Ithan Elementary School

Summary:

Ithan Elementary School is a highly-regarded public elementary school in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, serving 497 students in grades K-5 and part of the Radnor Township School District, which is ranked 12th out of 606 districts in the state.

Ithan Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Pennsylvania, with exceptional academic performance. The school's students demonstrate high proficiency rates on state assessments, outperforming both the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 89.8% of Ithan students were proficient or better in Math, compared to 78.3% in the district and 39.3% statewide. Ithan's diverse student population, with 23.54% Asian and 5.23% two or more races, also achieves at high levels across all racial groups. The school's higher per-student spending and lower student-teacher ratio of 11.8 to 13.4 likely contribute to its academic success.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Manoa Elementary, Russell Elementary, and Radnor Elementary, all part of the Haverford Township School District and Marple Newtown School District, Ithan Elementary consistently ranks higher in both statewide and student group rankings, making it a standout institution within the local and statewide educational landscape.


Detail:

Public K-5

 695 Clyde Rd
       Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-1199


(610) 527-1357

District: Radnor Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
8th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,780 Help


Students who attend Ithan Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Radnor Middle School
High:    Radnor Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  497

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.0%
Asian:
23.5%
Two or more races:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ithan Elementary School ranks better than 99.5% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Radnor Township School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Ithan Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Radnor Township School District. Racial makeup is: White (64%), Asian (23.5%), two or more races (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Radnor Township School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ithan Elementary School is 13.4, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Radnor Township School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ithan Elementary School is $22,780, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Radnor Township School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ithan Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ithan Elementary School 8th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Ithan Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Radnor Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Radnor Township School District 12th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ithan Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Ithan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 90.50 67th 1302 94.9%
2004 91.60 33rd 1308 97.5%
2005 86.69 49th 1299 96.2%
2006 88.90 23rd 1545 98.5%
2007 88.47 33rd 1555 97.9%
2008 88.41 18th 1551 98.8%
2009 88.64 11th 1549 99.3%
2010 89.55 6th 1579 99.6%
2011 88.29 12th 1597 99.2%
2012 87.06 23rd 1599 98.6%
2013 86.60 41st 1519 97.3%
2014 87.16 41st 1467 97.2%
2015 92.63 16th 1474 98.9%
2016 91.22 30th 1554 98.1%
2017 92.25 18th 1547 98.8%
2018 92.05 28th 1530 98.2%
2019 92.34 21st 1544 98.6%
2021 93.42 31st 1433 97.8%
2022 95.57 5th 1534 99.7%
2023 94.99 8th 1534 99.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ithan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.97 12th 160 92.5%
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Rank History for White students at Ithan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 93.39 24th 1236 98.1%
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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.

Ithan Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Open Quote students are allowed to test out of subjects where they are ahead. the teachers try to challenge kids academically by suggesting gifted program and giving higher grade work . teachers are not inspiring, school atmosphere is very boring. most boys in 4th grade are bullying, mean and unkind. teachers do not seem to do anything about this , except saying "do not do this again" . 4th grade boys use lots of swear words and inappropriate language. the principal of the school does not want to believe that these kids can be so potty mouthed and unkind to other classmates. the principal is very proud about the academics, but teaching kids to be kind and good to other people does not seem to be a priority. all in all very disappointed with the school culture. heard this is very common for the mainline - kids being mean and non-inclusive.
parents are not informed about activities/competitions going on at school. there is almost no communication/updates about anything. the school/pta/teachers all seem to be doing their own things, without coordinating with each other. I enquired three times at the school office about the geography bee being conducted and no one could give me an answer. overall totally disappointed with the school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ithan Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 472 23 53 3 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1989 469 23 60 4 0 n/a n/a 0 556
1990 484 22 69 7 0 n/a n/a 0 582
1991 377 18 62 3 0 n/a n/a 0 460
1992 391 20 63 2 0 n/a n/a 0 476
1993 419 27 69 2 0 n/a n/a 0 517
1994 435 23 81 2 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1995 475 22 78 3 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1996 475 22 78 3 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1997 503 21 71 2 0 n/a n/a 0 597
1998 499 22 66 1 0 n/a n/a 0 588
1999 515 17 81 5 0 n/a n/a 0 618
2000 632 28 109 3 0 n/a n/a 0 772
2001 601 30 130 5 0 n/a n/a 0 766
2002 331 12 93 6 1 n/a n/a 0 443
2003 331 12 93 6 1 n/a n/a 0 443
2004 323 13 93 5 4 n/a n/a 0 438
2005 324 12 112 5 1 n/a n/a 0 454
2006 340 12 131 8 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2007 342 14 133 8 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2008 311 10 114 10 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2009 309 13 127 7 0 n/a n/a 0 456
2010 298 12 135 8 0 n/a n/a 0 453
2011 278 13 131 7 0 0 9 0 438
2012 265 13 122 8 0 0 12 0 420
2013 266 12 119 12 0 0 16 0 425
2014 263 10 124 20 0 0 14 0 431
2015 268 10 122 17 0 0 19 0 436
2016 268 13 125 15 0 0 18 0 439
2017 256 11 122 20 1 0 20 0 430
2018 271 12 111 14 0 0 17 0 425
2019 280 12 111 17 1 0 14 0 435
2020 310 16 143 15 1 0 24 0 509
2021 283 14 127 18 1 0 27 0 470
2022 313 14 109 21 1 0 24 0 482
2023 318 15 117 21 0 0 26 0 497

