Mary C Howse Elementary School

Public K-5

 641 W Boot Rd
       West Chester, PA  19380-1056


(484) 266-1300

District: West Chester Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
130th of 1,433 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,267 Help

Students who attend Mary C Howse Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    E N Peirce Middle School
High:    West Chester Henderson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8
Number of students:  605

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.1%
Asian:
32.2%
Hispanic:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, March 7, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Mary C Howse Elementary School ranks better than 90.9% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 2nd among 10 ranked elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.27. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Mary C Howse Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the West Chester Area School District. Racial makeup is: White (53.1%), Asian (32.2%), Hispanic (5.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the West Chester Area School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mary C Howse Elementary School is 13.8. 5 elementary 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 Mary C Howse Elementary School is $13,267, which is the lowest among 10 elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Mary C Howse Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mary C Howse Elementary School 130th of 1433 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Mary C Howse Elementary School in the ranking list.)

West Chester Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks West Chester Area School District 43rd of 579 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mary C Howse Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 89.97 74th 1302 94.3%
2004 87.01 115th 1308 91.2%
2005 81.68 150th 1299 88.5%
2006 85.27 86th 1545 94.4%
2007 79.37 246th 1555 84.2%
2008 78.76 240th 1551 84.5%
2009 75.44 330th 1549 78.7%
2010 80.59 191st 1579 87.9%
2011 84.07 91st 1597 94.3%
2012 85.27 50th 1599 96.9%
2013 84.10 100th 1519 93.4%
2014 82.99 138th 1467 90.6%
2015 85.93 135th 1474 90.8%
2016 82.77 220th 1554 85.8%
2017 83.73 198th 1547 87.2%
2018 80.62 267th 1530 82.5%
2019 78.69 310th 1544 79.9%
2021 87.27 130th 1433 90.9%

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

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Enrollment information for Mary C Howse Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 421 32 6 19 0 n/a n/a 0 478
1989 455 30 9 16 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1990 466 37 11 9 0 n/a n/a 0 523
1991 502 38 10 12 0 n/a n/a 0 562
1992 459 54 11 8 0 n/a n/a 0 532
1993 440 55 7 10 0 n/a n/a 0 512
1994 505 56 11 10 0 n/a n/a 0 582
1995 415 36 17 9 0 n/a n/a 0 477
1996 415 36 17 9 0 n/a n/a 0 477
1997 459 42 20 11 0 n/a n/a 0 532
1998 479 53 18 8 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1999 469 59 16 8 1 n/a n/a 0 553
2000 473 53 15 9 1 n/a n/a 0 551
2001 471 44 17 12 0 n/a n/a 0 544
2002 411 44 25 17 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2003 411 44 25 17 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2004 388 46 57 14 0 n/a n/a 0 505
2005 368 48 53 10 0 n/a n/a 0 479
2006 367 45 68 13 0 n/a n/a 0 493
2007 370 37 79 14 0 n/a n/a 0 500
2008 322 41 78 12 0 n/a n/a 0 453
2009 314 39 89 16 0 n/a n/a 0 458
2010 304 42 103 11 0 n/a n/a 0 460
2011 316 34 100 16 0 0 0 0 466
2012 347 32 106 16 0 0 0 0 501
2013 352 25 111 22 0 3 1 0 514
2014 354 29 115 28 0 7 4 0 537
2015 354 26 111 26 1 5 12 0 535
2016 347 20 111 26 0 4 10 0 518
2017 345 27 115 20 0 4 13 0 524
2018 345 26 165 24 0 2 18 0 580
2019 352 26 189 27 0 2 24 0 620
2020 342 27 185 33 0 0 35 0 622
2021 321 27 195 33 0 0 29 0 605

