E N Peirce Middle School

Summary:

E N Peirce Middle School is a public middle school located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, serving 1,018 students in grades 6-8 and part of the highly-ranked West Chester Area School District.

E N Peirce Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Pennsylvania, maintaining a 4-star or 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past 10 years. The school's academic performance is strong, with students scoring higher than the state average on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), particularly in English Language Arts and Science. Additionally, the school has a low dropout rate of 0.0%, significantly lower than the state average. While the student population is more racially diverse compared to some nearby schools, with 70.43% White, 4.32% African American, 12.57% Hispanic, and 8.55% Asian students, E N Peirce Middle School has been able to maintain its high academic achievement across different student subgroups.

When compared to other nearby middle schools, such as Stetson Middle School and J.R. Fugett Middle School, both also in the West Chester Area School District, E N Peirce Middle School generally outperforms them in terms of academic achievement. However, the school may have opportunities to further improve the academic performance of specific student subgroups, such as Hispanic and low-income students, whose scores lag behind the school's overall averages.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1314 Burke Rd
       West Chester, PA  19380-1114


(484) 266-2500

District: West Chester Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
155th of 893 Pennsylvania Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,975 Help


Students who attend E N Peirce Middle School usually attend:

High:    West Chester Henderson High School

Feeder schools for E N Peirce Middle School:

Elementary:    East Bradford Elementary School
    Hillsdale Elementary School
    Mary C Howse Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  1,018

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.4%
Hispanic:
12.6%
Asian:
8.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details E N Peirce Middle School ranks better than 82.6% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the West Chester Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.27. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details E N Peirce Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the West Chester Area School District. Racial makeup is: White (70.4%), Hispanic (12.6%), Asian (8.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at E N Peirce Middle School is 12. 1 middle schools in the West Chester Area School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at E N Peirce Middle School is $16,975, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the West Chester Area School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

E N Peirce Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks E N Peirce Middle School 155th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See E N Peirce Middle School in the ranking list.)

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West Chester Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks West Chester Area School District 71st of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for E N Peirce Middle School

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Rank History for all students at E N Peirce Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 82.91 92nd 643 85.7%
2004 88.83 43rd 663 93.5%
2005 87.21 64th 687 90.7%
2006 85.31 53rd 736 92.8%
2007 82.13 72nd 749 90.4%
2008 85.27 61st 753 91.9%
2009 82.56 80th 770 89.6%
2010 86.24 37th 805 95.4%
2011 85.06 53rd 825 93.6%
2012 85.75 42nd 834 95.0%
2013 85.34 46th 758 93.9%
2014 85.71 40th 728 94.5%
2015 89.86 47th 835 94.4%
2016 89.40 56th 870 93.6%
2017 89.45 61st 877 93.0%
2018 86.86 82nd 861 90.5%
2019 85.52 97th 891 89.1%
2021 83.60 92nd 797 88.5%
2022 82.38 119th 883 86.5%
2023 79.27 155th 893 82.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at E N Peirce Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.24 58th 187 69.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at E N Peirce Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.17 510th 874 41.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at E N Peirce Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.96 91st 660 86.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at E N Peirce Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.22 67th 144 53.5%
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Rank History for African American students at E N Peirce Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.72 38th 421 91.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at E N Peirce Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.92 180th 362 50.3%
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Rank History for White students at E N Peirce Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 74.27 131st 681 80.8%
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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 E N Peirce Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 543 77 13 31 0 n/a n/a 0 664
1989 563 83 15 35 0 n/a n/a 0 696
1990 578 84 11 34 0 n/a n/a 0 707
1991 573 95 13 35 0 n/a n/a 0 716
1992 599 84 12 28 0 n/a n/a 0 723
1993 590 86 16 24 0 n/a n/a 0 716
1994 599 84 15 27 0 n/a n/a 0 725
1995 695 87 21 19 0 n/a n/a 0 822
1996 695 87 21 19 0 n/a n/a 0 822
1997 704 97 19 17 2 n/a n/a 0 839
1998 729 90 28 19 1 n/a n/a 0 867
1999 723 95 22 25 0 n/a n/a 0 865
2000 785 101 39 24 0 n/a n/a 0 949
2001 851 93 34 25 4 n/a n/a 0 1007
2002 881 92 46 24 0 n/a n/a 0 1043
2003 881 92 46 24 0 n/a n/a 0 1043
2004 821 71 33 28 0 n/a n/a 0 953
2005 792 85 38 35 0 n/a n/a 0 950
2006 800 74 43 34 0 n/a n/a 0 951
2007 744 84 44 32 0 n/a n/a 0 904
2008 788 75 47 35 1 n/a n/a 0 946
2009 763 63 43 37 1 n/a n/a 0 907
2010 791 53 46 36 1 n/a n/a 0 927
2011 746 60 44 36 0 0 0 0 886
2012 721 56 62 50 0 0 0 0 889
2013 692 51 63 45 0 0 0 0 851
2014 649 44 80 51 0 0 4 0 828
2015 694 46 71 41 0 0 5 0 857
2016 726 41 79 62 0 0 4 0 912
2017 745 38 89 75 0 0 6 0 953
2018 766 37 97 88 0 3 9 0 1000
2019 784 33 91 97 0 3 13 0 1021
2020 830 44 84 108 0 5 19 0 1090
2021 828 42 89 119 0 2 27 0 1107
2022 747 45 88 124 0 1 33 0 1038
2023 717 44 87 128 0 1 41 0 1018

