Chadds Ford Elementary School

Summary:

Chadds Ford Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 342 students in grades K-5 in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The school has consistently been ranked among the top elementary schools in the state, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Chadds Ford Elementary School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, with students significantly outperforming state and district averages on PSSA tests. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 74.7% of students proficient or better in Math, compared to 70.2% for the district and 39.3% for the state. In Science, the school had 93.8% proficiency, compared to 89.9% for the district and 65.6% for the state. In English Language Arts, the school had 88.5% proficiency, compared to 85.7% for the district and 53.8% for the state. Additionally, the school has a more diverse student population compared to nearby Hillendale Elementary School and Pocopson Elementary School, with 32.46% of students identifying as non-White. Despite this diversity, the school maintains its high academic performance, challenging the assumption that diversity and achievement are mutually exclusive.

Chadds Ford Elementary School also serves a relatively affluent community, with only 5.26% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, compared to 3.34% at Hillendale Elementary School and 2.32% at Pocopson Elementary School. This suggests that the school's success is not solely due to socioeconomic factors, but rather a result of effective teaching practices, strong leadership, and a supportive community. The school's consistent high performance and ability to support a diverse student population make it a standout example among the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and the state of Pennsylvania.


Detail:

Public K-5

 3 Baltimore Pike
       Chadds Ford, PA  19317-9441


(610) 388-1112

District: Unionville-Chadds Ford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
71st of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $28,312 Help


Students who attend Chadds Ford Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Charles F Patton Middle School
High:    Unionville High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  342

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.5%
Asian:
17.0%
Two or more races:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Chadds Ford Elementary School ranks better than 95.4% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Chadds Ford Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Racial makeup is: White (67.5%), Asian (17%), two or more races (7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Chadds Ford Elementary School is 12.7. 2 elementary schools in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Chadds Ford Elementary School is $28,312, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Chadds Ford Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Chadds Ford Elementary School 71st of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Chadds Ford Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Unionville-Chadds Ford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Unionville-Chadds Ford School District 10th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Chadds Ford Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Chadds Ford Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 94.22 10th 1308 99.2%
2005 90.68 7th 1299 99.5%
2006 89.90 13th 1545 99.2%
2007 90.23 14th 1555 99.1%
2008 88.44 16th 1551 99.0%
2009 85.80 50th 1549 96.8%
2010 82.30 145th 1579 90.8%
2011 84.48 82nd 1597 94.9%
2012 83.12 118th 1599 92.6%
2013 82.99 134th 1519 91.2%
2014 87.34 38th 1467 97.4%
2015 91.05 32nd 1474 97.8%
2016 93.19 8th 1554 99.5%
2017 92.83 10th 1547 99.4%
2018 93.36 10th 1530 99.3%
2019 91.87 28th 1544 98.2%
2021 91.57 55th 1433 96.2%
2022 93.63 32nd 1534 97.9%
2023 91.22 71st 1534 95.4%
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Rank History for White students at Chadds Ford Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.38 141st 1236 88.6%
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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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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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Enrollment information for Chadds Ford Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 260 3 17 4 0 n/a n/a 0 284
2005 257 1 23 5 0 n/a n/a 0 286
2006 257 5 20 4 0 n/a n/a 0 286
2007 251 3 20 2 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2008 267 8 30 4 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2009 280 8 32 8 0 n/a n/a 0 328
2010 255 7 49 8 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2011 245 6 63 8 1 0 1 0 324
2012 278 5 82 10 1 0 6 0 382
2013 233 2 89 19 1 0 17 0 361
2014 231 2 89 21 1 0 16 0 360
2015 218 4 96 21 0 0 13 0 352
2016 227 2 104 17 0 1 7 0 358
2017 228 5 96 19 0 0 7 0 355
2018 227 4 90 13 0 0 11 0 345
2019 228 7 90 12 0 0 12 0 349
2020 240 11 87 10 1 1 13 0 363
2021 250 10 74 10 1 1 21 0 367
2022 240 6 63 10 1 1 24 0 345
2023 231 10 58 16 2 1 24 0 342

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 Chadds Ford Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 284 3.8 74.7 1.8
2005 286 5.8 49.3 0
2006 286 8.3 34.5 1.7
2007 276 21.8 12.7 n/a
2008 309 30.5 10.1 n/a
2009 328 26.6 12.3 n/a
2010 319 26.0 12.2 0.6
2011 324 25.5 12.7 0.9
2012 382 27.6 13.8 n/a
2013 361 28.9 12.4 0
2014 360 27.9 12.9 4.2
2015 352 28.0 12.5 5.7
2016 358 29.0 12.3 3.1
2017 355 28.1 12.6 3.4
2018 345 28.7 12.0 7.5
2019 349 28.1 12.3 6.3
2020 363 29.9 12.1 6.6
2021 367 30.1 12.1 8.2
2022 345 27.5 12.5 5.5
2023 342 26.7 12.7 5.3

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 Chadds Ford Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 284 3.8 74.7 1.8
2005 286 5.8 49.3 0
2006 286 8.3 34.5 1.7
2007 276 21.8 12.7 n/a
2008 309 30.5 10.1 n/a
2009 328 26.6 12.3 n/a
2010 319 26.0 12.2 0.6
2011 324 25.5 12.7 0.9
2012 382 27.6 13.8 n/a
2013 361 28.9 12.4 0
2014 360 27.9 12.9 4.2
2015 352 28.0 12.5 5.7
2016 358 29.0 12.3 3.1
2017 355 28.1 12.6 3.4
2018 345 28.7 12.0 7.5
2019 349 28.1 12.3 6.3
2020 363 29.9 12.1 6.6
2021 367 30.1 12.1 8.2
2022 345 27.5 12.5 5.5
2023 342 26.7 12.7 5.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Chadds Ford Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $433 (2.4%) $17,961 (97.6%) $18,395
2020 $508 (2.7%) $18,624 (97.3%) $19,132
2021 $595 (3.1%) $18,838 (96.9%) $19,433
2022 $466 (1.6%) $27,846 (98.4%) $28,312

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Chadds Ford Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 28th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 71st of 1534 Elementary schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Chadds Ford Elementary School)8878.2
 9.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Chadds Ford Elementary School)9690.9
 5.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Chadds Ford Elementary School)82.875.4
 7.4%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Chadds Ford Elementary School)97.293.8
 3.4%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Chadds Ford Elementary School)94.289.2
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Chadds Ford Elementary School)74.169.5
 4.6%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Chadds Ford Elementary School)82.884.8
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Chadds Ford Elementary School)82.374.7
 7.6%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Chadds Ford Elementary School)97.293.8
 3.4%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Chadds Ford Elementary School)91.788.5
 3.2%
   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 Students349342
 2%
African American710
 42.9%
American Indian02
Asian9058
 35.6%
Hispanic1216
 33.3%
Pacific Islander01
White228231
 1.3%
Two or More Races1224
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.3%5.3%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Chadds Ford Elementary School

Students at Chadds Ford Elementary School are 68% White, 17% Asian, 7% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 3% African American.

Students who attend Chadds Ford Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Charles F Patton Middle School
High : Unionville High School

Yes! Chadds Ford Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 71st of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 342 students attended Chadds Ford 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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