Grace Park Elementary School

Public K-5

 1097 Seventh Avenue
       Swarthmore, PA  19081


(610) 534-1900

District: Ridley School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
802nd of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,763 Help


Students who attend Grace Park Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Ridley Middle School
High:    Ridley High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  358

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.8%
Two or more races:
8.7%
Hispanic:
4.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.3% Help


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Compare Details Grace Park Elementary School ranks worse than 52.3% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 2nd among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Ridley School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.23. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.8%), two or more races (8.7%), Hispanic (4.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Ridley School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Grace Park Elementary School is 13. 3 elementary schools in the Ridley School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Grace Park Elementary School is $20,763. 3 elementary schools in the Ridley School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Grace Park Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Grace Park Elementary School 802nd of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Grace Park Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
Disabled students:
White students:


Ridley School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ridley School District 397th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Grace Park Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Grace Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 73.85 361st 1302 72.3%
2004 84.57 160th 1308 87.8%
2005 67.39 472nd 1299 63.7%
2006 73.46 397th 1545 74.3%
2007 61.47 705th 1555 54.7%
2008 60.26 732nd 1551 52.8%
2009 55.97 855th 1549 44.8%
2010 39.14 1185th 1579 25.0%
2011 62.58 711th 1597 55.5%
2012 65.41 675th 1599 57.8%
2013 66.45 604th 1519 60.2%
2014 67.20 562nd 1467 61.7%
2015 67.53 539th 1474 63.4%
2016 67.59 579th 1554 62.7%
2017 63.26 665th 1547 57.0%
2018 53.92 838th 1530 45.2%
2019 51.69 894th 1544 42.1%
2021 55.30 736th 1433 48.6%
2022 60.07 688th 1534 55.1%
2023 54.23 802nd 1534 47.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Grace Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 49.75 780th 1414 44.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Grace Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.15 515th 1043 50.6%
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Rank History for White students at Grace Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.27 825th 1236 33.3%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Grace Park Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 194 0 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 201
1989 222 0 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 229
1990 197 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 201
1991 201 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 206
1992 231 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 237
1993 250 3 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 261
1994 259 4 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 269
1995 347 2 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 357
1996 347 2 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 357
1997 355 0 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1998 361 0 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 369
1999 355 0 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 367
2000 328 0 10 5 0 n/a n/a 0 343
2001 310 2 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 323
2002 310 2 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 321
2003 310 2 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 321
2004 288 2 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 298
2005 295 6 3 2 2 n/a n/a 0 308
2006 323 6 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 330
2007 303 5 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 309
2008 292 6 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 302
2009 287 8 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 301
2010 295 8 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2011 302 8 1 7 0 0 0 0 318
2012 293 8 1 9 0 0 1 0 312
2013 281 6 1 9 0 0 1 0 298
2014 283 7 2 12 0 0 1 0 305
2015 299 9 3 12 0 0 2 0 325
2016 306 9 6 15 1 0 2 0 339
2017 323 11 8 13 1 0 7 0 363
2018 329 17 8 14 2 0 15 0 385
2019 325 16 6 16 2 0 21 0 386
2020 318 15 5 14 1 0 28 0 381
2021 311 13 5 12 1 0 24 0 366
2022 299 12 4 13 1 0 24 0 353
2023 293 15 3 16 0 0 31 0 358

