Fox Chase School

Summary:

Fox Chase School is an elementary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving 447 students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Philadelphia City School District.

Fox Chase School stands out for its strong academic performance, outpacing both the district and the state of Pennsylvania in several key measures. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 39.1% of students proficient or better in PSSA/Math, compared to 20.4% for the district and 39.3% for the state. In PSSA/Science, the school's proficiency rate was an impressive 74.1%, significantly higher than the district's 41% and the state's 65.6%. The school also performed well in PSSA/English Language Arts, with a 50.8% proficiency rate, compared to 34.2% for the district and 53.8% for the state. Additionally, Fox Chase School ranked 45th out of 437 Pennsylvania elementary schools for African American students and 96th out of 432 for Hispanic students, both with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Fox Chase School's overall performance is commendable, there are some areas of concern. The school's performance for White students is much lower, ranking 932nd out of 1,236 schools with a 1-star rating. This significant gap in performance for different racial groups warrants further investigation. Additionally, the school's per-student spending has increased in recent years, which may have contributed to the improvements in academic performance, but the student-teacher ratio remains relatively high, suggesting a need for additional resources to support student learning. When compared to nearby schools in the Philadelphia City School District, Fox Chase School generally outperforms them, but its performance is still below the state averages in several areas, indicating room for further improvement.


Detail:

Public K-5

 500 Rhawn St
       Philadelphia, PA  19111-2505


(215) 400-3170

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
945th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,169 Help


Students who attend Fox Chase School usually attend:

Middle:    Baldi C C A Middle School
High:    Washington George High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  447

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.8%
African American:
21.7%
Hispanic:
21.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Fox Chase School ranks worse than 61.6% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 20th 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 45.25. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Fox Chase School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (39.8%), African American (21.7%), Hispanic (21.7%). (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 Fox Chase School is 13.7. 95 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fox Chase School is $19,169. 98 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fox Chase School:

SchoolDigger ranks Fox Chase School 945th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Fox Chase 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 Fox Chase School

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Rank History for all students at Fox Chase School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 9.25 1161st 1302 10.8%
2004 30.58 1002nd 1308 23.4%
2005 38.27 962nd 1299 25.9%
2006 30.90 1254th 1545 18.8%
2007 40.61 1130th 1555 27.3%
2008 43.85 1094th 1551 29.5%
2009 49.20 999th 1549 35.5%
2010 50.48 1000th 1579 36.7%
2011 49.80 1032nd 1597 35.4%
2012 45.69 1115th 1599 30.3%
2013 48.42 995th 1519 34.5%
2014 37.72 1092nd 1467 25.6%
2015 44.37 951st 1474 35.5%
2016 34.19 1136th 1554 26.9%
2017 30.35 1164th 1547 24.8%
2018 27.60 1176th 1530 23.1%
2019 31.27 1139th 1544 26.2%
2021 20.51 1144th 1433 20.2%
2022 37.70 1050th 1534 31.6%
2023 45.25 945th 1534 38.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fox Chase School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.74 523rd 1414 63.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Fox Chase School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.50 45th 437 89.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Fox Chase School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.73 96th 432 77.8%
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Rank History for White students at Fox Chase School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.84 932nd 1236 24.6%
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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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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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Enrollment information for Fox Chase School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 308 90 8 19 1 n/a n/a 0 426
1989 293 118 8 12 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1990 260 100 11 18 0 n/a n/a 0 389
1991 262 111 7 22 1 n/a n/a 0 403
1992 253 180 14 30 2 n/a n/a 0 479
1993 239 136 13 28 4 n/a n/a 0 420
1994 226 151 13 31 5 n/a n/a 0 426
1995 198 153 10 20 1 n/a n/a 0 382
1996 198 153 10 20 1 n/a n/a 0 382
1997 194 154 11 17 0 n/a n/a 0 376
1998 192 143 10 23 0 n/a n/a 0 368
1999 193 131 11 32 0 n/a n/a 0 367
2000 189 114 11 32 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2001 199 94 11 35 1 n/a n/a 0 340
2002 196 75 16 22 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2003 196 75 16 22 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2004 176 124 20 40 1 n/a n/a 0 361
2005 184 116 28 32 3 n/a n/a 0 363
2006 174 87 36 37 1 n/a n/a 0 335
2007 192 96 39 30 1 n/a n/a 0 358
2008 168 77 47 29 0 n/a n/a 12 333
2009 181 82 46 35 0 n/a n/a 19 363
2010 203 84 42 40 0 n/a n/a 20 389
2011 236 106 39 46 0 0 21 0 448
2012 222 89 36 34 0 0 26 0 407
2013 226 107 37 46 0 0 41 0 457
2014 216 108 34 50 0 0 50 0 458
2015 216 95 38 60 0 0 52 0 461
2016 207 105 34 67 3 0 70 0 486
2017 214 102 33 65 2 0 69 0 485
2018 217 101 26 65 2 0 72 0 483
2019 225 109 31 80 2 1 59 0 507
2020 226 125 34 84 1 1 57 0 528
2021 199 119 37 85 0 1 51 0 492
2022 175 104 40 81 0 1 38 0 439
2023 178 97 39 97 0 1 35 0 447