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 E N Peirce Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 664 46.0 14.4 n/a
1989 696 51.7 13.4 n/a
1990 707 53.4 13.2 0
1991 716 56.0 12.7 n/a
1992 723 54.9 13.1 n/a
1993 716 38.2 18.7 n/a
1994 725 40.9 17.7 n/a
1995 822 42.4 19.4 n/a
1996 822 42.4 19.4 n/a
1997 839 42.9 19.6 n/a
1998 867 47.8 18.1 n/a
1999 865 53.6 16.1 n/a
2000 949 60.0 15.8 8.5
2001 1007 63.2 15.9 6.7
2002 1043 62.3 16.7 4.5
2003 1043 62.3 16.7 4.5
2004 953 59.0 16.2 7.6
2005 950 63.5 15.0 4.9
2006 951 64.1 14.8 6.7
2007 904 62.0 14.6 6.3
2008 946 74.2 12.7 6.6
2009 907 69.6 13.0 8.5
2010 927 68.8 13.4 7
2011 886 67.0 13.2 10.4
2012 889 67.0 13.2 11
2013 851 63.1 13.4 9.6
2014 828 61.9 13.3 11.5
2015 857 62.0 13.8 12.1
2016 912 65.0 14.0 12.8
2017 953 68.3 13.9 13.6
2018 1000 68.8 14.5 13.3
2019 1021 73.0 13.9 14.5
2020 1090 80.1 13.6 16.8
2021 1107 81.3 13.6 18.2
2022 1038 78.9 13.1 18.9
2023 1018 84.5 12.0 19.6

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 E N Peirce Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 664 46.0 14.4 n/a
1989 696 51.7 13.4 n/a
1990 707 53.4 13.2 0
1991 716 56.0 12.7 n/a
1992 723 54.9 13.1 n/a
1993 716 38.2 18.7 n/a
1994 725 40.9 17.7 n/a
1995 822 42.4 19.4 n/a
1996 822 42.4 19.4 n/a
1997 839 42.9 19.6 n/a
1998 867 47.8 18.1 n/a
1999 865 53.6 16.1 n/a
2000 949 60.0 15.8 8.5
2001 1007 63.2 15.9 6.7
2002 1043 62.3 16.7 4.5
2003 1043 62.3 16.7 4.5
2004 953 59.0 16.2 7.6
2005 950 63.5 15.0 4.9
2006 951 64.1 14.8 6.7
2007 904 62.0 14.6 6.3
2008 946 74.2 12.7 6.6
2009 907 69.6 13.0 8.5
2010 927 68.8 13.4 7
2011 886 67.0 13.2 10.4
2012 889 67.0 13.2 11
2013 851 63.1 13.4 9.6
2014 828 61.9 13.3 11.5
2015 857 62.0 13.8 12.1
2016 912 65.0 14.0 12.8
2017 953 68.3 13.9 13.6
2018 1000 68.8 14.5 13.3
2019 1021 73.0 13.9 14.5
2020 1090 80.1 13.6 16.8
2021 1107 81.3 13.6 18.2
2022 1038 78.9 13.1 18.9
2023 1018 84.5 12.0 19.6

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 E N Peirce Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $137 (0.9%) $15,058 (99.1%) $15,195
2020 $151 (1.0%) $14,712 (99.0%) $14,863
2021 $358 (2.3%) $15,261 (97.7%) $15,619
2022 $286 (1.7%) $16,689 (98.3%) $16,975

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

Impact of COVID-19 on E N Peirce Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 97th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 155th of 893 Middle schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (E N Peirce Middle School)56.448
 8.4%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (E N Peirce Middle School)8268.8
 13.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (E N Peirce Middle School)52.252.5
 0.3%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (E N Peirce Middle School)7869.7
 8.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (E N Peirce Middle School)48.430.2
 18.2%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (E N Peirce Middle School)7971.6
 7.4%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (E N Peirce Middle School)73.462.4
 11%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (E N Peirce Middle School)52.643.2
 9.4%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (E N Peirce Middle School)7971.6
 7.4%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (E N Peirce Middle School)78.266.8
 11.4%
   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 Students10211018
 0.3%
African American3344
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian9187
 4.4%
Hispanic97128
 32%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White784717
 8.5%
Two or More Races1341
 215.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.5%19.6%
 5.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about E N Peirce Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,018 students attended E N Peirce Middle School.

E N Peirce Middle School ranks 155th of 893 Pennsylvania middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend E N Peirce Middle School usually go on to attend West Chester Henderson High School

Students at E N Peirce Middle School are 70% White, 13% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 4% African American, 4% Two or more races.


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