Hillsdale Elementary School

Public K-5

 725 W Market St
       West Chester, PA  19382-1951


(484) 266-2000

District: West Chester Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
196th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,452 Help


Students who attend Hillsdale Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  545

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.9%
Hispanic:
13.0%
Two or more races:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.2% Help


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Compare Details Hillsdale Elementary School ranks better than 87.2% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 5th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.9%), Hispanic (13%), two or more races (6.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillsdale Elementary School is 12.5, which is the 3rd best among 11 elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillsdale Elementary School is $16,452. 6 elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hillsdale Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsdale Elementary School 196th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Hillsdale Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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White students:


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 Hillsdale Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Hillsdale Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 85.95 147th 1302 88.7%
2004 83.12 189th 1308 85.6%
2005 78.24 236th 1299 81.8%
2006 83.71 120th 1545 92.2%
2007 87.83 43rd 1555 97.2%
2008 83.36 127th 1551 91.8%
2009 84.29 75th 1549 95.2%
2010 83.33 100th 1579 93.7%
2011 81.78 159th 1597 90.0%
2012 81.60 167th 1599 89.6%
2013 82.00 170th 1519 88.8%
2014 84.77 96th 1467 93.5%
2015 87.02 114th 1474 92.3%
2016 87.14 113th 1554 92.7%
2017 85.24 163rd 1547 89.5%
2018 79.07 297th 1530 80.6%
2019 77.34 349th 1544 77.4%
2021 84.28 180th 1433 87.4%
2022 83.92 223rd 1534 85.5%
2023 84.77 196th 1534 87.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hillsdale Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.31 839th 1414 40.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hillsdale Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.28 529th 1043 49.3%
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Rank History for White students at Hillsdale Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 87.36 91st 1236 92.6%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Hillsdale Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 560 50 15 36 0 n/a n/a 0 661
1989 419 37 5 32 0 n/a n/a 0 493
1990 643 45 16 50 0 n/a n/a 0 754
1991 656 57 18 42 1 n/a n/a 0 774
1992 464 36 16 40 1 n/a n/a 0 557
1993 439 38 12 38 0 n/a n/a 0 527
1994 458 40 16 44 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1995 473 41 15 58 0 n/a n/a 0 587
1996 473 41 15 58 0 n/a n/a 0 587
1997 453 38 14 55 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1998 452 37 18 56 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1999 488 35 16 52 0 n/a n/a 0 591
2000 522 31 19 50 0 n/a n/a 0 622
2001 462 25 20 31 0 n/a n/a 0 538
2002 407 28 18 21 1 n/a n/a 0 475
2003 407 28 18 21 1 n/a n/a 0 475
2004 455 35 17 25 2 n/a n/a 0 534
2005 449 46 18 33 1 n/a n/a 0 547
2006 479 37 18 39 2 n/a n/a 0 575
2007 486 29 13 41 2 n/a n/a 0 571
2008 491 35 13 46 1 n/a n/a 0 586
2009 498 32 12 57 1 n/a n/a 0 600
2010 477 30 12 49 1 n/a n/a 0 569
2011 477 24 9 65 1 0 0 0 576
2012 481 23 11 77 1 1 0 0 594
2013 478 23 10 84 0 1 1 0 597
2014 476 22 11 83 0 1 1 0 594
2015 475 13 12 67 0 1 0 0 568
2016 429 15 12 93 0 0 4 0 553
2017 434 19 15 89 0 0 5 0 562
2018 445 26 9 100 0 0 11 0 591
2019 443 24 10 100 0 0 18 0 595
2020 425 25 9 87 0 0 26 0 572
2021 382 26 7 94 0 0 28 0 537
2022 429 15 5 81 0 0 26 0 556
2023 419 13 7 71 0 0 35 0 545

