Penn Wood Elementary School

Public K-5

 1470 Johnny's Way
       West Chester, PA  19382-7858


(484) 266-1900

District: West Chester Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
261st of 1,433 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,000 Help

Students who attend Penn Wood Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Stetson Middle School
High:    West Chester Bayard Rustin High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5
Number of students:  486

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.0%
Two or more races:
8.2%
Asian:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13%

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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.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Penn Wood Elementary School ranks better than 81.8% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 9th 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 80.05. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79%), two or more races (8.2%), Asian (6.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Penn Wood Elementary School is 15.5, which is the highest among 10 elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Penn Wood Elementary School is $14,000. 5 elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Penn Wood Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Penn Wood Elementary School 261st of 1433 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Penn Wood 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 Penn Wood Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 78.65 284th 1302 78.2%
2004 72.90 384th 1308 70.6%
2005 78.67 226th 1299 82.6%
2006 81.91 172nd 1545 88.9%
2007 79.74 234th 1555 85.0%
2008 86.19 58th 1551 96.3%
2009 83.08 112th 1549 92.8%
2010 83.82 86th 1579 94.6%
2011 87.95 16th 1597 99.0%
2012 87.14 21st 1599 98.7%
2013 85.86 58th 1519 96.2%
2014 88.39 18th 1467 98.8%
2015 90.62 39th 1474 97.4%
2016 88.04 95th 1554 93.9%
2017 87.28 114th 1547 92.6%
2018 84.38 184th 1530 88.0%
2019 82.83 218th 1544 85.9%
2021 80.05 261st 1433 81.8%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Open Quote As a parent, we had to switch schools for our daughter out of a private school to a public school. I couldn't be more happier as a parent. My daughter noticed how polite alot of the students were. In her last school, kids wouldn't even say hello or look up at a teacher. Principal, Dr. Giacomas and guidance (Mr Pearsall) work closely together and have implemented a progam "Character Counts", which includes but not limited to social and emotional skills that effect each child. They work hard to install morals, values, and citizenship. Awards have been given for academic excellence and service to the community. Personal growth and creative thinking is all included. Wonderful school and will miss them when they retire. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Penn Wood Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 456 41 7 10 2 n/a n/a 0 516
1989 477 54 11 7 0 n/a n/a 0 549
1990 466 58 13 4 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1991 482 65 9 11 0 n/a n/a 0 567
1992 541 57 9 17 0 n/a n/a 0 624
1993 455 63 11 10 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1994 469 68 11 11 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1995 486 64 5 18 1 n/a n/a 0 574
1996 486 64 5 18 1 n/a n/a 0 574
1997 494 61 6 25 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1998 487 75 8 20 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1999 507 60 8 19 0 n/a n/a 0 594
2000 479 53 7 17 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2001 473 64 10 11 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2002 466 61 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2003 466 61 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2004 393 36 12 11 0 n/a n/a 0 452
2005 370 37 20 9 1 n/a n/a 0 437
2006 387 36 27 12 0 n/a n/a 0 462
2007 387 39 35 13 0 n/a n/a 0 474
2008 366 51 42 11 0 n/a n/a 0 470
2009 392 35 43 13 0 n/a n/a 0 483
2010 405 33 39 32 0 n/a n/a 0 509
2011 438 25 35 27 0 0 0 0 525
2012 443 21 36 35 0 0 0 0 535
2013 459 25 29 30 0 0 4 0 547
2014 476 24 33 24 0 0 4 0 561
2015 484 23 28 18 0 0 4 0 557
2016 471 20 32 13 0 0 7 0 543
2017 439 22 30 9 0 0 10 0 510
2018 442 21 33 11 0 0 13 0 520
2019 427 14 30 9 0 0 22 0 502
2020 418 11 30 14 0 0 30 0 503
2021 384 14 31 17 0 0 40 0 486

