Northwest Elementary School

Public PK, KG-4

 820 Clinton Street
       Reading, PA  19601-2306


(610) 371-5904

District: Reading School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1316th of 1,433 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.3
Number of students:  515

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
91.7%
African American:
5.4%
White:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, March 7, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Northwest Elementary School ranks worse than 91.8% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 5th among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Reading School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.68. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (91.7%), African American (5.4%), White (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwest Elementary School is 14.3. 7 elementary schools in the Reading School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Northwest Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwest Elementary School 1316th of 1433 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Northwest Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Reading School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Reading School District 547th of 579 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northwest Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 16.34 1110th 1302 14.7%
2004 6.50 1196th 1308 8.6%
2005 11.31 1171st 1299 9.9%
2006 15.03 1380th 1545 10.7%
2007 15.90 1385th 1555 10.9%
2008 20.29 1346th 1551 13.2%
2009 33.98 1233rd 1549 20.4%
2010 32.34 1275th 1579 19.3%
2011 18.33 1413th 1597 11.5%
2012 19.37 1377th 1599 13.9%
2013 12.66 1329th 1519 12.5%
2014 9.44 1316th 1467 10.3%
2015 13.64 1263rd 1474 14.3%
2016 11.08 1351st 1554 13.1%
2017 5.91 1433rd 1547 7.4%
2018 6.99 1403rd 1530 8.3%
2019 12.24 1335th 1544 13.5%
2021 6.68 1316th 1433 8.2%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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Enrollment information for Northwest Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 233 175 7 203 0 n/a n/a 0 618
1989 232 167 4 199 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1990 240 171 3 222 0 n/a n/a 0 636
1991 209 164 1 235 0 n/a n/a 0 609
1992 211 166 1 251 0 n/a n/a 0 629
1993 187 168 4 315 0 n/a n/a 0 674
1994 163 167 4 299 0 n/a n/a 0 633
1995 179 180 2 384 1 n/a n/a 0 746
1996 179 180 2 384 1 n/a n/a 0 746
1997 153 204 5 460 1 n/a n/a 0 823
1998 128 220 6 429 1 n/a n/a 0 784
1999 109 225 6 461 1 n/a n/a 0 802
2000 87 216 4 438 0 n/a n/a 0 745
2001 67 166 8 452 0 n/a n/a 0 693
2002 50 190 2 618 0 n/a n/a 0 860
2003 50 190 2 618 0 n/a n/a 0 860
2004 53 155 1 615 0 n/a n/a 0 824
2005 46 116 3 612 0 n/a n/a 0 777
2006 58 119 4 656 0 n/a n/a 0 837
2007 41 125 2 642 0 n/a n/a 0 810
2008 50 78 5 631 0 n/a n/a 0 764
2009 37 83 3 675 0 n/a n/a 0 798
2010 43 75 3 646 0 n/a n/a 0 767
2011 44 80 4 665 2 0 0 0 795
2012 46 66 1 649 1 0 31 0 794
2013 38 57 3 685 0 0 21 0 804
2014 35 70 1 675 0 0 18 0 799
2015 35 64 1 658 0 0 11 0 769
2016 30 58 1 617 0 0 7 0 713
2017 33 52 1 625 0 0 2 0 713
2018 30 39 1 636 0 0 0 0 706
2019 28 38 1 634 0 0 1 0 702
2020 19 41 0 507 1 0 0 0 568
2021 13 28 0 472 0 0 2 0 515

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 Northwest Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 618 29.7 20.8 n/a
1989 602 35.0 17.2 n/a
1990 636 33.0 19.2 0
1991 609 36.0 16.9 n/a
1992 629 32.5 19.3 n/a
1993 674 29.0 23.2 n/a
1994 633 27.0 23.4 n/a
1995 746 25.0 29.8 n/a
1996 746 25.0 29.8 n/a
1997 823 35.0 23.5 n/a
1998 784 35.0 22.4 n/a
1999 802 37.0 21.7 n/a
2000 745 37.0 20.1 73
2001 693 37.0 18.7 78.6
2002 860 39.7 21.7 78.4
2003 860 39.7 21.7 78.4
2004 824 44.2 18.6 72.9
2005 777 42.2 18.4 86.7
2006 837 41.8 20.0 83.9
2007 810 40.4 20.0 74.9
2008 764 52.3 14.6 86.4
2009 798 46.2 17.3 88.5
2010 767 48.5 15.8 96.3
2011 795 47.5 16.7 95.3
2012 794 44.5 17.8 93.1
2013 804 45.5 17.6 85.9
2014 799 42.0 19.0 93
2015 769 41.0 18.7 99.6
2016 713 40.0 17.8 100
2017 713 42.0 16.9 98.7
2018 706 43.0 16.4 98.9
2019 702 45.0 15.6 99.1
2020 568 37.0 15.3 99.5
2021 515 36.0 14.3 99.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Northwest Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 618 29.7 20.8 n/a
1989 602 35.0 17.2 n/a
1990 636 33.0 19.2 0
1991 609 36.0 16.9 n/a
1992 629 32.5 19.3 n/a
1993 674 29.0 23.2 n/a
1994 633 27.0 23.4 n/a
1995 746 25.0 29.8 n/a
1996 746 25.0 29.8 n/a
1997 823 35.0 23.5 n/a
1998 784 35.0 22.4 n/a
1999 802 37.0 21.7 n/a
2000 745 37.0 20.1 73
2001 693 37.0 18.7 78.6
2002 860 39.7 21.7 78.4
2003 860 39.7 21.7 78.4
2004 824 44.2 18.6 72.9
2005 777 42.2 18.4 86.7
2006 837 41.8 20.0 83.9
2007 810 40.4 20.0 74.9
2008 764 52.3 14.6 86.4
2009 798 46.2 17.3 88.5
2010 767 48.5 15.8 96.3
2011 795 47.5 16.7 95.3
2012 794 44.5 17.8 93.1
2013 804 45.5 17.6 85.9
2014 799 42.0 19.0 93
2015 769 41.0 18.7 99.6
2016 713 40.0 17.8 100
2017 713 42.0 16.9 98.7
2018 706 43.0 16.4 98.9
2019 702 45.0 15.6 99.1
2020 568 37.0 15.3 99.5
2021 515 36.0 14.3 99.4

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 Northwest Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,325 (10.9%) $10,793 (89.1%) $12,118
2020 $00 (NaN) $00 (NaN) $00

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwest Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1335th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1316th of 1433 Elementary schools
 5.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Northwest Elementary School)31.811.1
 20.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5647.3
 8.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Northwest Elementary School)40.917.8
 23.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.958.3
 3.6%
4th Grade Math (Northwest Elementary School)12.63.4
 9.2%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.235.5
 10.7%
4th Grade Science (Northwest Elementary School)62.141.4
 20.7%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.875.8
 2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Northwest Elementary School)33.322
 11.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.656.6
 7%
All Grades Math (Northwest Elementary School)18.36.8
 11.5%
All Grades Science (Northwest Elementary School)62.141.4
 20.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Northwest Elementary School)34.920.2
 14.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students702515
 26.6%
African American3828
 26.3%
American Indian00
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic634472
 25.6%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races12
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.1%99.4%
 0.3%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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