Highland Park Elementary School

Public 1-5

 8301 West Chester Pike
       Upper Darby, PA  19082-1399


(610) 853-4530

District: Upper Darby School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1155th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,905 Help


Students who attend Highland Park Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Drexel Hill Middle School
High:    Upper Darby Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  705

Racial breakdown:

African American:
35.0%
Asian:
26.0%
Hispanic:
24.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.6% Help


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Compare Details Highland Park Elementary School ranks worse than 75.3% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 6th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Upper Darby School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Highland Park Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Upper Darby School District. Student population at Highland Park Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (35%), Asian (26%), Hispanic (24%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland Park Elementary School is 14. 8 elementary schools in the Upper Darby 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 Highland Park Elementary School is $13,905. 8 elementary schools in the Upper Darby School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger Rankings:

Highland Park Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Upper Darby School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Upper Darby School District 465th of 599 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highland Park Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 24.99 1046th 1302 19.7%
2004 27.79 1028th 1308 21.4%
2005 46.15 872nd 1299 32.9%
2006 27.28 1279th 1545 17.2%
2007 28.90 1282nd 1555 17.6%
2008 39.93 1144th 1551 26.2%
2009 33.96 1235th 1549 20.3%
2010 43.07 1135th 1579 28.1%
2011 41.25 1189th 1597 25.5%
2012 32.99 1266th 1599 20.8%
2013 31.26 1195th 1519 21.3%
2014 25.64 1194th 1467 18.6%
2015 38.27 1023rd 1474 30.6%
2016 41.07 1058th 1554 31.9%
2017 28.81 1174th 1547 24.1%
2018 26.66 1185th 1530 22.5%
2019 22.76 1226th 1544 20.6%
2021 26.81 1095th 1433 23.6%
2022 25.70 1155th 1534 24.7%

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

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Enrollment information for Highland 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 667 14 110 1 0 n/a n/a 0 792
1989 517 23 97 1 2 n/a n/a 0 640
1990 595 18 69 2 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1991 631 18 78 4 2 n/a n/a 0 733
1992 655 21 89 2 0 n/a n/a 0 767
1993 642 31 99 1 0 n/a n/a 0 773
1994 701 26 73 2 0 n/a n/a 0 802
1995 626 43 73 4 0 n/a n/a 0 746
1996 626 43 73 4 0 n/a n/a 0 746
1997 614 39 72 2 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1998 577 53 70 4 0 n/a n/a 0 704
1999 548 88 84 9 0 n/a n/a 0 729
2000 502 80 103 7 0 n/a n/a 0 692
2001 478 156 137 15 0 n/a n/a 0 786
2002 399 209 141 22 1 n/a n/a 0 772
2003 399 209 141 22 1 n/a n/a 0 772
2004 321 252 147 25 1 n/a n/a 0 746
2005 273 278 176 30 1 n/a n/a 0 758
2006 247 321 146 25 1 n/a n/a 0 740
2007 212 318 129 30 1 n/a n/a 0 690
2008 208 292 151 47 0 n/a n/a 0 698
2009 176 264 135 44 1 n/a n/a 0 620
2010 148 277 130 50 1 n/a n/a 2 608
2011 140 284 144 52 0 0 4 0 624
2012 141 298 147 63 0 0 8 0 657
2013 112 304 158 71 0 0 6 0 651
2014 116 344 179 82 0 2 3 0 726
2015 106 350 178 87 1 1 6 0 729
2016 91 348 176 94 1 1 12 0 723
2017 83 384 185 101 1 1 20 0 775
2018 73 376 196 119 1 0 30 0 795
2019 77 346 195 138 1 0 33 0 790
2020 75 337 207 157 0 0 29 0 805
2021 70 292 196 158 1 0 35 0 752
2022 70 247 183 169 1 0 35 0 705

