Washington Heights Elementary School

Public K-5

 531 Walnut St
       Lemoyne, PA  17043-1591


(717) 761-8040

District: West Shore School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1029th of 1,433 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,256 Help

Students who attend Washington Heights Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    New Cumberland Middle School
High:    Cedar Cliff High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3
Number of students:  382

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.3%
Hispanic:
13.6%
Two or more races:
10.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44%

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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 Washington Heights Elementary School ranks worse than 71.8% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks last among 8 ranked elementary schools in the West Shore School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.3%), Hispanic (13.6%), two or more races (10.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington Heights Elementary School is 11.3, which is the lowest among 9 elementary schools in the West Shore School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington Heights Elementary School is $9,256, which is the 4th highest among 8 elementary schools in the West Shore School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Washington Heights Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Heights Elementary School 1029th of 1433 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Washington Heights Elementary School in the ranking list.)

West Shore School District:

SchoolDigger ranks West Shore School District 272nd of 579 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Washington Heights Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 41.30 875th 1302 32.8%
2004 40.68 902nd 1308 31.0%
2005 50.72 790th 1299 39.2%
2006 47.62 1015th 1545 34.3%
2007 46.79 1015th 1555 34.7%
2008 44.92 1076th 1551 30.6%
2009 39.00 1167th 1549 24.7%
2010 44.44 1110th 1579 29.7%
2011 45.25 1116th 1597 30.1%
2012 47.15 1095th 1599 31.5%
2013 46.24 1034th 1519 31.9%
2014 51.58 910th 1467 38.0%
2015 47.85 915th 1474 37.9%
2016 56.86 821st 1554 47.2%
2017 44.04 1015th 1547 34.4%
2018 41.50 1038th 1530 32.2%
2019 40.52 1065th 1544 31.0%
2021 34.53 1029th 1433 28.2%

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

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Enrollment information for Washington Heights Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 135 0 7 0 1 n/a n/a 0 143
1989 128 2 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 136
1990 92 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a 0 98
1991 155 4 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 165
1992 140 2 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 146
1993 136 5 5 2 1 n/a n/a 0 149
1994 149 6 8 0 1 n/a n/a 0 164
1995 158 4 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 170
1996 158 4 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 170
1997 162 4 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 174
1998 148 4 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 159
1999 159 5 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 169
2000 177 3 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 187
2001 339 10 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2002 304 18 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 335
2003 304 18 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 335
2004 299 25 11 10 0 n/a n/a 0 345
2005 268 28 15 18 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2006 283 33 16 32 1 n/a n/a 0 365
2007 273 41 18 45 1 n/a n/a 0 378
2008 272 38 22 32 0 n/a n/a 4 368
2009 263 38 23 31 0 n/a n/a 13 368
2010 250 32 18 28 2 n/a n/a 35 365
2011 242 32 19 41 2 2 23 0 361
2012 257 29 14 34 1 3 22 0 360
2013 280 29 17 47 0 3 23 0 399
2014 282 29 26 54 0 2 34 0 427
2015 291 27 23 59 0 1 31 0 432
2016 264 32 19 65 0 0 21 0 401
2017 251 32 22 61 2 0 26 0 394
2018 266 39 17 74 2 0 30 0 428
2019 260 42 22 66 3 2 34 0 429
2020 241 38 27 69 3 3 38 0 419
2021 234 35 18 52 2 0 41 0 382

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 Washington Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 143 8.7 16.4 n/a
1989 136 7.6 17.8 n/a
1990 98 6.2 15.8 0
1991 165 10.1 16.3 n/a
1992 146 8.7 16.7 n/a
1993 149 6.0 24.8 n/a
1994 164 6.0 27.3 n/a
1995 170 8.0 21.3 n/a
1996 170 8.0 21.3 n/a
1997 174 9.0 19.3 n/a
1998 159 8.0 19.9 n/a
1999 169 9.0 18.8 n/a
2000 187 10.0 18.7 26.2
2001 361 20.0 18.1 19.1
2002 335 21.0 16.0 24.5
2003 335 21.0 16.0 24.5
2004 345 21.0 16.4 18.6
2005 329 21.1 15.6 24.9
2006 365 21.2 17.2 32.3
2007 378 23.0 16.4 31.2
2008 368 44.2 8.3 34.3
2009 368 26.6 13.8 40.3
2010 365 27.6 13.2 43.3
2011 361 27.7 13.0 40.4
2012 360 26.3 13.6 45
2013 399 26.7 14.9 47.4
2014 427 28.4 15.0 48.9
2015 432 29.0 14.8 44.7
2016 401 30.0 13.3 51.1
2017 394 30.3 12.9 56.1
2018 428 29.3 14.5 55.4
2019 429 32.0 13.4 55.2
2020 419 33.3 12.5 50.8
2021 382 33.7 11.3 44

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 Washington Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 143 8.7 16.4 n/a
1989 136 7.6 17.8 n/a
1990 98 6.2 15.8 0
1991 165 10.1 16.3 n/a
1992 146 8.7 16.7 n/a
1993 149 6.0 24.8 n/a
1994 164 6.0 27.3 n/a
1995 170 8.0 21.3 n/a
1996 170 8.0 21.3 n/a
1997 174 9.0 19.3 n/a
1998 159 8.0 19.9 n/a
1999 169 9.0 18.8 n/a
2000 187 10.0 18.7 26.2
2001 361 20.0 18.1 19.1
2002 335 21.0 16.0 24.5
2003 335 21.0 16.0 24.5
2004 345 21.0 16.4 18.6
2005 329 21.1 15.6 24.9
2006 365 21.2 17.2 32.3
2007 378 23.0 16.4 31.2
2008 368 44.2 8.3 34.3
2009 368 26.6 13.8 40.3
2010 365 27.6 13.2 43.3
2011 361 27.7 13.0 40.4
2012 360 26.3 13.6 45
2013 399 26.7 14.9 47.4
2014 427 28.4 15.0 48.9
2015 432 29.0 14.8 44.7
2016 401 30.0 13.3 51.1
2017 394 30.3 12.9 56.1
2018 428 29.3 14.5 55.4
2019 429 32.0 13.4 55.2
2020 419 33.3 12.5 50.8
2021 382 33.7 11.3 44

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 Washington Heights Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $620 (7.5%) $7,637 (92.5%) $8,257
2020 $1,189 (12.8%) $8,067 (87.2%) $9,256

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington Heights 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 1065th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1029th of 1433 Elementary schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Washington Heights Elementary School)54.530.7
 23.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5647.3
 8.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington Heights Elementary School)4939.3
 9.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.958.3
 3.6%
4th Grade Math (Washington Heights Elementary School)33.817
 16.8%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.235.5
 10.7%
4th Grade Science (Washington Heights Elementary School)76.583
 6.5%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.875.8
 2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Heights Elementary School)64.746.5
 18.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.656.6
 7%
5th Grade Math (Washington Heights Elementary School)38.434.6
 3.8%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4336.1
 6.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Heights Elementary School)46.632.7
 13.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.555
 3.5%
All Grades Math (Washington Heights Elementary School)41.428.5
 12.9%
All Grades Science (Washington Heights Elementary School)76.583
 6.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Washington Heights Elementary School)53.539
 14.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students429382
 11%
African American4235
 16.7%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian2218
 18.2%
Hispanic6652
 21.2%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
Two or More Races3441
 20.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.2%44%
 11.3%




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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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