Valley Forge Elementary School

Summary:

Valley Forge Elementary School is a public K-4 school in Wayne, Pennsylvania, serving 575 students as part of the highly-ranked Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. This exceptional school consistently delivers outstanding academic results, maintains a diverse student population, and is highly regarded within the state of Pennsylvania.

Valley Forge Elementary School is a standout performer, with students scoring proficiency rates significantly higher than state averages in PSSA Math, Science, and English Language Arts. The school's racial diversity, with a 35% Asian student population, is noteworthy and suggests an inclusive learning environment. Compared to other elementary schools in the district, Valley Forge often outperforms its peers, ranking in the top 10% or higher in the state and maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several years.

The school's low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, typically around 3-5%, indicates it serves a relatively affluent community. This may contribute to the school's resources and ability to provide a high-quality education, but it also raises questions about access and equity for students from lower-income families in the area. Overall, Valley Forge Elementary School's exceptional academic performance, diverse student body, and strong reputation make it a standout educational institution in the region.


Detail:

Public K-4

 99 Walker Rd
       Wayne, PA  19087-1399


(610) 240-1600

District: Tredyffrin-Easttown School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
158th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,506 Help


Students who attend Valley Forge Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Valley Forge Middle School
High:    Conestoga Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.7 Help
Number of students:  575

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.2%
Asian:
35.0%
Two or more races:
7.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.5% Help


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Compare Details Valley Forge Elementary School ranks better than 89.7% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks last among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Valley Forge Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. Racial makeup is: White (49.2%), Asian (35%), two or more races (7.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Valley Forge Elementary School is 15.7, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Valley Forge Elementary School is $16,506, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Valley Forge Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Valley Forge Elementary School 158th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Valley Forge Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Tredyffrin-Easttown School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Tredyffrin-Easttown School District 14th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Valley Forge Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Valley Forge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.42 127th 1545 91.8%
2007 82.93 162nd 1555 89.6%
2008 80.71 193rd 1551 87.6%
2009 80.85 180th 1549 88.4%
2010 81.15 170th 1579 89.2%
2011 80.17 210th 1597 86.9%
2012 81.43 172nd 1599 89.2%
2013 85.54 65th 1519 95.7%
2014 85.41 79th 1467 94.6%
2015 88.09 86th 1474 94.2%
2016 87.81 99th 1554 93.6%
2017 87.29 113th 1547 92.7%
2018 90.69 51st 1530 96.7%
2019 87.78 115th 1544 92.6%
2021 94.73 14th 1433 99.0%
2022 89.73 101st 1534 93.4%
2023 87.00 158th 1534 89.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Valley Forge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 68.26 238th 1043 77.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Valley Forge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.47 46th 160 71.3%
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Rank History for White students at Valley Forge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.69 344th 1236 72.2%
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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.

Valley Forge Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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by a parent
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Open Quote Wonderful teachers and staff that care about the child as an individual. Supportive parents-PTO. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, August 2, 2009

Open Quote A wonderful school with compassionate teachers who truely care about each student. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Valley Forge Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 281 3 28 4 0 n/a n/a 0 316
1989 251 6 19 0 0 n/a n/a 0 276
1990 253 11 14 0 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1991 281 5 13 1 0 n/a n/a 0 300
1992 285 4 15 4 0 n/a n/a 0 308
1993 305 4 14 3 0 n/a n/a 0 326
1994 248 2 12 5 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1995 361 5 23 6 0 n/a n/a 0 395
1996 361 5 23 6 0 n/a n/a 0 395
1997 358 7 30 8 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1998 387 2 33 9 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1999 424 0 33 8 1 n/a n/a 0 466
2000 428 1 27 6 5 n/a n/a 0 467
2001 409 1 37 9 6 n/a n/a 0 462
2002 401 7 39 5 5 n/a n/a 0 457
2003 401 7 39 5 5 n/a n/a 0 457
2004 386 8 50 3 3 n/a n/a 0 450
2005 385 7 57 7 1 n/a n/a 0 457
2006 395 14 64 8 1 n/a n/a 0 482
2007 375 15 68 11 2 n/a n/a 0 471
2008 378 15 63 12 1 n/a n/a 0 469
2009 370 12 68 14 2 n/a n/a 0 466
2010 350 13 72 14 2 n/a n/a 0 451
2011 341 12 76 14 2 0 0 0 445
2012 366 8 86 16 1 0 5 0 482
2013 366 16 101 18 0 0 8 0 509
2014 365 17 123 24 0 0 10 0 539
2015 370 13 149 21 0 0 20 0 573
2016 361 10 137 20 0 0 29 0 557
2017 320 11 151 18 0 0 32 0 532
2018 295 11 150 20 0 0 26 0 502
2019 312 20 177 25 0 0 33 0 567
2020 288 18 197 22 1 0 38 0 564
2021 277 21 213 27 2 0 36 0 576
2022 276 20 209 26 0 0 49 0 580
2023 283 19 201 26 1 0 45 0 575