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 Grace Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 201 11.0 18.2 n/a
1989 229 13.5 16.9 n/a
1990 201 13.5 14.8 0
1991 206 15.5 13.2 n/a
1992 237 16.0 14.8 n/a
1993 261 18.0 14.5 n/a
1994 269 17.0 15.8 n/a
1995 357 14.5 24.6 n/a
1996 357 14.5 24.6 n/a
1997 361 17.5 20.6 n/a
1998 369 18.5 19.9 n/a
1999 367 23.0 16.0 n/a
2000 343 23.9 14.4 9.3
2001 323 25.9 12.5 5
2002 321 23.9 13.4 12.8
2003 321 23.9 13.4 12.8
2004 298 21.9 13.6 9.4
2005 308 20.9 14.7 13.3
2006 330 23.4 14.1 12.4
2007 309 21.4 14.4 13.6
2008 302 22.7 13.3 13.6
2009 301 25.2 11.9 12
2010 310 25.3 12.2 13.2
2011 318 24.9 12.7 17
2012 312 24.3 12.8 16.3
2013 298 22.3 13.3 19.8
2014 305 24.3 12.5 24.6
2015 325 24.0 13.5 23.7
2016 339 25.0 13.5 28.9
2017 363 27.8 13.0 33.1
2018 385 28.8 13.3 33.5
2019 386 28.8 13.4 32.9
2020 381 29.8 12.7 30.7
2021 366 29.0 12.6 27.9
2022 353 25.8 13.6 25.8
2023 358 27.5 13.0 36.3

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 Grace Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 201 11.0 18.2 n/a
1989 229 13.5 16.9 n/a
1990 201 13.5 14.8 0
1991 206 15.5 13.2 n/a
1992 237 16.0 14.8 n/a
1993 261 18.0 14.5 n/a
1994 269 17.0 15.8 n/a
1995 357 14.5 24.6 n/a
1996 357 14.5 24.6 n/a
1997 361 17.5 20.6 n/a
1998 369 18.5 19.9 n/a
1999 367 23.0 16.0 n/a
2000 343 23.9 14.4 9.3
2001 323 25.9 12.5 5
2002 321 23.9 13.4 12.8
2003 321 23.9 13.4 12.8
2004 298 21.9 13.6 9.4
2005 308 20.9 14.7 13.3
2006 330 23.4 14.1 12.4
2007 309 21.4 14.4 13.6
2008 302 22.7 13.3 13.6
2009 301 25.2 11.9 12
2010 310 25.3 12.2 13.2
2011 318 24.9 12.7 17
2012 312 24.3 12.8 16.3
2013 298 22.3 13.3 19.8
2014 305 24.3 12.5 24.6
2015 325 24.0 13.5 23.7
2016 339 25.0 13.5 28.9
2017 363 27.8 13.0 33.1
2018 385 28.8 13.3 33.5
2019 386 28.8 13.4 32.9
2020 381 29.8 12.7 30.7
2021 366 29.0 12.6 27.9
2022 353 25.8 13.6 25.8
2023 358 27.5 13.0 36.3

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 Grace Park Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $299 (1.2%) $23,736 (98.8%) $24,035
2020 $284 (1.6%) $17,436 (98.4%) $17,719
2021 $3,246 (15.4%) $17,852 (84.6%) $21,097
2022 $491 (2.4%) $20,272 (97.6%) $20,763

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Grace Park Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 894th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 802nd of 1534 Elementary schools
 5.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Grace Park Elementary School)60.958.2
 2.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Grace Park Elementary School)69.764.2
 5.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Grace Park Elementary School)44.640
 4.6%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Grace Park Elementary School)72.376.9
 4.6%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Grace Park Elementary School)66.256.9
 9.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Grace Park Elementary School)44.134.9
 9.2%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Grace Park Elementary School)51.547.6
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Grace Park Elementary School)49.744.6
 5.1%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Grace Park Elementary School)72.376.9
 4.6%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Grace Park Elementary School)62.356.4
 5.9%
   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 Students386358
 7.3%
African American1615
 6.3%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian63
 50%
Hispanic1616
Pacific Islander00
White325293
 9.8%
Two or More Races2131
 47.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.9%36.3%
 3.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Grace Park Elementary School

Students at Grace Park Elementary School are 82% White, 9% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 4% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 358 students attended Grace Park Elementary School.

Grace Park Elementary School ranks 802nd of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Grace Park Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ridley Middle School
High : Ridley High School


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