Penrose School

Public K-8

 2515 S 78th St
       Philadelphia, PA  19153-1201


 (215) 492-6455

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1448th of 1,530 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.9
Number of students:  589

Racial breakdown:

African American:
81.8%
Two or more races:
10.4%
Asian:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Penrose School ranked worse than 94.6% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranked 91st among 145 ranked elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.67. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Penrose School ranked worse than 93.7% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.99. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (81.8%), two or more races (10.4%), Asian (3.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 99.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Penrose School is 17.9. 110 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Penrose School employs 32.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Penrose School:

SchoolDigger ranks Penrose School 1448th of 1530 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Penrose School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Penrose School 807th of 861 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Penrose School in the ranking list.)

Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 519th of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Penrose School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 3.21 1226th 1302 5.8%
2004 9.52 1168th 1308 10.7%
2005 9.09 1190th 1299 8.4%
2006 14.91 1381st 1545 10.6%
2007 11.83 1420th 1555 8.7%
2008 18.34 1364th 1551 12.1%
2009 15.42 1389th 1549 10.3%
2010 15.93 1405th 1579 11.0%
2011 21.21 1389th 1597 13.0%
2012 7.29 1493rd 1599 6.6%
2013 4.64 1418th 1519 6.6%
2014 5.01 1358th 1467 7.4%
2015 5.06 1388th 1474 5.8%
2016 5.14 1462nd 1554 5.9%
2017 6.15 1428th 1547 7.7%
2018 4.67 1448th 1530 5.4%

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

Rank History for Penrose School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 21.50 631st 749 15.8%
2008 18.02 647th 753 14.1%
2009 12.88 690th 770 10.4%
2010 14.48 720th 805 10.6%
2011 20.34 703rd 825 14.8%
2012 19.95 699th 834 16.2%
2013 16.77 635th 758 16.2%
2014 4.31 678th 728 6.9%
2015 8.59 744th 835 10.9%
2016 6.87 794th 870 8.7%
2017 6.09 818th 877 6.7%
2018 5.99 807th 861 6.3%

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

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by a parent
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Open Quote This school is a disgrace we moved to the area and put our kids in this school. While waiting to enroll our kids there must have been several older kids trolling the halls on our tour of the school they were cursing and chasing each other. When we got to the cafeteria several girls had cell phones out and were recording themselves twerking. Some kids were in the cafeteria but a lot were outside. Several weeks later my child was attacked by another student and the principal did not return my phone calls, he is always busy or not there when you call. I even came in twice around 8am to talk to him and he was not there. I recently found out that a gun was brought to school and several students were robbed but no parent got a call, how does he keep his job. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Penrose School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 129 402 10 10 1 n/a n/a 0 552
1989 100 367 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 482
1990 114 313 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 434
1991 114 355 7 4 1 n/a n/a 0 481
1992 98 338 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1993 124 361 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 489
1994 112 405 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 522
1995 111 391 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 511
1996 111 391 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 511
1997 97 446 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 548
1998 63 477 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1999 75 479 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2000 62 442 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 506
2001 63 551 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 623
2002 45 648 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 702
2003 45 648 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 702
2004 45 630 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 690
2005 31 566 9 14 1 n/a n/a 0 621
2006 23 595 10 14 0 n/a n/a 0 642
2007 29 596 14 15 0 n/a n/a 0 654
2008 25 618 14 17 0 n/a n/a 15 689
2009 20 608 14 18 0 n/a n/a 15 675
2010 17 540 13 16 0 n/a n/a 21 607
2011 16 536 12 16 0 0 25 0 605
2012 13 514 22 16 0 0 40 0 605
2013 11 553 23 11 0 0 45 0 643
2014 11 585 27 15 1 0 60 0 699
2015 10 510 21 12 2 0 64 0 619
2016 7 498 20 11 4 0 72 0 612
2017 10 482 22 11 3 0 61 0 589

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 Penrose School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 552 32.0 17.2 n/a
1989 482 31.0 15.5 n/a
1990 434 26.0 16.6 0.0
1991 481 28.0 17.1 n/a
1992 439 29.0 15.1 n/a
1993 489 28.0 17.5 n/a
1994 522 28.0 18.6 n/a
1995 511 28.0 18.3 n/a
1996 511 28.0 18.3 n/a
1997 548 28.0 19.6 n/a
1998 543 29.0 18.7 n/a
1999 556 29.0 19.2 n/a
2000 506 27.5 18.4 80.0
2001 623 31.5 19.8 80.4
2002 702 31.0 22.6 80.2
2003 702 31.0 22.6 80.2
2004 690 39.2 17.6 68.3
2005 621 39.0 15.9 90.7
2006 642 37.0 17.4 81.2
2007 654 37.0 17.7 80.9
2008 689 40.0 17.2 77.9
2009 675 41.0 16.5 78.9
2010 607 47.0 12.9 103.1
2011 605 42.0 14.4 99.5
2012 605 41.0 14.7 99.5
2013 643 37.7 17.0 99.5
2014 699 36.0 19.4 99.6
2015 619 40.0 15.4 99.5
2016 612 35.0 17.4 100.0
2017 589 32.7 17.9 99.7

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 Penrose School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 552 32.0 17.2 n/a
1989 482 31.0 15.5 n/a
1990 434 26.0 16.6 0.0
1991 481 28.0 17.1 n/a
1992 439 29.0 15.1 n/a
1993 489 28.0 17.5 n/a
1994 522 28.0 18.6 n/a
1995 511 28.0 18.3 n/a
1996 511 28.0 18.3 n/a
1997 548 28.0 19.6 n/a
1998 543 29.0 18.7 n/a
1999 556 29.0 19.2 n/a
2000 506 27.5 18.4 80.0
2001 623 31.5 19.8 80.4
2002 702 31.0 22.6 80.2
2003 702 31.0 22.6 80.2
2004 690 39.2 17.6 68.3
2005 621 39.0 15.9 90.7
2006 642 37.0 17.4 81.2
2007 654 37.0 17.7 80.9
2008 689 40.0 17.2 77.9
2009 675 41.0 16.5 78.9
2010 607 47.0 12.9 103.1
2011 605 42.0 14.4 99.5
2012 605 41.0 14.7 99.5
2013 643 37.7 17.0 99.5
2014 699 36.0 19.4 99.6
2015 619 40.0 15.4 99.5
2016 612 35.0 17.4 100.0
2017 589 32.7 17.9 99.7

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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