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 Mary C Howse Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 478 26.0 18.3 n/a
1989 510 31.2 16.3 n/a
1990 523 33.8 15.4 0
1991 562 32.6 17.2 n/a
1992 532 33.1 16.0 n/a
1993 512 24.6 20.8 n/a
1994 582 30.0 19.4 n/a
1995 477 24.6 19.4 n/a
1996 477 24.6 19.4 n/a
1997 532 27.4 19.4 n/a
1998 558 27.6 20.2 n/a
1999 553 28.1 19.7 n/a
2000 551 30.0 18.4 8.2
2001 544 29.6 18.4 7.9
2002 497 28.5 17.4 8.2
2003 497 28.5 17.4 8.2
2004 505 27.8 18.2 7.5
2005 479 30.1 15.9 8.6
2006 493 29.2 16.9 5.7
2007 500 31.7 15.8 7
2008 453 29.7 15.3 6.2
2009 458 28.2 16.2 9.4
2010 460 34.1 13.4 11.1
2011 466 31.6 14.7 11.2
2012 501 31.4 15.9 9.8
2013 514 32.0 16.0 9.5
2014 537 33.5 16.0 12.5
2015 535 34.0 15.7 10.1
2016 518 35.0 14.8 8.9
2017 524 35.5 14.7 9.2
2018 580 38.3 15.1 10.7
2019 620 41.1 15.0 9.4
2020 622 41.4 15.0 10.3
2021 605 43.7 13.8 10.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Mary C Howse Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 478 26.0 18.3 n/a
1989 510 31.2 16.3 n/a
1990 523 33.8 15.4 0
1991 562 32.6 17.2 n/a
1992 532 33.1 16.0 n/a
1993 512 24.6 20.8 n/a
1994 582 30.0 19.4 n/a
1995 477 24.6 19.4 n/a
1996 477 24.6 19.4 n/a
1997 532 27.4 19.4 n/a
1998 558 27.6 20.2 n/a
1999 553 28.1 19.7 n/a
2000 551 30.0 18.4 8.2
2001 544 29.6 18.4 7.9
2002 497 28.5 17.4 8.2
2003 497 28.5 17.4 8.2
2004 505 27.8 18.2 7.5
2005 479 30.1 15.9 8.6
2006 493 29.2 16.9 5.7
2007 500 31.7 15.8 7
2008 453 29.7 15.3 6.2
2009 458 28.2 16.2 9.4
2010 460 34.1 13.4 11.1
2011 466 31.6 14.7 11.2
2012 501 31.4 15.9 9.8
2013 514 32.0 16.0 9.5
2014 537 33.5 16.0 12.5
2015 535 34.0 15.7 10.1
2016 518 35.0 14.8 8.9
2017 524 35.5 14.7 9.2
2018 580 38.3 15.1 10.7
2019 620 41.1 15.0 9.4
2020 622 41.4 15.0 10.3
2021 605 43.7 13.8 10.6

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 Mary C Howse Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $137 (1.0%) $13,298 (99.0%) $13,434
2020 $151 (1.1%) $13,116 (98.9%) $13,267

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mary C Howse 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 (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 310th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 130th of 1433 Elementary schools
 11%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Mary C Howse Elementary School)67.576.7
 9.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5647.3
 8.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mary C Howse Elementary School)72.188.5
 16.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.958.3
 3.6%
4th Grade Math (Mary C Howse Elementary School)63.650
 13.6%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.235.5
 10.7%
4th Grade Science (Mary C Howse Elementary School)89.789.3
 0.4%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.875.8
 2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Mary C Howse Elementary School)85.983.6
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.656.6
 7%
5th Grade Math (Mary C Howse Elementary School)64.564.3
 0.2%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4336.1
 6.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Mary C Howse Elementary School)78.275
 3.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.555
 3.5%
All Grades Math (Mary C Howse Elementary School)6563.2
 1.8%
All Grades Science (Mary C Howse Elementary School)89.789.3
 0.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Mary C Howse Elementary School)79.482.6
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students620605
 2.4%
African American2627
 3.8%
American Indian00
Asian189195
 3.2%
Hispanic2733
 22.2%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
Two or More Races2429
 20.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.4%10.6%
 1.2%




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