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 Penn Wood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 516 26.0 19.8 n/a
1989 549 31.4 17.4 n/a
1990 541 29.8 18.1 0
1991 567 34.7 16.3 n/a
1992 624 40.1 15.5 n/a
1993 539 23.4 23.0 n/a
1994 559 27.6 20.3 n/a
1995 574 29.6 19.4 n/a
1996 574 29.6 19.4 n/a
1997 586 31.0 18.9 n/a
1998 590 30.6 19.3 n/a
1999 594 31.6 18.8 n/a
2000 556 33.6 16.5 7.4
2001 558 33.6 16.6 7.5
2002 548 31.7 17.3 7.8
2003 548 31.7 17.3 7.8
2004 452 28.6 15.8 6.9
2005 437 29.7 14.7 9.8
2006 462 28.9 16.0 5.8
2007 474 28.5 16.6 7.2
2008 470 32.4 14.5 8.3
2009 483 33.6 14.3 7
2010 509 35.2 14.4 9.2
2011 525 35.2 14.9 9
2012 535 34.8 15.3 10.5
2013 547 33.7 16.1 11.7
2014 561 34.9 16.0 13.2
2015 557 35.0 15.9 11.8
2016 543 34.0 15.9 9.4
2017 510 33.3 15.3 11
2018 520 34.0 15.2 14.4
2019 502 33.9 14.7 14.1
2020 503 32.2 15.5 15.7
2021 486 31.2 15.5 13

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Penn Wood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 516 26.0 19.8 n/a
1989 549 31.4 17.4 n/a
1990 541 29.8 18.1 0
1991 567 34.7 16.3 n/a
1992 624 40.1 15.5 n/a
1993 539 23.4 23.0 n/a
1994 559 27.6 20.3 n/a
1995 574 29.6 19.4 n/a
1996 574 29.6 19.4 n/a
1997 586 31.0 18.9 n/a
1998 590 30.6 19.3 n/a
1999 594 31.6 18.8 n/a
2000 556 33.6 16.5 7.4
2001 558 33.6 16.6 7.5
2002 548 31.7 17.3 7.8
2003 548 31.7 17.3 7.8
2004 452 28.6 15.8 6.9
2005 437 29.7 14.7 9.8
2006 462 28.9 16.0 5.8
2007 474 28.5 16.6 7.2
2008 470 32.4 14.5 8.3
2009 483 33.6 14.3 7
2010 509 35.2 14.4 9.2
2011 525 35.2 14.9 9
2012 535 34.8 15.3 10.5
2013 547 33.7 16.1 11.7
2014 561 34.9 16.0 13.2
2015 557 35.0 15.9 11.8
2016 543 34.0 15.9 9.4
2017 510 33.3 15.3 11
2018 520 34.0 15.2 14.4
2019 502 33.9 14.7 14.1
2020 503 32.2 15.5 15.7
2021 486 31.2 15.5 13

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 Penn Wood Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $137 (0.9%) $14,727 (99.1%) $14,864
2020 $151 (1.1%) $13,849 (98.9%) $14,000

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Penn Wood 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 218th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 261st of 1433 Elementary schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Penn Wood Elementary School)64.756.7
 8%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5647.3
 8.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Penn Wood Elementary School)78.879.1
 0.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.958.3
 3.6%
4th Grade Math (Penn Wood Elementary School)85.662.1
 23.5%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.235.5
 10.7%
4th Grade Science (Penn Wood Elementary School)95.995.5
 0.4%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.875.8
 2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Penn Wood Elementary School)90.768.7
 22%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.656.6
 7%
5th Grade Math (Penn Wood Elementary School)63.345.9
 17.4%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4336.1
 6.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Penn Wood Elementary School)73.470
 3.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.555
 3.5%
All Grades Math (Penn Wood Elementary School)71.754.7
 17%
All Grades Science (Penn Wood Elementary School)95.995.5
 0.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Penn Wood Elementary School)81.172.6
 8.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students502486
 3.2%
African American1414
American Indian00
Asian3031
 3.3%
Hispanic917
 88.9%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2240
 81.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.1%13%
 1.2%




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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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