Samuel Gompers School

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Samuel Gompers School is an elementary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving 251 students in grades K-8. The school is part of the Philadelphia City School District, which is ranked 494 out of 606 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Samuel Gompers School faces significant challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a predominantly African American student population, ranging from 89.89% to 92.43% over the past three years, which is higher than the racial makeup of nearby schools. Academically, Samuel Gompers consistently ranks in the bottom 15% of Pennsylvania elementary schools, with performance on state assessments well below the state and district averages. The school also experiences higher dropout rates, ranging from 0% to 3.5% over the past four years, compared to 0% at nearby schools. Additionally, Samuel Gompers has an extremely high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 98.81% to 100%, significantly higher than the nearby schools.

While Samuel Gompers School receives higher per-student funding ($22,869 in 2021-2022) compared to nearby schools ($14,919 to $27,416 in 2021-2022), this increased funding does not appear to be translating into improved academic outcomes. In contrast, schools like Merion Elementary School and Cynwyd School, which are part of the higher-ranked Lower Merion School District, demonstrate significantly higher academic performance on state assessments, with proficiency rates well above the state and district averages. These findings highlight the stark disparities in educational opportunities and outcomes between schools serving different socioeconomic and racial demographics.


Detail:

Public K-8

 5701 Wynnefield Ave
       Philadelphia, PA  19131-1237


(215) 400-7250

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1310th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,869 Help


Students who attend Samuel Gompers School usually attend:

High:    Overbrook High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.2 Help
Number of students:  251

Racial breakdown:

African American:
92.4%
Hispanic:
3.6%
Two or more races:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Samuel Gompers School ranks worse than 85.4% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 63rd among 147 ranked elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.45. (See more...)
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Compare Details Samuel Gompers School ranks worse than 73.5% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.2. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (92.4%), Hispanic (3.6%), two or more races (1.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Samuel Gompers School is 11.2, which is the 40th best among 147 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Samuel Gompers School is $22,869, which is the 24th highest among 147 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Samuel Gompers School:

SchoolDigger ranks Samuel Gompers School 1310th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Samuel Gompers School in the ranking list.)

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African American students:

SchoolDigger ranks Samuel Gompers School 656th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Samuel Gompers School in the ranking list.)

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Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 494th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Samuel Gompers School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Samuel Gompers School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 9.98 1156th 1302 11.2%
2004 6.92 1192nd 1308 8.9%
2005 3.13 1239th 1299 4.6%
2006 7.37 1445th 1545 6.5%
2007 16.70 1378th 1555 11.4%
2008 8.97 1449th 1551 6.6%
2009 8.75 1447th 1549 6.6%
2010 5.85 1510th 1579 4.4%
2011 19.13 1405th 1597 12.0%
2012 8.59 1470th 1599 8.1%
2013 3.73 1436th 1519 5.5%
2014 5.54 1352nd 1467 7.8%
2015 5.11 1386th 1474 6.0%
2016 5.23 1458th 1554 6.2%
2017 5.16 1452nd 1547 6.1%
2018 7.58 1392nd 1530 9.0%
2019 3.92 1484th 1544 3.9%
2022 8.89 1373rd 1534 10.5%
2023 12.45 1310th 1534 14.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Samuel Gompers School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.51 1124th 1414 20.5%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Samuel Gompers School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.48 227th 437 48.1%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Samuel Gompers School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Samuel Gompers School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 7.14 800th 877 8.8%
2018 11.42 745th 861 13.5%
2019 16.03 710th 891 20.3%
2022 11.63 758th 883 14.2%
2023 24.20 656th 893 26.5%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Samuel Gompers School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.12 633rd 874 27.6%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Samuel Gompers School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.75 175th 421 58.4%
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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 Samuel Gompers School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 10 582 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 600
1989 7 473 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 486
1990 5 486 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1991 4 464 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 473
1992 3 457 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1993 2 450 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 458
1994 5 450 1 4 1 n/a n/a 0 461
1995 4 468 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 476
1996 4 468 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 476
1997 2 477 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 481
1998 5 514 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1999 4 495 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 503
2000 5 410 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 421
2001 2 382 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2002 2 309 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 318
2003 2 309 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 318
2004 3 378 3 10 0 n/a n/a 0 394
2005 3 403 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 413
2006 2 411 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 421
2007 4 397 0 9 1 n/a n/a 0 411
2008 3 371 0 8 0 n/a n/a 3 385
2009 3 353 0 7 0 n/a n/a 2 365
2010 3 339 0 5 0 n/a n/a 7 354
2011 3 301 0 4 0 0 15 0 323
2012 8 325 0 4 0 0 18 0 355
2013 14 325 3 3 0 0 28 0 373
2014 6 289 9 5 0 0 28 0 337
2015 15 288 4 9 0 0 46 0 362
2016 15 289 9 8 0 0 61 0 382
2017 8 294 2 8 0 0 34 0 346
2018 11 291 1 6 0 0 26 0 335
2019 4 280 2 9 1 0 15 0 311
2020 3 268 4 4 0 0 11 0 290
2021 3 240 3 10 0 1 10 0 267
2022 5 230 2 7 2 1 5 0 252
2023 3 232 1 9 2 0 4 0 251

