Houston Henry E School

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Houston Henry E School is an elementary school located in Philadelphia, PA, serving grades K-8 with a total enrollment of 365 students. The school is part of the Philadelphia City School District, which is ranked 494 out of 606 districts in Pennsylvania and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Houston Henry E School has consistently ranked in the bottom quartile of Pennsylvania elementary schools, its African American students perform relatively well, ranking 76 out of 437 PA elementary schools for this subgroup in 2022-2023. The school also outperformed the Philadelphia City School District average in several PSSA test areas, including Math, Science, and English Language Arts. However, the school has experienced higher dropout rates compared to the state average, and 100% of its students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

Nearby schools, such as Lingelbach Anna L School and Franklin S Edmonds School, have similar demographic profiles and academic performance levels as Houston Henry E School. However, Henry Charles W School, located just 0.91 miles away, has significantly higher academic performance, ranking in the top third of Pennsylvania elementary schools and outperforming Houston Henry E School across various PSSA test areas. This suggests that targeted interventions and resource allocation could help Houston Henry E School improve its overall academic outcomes and better serve its diverse student body.


Detail:

Public K-8

 7300 Rural Lane
       Philadelphia, PA  19119-4108


(215) 400-3490

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
973rd of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,303 Help


Students who attend Houston Henry E School usually attend:

High:    Roxborough High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  365

Racial breakdown:

African American:
72.6%
White:
18.1%
Hispanic:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Houston Henry E School ranks worse than 63.4% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 23rd 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 43.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details Houston Henry E School ranks worse than 80.6% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.43. (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 (72.6%), White (18.1%), Hispanic (4.9%). (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 Houston Henry E School is 12.5, which is the 67th 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 Houston Henry E School is $20,303. 78 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Houston Henry E School:

SchoolDigger ranks Houston Henry E School 973rd of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Houston Henry E School in the ranking list.)

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African American students:

SchoolDigger ranks Houston Henry E School 720th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Houston Henry 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 Houston Henry E School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Houston Henry E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 5.03 1210th 1302 7.1%
2004 5.65 1200th 1308 8.3%
2005 17.82 1117th 1299 14.0%
2006 13.12 1396th 1545 9.6%
2007 14.26 1400th 1555 10.0%
2008 9.30 1447th 1551 6.7%
2009 23.04 1328th 1549 14.3%
2010 21.00 1372nd 1579 13.1%
2011 34.15 1261st 1597 21.0%
2012 4.50 1524th 1599 4.7%
2013 7.47 1384th 1519 8.9%
2014 4.26 1372nd 1467 6.5%
2015 9.15 1311th 1474 11.1%
2016 7.86 1410th 1554 9.3%
2017 8.44 1384th 1547 10.5%
2018 5.93 1422nd 1530 7.1%
2019 6.79 1411th 1544 8.6%
2021 11.00 1246th 1433 13.0%
2022 15.18 1264th 1534 17.6%
2023 43.10 973rd 1534 36.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Houston Henry E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.96 848th 1414 40.0%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Houston Henry E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.64 76th 437 82.6%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Houston Henry E School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Houston Henry E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 8.83 580th 643 9.8%
2004 25.63 544th 663 17.9%
2005 35.95 518th 687 24.6%
2006 28.17 596th 736 19.0%
2007 18.58 644th 749 14.0%
2008 21.40 634th 753 15.8%
2009 30.33 614th 770 20.3%
2010 40.02 589th 805 26.8%
2011 49.67 522nd 825 36.7%
2012 13.63 734th 834 12.0%
2013 13.04 648th 758 14.5%
2014 9.30 644th 728 11.5%
2015 19.06 655th 835 21.6%
2016 10.93 749th 870 13.9%
2017 8.74 778th 877 11.3%
2018 11.60 743rd 861 13.7%
2019 10.67 778th 891 12.7%
2022 16.23 715th 883 19.0%
2023 16.43 720th 893 19.4%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Houston Henry E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 18.55 722nd 874 17.4%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Houston Henry E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.68 417th 660 36.8%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Houston Henry E School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.03 195th 421 53.7%
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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 Houston Henry E School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 194 570 3 6 3 n/a n/a 0 776
1989 206 626 1 6 1 n/a n/a 0 840
1990 204 620 1 8 5 n/a n/a 0 838
1991 189 616 4 9 6 n/a n/a 0 824
1992 223 646 2 10 7 n/a n/a 0 888
1993 191 668 2 12 4 n/a n/a 0 877
1994 172 694 5 15 2 n/a n/a 0 888
1995 108 780 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 904
1996 108 780 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 904
1997 94 745 6 5 1 n/a n/a 0 851
1998 82 730 6 8 1 n/a n/a 0 827
1999 79 715 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 805
2000 65 697 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 771
2001 42 735 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 785
2002 15 676 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 699
2003 15 676 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 699
2004 15 663 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 686
2005 9 634 0 10 0 n/a n/a 0 653
2006 12 580 0 4 2 n/a n/a 0 598
2007 6 541 1 5 3 n/a n/a 0 556
2008 4 488 2 6 0 n/a n/a 4 504
2009 8 450 2 8 0 n/a n/a 3 471
2010 15 501 2 15 0 n/a n/a 16 549
2011 15 449 5 15 0 0 23 0 507
2012 17 432 2 13 0 0 36 0 500
2013 14 387 1 12 1 0 34 0 449
2014 14 318 0 10 1 0 33 0 376
2015 12 330 3 8 0 0 27 0 380
2016 12 323 0 7 0 1 24 0 367
2017 9 336 2 7 0 1 32 0 387
2018 12 317 2 8 1 0 33 0 373
2019 13 277 5 9 2 0 38 0 344
2020 27 297 2 7 1 0 34 0 368
2021 36 306 3 8 0 0 14 0 367
2022 48 279 3 12 1 0 9 0 352
2023 66 265 4 18 1 0 11 0 365

