Bridgeport Elementary School

Summary:

Bridgeport Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades K-4 in the Upper Merion Area School District in Bridgeport, PA. The school has 266 students and a diverse student population, with 42.11% White, 11.28% African American, 30.08% Hispanic, and 14.66% two or more races.

While Bridgeport Elementary performs better than the state average in most subject areas, it lags behind other schools in the Upper Merion district, with 50% proficiency in ELA and 53% in Math, compared to the district averages of 67.8% and 50.8% respectively. The school also has a high percentage of students from low-income families, with 75.56% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the other Upper Merion schools. As a result, Bridgeport Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Pennsylvania elementary schools, ranking 813 out of 1,534 in 2022-2023, lower than the other Upper Merion schools.

However, there are signs of improvement at Bridgeport Elementary. The school's ranking has increased from 1,179 out of 1,544 in 2018-2019 to 813 out of 1,534 in 2022-2023, and its proficiency rates have also improved in recent years. Additionally, the school performs well for certain student subgroups, ranking 99 out of 432 PA elementary schools for Hispanic students and 26 out of 196 for English Language Learners. This suggests the district's investment in the school and its success with certain populations could provide valuable insights for supporting other subgroups and driving further progress.


Detail:

Public K-4

 900 Bush and School Lane
       Bridgeport, PA  19405


(610) 205-3602

District: Upper Merion Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
813th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $29,270 Help


Students who attend Bridgeport Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  10.3 Help
Number of students:  266

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.1%
Hispanic:
30.1%
Two or more races:
14.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.6% Help


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Compare Details Bridgeport Elementary School ranks worse than 53% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks last 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 53.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Bridgeport Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Upper Merion Area School District. Student population at Bridgeport Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.1%), Hispanic (30.1%), two or more races (14.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Upper Merion Area School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bridgeport Elementary School is 10.3, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Upper Merion Area School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bridgeport Elementary School is $29,270, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Upper Merion Area School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bridgeport Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bridgeport Elementary School 813th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Bridgeport Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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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 Bridgeport Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Bridgeport Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 49.93 973rd 1545 37.0%
2007 65.25 601st 1555 61.4%
2008 58.97 770th 1551 50.4%
2009 65.82 593rd 1549 61.7%
2010 62.70 694th 1579 56.0%
2011 60.94 752nd 1597 52.9%
2012 63.26 751st 1599 53.0%
2013 63.02 697th 1519 54.1%
2014 60.94 724th 1467 50.6%
2015 44.63 948th 1474 35.7%
2016 44.68 1011th 1554 34.9%
2017 42.24 1039th 1547 32.8%
2018 32.12 1137th 1530 25.7%
2019 27.42 1179th 1544 23.6%
2021 35.79 1017th 1433 29.0%
2022 46.44 949th 1534 38.1%
2023 53.90 813th 1534 47.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bridgeport Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.50 26th 196 86.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bridgeport Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 61.40 555th 1414 60.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bridgeport Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.15 99th 432 77.1%
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Rank History for White students at Bridgeport Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 66.83 395th 1236 68.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Bridgeport Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 244 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 248
1989 263 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 268
1990 258 3 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 269
1991 280 2 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 287
1992 256 1 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 264
1993 249 4 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 261
1994 262 4 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 276
1995 242 5 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1996 242 5 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1997 225 6 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 239
1998 223 4 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 237
1999 239 7 4 8 1 n/a n/a 0 259
2000 283 11 5 8 2 n/a n/a 0 309
2001 282 12 5 5 2 n/a n/a 0 306
2002 247 18 4 14 2 n/a n/a 0 285
2003 247 18 4 14 2 n/a n/a 0 285
2004 234 24 1 15 1 n/a n/a 0 275
2005 229 26 4 19 0 n/a n/a 0 278
2006 228 31 9 30 0 n/a n/a 0 298
2007 207 30 7 34 0 n/a n/a 0 278
2008 248 39 11 43 1 n/a n/a 0 342
2009 247 43 7 44 1 n/a n/a 4 346
2010 262 34 7 57 1 n/a n/a 9 370
2011 238 30 9 70 1 1 32 0 381
2012 225 38 7 72 0 1 33 0 376
2013 214 49 11 91 1 1 29 0 396
2014 213 66 10 95 1 0 25 0 410
2015 223 46 20 88 2 0 24 0 403
2016 209 62 22 90 1 0 26 0 410
2017 197 53 16 90 0 0 31 0 387
2018 188 62 14 92 0 0 40 0 396
2019 129 43 8 85 0 0 27 0 292
2020 119 30 7 71 0 0 32 0 259
2021 111 37 8 75 0 0 41 0 272
2022 118 35 6 85 0 0 41 0 285
2023 112 30 5 80 0 0 39 0 266