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 Fox Chase School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 426 24.0 17.7 n/a
1989 431 26.0 16.5 n/a
1990 389 24.0 16.2 0
1991 403 23.0 17.5 n/a
1992 479 26.0 18.4 n/a
1993 420 25.4 16.5 n/a
1994 426 25.5 16.7 n/a
1995 382 20.0 19.1 n/a
1996 382 20.0 19.1 n/a
1997 376 21.0 17.9 n/a
1998 368 21.0 17.5 n/a
1999 367 21.0 17.5 n/a
2000 346 20.0 17.3 46.8
2001 340 20.0 17.0 44.7
2002 309 17.0 18.2 49.2
2003 309 17.0 18.2 49.2
2004 361 22.2 16.3 47.4
2005 363 20.4 17.8 41.9
2006 335 21.2 15.8 53.4
2007 358 19.4 18.5 51.1
2008 333 22.4 14.9 44.9
2009 363 22.4 16.2 39.8
2010 389 25.4 15.2 50.9
2011 448 25.4 17.6 43.8
2012 407 21.7 18.6 50.4
2013 457 24.6 18.5 58.4
2014 458 22.2 20.5 57.4
2015 461 23.0 20.0 56.8
2016 486 22.0 22.0 100
2017 485 22.4 21.6 100
2018 483 29.5 16.3 100
2019 507 31.5 16.0 100
2020 528 34.2 15.4 100
2021 492 30.4 16.1 99.4
2022 439 31.4 13.9 99.3
2023 447 32.4 13.7 100

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 Fox Chase School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 426 24.0 17.7 n/a
1989 431 26.0 16.5 n/a
1990 389 24.0 16.2 0
1991 403 23.0 17.5 n/a
1992 479 26.0 18.4 n/a
1993 420 25.4 16.5 n/a
1994 426 25.5 16.7 n/a
1995 382 20.0 19.1 n/a
1996 382 20.0 19.1 n/a
1997 376 21.0 17.9 n/a
1998 368 21.0 17.5 n/a
1999 367 21.0 17.5 n/a
2000 346 20.0 17.3 46.8
2001 340 20.0 17.0 44.7
2002 309 17.0 18.2 49.2
2003 309 17.0 18.2 49.2
2004 361 22.2 16.3 47.4
2005 363 20.4 17.8 41.9
2006 335 21.2 15.8 53.4
2007 358 19.4 18.5 51.1
2008 333 22.4 14.9 44.9
2009 363 22.4 16.2 39.8
2010 389 25.4 15.2 50.9
2011 448 25.4 17.6 43.8
2012 407 21.7 18.6 50.4
2013 457 24.6 18.5 58.4
2014 458 22.2 20.5 57.4
2015 461 23.0 20.0 56.8
2016 486 22.0 22.0 100
2017 485 22.4 21.6 100
2018 483 29.5 16.3 100
2019 507 31.5 16.0 100
2020 528 34.2 15.4 100
2021 492 30.4 16.1 99.4
2022 439 31.4 13.9 99.3
2023 447 32.4 13.7 100

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 Fox Chase School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,706 (14.7%) $9,874 (85.3%) $11,580
2020 $1,682 (12.1%) $12,173 (87.9%) $13,855
2021 $3,528 (22.8%) $11,976 (77.2%) $15,505
2022 $8,166 (42.6%) $11,002 (57.4%) $19,168

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fox Chase School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1139th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 945th of 1534 Elementary schools
 12.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Fox Chase School)46.844.1
 2.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fox Chase School)48.162.1
 14%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Fox Chase School)38.444.8
 6.4%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Fox Chase School)69.874.1
 4.3%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Fox Chase School)54.850
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Fox Chase School)30.527.5
 3%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Fox Chase School)37.938.2
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Fox Chase School)39.339.1
 0.2%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Fox Chase School)69.874.1
 4.3%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Fox Chase School)47.650.8
 3.2%
   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 Students507447
 11.8%
African American10997
 11%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian3139
 25.8%
Hispanic8097
 21.3%
Pacific Islander11
White225178
 20.9%
Two or More Races5935
 40.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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Students at Fox Chase School are 40% White, 22% African American, 22% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 8% Two or more races.

Students who attend Fox Chase School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Baldi C C A Middle School
High : Washington George High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 447 students attended Fox Chase School.

Fox Chase School ranks 945th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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