Rhawnhurst School

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Rhawnhurst School is an elementary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving 623 students in grades PK-5. 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.

Rhawnhurst School has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Asian students (30.98%) compared to the surrounding schools. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by PSSA test scores, is generally higher than the Philadelphia City School District average but lower than the state average. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 34.6% of Rhawnhurst students were proficient or better in PSSA Math, compared to 20.4% for the district and 39.3% for the state. Interestingly, the school's English Language Learner (ELL) students perform exceptionally well, ranking 4 out of 5 stars on the SchoolDigger scale.

Despite its higher spending per student ($16,392 in 2021-2022) compared to the district average ($13,596), Rhawnhurst School has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of Pennsylvania elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade. The school's performance data also shows notable gaps in academic achievement between different racial groups, with White students ranking in the bottom 3% of Pennsylvania elementary schools and Asian students ranking in the top 15%. When compared to nearby schools in the same district, Rhawnhurst School generally performs better than Northeast Community Propel Academy and Spruance Gilbert School, but lags behind higher-performing schools like Fox Chase School and Farrell Louis High School.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 7809 Castor Ave
       Philadelphia, PA  19152-3603


(215) 400-3220

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1126th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,392 Help


Students who attend Rhawnhurst School usually attend:

Middle:    Castor Gardens Middle School
High:    Northeast High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6 Help
Number of students:  623

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
31.0%
Hispanic:
25.0%
White:
23.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rhawnhurst School ranks worse than 73.4% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 34th 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 30.43. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Rhawnhurst School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (31%), Hispanic (25%), White (23.4%). (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 Rhawnhurst School is 16.6. 135 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 Rhawnhurst School is $16,392. 143 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rhawnhurst School:

SchoolDigger ranks Rhawnhurst School 1126th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Rhawnhurst School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


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 Rhawnhurst School

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Rank History for all students at Rhawnhurst School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 70.13 431st 1302 66.9%
2004 64.27 543rd 1308 58.5%
2005 36.97 975th 1299 24.9%
2006 26.55 1287th 1545 16.7%
2007 26.78 1301st 1555 16.3%
2008 14.12 1393rd 1551 10.2%
2009 26.16 1313th 1549 15.2%
2010 23.28 1352nd 1579 14.4%
2011 41.21 1191st 1597 25.4%
2012 28.17 1304th 1599 18.4%
2013 19.90 1275th 1519 16.1%
2014 11.47 1297th 1467 11.6%
2015 15.08 1242nd 1474 15.7%
2016 20.04 1259th 1554 19.0%
2017 18.71 1267th 1547 18.1%
2018 31.94 1138th 1530 25.6%
2019 33.79 1121st 1544 27.4%
2021 7.68 1291st 1433 9.9%
2022 28.41 1128th 1534 26.5%
2023 30.43 1126th 1534 26.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rhawnhurst School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.19 34th 196 82.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rhawnhurst School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 56.99 655th 1414 53.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Rhawnhurst School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.49 135th 160 15.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Rhawnhurst School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 60.41 138th 437 68.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rhawnhurst School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.97 254th 432 41.2%
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Rank History for White students at Rhawnhurst School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 6.67 1186th 1236 4.0%
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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 Rhawnhurst School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 260 116 9 11 0 n/a n/a 0 396
1989 264 114 19 10 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1990 224 90 18 9 0 n/a n/a 0 341
1991 222 101 20 23 0 n/a n/a 0 366
1992 237 97 24 28 0 n/a n/a 0 386
1993 243 95 31 34 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1994 250 93 37 36 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1995 247 88 39 39 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1996 247 88 39 39 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1997 244 79 45 46 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1998 242 88 41 64 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1999 226 84 41 64 0 n/a n/a 0 415
2000 247 72 54 54 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2001 231 64 70 46 0 n/a n/a 0 411
2002 195 74 83 43 2 n/a n/a 0 397
2003 195 74 83 43 2 n/a n/a 0 397
2004 205 72 96 53 1 n/a n/a 0 427
2005 218 102 101 59 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2006 212 107 93 49 0 n/a n/a 0 461
2007 205 156 103 59 1 n/a n/a 0 524
2008 209 144 89 65 0 n/a n/a 29 536
2009 167 111 85 85 0 n/a n/a 45 493
2010 164 111 104 86 1 n/a n/a 55 521
2011 151 109 102 96 0 0 79 0 537
2012 150 118 108 93 1 0 79 0 549
2013 151 124 134 95 1 0 78 0 583
2014 152 115 137 102 1 2 92 0 601
2015 148 123 145 111 1 2 78 0 608
2016 135 124 164 113 2 2 91 0 631
2017 125 131 159 120 1 2 85 0 623
2018 154 134 167 113 1 2 73 0 644
2019 155 151 181 121 2 2 63 0 675
2020 160 142 178 121 2 2 41 0 646
2021 131 139 208 111 1 2 39 0 631
2022 148 109 184 145 0 1 31 0 618
2023 146 101 193 156 0 1 26 0 623

