Roberts Elementary School

Summary:

Roberts Elementary School is a high-performing public elementary school serving students from kindergarten to 4th grade in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Part of the Upper Merion Area School District, the school has a diverse student population and consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state.

Roberts Elementary School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, with students significantly outperforming state and district averages on PSSA tests across all subjects. In the 2022-2023 school year, 69.2% of students were proficient or better in PSSA Math, compared to 50.8% in the district and 39.3% statewide. In PSSA English Language Arts, 74.8% of students were proficient or better, compared to 67.8% in the district and 53.8% statewide. The school's low student-teacher ratio of 12:1 and relatively high socioeconomic status, with only 30.77% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, contribute to its strong academic results.

Compared to nearby schools, Roberts Elementary School outperforms most of the other elementary schools in the Upper Merion Area School District, including Bridgeport Elementary, Candlebrook Elementary, Gulph Elementary, and Caley Elementary. The school also significantly outperforms Gotwals Elementary School in the Norristown Area School District, which has lower academic performance and a higher percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.


Detail:

Public K-4

 889 Croton Road
       Wayne, PA  19087


(610) 205-3752

District: Upper Merion Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
231st of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,229 Help


Students who attend Roberts Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Upper Merion Area Middle School
High:    Upper Merion Area High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  286

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.7%
Asian:
18.5%
Two or more races:
12.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Roberts Elementary School ranks better than 84.9% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Upper Merion Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Roberts Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50.7%), Asian (18.5%), two or more races (12.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Roberts Elementary School is 12. 3 elementary schools in the Upper Merion Area School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Roberts Elementary School is $24,229. 2 elementary schools in the Upper Merion Area School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Roberts Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Roberts Elementary School 231st of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Roberts Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
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Upper Merion Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Upper Merion Area School District 145th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Roberts Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Roberts Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.96 118th 1545 92.4%
2007 88.09 35th 1555 97.7%
2008 79.49 226th 1551 85.4%
2009 84.07 82nd 1549 94.7%
2010 80.34 198th 1579 87.5%
2011 82.83 121st 1597 92.4%
2012 76.72 325th 1599 79.7%
2013 79.67 239th 1519 84.3%
2014 78.02 272nd 1467 81.5%
2015 73.53 398th 1474 73.0%
2016 74.48 398th 1554 74.4%
2017 72.07 454th 1547 70.7%
2018 69.67 508th 1530 66.8%
2019 66.95 578th 1544 62.6%
2021 77.60 301st 1433 79.0%
2022 81.21 272nd 1534 82.3%
2023 82.53 231st 1534 84.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Roberts Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.07 274th 1414 80.6%
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Rank History for White students at Roberts Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 80.48 192nd 1236 84.5%
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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.

Roberts Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Open Quote New principal is not that great nor responsive. He's too busy working on himself and his advanced degree. Children are not challenged and curriculum is limited. Very substandard school for the area. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Roberts Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 230 32 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 271
1989 191 37 16 5 2 n/a n/a 0 251
1990 192 34 21 2 0 n/a n/a 0 249
1991 202 35 19 5 0 n/a n/a 0 261
1992 201 23 23 5 0 n/a n/a 0 252
1993 209 20 20 7 1 n/a n/a 0 257
1994 203 22 19 5 1 n/a n/a 0 250
1995 222 34 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1996 222 34 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1997 212 27 25 2 0 n/a n/a 0 266
1998 211 25 23 1 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1999 202 25 24 1 0 n/a n/a 0 252
2000 182 21 23 6 0 n/a n/a 0 232
2001 181 21 34 10 0 n/a n/a 0 246
2002 197 31 32 10 0 n/a n/a 0 270
2003 197 31 32 10 0 n/a n/a 0 270
2004 195 28 38 8 0 n/a n/a 0 269
2005 195 24 45 8 0 n/a n/a 0 272
2006 215 16 55 10 0 n/a n/a 0 296
2007 203 17 58 11 0 n/a n/a 0 289
2008 206 22 66 16 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2009 222 19 58 16 0 n/a n/a 0 315
2010 209 33 60 19 0 n/a n/a 2 323
2011 208 31 60 11 3 1 5 0 319
2012 218 23 72 21 3 3 8 0 348
2013 213 23 68 19 2 2 6 0 333
2014 212 30 85 18 1 1 6 0 353
2015 211 29 88 23 1 1 8 0 361
2016 215 32 81 27 0 1 10 0 366
2017 194 38 89 21 0 0 15 0 357
2018 205 30 99 20 1 0 20 0 375
2019 163 13 48 19 1 0 19 0 263
2020 162 17 48 19 0 0 25 0 271
2021 150 17 51 19 0 0 26 0 263
2022 158 28 51 25 0 0 33 0 295
2023 145 27 53 24 0 0 37 0 286