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 Bridgeport Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 248 18.3 13.5 n/a
1989 268 18.3 14.6 n/a
1990 269 18.3 14.6 0
1991 287 17.8 16.1 n/a
1992 264 17.8 14.8 n/a
1993 261 13.0 20.1 n/a
1994 276 13.7 20.1 n/a
1995 256 12.7 20.2 n/a
1996 256 12.7 20.2 n/a
1997 239 11.7 20.4 n/a
1998 237 11.7 20.3 n/a
1999 259 14.0 18.5 n/a
2000 309 16.2 19.1 20.4
2001 306 19.2 15.9 23.5
2002 285 21.0 13.6 25.3
2003 285 21.0 13.6 25.3
2004 275 20.7 13.3 31.6
2005 278 19.7 14.1 25.9
2006 298 20.9 14.3 25.2
2007 278 20.9 13.3 27.7
2008 342 24.6 13.9 25.7
2009 346 24.5 14.1 36.8
2010 370 25.0 14.8 35.2
2011 381 25.4 15.0 37.5
2012 376 25.4 14.8 52.7
2013 396 25.4 15.5 62.1
2014 410 28.0 14.6 61
2015 403 29.0 13.8 67.5
2016 410 31.0 13.2 68
2017 387 31.0 12.4 73.6
2018 396 33.0 12.0 71.2
2019 292 25.9 11.2 76.7
2020 259 25.7 10.0 68.3
2021 272 24.7 10.9 69.1
2022 285 24.7 11.5 71.9
2023 266 25.7 10.3 75.6

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 Bridgeport Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 248 18.3 13.5 n/a
1989 268 18.3 14.6 n/a
1990 269 18.3 14.6 0
1991 287 17.8 16.1 n/a
1992 264 17.8 14.8 n/a
1993 261 13.0 20.1 n/a
1994 276 13.7 20.1 n/a
1995 256 12.7 20.2 n/a
1996 256 12.7 20.2 n/a
1997 239 11.7 20.4 n/a
1998 237 11.7 20.3 n/a
1999 259 14.0 18.5 n/a
2000 309 16.2 19.1 20.4
2001 306 19.2 15.9 23.5
2002 285 21.0 13.6 25.3
2003 285 21.0 13.6 25.3
2004 275 20.7 13.3 31.6
2005 278 19.7 14.1 25.9
2006 298 20.9 14.3 25.2
2007 278 20.9 13.3 27.7
2008 342 24.6 13.9 25.7
2009 346 24.5 14.1 36.8
2010 370 25.0 14.8 35.2
2011 381 25.4 15.0 37.5
2012 376 25.4 14.8 52.7
2013 396 25.4 15.5 62.1
2014 410 28.0 14.6 61
2015 403 29.0 13.8 67.5
2016 410 31.0 13.2 68
2017 387 31.0 12.4 73.6
2018 396 33.0 12.0 71.2
2019 292 25.9 11.2 76.7
2020 259 25.7 10.0 68.3
2021 272 24.7 10.9 69.1
2022 285 24.7 11.5 71.9
2023 266 25.7 10.3 75.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Bridgeport Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,581 (6.2%) $23,724 (93.7%) $25,306
2020 $2,022 (7.0%) $26,787 (93.0%) $28,809
2021 $2,437 (8.4%) $26,560 (91.6%) $28,997
2022 $2,076 (7.1%) $27,194 (92.9%) $29,270

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bridgeport Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1179th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 813th of 1534 Elementary schools
 23.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Bridgeport Elementary School)33.445.3
 11.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bridgeport Elementary School)37.345.3
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Bridgeport Elementary School)42.461.7
 19.3%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Bridgeport Elementary School)77.978.7
 0.8%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bridgeport Elementary School)36.755.4
 18.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
All Grades Math (Bridgeport Elementary School)38.253
 14.8%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Bridgeport Elementary School)77.978.7
 0.8%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Bridgeport Elementary School)36.950
 13.1%
   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 Students292266
 8.9%
African American4330
 30.2%
American Indian00
Asian85
 37.5%
Hispanic8580
 5.9%
Pacific Islander00
White129112
 13.2%
Two or More Races2739
 44.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.7%75.6%
 1.1%


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

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

In the 2022-23 school year, 266 students attended Bridgeport Elementary School.

Bridgeport Elementary School ranks 813th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Bridgeport Elementary School are 42% White, 30% Hispanic, 15% Two or more races, 11% African American, 2% Asian.


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