Emlen Eleanor C School

Summary:

Emlen Eleanor C School is an elementary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving 319 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. 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.

Emlen Eleanor C School stands out for several key reasons. It has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (83.7%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 48.47% to 98.53% African American. Academically, the school consistently ranks in the bottom 10% of Pennsylvania elementary schools, with low proficiency rates on state assessments. Additionally, 100% of Emlen Eleanor C students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. Despite a steady increase in per-student spending, from $13,671 in 2018-2019 to $20,197 in 2021-2022, the school's performance has remained stagnant.

When comparing Emlen Eleanor C School to nearby schools, such as Day Anna B School and Houston Henry E School, a few patterns emerge. These nearby schools also have a high percentage of African American students, but they generally outperform Emlen Eleanor C on academic measures. The per-student spending and student-teacher ratios at the nearby schools are similar to or lower than those of Emlen Eleanor C, suggesting that factors beyond just funding and staffing may be contributing to the school's academic struggles.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 6501 Chew Ave
       Philadelphia, PA  19119-2006


(215) 400-3470

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1363rd of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,197 Help


Students who attend Emlen Eleanor C School usually attend:

High:    King Martin Luther High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  319

Racial breakdown:

African American:
83.7%
Hispanic:
6.9%
Two or more races:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Emlen Eleanor C School ranks worse than 88.9% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 75th 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 9.71. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (83.7%), Hispanic (6.9%), two or more races (6.3%). (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 Emlen Eleanor C School is 11.6, which is the 51st 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 Emlen Eleanor C School is $20,197. 81 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Emlen Eleanor C School:

SchoolDigger ranks Emlen Eleanor C School 1363rd of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Emlen Eleanor C 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 Emlen Eleanor C School

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Rank History for all students at Emlen Eleanor C School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 11.56 1142nd 1302 12.3%
2004 34.07 973rd 1308 25.6%
2005 22.86 1083rd 1299 16.6%
2006 26.17 1290th 1545 16.5%
2007 26.01 1307th 1555 15.9%
2008 21.44 1338th 1551 13.7%
2009 30.06 1282nd 1549 17.2%
2010 27.01 1322nd 1579 16.3%
2011 32.81 1278th 1597 20.0%
2012 1.15 1577th 1599 1.4%
2013 3.61 1439th 1519 5.3%
2014 1.88 1415th 1467 3.5%
2015 5.68 1376th 1474 6.6%
2016 11.78 1342nd 1554 13.6%
2017 9.68 1366th 1547 11.7%
2018 10.25 1356th 1530 11.4%
2019 8.02 1393rd 1544 9.8%
2021 5.90 1335th 1433 6.8%
2022 11.49 1315th 1534 14.3%
2023 9.71 1363rd 1534 11.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Emlen Eleanor C School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.71 1234th 1414 12.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Emlen Eleanor C School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.79 927th 1043 11.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Emlen Eleanor C School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.44 228th 437 47.8%
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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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Friday, September 7, 2018

Open Quote I love this school. The staff is caring and kind....theu truly love mt children and I couldn't ask for a better school to have my kids. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Emlen Eleanor C School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 5 739 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 748
1989 8 855 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 869
1990 4 804 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 814
1991 8 791 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 805
1992 6 811 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 823
1993 4 796 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 806
1994 4 817 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 828
1995 3 855 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 864
1996 3 855 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 864
1997 6 908 0 4 3 n/a n/a 0 921
1998 7 908 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 921
1999 5 818 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 825
2000 4 813 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 825
2001 3 816 1 12 0 n/a n/a 0 832
2002 2 656 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 669
2003 2 656 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 669
2004 4 618 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 632
2005 5 612 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 626
2006 4 695 2 15 0 n/a n/a 0 716
2007 5 627 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 644
2008 3 576 4 9 0 n/a n/a 5 597
2009 5 534 3 12 5 n/a n/a 5 564
2010 5 539 1 12 0 n/a n/a 9 566
2011 4 607 1 17 0 0 10 0 639
2012 4 614 3 17 0 0 14 0 652
2013 4 603 1 14 0 0 18 0 640
2014 6 512 0 6 1 0 27 0 552
2015 8 453 0 6 0 0 27 0 494
2016 6 387 1 4 1 0 38 0 437
2017 4 413 0 4 1 0 30 0 452
2018 7 377 1 7 2 0 22 0 416
2019 4 364 0 8 4 0 15 0 395
2020 0 320 0 9 5 0 17 0 351
2021 0 281 0 11 3 0 19 0 314
2022 1 255 1 13 5 0 18 0 293
2023 3 267 1 22 6 0 20 0 319