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 Samuel Gompers School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 600 29.0 20.6 n/a
1989 486 27.0 18.0 n/a
1990 494 23.0 21.4 0
1991 473 25.0 18.9 n/a
1992 464 25.0 18.5 n/a
1993 458 23.3 19.7 n/a
1994 461 21.5 21.4 n/a
1995 476 23.5 20.3 n/a
1996 476 23.5 20.3 n/a
1997 481 24.5 19.6 n/a
1998 521 24.0 21.7 n/a
1999 503 23.0 21.9 n/a
2000 421 22.0 19.1 40.6
2001 386 19.0 20.3 47.7
2002 318 15.0 21.2 49.1
2003 318 15.0 21.2 49.1
2004 394 23.9 16.5 42.6
2005 413 25.4 16.3 37.8
2006 421 24.4 17.3 62
2007 411 25.4 16.2 61.1
2008 385 22.4 17.2 72.3
2009 365 23.4 15.6 67.5
2010 354 24.4 14.5 72.3
2011 323 24.4 13.2 71.2
2012 355 23.3 15.2 62
2013 373 26.0 14.3 72.9
2014 337 22.9 14.6 71.2
2015 362 23.0 15.7 76.2
2016 382 23.0 16.6 100
2017 346 28.6 12.0 100
2018 335 25.8 12.9 100
2019 311 28.1 11.0 100
2020 290 25.6 11.3 100
2021 267 24.8 10.7 98.9
2022 252 23.8 10.5 98.8
2023 251 22.4 11.2 100

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 Samuel Gompers School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 600 29.0 20.6 n/a
1989 486 27.0 18.0 n/a
1990 494 23.0 21.4 0
1991 473 25.0 18.9 n/a
1992 464 25.0 18.5 n/a
1993 458 23.3 19.7 n/a
1994 461 21.5 21.4 n/a
1995 476 23.5 20.3 n/a
1996 476 23.5 20.3 n/a
1997 481 24.5 19.6 n/a
1998 521 24.0 21.7 n/a
1999 503 23.0 21.9 n/a
2000 421 22.0 19.1 40.6
2001 386 19.0 20.3 47.7
2002 318 15.0 21.2 49.1
2003 318 15.0 21.2 49.1
2004 394 23.9 16.5 42.6
2005 413 25.4 16.3 37.8
2006 421 24.4 17.3 62
2007 411 25.4 16.2 61.1
2008 385 22.4 17.2 72.3
2009 365 23.4 15.6 67.5
2010 354 24.4 14.5 72.3
2011 323 24.4 13.2 71.2
2012 355 23.3 15.2 62
2013 373 26.0 14.3 72.9
2014 337 22.9 14.6 71.2
2015 362 23.0 15.7 76.2
2016 382 23.0 16.6 100
2017 346 28.6 12.0 100
2018 335 25.8 12.9 100
2019 311 28.1 11.0 100
2020 290 25.6 11.3 100
2021 267 24.8 10.7 98.9
2022 252 23.8 10.5 98.8
2023 251 22.4 11.2 100

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Samuel Gompers School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,575 (17.4%) $12,185 (82.6%) $14,760
2020 $2,917 (16.1%) $15,250 (83.9%) $18,167
2021 $5,695 (27.7%) $14,838 (72.3%) $20,533
2022 $11,050 (48.3%) $11,818 (51.7%) $22,869

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Samuel Gompers School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1484th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1310th of 1534 Elementary schools
 10.7%
Ranks 710th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 656th of 893 Middle schools
 6.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Samuel Gompers School)18.83.8
 15%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Gompers School)10.329.6
 19.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Samuel Gompers School)011.8
 11.8%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Samuel Gompers School)45.941.2
 4.7%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Gompers School)2533.3
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Samuel Gompers School)3.617.7
 14.1%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Gompers School)20.716.7
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Samuel Gompers School)03.4
 3.4%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Gompers School)2541.3
 16.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Samuel Gompers School)8.60
 8.6%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Gompers School)58.422.7
 35.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Samuel Gompers School)7.34.8
 2.5%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Samuel Gompers School)11.938.1
 26.2%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Gompers School)32.563.6
 31.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Samuel Gompers School)76.6
 0.4%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Samuel Gompers School)24.340
 15.7%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Samuel Gompers School)30.135.2
 5.1%
   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 Students311251
 19.3%
African American280232
 17.1%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic99
Pacific Islander00
White43
 25%
Two or More Races154
 73.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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Students who attend Samuel Gompers School usually go on to attend:

High : Overbrook High School

Students at Samuel Gompers School are 92% African American, 4% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% White.

Samuel Gompers School ranks in the bottom 14.6% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 251 students attended Samuel Gompers School.


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