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 Ithan Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 551 39.5 13.9 n/a
1989 556 43.3 12.8 n/a
1990 582 44.3 13.1 0
1991 460 36.4 12.6 n/a
1992 476 36.9 12.8 n/a
1993 517 32.9 15.7 n/a
1994 541 35.7 15.2 n/a
1995 578 38.0 15.2 n/a
1996 578 38.0 15.2 n/a
1997 597 37.3 16.0 n/a
1998 588 36.8 16.0 n/a
1999 618 40.8 15.1 n/a
2000 772 49.0 15.8 2.6
2001 766 51.4 14.9 2.6
2002 443 32.5 13.6 2.9
2003 443 32.5 13.6 2.9
2004 438 33.6 13.0 3.2
2005 454 33.7 13.5 2.9
2006 491 34.7 14.1 3.7
2007 497 33.1 15.0 2.6
2008 445 35.9 12.4 3.1
2009 456 37.0 12.3 1.3
2010 453 34.5 13.1 2
2011 438 33.0 13.2 3.2
2012 420 33.0 12.7 3.1
2013 425 32.2 13.1 4.9
2014 431 32.7 13.1 5.3
2015 436 33.0 13.2 5.5
2016 439 34.0 12.9 7.1
2017 430 33.1 12.9 6.3
2018 425 32.4 13.1 5.9
2019 435 32.4 13.4 6.4
2020 509 38.4 13.2 6.7
2021 470 39.5 11.8 7
2022 482 35.9 13.3 5
2023 497 36.9 13.4 8.2

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 Ithan Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 551 39.5 13.9 n/a
1989 556 43.3 12.8 n/a
1990 582 44.3 13.1 0
1991 460 36.4 12.6 n/a
1992 476 36.9 12.8 n/a
1993 517 32.9 15.7 n/a
1994 541 35.7 15.2 n/a
1995 578 38.0 15.2 n/a
1996 578 38.0 15.2 n/a
1997 597 37.3 16.0 n/a
1998 588 36.8 16.0 n/a
1999 618 40.8 15.1 n/a
2000 772 49.0 15.8 2.6
2001 766 51.4 14.9 2.6
2002 443 32.5 13.6 2.9
2003 443 32.5 13.6 2.9
2004 438 33.6 13.0 3.2
2005 454 33.7 13.5 2.9
2006 491 34.7 14.1 3.7
2007 497 33.1 15.0 2.6
2008 445 35.9 12.4 3.1
2009 456 37.0 12.3 1.3
2010 453 34.5 13.1 2
2011 438 33.0 13.2 3.2
2012 420 33.0 12.7 3.1
2013 425 32.2 13.1 4.9
2014 431 32.7 13.1 5.3
2015 436 33.0 13.2 5.5
2016 439 34.0 12.9 7.1
2017 430 33.1 12.9 6.3
2018 425 32.4 13.1 5.9
2019 435 32.4 13.4 6.4
2020 509 38.4 13.2 6.7
2021 470 39.5 11.8 7
2022 482 35.9 13.3 5
2023 497 36.9 13.4 8.2

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 Ithan Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $198 (0.9%) $22,049 (99.1%) $22,247
2020 $616 (2.4%) $24,756 (97.6%) $25,372
2021 $806 (3.6%) $21,395 (96.4%) $22,201
2022 $525 (2.3%) $22,255 (97.7%) $22,780

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ithan Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 21st of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 8th of 1534 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Ithan Elementary School)83.491.3
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ithan Elementary School)85.992.1
 6.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Ithan Elementary School)85.788.9
 3.2%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Ithan Elementary School)97.292.6
 4.6%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ithan Elementary School)95.788.3
 7.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Ithan Elementary School)95.189
 6.1%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ithan Elementary School)96.792.6
 4.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Ithan Elementary School)87.789.8
 2.1%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Ithan Elementary School)97.292.6
 4.6%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Ithan Elementary School)92.591.1
 1.4%
   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 Students435497
 14.3%
African American1215
 25%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian111117
 5.4%
Hispanic1721
 23.5%
Pacific Islander00
White280318
 13.6%
Two or More Races1426
 85.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.4%8.2%
 1.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ithan Elementary School

Students at Ithan Elementary School are 64% White, 24% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 3% African American.

Yes! Ithan Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 8th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 497 students attended Ithan Elementary School.

Students who attend Ithan Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Radnor Middle School
High : Radnor Senior High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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