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 Valley Forge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 316 25.3 12.4 n/a
1989 276 21.1 13.0 n/a
1990 278 20.4 13.6 0
1991 300 23.1 12.9 n/a
1992 308 25.0 12.3 n/a
1993 326 13.5 24.1 n/a
1994 267 17.0 15.7 n/a
1995 395 16.0 24.7 n/a
1996 395 16.0 24.7 n/a
1997 403 24.5 16.4 n/a
1998 431 26.9 16.0 n/a
1999 466 27.4 17.0 n/a
2000 467 30.6 15.3 1.3
2001 462 30.5 15.1 0.4
2002 457 31.7 14.4 0.2
2003 457 31.7 14.4 0.2
2004 450 29.8 15.1 0.2
2005 457 31.8 14.4 0.2
2006 482 35.0 13.8 1.7
2007 471 36.1 13.0 1.3
2008 469 38.0 12.3 1.1
2009 466 36.8 12.7 1.1
2010 451 35.0 12.8 n/a
2011 445 31.7 14.0 n/a
2012 482 30.2 15.9 2.1
2013 509 34.1 14.8 2.6
2014 539 33.9 15.8 3
2015 573 34.0 16.8 4.9
2016 557 35.0 15.9 4.5
2017 532 33.3 15.9 3.9
2018 502 30.2 16.5 4.8
2019 567 36.7 15.4 6.2
2020 564 35.5 15.8 7.4
2021 576 35.7 16.1 5.6
2022 580 36.3 15.9 5.7
2023 575 36.5 15.7 3.5

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 Valley Forge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 316 25.3 12.4 n/a
1989 276 21.1 13.0 n/a
1990 278 20.4 13.6 0
1991 300 23.1 12.9 n/a
1992 308 25.0 12.3 n/a
1993 326 13.5 24.1 n/a
1994 267 17.0 15.7 n/a
1995 395 16.0 24.7 n/a
1996 395 16.0 24.7 n/a
1997 403 24.5 16.4 n/a
1998 431 26.9 16.0 n/a
1999 466 27.4 17.0 n/a
2000 467 30.6 15.3 1.3
2001 462 30.5 15.1 0.4
2002 457 31.7 14.4 0.2
2003 457 31.7 14.4 0.2
2004 450 29.8 15.1 0.2
2005 457 31.8 14.4 0.2
2006 482 35.0 13.8 1.7
2007 471 36.1 13.0 1.3
2008 469 38.0 12.3 1.1
2009 466 36.8 12.7 1.1
2010 451 35.0 12.8 n/a
2011 445 31.7 14.0 n/a
2012 482 30.2 15.9 2.1
2013 509 34.1 14.8 2.6
2014 539 33.9 15.8 3
2015 573 34.0 16.8 4.9
2016 557 35.0 15.9 4.5
2017 532 33.3 15.9 3.9
2018 502 30.2 16.5 4.8
2019 567 36.7 15.4 6.2
2020 564 35.5 15.8 7.4
2021 576 35.7 16.1 5.6
2022 580 36.3 15.9 5.7
2023 575 36.5 15.7 3.5

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 Valley Forge Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $80 (0.6%) $14,403 (99.4%) $14,483
2020 $114 (0.7%) $15,172 (99.3%) $15,286
2021 $256 (1.6%) $15,526 (98.4%) $15,782
2022 $140 (0.8%) $16,366 (99.2%) $16,506

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Valley Forge Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 115th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 158th of 1534 Elementary schools
 2.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Valley Forge Elementary School)78.173.6
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Valley Forge Elementary School)89.678.3
 11.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Valley Forge Elementary School)73.974.6
 0.7%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Valley Forge Elementary School)95.590.6
 4.9%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Valley Forge Elementary School)91.881.8
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
All Grades Math (Valley Forge Elementary School)75.774.1
 1.6%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Valley Forge Elementary School)95.590.6
 4.9%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Valley Forge Elementary School)90.880.1
 10.7%
   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 Students567575
 1.4%
African American2019
 5%
American Indian01
Asian177201
 13.6%
Hispanic2526
 4%
Pacific Islander00
White312283
 9.3%
Two or More Races3345
 36.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.2%3.5%
 2.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Valley Forge Elementary School

Students at Valley Forge Elementary School are 49% White, 35% Asian, 8% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 3% African American.

Students who attend Valley Forge Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Valley Forge Middle School
High : Conestoga Senior High School

Valley Forge Elementary School ranks 158th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 575 students attended Valley Forge Elementary 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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