Lamberton Robert E School

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Lamberton Robert E School is an elementary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving 310 students in grades PK-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. Lamberton Robert E School has a predominantly African American student population, with over 90% of students identifying as such in recent years.

Lamberton Robert E School consistently ranks among the lowest-performing elementary schools in Pennsylvania, with a statewide ranking between 1380 and 1523 out of over 1,500 schools in recent years. The school's performance on PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) tests is significantly below state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 4.5% of Lamberton students were proficient or better in PSSA Math, compared to 39.3% statewide and 20.4% in the Philadelphia City School District. Lamberton Robert E School also has a very high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 100% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch in recent years, and consistently higher dropout rates compared to state and district averages.

When comparing Lamberton Robert E School to other nearby schools, the academic performance gap is quite stark. For example, Overbrook Edu Center, a school just 0.63 miles away, outperforms Lamberton Robert E School on PSSA tests by a significant margin, with 18.1% of students proficient or better in Math compared to Lamberton's 4.5%. Despite the school's relatively low student-teacher ratio and increased per-student spending in recent years, the academic outcomes have not improved at the same rate, indicating that a comprehensive, data-driven approach is needed to address the root causes of the school's challenges and support student success.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 7501 Woodbine Ave
       Philadelphia, PA  19151-2709


(215) 400-7530

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1468th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,630 Help


Students who attend Lamberton Robert E School usually attend:

High:    Overbrook High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.1 Help
Number of students:  310

Racial breakdown:

African American:
90.6%
Hispanic:
6.5%
Two or more races:
2.9%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Lamberton Robert E School ranks worse than 95.7% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 112th 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 5.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details Lamberton Robert E School ranks worse than 92.9% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.08. (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 (90.6%), Hispanic (6.5%), two or more races (2.9%). (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 Lamberton Robert E School is 11.1, which is the 34th best among 147 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Lamberton Robert E School employs 27.7 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lamberton Robert E School is $24,630, which is the 6th highest among 147 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lamberton Robert E School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lamberton Robert E School 1468th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Lamberton Robert E School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Lamberton Robert E School 830th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Lamberton Robert E 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 Lamberton Robert E School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Lamberton Robert E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 1.27 1259th 1302 3.3%
2004 0.47 1292nd 1308 1.2%
2005 2.50 1247th 1299 4.0%
2006 9.97 1423rd 1545 7.9%
2007 7.21 1458th 1555 6.2%
2008 6.35 1474th 1551 5.0%
2009 15.39 1390th 1549 10.3%
2010 19.42 1376th 1579 12.9%
2011 46.62 1080th 1597 32.4%
2012 9.18 1461st 1599 8.6%
2013 7.70 1380th 1519 9.2%
2014 1.94 1412th 1467 3.7%
2015 2.66 1453rd 1474 1.4%
2016 2.83 1515th 1554 2.5%
2017 2.26 1523rd 1547 1.6%
2018 2.59 1506th 1530 1.6%
2019 3.78 1486th 1544 3.8%
2022 3.55 1523rd 1534 0.7%
2023 5.30 1468th 1534 4.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Lamberton Robert E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 9.63 1319th 1414 6.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Lamberton Robert E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.05 976th 1043 6.4%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Lamberton Robert E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.25 356th 437 18.5%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Lamberton Robert E School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Lamberton Robert E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 1.79 620th 643 3.6%
2004 4.13 620th 663 6.5%
2005 1.94 668th 687 2.8%
2006 6.63 692nd 736 6.0%
2007 12.86 668th 749 10.8%
2008 12.71 671st 753 10.9%
2009 11.44 697th 770 9.5%
2010 19.71 692nd 805 14.0%
2011 54.25 470th 825 43.0%
2012 14.66 729th 834 12.6%
2013 19.41 624th 758 17.7%
2014 17.90 609th 728 16.3%
2015 5.56 795th 835 4.8%
2016 4.61 835th 870 4.0%
2017 4.56 850th 877 3.1%
2018 6.34 801st 861 7.0%
2019 6.16 829th 891 7.0%
2022 6.77 849th 883 3.9%
2023 8.08 830th 893 7.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Lamberton Robert E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 11.96 795th 874 9.0%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Lamberton Robert E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.66 534th 660 19.1%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Lamberton Robert E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 25.59 330th 421 21.6%
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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 Lamberton Robert E School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 560 492 83 7 4 n/a n/a 0 1146
1989 543 462 99 15 3 n/a n/a 0 1122
1990 535 433 110 18 3 n/a n/a 0 1099
1991 546 430 103 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1091
1992 554 477 109 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1156
1993 545 515 98 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1170
1994 532 579 82 14 0 n/a n/a 0 1207
1995 400 945 65 21 1 n/a n/a 0 1432
1996 400 945 65 21 1 n/a n/a 0 1432
1997 309 1039 64 22 3 n/a n/a 0 1437
1998 225 1190 59 25 4 n/a n/a 0 1503
1999 137 1299 49 32 7 n/a n/a 0 1524
2000 86 1385 50 25 5 n/a n/a 0 1551
2001 59 1476 33 25 5 n/a n/a 0 1598
2002 34 1483 15 22 1 n/a n/a 0 1555
2003 34 1483 15 22 1 n/a n/a 0 1555
2004 28 1453 11 13 2 n/a n/a 0 1507
2005 14 841 3 19 2 n/a n/a 0 879
2006 11 770 2 14 2 n/a n/a 0 799
2007 7 674 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 692
2008 6 619 1 13 0 n/a n/a 8 647
2009 4 575 3 16 0 n/a n/a 16 614
2010 3 570 3 20 0 n/a n/a 13 609
2011 3 532 4 15 0 0 8 0 562
2012 3 493 7 21 0 0 11 0 535
2013 3 474 10 21 0 0 22 0 530
2014 3 465 8 15 2 0 23 0 516
2015 1 463 4 20 1 0 21 0 510
2016 4 492 3 13 1 0 45 0 558
2017 5 513 3 12 1 0 32 0 566
2018 33 506 6 19 2 0 41 0 607
2019 24 445 5 22 0 0 37 0 533
2020 2 402 2 18 0 0 28 0 452
2021 3 382 2 21 0 0 14 0 422
2022 0 320 0 17 0 0 5 0 342
2023 0 281 0 20 0 0 9 0 310