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 Emlen Eleanor C School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 748 39.0 19.1 n/a
1989 869 40.0 21.7 n/a
1990 814 42.0 19.3 0
1991 805 42.0 19.1 n/a
1992 823 43.0 19.1 n/a
1993 806 44.0 18.3 n/a
1994 828 38.8 21.3 n/a
1995 864 44.8 19.3 n/a
1996 864 44.8 19.3 n/a
1997 921 46.5 19.8 n/a
1998 921 48.5 19.0 n/a
1999 825 47.5 17.4 n/a
2000 825 45.0 18.3 83.6
2001 832 45.6 18.2 83.8
2002 669 34.0 19.7 84.3
2003 669 34.0 19.7 84.3
2004 632 36.3 17.4 99.5
2005 626 36.3 17.2 90.1
2006 716 36.4 19.7 80.3
2007 644 33.3 19.3 77.6
2008 597 35.3 16.9 81.1
2009 564 35.2 16.0 83.5
2010 566 37.3 15.1 95.2
2011 639 34.3 18.6 94.1
2012 652 37.2 17.5 94.2
2013 640 36.2 17.6 94.7
2014 552 33.0 16.6 95.1
2015 494 33.0 14.9 99.4
2016 437 27.0 16.1 100
2017 452 29.0 15.5 99.8
2018 416 24.6 16.9 99.8
2019 395 25.6 15.4 100
2020 351 22.8 15.3 100
2021 314 23.7 13.2 99
2022 293 24.9 11.7 99
2023 319 27.3 11.6 100

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 Emlen Eleanor C School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 748 39.0 19.1 n/a
1989 869 40.0 21.7 n/a
1990 814 42.0 19.3 0
1991 805 42.0 19.1 n/a
1992 823 43.0 19.1 n/a
1993 806 44.0 18.3 n/a
1994 828 38.8 21.3 n/a
1995 864 44.8 19.3 n/a
1996 864 44.8 19.3 n/a
1997 921 46.5 19.8 n/a
1998 921 48.5 19.0 n/a
1999 825 47.5 17.4 n/a
2000 825 45.0 18.3 83.6
2001 832 45.6 18.2 83.8
2002 669 34.0 19.7 84.3
2003 669 34.0 19.7 84.3
2004 632 36.3 17.4 99.5
2005 626 36.3 17.2 90.1
2006 716 36.4 19.7 80.3
2007 644 33.3 19.3 77.6
2008 597 35.3 16.9 81.1
2009 564 35.2 16.0 83.5
2010 566 37.3 15.1 95.2
2011 639 34.3 18.6 94.1
2012 652 37.2 17.5 94.2
2013 640 36.2 17.6 94.7
2014 552 33.0 16.6 95.1
2015 494 33.0 14.9 99.4
2016 437 27.0 16.1 100
2017 452 29.0 15.5 99.8
2018 416 24.6 16.9 99.8
2019 395 25.6 15.4 100
2020 351 22.8 15.3 100
2021 314 23.7 13.2 99
2022 293 24.9 11.7 99
2023 319 27.3 11.6 100

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 Emlen Eleanor C School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,430 (17.8%) $11,240 (82.2%) $13,671
2020 $2,872 (17.5%) $13,505 (82.5%) $16,377
2021 $4,589 (26.5%) $12,704 (73.5%) $17,293
2022 $9,665 (47.9%) $10,532 (52.1%) $20,197

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Emlen Eleanor C School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1393rd of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1363rd of 1534 Elementary schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Emlen Eleanor C School)15.219.1
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Emlen Eleanor C School)26.121.3
 4.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Emlen Eleanor C School)6.16.1
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Emlen Eleanor C School)5047
 3%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Emlen Eleanor C School)34.726.5
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Emlen Eleanor C School)10.89.1
 1.7%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Emlen Eleanor C School)35.930.3
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Emlen Eleanor C School)10.611.7
 1.1%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Emlen Eleanor C School)5047
 3%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Emlen Eleanor C School)32.725.6
 7.1%
   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 Students395319
 19.2%
African American364267
 26.6%
American Indian46
 50%
Asian01
Hispanic822
 175%
Pacific Islander00
White43
 25%
Two or More Races1520
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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Students at Emlen Eleanor C School are 84% African American, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 2% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 319 students attended Emlen Eleanor C School.

Emlen Eleanor C School ranks in the bottom 11.1% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

Students who attend Emlen Eleanor C School usually go on to attend:

High : King Martin Luther High School


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