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 Highland Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 792 41.0 19.3 n/a
1989 640 41.2 15.5 n/a
1990 684 37.1 18.4 0
1991 733 39.5 18.5 n/a
1992 767 39.8 19.2 n/a
1993 773 37.0 20.9 n/a
1994 802 37.0 21.7 n/a
1995 746 39.5 18.9 n/a
1996 746 39.5 18.9 n/a
1997 727 41.5 17.5 n/a
1998 704 36.0 19.6 n/a
1999 729 36.0 20.3 n/a
2000 692 36.0 19.2 29.9
2001 786 39.0 20.2 31.6
2002 772 44.3 17.4 38
2003 772 44.3 17.4 38
2004 746 46.3 16.1 36.3
2005 758 45.7 16.6 38.7
2006 740 43.8 16.9 48
2007 690 42.1 16.4 57.1
2008 698 49.6 14.1 52
2009 620 48.9 12.7 61.6
2010 608 44.8 13.5 60.7
2011 624 43.8 14.2 63.6
2012 657 46.2 14.1 63
2013 651 44.0 14.7 65.6
2014 726 43.9 16.5 73.3
2015 729 44.0 16.5 75.9
2016 723 45.0 16.0 78.3
2017 775 44.7 17.3 79.4
2018 795 45.7 17.3 77.5
2019 790 48.2 16.3 100
2020 805 48.2 16.6 100
2021 752 48.2 15.5 99.6
2022 705 50.0 14.0 99.6

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 Highland Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 792 41.0 19.3 n/a
1989 640 41.2 15.5 n/a
1990 684 37.1 18.4 0
1991 733 39.5 18.5 n/a
1992 767 39.8 19.2 n/a
1993 773 37.0 20.9 n/a
1994 802 37.0 21.7 n/a
1995 746 39.5 18.9 n/a
1996 746 39.5 18.9 n/a
1997 727 41.5 17.5 n/a
1998 704 36.0 19.6 n/a
1999 729 36.0 20.3 n/a
2000 692 36.0 19.2 29.9
2001 786 39.0 20.2 31.6
2002 772 44.3 17.4 38
2003 772 44.3 17.4 38
2004 746 46.3 16.1 36.3
2005 758 45.7 16.6 38.7
2006 740 43.8 16.9 48
2007 690 42.1 16.4 57.1
2008 698 49.6 14.1 52
2009 620 48.9 12.7 61.6
2010 608 44.8 13.5 60.7
2011 624 43.8 14.2 63.6
2012 657 46.2 14.1 63
2013 651 44.0 14.7 65.6
2014 726 43.9 16.5 73.3
2015 729 44.0 16.5 75.9
2016 723 45.0 16.0 78.3
2017 775 44.7 17.3 79.4
2018 795 45.7 17.3 77.5
2019 790 48.2 16.3 100
2020 805 48.2 16.6 100
2021 752 48.2 15.5 99.6
2022 705 50.0 14.0 99.6

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 Highland Park Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $974 (7.2%) $12,554 (92.8%) $13,527
2020 $1,092 (7.3%) $13,924 (92.7%) $15,016
2021 $2,729 (19.6%) $11,176 (80.4%) $13,905

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Highland Park 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 (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 1226th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1155th of 1534 Elementary schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Highland Park Elementary School)34.532.3
 2.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5647.8
 8.2%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Highland Park Elementary School)48.745.4
 3.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.952.4
 9.5%
4th Grade Math (Highland Park Elementary School)26.520.3
 6.2%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.242.3
 3.9%
4th Grade Science (Highland Park Elementary School)62.952.7
 10.2%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.873.7
 4.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Highland Park Elementary School)48.835.9
 12.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.652.2
 11.4%
5th Grade Math (Highland Park Elementary School)24.720
 4.7%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4335.5
 7.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Highland Park Elementary School)43.235.8
 7.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Highland Park Elementary School)28.524
 4.5%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.434.4
 8%
All Grades Science (Highland Park Elementary School)62.952.7
 10.2%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6862.2
 5.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Highland Park Elementary School)4739
 8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.954.6
 6.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students790752
 4.8%
African American346292
 15.6%
American Indian11
Asian195196
 0.5%
Hispanic138158
 14.5%
Pacific Islander00
White7770
 9.1%
Two or More Races3335
 6.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%99.6%
 0.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about Highland Park Elementary School

In the 2021-22 school year, 705 students attended Highland Park Elementary School.

Students at Highland Park Elementary School are 35% African American, 26% Asian, 24% Hispanic, 10% White, 5% Two or more races.

Highland Park Elementary School ranks in the bottom 24.7% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

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

Middle : Drexel Hill Middle School
High : Upper Darby 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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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