Penn Alexander School

Public K-8

 4209 Spruce St
       Philadelphia, PA  19104-4022


 (215) 823-5465

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
148th of 1,430 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  549

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.7%
African American:
25.3%
Asian:
17.3%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  27.3%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2015, Penn Alexander School ranked better than 89.7% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranked first among 147 ranked elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.35. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015, Penn Alexander School ranked better than 98.2% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.99. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Penn Alexander School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (39.7%), African American (25.3%), Asian (17.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 27.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Penn Alexander School is 16.6, which is the 65th best among 147 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2015 Rankings:

Penn Alexander School:

SchoolDigger Ranks Penn Alexander School 148th of 1430 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Penn Alexander School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger Ranks Penn Alexander School 15th of 833 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Penn Alexander School in the ranking list.)

Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 499th of 577 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 1096th 1305 16.0% 1 star ranking
2004 37.28 938th 1310 28.4% 1 star ranking
2005 46.62 849th 1292 34.3% 2 star ranking
2006 59.02 721st 1516 52.4% 3 star ranking
2007 66.81 555th 1526 63.6% 3 star ranking
2008 76.59 295th 1522 80.6% 4 star ranking
2009 74.65 347th 1519 77.2% 4 star ranking
2010 74.40 363rd 1544 76.5% 4 star ranking
2011 75.14 326th 1556 79.0% 4 star ranking
2012 79.59 216th 1557 86.1% 4 star ranking
2013 78.41 272nd 1473 81.5% 4 star ranking
2014 78.27 263rd 1419 81.5% 4 star ranking
2015 85.35 148th 1430 89.7% 4 star ranking

Test score 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 689 62.1% 3 star ranking
2006 63.82 294th 738 60.2% 3 star ranking
2007 73.60 174th 751 76.8% 4 star ranking
2008 68.32 254th 755 66.4% 3 star ranking
2009 68.75 242nd 772 68.7% 3 star ranking
2010 72.34 215th 807 73.4% 4 star ranking
2011 73.63 205th 827 75.2% 4 star ranking
2012 87.45 26th 837 96.9% 5 star ranking
2013 87.04 25th 761 96.7% 5 star ranking
2014 81.09 92nd 731 87.4% 4 star ranking
2015 94.99 15th 833 98.2% 5 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Penn Alexander School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

About the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments: The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is an annual assessment administered in commonwealth classrooms in grades 3 through 8, and in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Pennsylvania adopted more rigorous PA Core Standards in late 2013 and the 2015 PSSA marks the first time the assessment was fully-aligned to the standards. These new, more rigorous standards aim to better prepare students for the 21st century work force.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
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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

Test score 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 Fulltime 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 95.0
2013 581 36.6 15.8 25.0
2014 549 33.0 16.6 27.3

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Penn Alexander School

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Year # Students Fulltime 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 95.0
2013 581 36.6 15.8 25.0
2014 549 33.0 16.6 27.3

Test score 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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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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