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 Houston Henry E School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 776 43.0 18.0 n/a
1989 840 49.0 17.1 n/a
1990 838 47.0 17.8 0
1991 824 46.0 17.9 n/a
1992 888 47.0 18.8 n/a
1993 877 49.0 17.9 n/a
1994 888 47.0 18.9 n/a
1995 904 44.0 20.5 n/a
1996 904 44.0 20.5 n/a
1997 851 42.0 20.3 n/a
1998 827 45.0 18.4 n/a
1999 805 44.0 18.3 n/a
2000 771 43.0 17.9 34.4
2001 785 43.5 18.0 30.3
2002 699 33.0 21.2 20.7
2003 699 33.0 21.2 20.7
2004 686 35.6 19.3 43
2005 653 34.5 18.9 22.2
2006 598 33.5 17.9 49.8
2007 556 35.0 15.9 42.1
2008 504 31.9 15.8 54.8
2009 471 32.5 14.5 49.6
2010 549 37.6 14.6 52.5
2011 507 35.6 14.2 51.3
2012 500 32.7 15.2 53.8
2013 449 32.1 13.9 67.7
2014 376 23.7 15.8 65.4
2015 380 26.0 14.6 73.4
2016 367 27.0 13.5 100
2017 387 29.6 13.0 99.5
2018 373 27.4 13.5 99.7
2019 344 30.5 11.2 100
2020 368 26.1 14.0 99.7
2021 367 27.6 13.2 99.2
2022 352 29.0 12.1 99.1
2023 365 29.1 12.5 100

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 Houston Henry E School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 776 43.0 18.0 n/a
1989 840 49.0 17.1 n/a
1990 838 47.0 17.8 0
1991 824 46.0 17.9 n/a
1992 888 47.0 18.8 n/a
1993 877 49.0 17.9 n/a
1994 888 47.0 18.9 n/a
1995 904 44.0 20.5 n/a
1996 904 44.0 20.5 n/a
1997 851 42.0 20.3 n/a
1998 827 45.0 18.4 n/a
1999 805 44.0 18.3 n/a
2000 771 43.0 17.9 34.4
2001 785 43.5 18.0 30.3
2002 699 33.0 21.2 20.7
2003 699 33.0 21.2 20.7
2004 686 35.6 19.3 43
2005 653 34.5 18.9 22.2
2006 598 33.5 17.9 49.8
2007 556 35.0 15.9 42.1
2008 504 31.9 15.8 54.8
2009 471 32.5 14.5 49.6
2010 549 37.6 14.6 52.5
2011 507 35.6 14.2 51.3
2012 500 32.7 15.2 53.8
2013 449 32.1 13.9 67.7
2014 376 23.7 15.8 65.4
2015 380 26.0 14.6 73.4
2016 367 27.0 13.5 100
2017 387 29.6 13.0 99.5
2018 373 27.4 13.5 99.7
2019 344 30.5 11.2 100
2020 368 26.1 14.0 99.7
2021 367 27.6 13.2 99.2
2022 352 29.0 12.1 99.1
2023 365 29.1 12.5 100

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 Houston Henry E School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,500 (17.3%) $11,940 (82.7%) $14,440
2020 $2,498 (15.8%) $13,322 (84.2%) $15,819
2021 $4,378 (25.8%) $12,600 (74.2%) $16,979
2022 $9,537 (47.0%) $10,766 (53.0%) $20,303

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Houston Henry E School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1411th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 973rd of 1534 Elementary schools
 28%
Ranks 778th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 720th of 893 Middle schools
 6.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Houston Henry E School)2064.6
 44.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Houston Henry E School)2056
 36%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Houston Henry E School)1055.2
 45.2%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Houston Henry E School)4564.2
 19.2%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Houston Henry E School)2037.9
 17.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Houston Henry E School)820.7
 12.7%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Houston Henry E School)3641.3
 5.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Houston Henry E School)9.117.6
 8.5%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Houston Henry E School)22.842.5
 19.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Houston Henry E School)5.112
 6.9%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Houston Henry E School)33.328
 5.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Houston Henry E School)11.95.2
 6.7%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Houston Henry E School)26.821.1
 5.7%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Houston Henry E School)23.818
 5.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Houston Henry E School)10.231.6
 21.4%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Houston Henry E School)32.739.4
 6.7%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Houston Henry E School)26.238.6
 12.4%
   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 Students344365
 6.1%
African American277265
 4.3%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian54
 20%
Hispanic918
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White1366
 407.7%
Two or More Races3811
 71.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 365 students attended Houston Henry E School.

Houston Henry E School ranks 973rd of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Houston Henry E School usually go on to attend:

High : Roxborough High School

Students at Houston Henry E School are 73% African American, 18% White, 5% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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