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 Rhawnhurst School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 396 21.0 18.8 n/a
1989 407 21.0 19.3 n/a
1990 341 21.0 16.2 0
1991 366 23.0 15.9 n/a
1992 386 22.0 17.5 n/a
1993 403 22.5 17.9 n/a
1994 416 23.0 18.1 n/a
1995 413 23.0 18.0 n/a
1996 413 23.0 18.0 n/a
1997 414 23.0 18.0 n/a
1998 435 23.0 18.9 n/a
1999 415 22.0 18.9 n/a
2000 427 24.0 17.8 52.9
2001 411 24.0 17.1 51.1
2002 397 22.0 18.0 56.9
2003 397 22.0 18.0 56.9
2004 427 24.5 17.4 46.8
2005 480 23.5 20.4 47.1
2006 461 23.5 19.6 59.7
2007 524 26.4 19.8 52.5
2008 536 31.4 17.1 60.9
2009 493 29.4 16.8 68.1
2010 521 34.4 15.1 81.3
2011 537 33.3 16.0 69.5
2012 549 29.8 18.3 67.6
2013 583 32.2 18.0 72.9
2014 601 30.6 19.6 76.2
2015 608 29.0 20.9 74.5
2016 631 32.0 19.7 100
2017 623 35.9 17.3 100
2018 644 34.5 18.6 100
2019 675 33.5 20.1 100
2020 646 36.6 17.6 100
2021 631 39.4 16.0 99.5
2022 618 38.7 15.9 99.5
2023 623 37.4 16.6 100

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 Rhawnhurst School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 396 21.0 18.8 n/a
1989 407 21.0 19.3 n/a
1990 341 21.0 16.2 0
1991 366 23.0 15.9 n/a
1992 386 22.0 17.5 n/a
1993 403 22.5 17.9 n/a
1994 416 23.0 18.1 n/a
1995 413 23.0 18.0 n/a
1996 413 23.0 18.0 n/a
1997 414 23.0 18.0 n/a
1998 435 23.0 18.9 n/a
1999 415 22.0 18.9 n/a
2000 427 24.0 17.8 52.9
2001 411 24.0 17.1 51.1
2002 397 22.0 18.0 56.9
2003 397 22.0 18.0 56.9
2004 427 24.5 17.4 46.8
2005 480 23.5 20.4 47.1
2006 461 23.5 19.6 59.7
2007 524 26.4 19.8 52.5
2008 536 31.4 17.1 60.9
2009 493 29.4 16.8 68.1
2010 521 34.4 15.1 81.3
2011 537 33.3 16.0 69.5
2012 549 29.8 18.3 67.6
2013 583 32.2 18.0 72.9
2014 601 30.6 19.6 76.2
2015 608 29.0 20.9 74.5
2016 631 32.0 19.7 100
2017 623 35.9 17.3 100
2018 644 34.5 18.6 100
2019 675 33.5 20.1 100
2020 646 36.6 17.6 100
2021 631 39.4 16.0 99.5
2022 618 38.7 15.9 99.5
2023 623 37.4 16.6 100

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Rhawnhurst School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,685 (14.8%) $9,697 (85.2%) $11,382
2020 $1,949 (15.7%) $10,452 (84.3%) $12,401
2021 $3,720 (27.4%) $9,834 (72.6%) $13,553
2022 $7,834 (47.8%) $8,558 (52.2%) $16,392

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rhawnhurst School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1121st of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1126th of 1534 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Rhawnhurst School)44.536.3
 8.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhawnhurst School)45.936.7
 9.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Rhawnhurst School)39.141.8
 2.7%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Rhawnhurst School)69.562.1
 7.4%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Rhawnhurst School)6147.3
 13.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Rhawnhurst School)35.825.8
 10%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Rhawnhurst School)45.834.9
 10.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Rhawnhurst School)4034.6
 5.4%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Rhawnhurst School)69.562.1
 7.4%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Rhawnhurst School)49.839.3
 10.5%
   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 Students675623
 7.7%
African American151101
 33.1%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian181193
 6.6%
Hispanic121156
 28.9%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White155146
 5.8%
Two or More Races6326
 58.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rhawnhurst School

Students at Rhawnhurst School are 31% Asian, 25% Hispanic, 23% White, 16% African American, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 623 students attended Rhawnhurst School.

Rhawnhurst School ranks 1126th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend Rhawnhurst School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Castor Gardens Middle School
High : Northeast High School


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