Help

Students who attend Penn Alexander School usually attend:

High:    West Philadelphia High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9
Number of students:  571

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.1%
Asian:
21.9%
African American:
18.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100%

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Compare Details Penn Alexander School ranks better than 90.2% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 3rd among 146 ranked elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details Penn Alexander School ranks better than 98.9% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.48. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Penn Alexander School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43.1%), Asian (21.9%), African American (18.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Penn Alexander School is 14.9. 73 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Penn Alexander School is $13,141. 82 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Penn Alexander School:

SchoolDigger ranks Penn Alexander School 151st of 1544 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Penn Alexander School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Penn Alexander School 10th of 891 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Penn Alexander School in the ranking list.)

Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 518th of 610 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Penn Alexander School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 19.42 1093rd 1302 16.1%
2004 37.28 934th 1308 28.6%
2005 46.62 856th 1299 34.1%
2006 59.02 735th 1545 52.4%
2007 66.81 567th 1555 63.5%
2008 76.59 299th 1551 80.7%
2009 74.65 352nd 1549 77.3%
2010 74.40 368th 1579 76.7%
2011 75.14 335th 1597 79.0%
2012 79.59 222nd 1599 86.1%
2013 78.41 280th 1519 81.6%
2014 78.27 269th 1467 81.7%
2015 85.35 152nd 1474 89.7%
2016 89.07 71st 1554 95.4%
2017 89.65 57th 1547 96.3%
2018 88.62 84th 1530 94.5%
2019 85.60 151st 1544 90.2%

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

Rank History for Penn Alexander School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 66.34 261st 687 62.0%
2006 63.82 294th 736 60.1%
2007 73.60 174th 749 76.8%
2008 68.32 254th 753 66.3%
2009 68.75 242nd 770 68.6%
2010 72.34 215th 805 73.3%
2011 73.63 205th 825 75.2%
2012 87.45 26th 834 96.9%
2013 87.04 25th 758 96.7%
2014 81.09 92nd 728 87.4%
2015 94.99 15th 835 98.2%
2016 94.70 16th 870 98.2%
2017 95.35 10th 877 98.9%
2018 95.12 9th 861 99.0%
2019 95.48 10th 891 98.9%

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

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by a parent
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Open Quote EXCELLENT school! From the staff to the kids. I have 2 children here & it’s beyond anything I could ask for in a school. The staff is so attentive to the students. And they have a VERY low tolerance for violence & bad behavior. They nip it in the bud right away. And they encourage all the kids to do well & support them in that too. I’m very happy with this school & I honestly wouldn’t want my kids in any other elementary school in Philadelphia. I’d rather move out of town before I put my kids somewhere else! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Penn Alexander School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 43 129 38 13 0 n/a n/a 0 223
2003 43 129 38 13 0 n/a n/a 0 223
2004 76 253 43 19 1 n/a n/a 0 392
2005 105 284 65 29 1 n/a n/a 0 484
2006 115 310 65 33 1 n/a n/a 0 524
2007 142 288 70 31 0 n/a n/a 0 531
2008 155 264 76 25 1 n/a n/a 32 553
2009 162 258 74 29 3 n/a n/a 34 560
2010 173 238 81 33 7 n/a n/a 45 577
2011 188 237 101 48 6 0 46 0 626
2012 199 191 89 39 7 0 53 0 578
2013 216 167 88 48 6 0 56 0 581
2014 218 139 95 40 4 0 53 0 549
2015 221 136 103 38 3 2 61 0 564
2016 221 127 101 36 3 2 66 0 556
2017 224 120 116 36 3 2 65 0 566
2018 230 120 125 32 1 2 66 0 576
2019 248 115 119 26 0 2 66 0 576
2020 246 106 125 27 0 3 64 0 571

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 Penn Alexander School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 223 15.0 14.9 91.9
2003 223 15.0 14.9 91.9
2004 392 23.5 16.7 0
2005 484 30.5 15.9 42.4
2006 524 35.5 14.8 0
2007 531 32.7 16.2 85.3
2008 553 36.0 15.4 30.5
2009 560 34.7 16.1 32.7
2010 577 34.7 16.6 101.5
2011 626 39.7 15.7 24.3
2012 578 36.4 15.8 95
2013 581 36.6 15.8 25
2014 549 33.0 16.6 27.3
2015 564 35.0 16.1 27.8
2016 556 35.0 15.8 100
2017 566 33.9 16.6 100
2018 576 32.3 17.8 100
2019 576 38.3 15.0 100
2020 571 38.3 14.9 100

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Penn Alexander School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 223 15.0 14.9 91.9
2003 223 15.0 14.9 91.9
2004 392 23.5 16.7 0
2005 484 30.5 15.9 42.4
2006 524 35.5 14.8 0
2007 531 32.7 16.2 85.3
2008 553 36.0 15.4 30.5
2009 560 34.7 16.1 32.7
2010 577 34.7 16.6 101.5
2011 626 39.7 15.7 24.3
2012 578 36.4 15.8 95
2013 581 36.6 15.8 25
2014 549 33.0 16.6 27.3
2015 564 35.0 16.1 27.8
2016 556 35.0 15.8 100
2017 566 33.9 16.6 100
2018 576 32.3 17.8 100
2019 576 38.3 15.0 100
2020 571 38.3 14.9 100

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 Penn Alexander School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,764 (13.4%) $11,377 (86.6%) $13,141

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




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