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 Roberts Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 271 19.0 14.2 n/a
1989 251 19.4 12.9 n/a
1990 249 19.0 13.1 0
1991 261 18.8 13.8 n/a
1992 252 18.3 13.7 n/a
1993 257 14.7 17.5 n/a
1994 250 14.7 17.0 n/a
1995 278 13.8 20.1 n/a
1996 278 13.8 20.1 n/a
1997 266 14.8 18.0 n/a
1998 260 14.8 17.6 n/a
1999 252 13.8 18.3 n/a
2000 232 15.0 15.5 3.4
2001 246 13.0 18.9 2.8
2002 270 20.8 13.0 1.5
2003 270 20.8 13.0 1.5
2004 269 19.0 14.2 0.7
2005 272 19.7 13.8 1.5
2006 296 19.3 15.3 2.7
2007 289 19.4 14.9 2.4
2008 310 20.7 15.0 3.9
2009 315 21.6 14.5 6.3
2010 323 21.6 14.9 8.7
2011 319 23.6 13.4 8.8
2012 348 22.1 15.7 10.6
2013 333 24.0 13.8 12.6
2014 353 25.0 14.0 12.7
2015 361 25.0 14.4 16.3
2016 366 25.0 14.6 19.7
2017 357 24.7 14.4 21.3
2018 375 26.0 14.4 18.7
2019 263 22.9 11.4 19
2020 271 23.2 11.6 21.8
2021 263 22.7 11.5 24.3
2022 295 22.7 12.9 26.1
2023 286 23.7 12.0 30.8

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 Roberts Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 271 19.0 14.2 n/a
1989 251 19.4 12.9 n/a
1990 249 19.0 13.1 0
1991 261 18.8 13.8 n/a
1992 252 18.3 13.7 n/a
1993 257 14.7 17.5 n/a
1994 250 14.7 17.0 n/a
1995 278 13.8 20.1 n/a
1996 278 13.8 20.1 n/a
1997 266 14.8 18.0 n/a
1998 260 14.8 17.6 n/a
1999 252 13.8 18.3 n/a
2000 232 15.0 15.5 3.4
2001 246 13.0 18.9 2.8
2002 270 20.8 13.0 1.5
2003 270 20.8 13.0 1.5
2004 269 19.0 14.2 0.7
2005 272 19.7 13.8 1.5
2006 296 19.3 15.3 2.7
2007 289 19.4 14.9 2.4
2008 310 20.7 15.0 3.9
2009 315 21.6 14.5 6.3
2010 323 21.6 14.9 8.7
2011 319 23.6 13.4 8.8
2012 348 22.1 15.7 10.6
2013 333 24.0 13.8 12.6
2014 353 25.0 14.0 12.7
2015 361 25.0 14.4 16.3
2016 366 25.0 14.6 19.7
2017 357 24.7 14.4 21.3
2018 375 26.0 14.4 18.7
2019 263 22.9 11.4 19
2020 271 23.2 11.6 21.8
2021 263 22.7 11.5 24.3
2022 295 22.7 12.9 26.1
2023 286 23.7 12.0 30.8

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 Roberts Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $128 (0.5%) $24,792 (99.5%) $24,919
2020 $111 (0.5%) $23,942 (99.5%) $24,053
2021 $632 (2.6%) $24,119 (97.4%) $24,751
2022 $598 (2.5%) $23,631 (97.5%) $24,229

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Roberts Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 578th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 231st of 1534 Elementary schools
 22.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Roberts Elementary School)62.866.6
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Roberts Elementary School)72.372.9
 0.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Roberts Elementary School)53.971.7
 17.8%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Roberts Elementary School)82.689.4
 6.8%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Roberts Elementary School)78.876.6
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
All Grades Math (Roberts Elementary School)57.569.2
 11.7%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Roberts Elementary School)82.689.4
 6.8%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Roberts Elementary School)76.174.8
 1.3%
   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 Students263286
 8.7%
African American1327
 107.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian4853
 10.4%
Hispanic1924
 26.3%
Pacific Islander00
White163145
 11%
Two or More Races1937
 94.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19%30.8%
 11.8%


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Students at Roberts Elementary School are 51% White, 19% Asian, 13% Two or more races, 9% African American, 8% Hispanic.

Students who attend Roberts Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Upper Merion Area Middle School
High : Upper Merion Area High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 286 students attended Roberts Elementary School.

Roberts Elementary School ranks 231st of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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