Penn Forest Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 6328 Merriman Rd
       Roanoke, VA  24018


(540) 772-7590

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District: Roanoke County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
62nd of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,162 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6
Number of students:  446

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.9%
Asian:
9.4%
Hispanic:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.5%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 26, 2021.


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Compare Details Penn Forest Elementary ranks better than 94.4% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks first among 16 ranked elementary schools in the Roanoke County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.73. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.9%), Asian (9.4%), Hispanic (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Penn Forest Elementary is 15.6. 13 elementary schools in the Roanoke County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Penn Forest Elementary is $8,162. 8 elementary schools in the Roanoke County Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Penn Forest Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Penn Forest Elementary 62nd of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Penn Forest Elementary in the ranking list.)

Roanoke County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Roanoke County Public Schools 11th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Penn Forest Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 75.29 196th 1062 81.5%
2006 81.93 87th 1071 91.9%
2007 76.95 158th 1083 85.4%
2008 79.76 113th 1081 89.5%
2009 75.22 190th 1082 82.4%
2010 76.42 157th 1113 85.9%
2011 82.55 77th 1117 93.1%
2012 84.53 62nd 1117 94.4%
2013 85.71 80th 1120 92.9%
2014 85.25 87th 1110 92.2%
2015 81.76 130th 1100 88.2%
2016 81.88 126th 1096 88.5%
2017 77.70 183rd 1099 83.3%
2018 86.04 76th 1097 93.1%
2019 80.21 164th 1105 85.2%
2021 90.73 62nd 1102 94.4%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Penn Forest Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 525 525
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 556 556
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 561 561
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 574 574
1993 519 12 6 0 13 n/a n/a 0 550
1994 543 14 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1995 538 11 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1996 538 11 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1997 554 9 11 1 0 n/a n/a 0 575
1998 527 12 12 4 0 n/a n/a 0 555
1999 504 9 12 4 1 n/a n/a 0 530
2000 484 11 14 4 0 n/a n/a -4 509
2001 445 12 13 12 0 n/a n/a 0 482
2002 453 18 15 13 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2003 453 18 15 13 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2004 472 24 18 11 0 n/a n/a 0 525
2005 467 24 27 8 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2006 474 26 31 7 0 n/a n/a 1 539
2007 495 24 34 9 0 n/a n/a 1 563
2008 503 28 37 11 0 n/a n/a 7 586
2009 514 25 33 9 0 n/a n/a 11 592
2010 490 26 32 13 1 n/a n/a 10 572
2011 492 24 23 21 0 0 21 0 581
2012 415 18 19 14 0 0 17 0 483
2013 413 20 20 17 0 0 19 0 489
2014 402 20 20 15 0 0 19 0 476
2015 395 24 23 17 0 0 20 0 479
2016 402 21 18 17 1 0 14 0 473
2017 395 16 26 19 1 0 12 0 469
2018 382 18 36 20 1 0 10 0 467
2019 384 14 45 23 1 0 7 0 474
2020 352 16 42 23 0 0 13 0 446

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 Forest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 525 31.3 16.7 n/a
1990 556 31.3 17.7 n/a
1991 561 32.6 17.2 n/a
1992 574 33.2 17.2 n/a
1993 550 32.3 17.0 n/a
1994 566 28.9 n/a 4.2
1995 559 n/a 0.0 3.6
1996 559 n/a 0.0 3.6
1997 575 n/a 0.0 3.8
1998 555 n/a 0.0 2.7
1999 530 32.0 16.6 6.4
2000 509 n/a 0.0 6.8
2001 482 31.0 15.5 6.6
2002 499 40.4 12.4 9.2
2003 499 40.4 12.4 9.2
2004 525 41.0 12.8 10.9
2005 526 37.8 13.9 12.4
2006 539 45.0 12.0 12.5
2007 563 41.7 13.5 13.5
2008 586 32.2 18.2 14.7
2009 592 34.4 17.2 16.5
2010 572 30.3 18.8 18
2011 581 31.5 18.4 19.3
2012 483 31.1 15.5 14.5
2013 489 28.0 17.4 17.8
2014 476 28.9 16.4 19.5
2015 479 30.0 15.9 21.7
2016 473 30.0 15.7 16.1
2017 469 30.5 15.3 17.5
2018 467 30.5 15.2 18.8
2019 474 25.5 18.5 16
2020 446 28.5 15.6 17.5

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 Forest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 525 31.3 16.7 n/a
1990 556 31.3 17.7 n/a
1991 561 32.6 17.2 n/a
1992 574 33.2 17.2 n/a
1993 550 32.3 17.0 n/a
1994 566 28.9 n/a 4.2
1995 559 n/a 0.0 3.6
1996 559 n/a 0.0 3.6
1997 575 n/a 0.0 3.8
1998 555 n/a 0.0 2.7
1999 530 32.0 16.6 6.4
2000 509 n/a 0.0 6.8
2001 482 31.0 15.5 6.6
2002 499 40.4 12.4 9.2
2003 499 40.4 12.4 9.2
2004 525 41.0 12.8 10.9
2005 526 37.8 13.9 12.4
2006 539 45.0 12.0 12.5
2007 563 41.7 13.5 13.5
2008 586 32.2 18.2 14.7
2009 592 34.4 17.2 16.5
2010 572 30.3 18.8 18
2011 581 31.5 18.4 19.3
2012 483 31.1 15.5 14.5
2013 489 28.0 17.4 17.8
2014 476 28.9 16.4 19.5
2015 479 30.0 15.9 21.7
2016 473 30.0 15.7 16.1
2017 469 30.5 15.3 17.5
2018 467 30.5 15.2 18.8
2019 474 25.5 18.5 16
2020 446 28.5 15.6 17.5

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 Penn Forest Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $178 (2.2%) $7,984 (97.8%) $8,162

Data source: Virginia Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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