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lamberton Robert E School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1146 58.0 19.7 n/a
1989 1122 56.0 20.0 n/a
1990 1099 57.0 19.2 0
1991 1091 62.0 17.5 n/a
1992 1156 59.0 19.5 n/a
1993 1170 56.0 20.9 n/a
1994 1207 55.0 21.9 n/a
1995 1432 64.0 22.4 n/a
1996 1432 64.0 22.4 n/a
1997 1437 67.0 21.4 n/a
1998 1503 65.0 23.1 n/a
1999 1524 67.0 22.7 n/a
2000 1551 68.0 22.8 30.2
2001 1598 71.5 22.3 31.9
2002 1555 70.0 22.2 25.1
2003 1555 70.0 22.2 25.1
2004 1507 68.2 22.1 30.7
2005 879 38.2 23.0 44.5
2006 799 38.2 20.9 63.1
2007 692 42.3 16.4 53.2
2008 647 35.3 18.3 69.8
2009 614 40.2 15.3 73.4
2010 609 40.2 15.1 63.6
2011 562 34.2 16.4 61.4
2012 535 31.8 16.8 55.1
2013 530 29.3 18.0 77
2014 516 31.3 16.4 71.7
2015 510 30.0 17.0 80
2016 558 31.0 18.0 100
2017 566 35.8 15.8 99.8
2018 607 35.0 17.3 99.5
2019 533 40.5 13.1 99.4
2020 452 36.6 12.3 100
2021 422 33.9 12.4 99.3
2022 342 30.0 11.4 99.1
2023 310 27.7 11.1 100

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 Lamberton Robert E School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1146 58.0 19.7 n/a
1989 1122 56.0 20.0 n/a
1990 1099 57.0 19.2 0
1991 1091 62.0 17.5 n/a
1992 1156 59.0 19.5 n/a
1993 1170 56.0 20.9 n/a
1994 1207 55.0 21.9 n/a
1995 1432 64.0 22.4 n/a
1996 1432 64.0 22.4 n/a
1997 1437 67.0 21.4 n/a
1998 1503 65.0 23.1 n/a
1999 1524 67.0 22.7 n/a
2000 1551 68.0 22.8 30.2
2001 1598 71.5 22.3 31.9
2002 1555 70.0 22.2 25.1
2003 1555 70.0 22.2 25.1
2004 1507 68.2 22.1 30.7
2005 879 38.2 23.0 44.5
2006 799 38.2 20.9 63.1
2007 692 42.3 16.4 53.2
2008 647 35.3 18.3 69.8
2009 614 40.2 15.3 73.4
2010 609 40.2 15.1 63.6
2011 562 34.2 16.4 61.4
2012 535 31.8 16.8 55.1
2013 530 29.3 18.0 77
2014 516 31.3 16.4 71.7
2015 510 30.0 17.0 80
2016 558 31.0 18.0 100
2017 566 35.8 15.8 99.8
2018 607 35.0 17.3 99.5
2019 533 40.5 13.1 99.4
2020 452 36.6 12.3 100
2021 422 33.9 12.4 99.3
2022 342 30.0 11.4 99.1
2023 310 27.7 11.1 100

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 Lamberton Robert E School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,759 (13.2%) $11,617 (86.8%) $13,376
2020 $2,021 (11.3%) $15,860 (88.7%) $17,881
2021 $3,844 (20.5%) $14,905 (79.5%) $18,749
2022 $10,652 (43.2%) $13,978 (56.8%) $24,630

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lamberton Robert E School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1486th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1468th of 1534 Elementary schools
 0.5%
Ranks 829th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 830th of 893 Middle schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Lamberton Robert E School)3.611.1
 7.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lamberton Robert E School)10.311.5
 1.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Lamberton Robert E School)00
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Lamberton Robert E School)20.913.6
 7.3%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lamberton Robert E School)10.24.8
 5.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Lamberton Robert E School)1.810.7
 8.9%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lamberton Robert E School)9.114.8
 5.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Lamberton Robert E School)9.62.9
 6.7%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lamberton Robert E School)32.124.2
 7.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Lamberton Robert E School)00
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lamberton Robert E School)16.725
 8.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Lamberton Robert E School)00
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Lamberton Robert E School)7.120.5
 13.4%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lamberton Robert E School)1018.8
 8.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Lamberton Robert E School)2.84.5
 1.7%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Lamberton Robert E School)15.817.9
 2.1%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Lamberton Robert E School)15.517
 1.5%
   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 Students533310
 41.8%
African American445281
 36.9%
American Indian00
Asian50
 100%
Hispanic2220
 9.1%
Pacific Islander00
White240
 100%
Two or More Races379
 75.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.4%100%
 0.6%


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Students who attend Lamberton Robert E School usually go on to attend:

High : Overbrook High School

Lamberton Robert E School ranks in the bottom 4.3% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

Students at Lamberton Robert E School are 91% African American, 6% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 310 students attended Lamberton Robert E School.


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