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 Hillsdale Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 661 35.0 18.8 n/a
1989 493 40.0 12.3 n/a
1990 754 42.9 17.5 0
1991 774 50.4 15.3 n/a
1992 557 33.7 16.5 n/a
1993 527 32.6 16.2 n/a
1994 558 24.6 22.7 n/a
1995 587 30.1 19.5 n/a
1996 587 30.1 19.5 n/a
1997 560 30.3 18.5 n/a
1998 563 28.6 19.7 n/a
1999 591 27.6 21.4 n/a
2000 622 28.6 21.7 4.8
2001 538 30.1 17.9 6.5
2002 475 27.9 17.0 6.3
2003 475 27.9 17.0 6.3
2004 534 31.1 17.2 5.1
2005 547 31.8 17.2 5.5
2006 575 32.8 17.5 8.5
2007 571 32.0 17.8 7
2008 586 44.5 13.2 8.9
2009 600 36.6 16.4 10.2
2010 569 36.4 15.6 10.9
2011 576 37.5 15.3 13.7
2012 594 36.5 16.2 14.6
2013 597 37.9 15.7 15.7
2014 594 39.2 15.1 16.8
2015 568 38.0 14.9 13.9
2016 553 38.0 14.5 18.4
2017 562 38.2 14.7 18.9
2018 591 39.0 15.1 20.8
2019 595 39.5 15.0 19.5
2020 572 39.5 14.4 21.2
2021 537 37.3 14.3 21
2022 556 39.3 14.1 17.8
2023 545 43.3 12.5 18.2

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 Hillsdale Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 661 35.0 18.8 n/a
1989 493 40.0 12.3 n/a
1990 754 42.9 17.5 0
1991 774 50.4 15.3 n/a
1992 557 33.7 16.5 n/a
1993 527 32.6 16.2 n/a
1994 558 24.6 22.7 n/a
1995 587 30.1 19.5 n/a
1996 587 30.1 19.5 n/a
1997 560 30.3 18.5 n/a
1998 563 28.6 19.7 n/a
1999 591 27.6 21.4 n/a
2000 622 28.6 21.7 4.8
2001 538 30.1 17.9 6.5
2002 475 27.9 17.0 6.3
2003 475 27.9 17.0 6.3
2004 534 31.1 17.2 5.1
2005 547 31.8 17.2 5.5
2006 575 32.8 17.5 8.5
2007 571 32.0 17.8 7
2008 586 44.5 13.2 8.9
2009 600 36.6 16.4 10.2
2010 569 36.4 15.6 10.9
2011 576 37.5 15.3 13.7
2012 594 36.5 16.2 14.6
2013 597 37.9 15.7 15.7
2014 594 39.2 15.1 16.8
2015 568 38.0 14.9 13.9
2016 553 38.0 14.5 18.4
2017 562 38.2 14.7 18.9
2018 591 39.0 15.1 20.8
2019 595 39.5 15.0 19.5
2020 572 39.5 14.4 21.2
2021 537 37.3 14.3 21
2022 556 39.3 14.1 17.8
2023 545 43.3 12.5 18.2

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 Hillsdale Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $435 (3.1%) $13,713 (96.9%) $14,148
2020 $358 (2.5%) $13,767 (97.5%) $14,125
2021 $549 (3.7%) $14,198 (96.3%) $14,747
2022 $590 (3.6%) $15,862 (96.4%) $16,452

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillsdale Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 349th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 196th of 1534 Elementary schools
 9.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Hillsdale Elementary School)6070.1
 10.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillsdale Elementary School)8173.6
 7.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Hillsdale Elementary School)61.273
 11.8%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Hillsdale Elementary School)93.289
 4.2%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsdale Elementary School)83.475
 8.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Hillsdale Elementary School)61.968.2
 6.3%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsdale Elementary School)73.376.5
 3.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Hillsdale Elementary School)61.170.6
 9.5%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Hillsdale Elementary School)93.289
 4.2%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Hillsdale Elementary School)79.175
 4.1%
   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 Students595545
 8.4%
African American2413
 45.8%
American Indian00
Asian107
 30%
Hispanic10071
 29%
Pacific Islander00
White443419
 5.4%
Two or More Races1835
 94.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.5%18.2%
 1.3%


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Students at Hillsdale Elementary School are 77% White, 13% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 2% African American, 1% Asian.

Hillsdale Elementary School ranks 196th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

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

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

In the 2022-23 school year, 545 students attended Hillsdale Elementary School.


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