Octorara Primary Learning Center

Octorara Primary Learning Center serves 527 students in grades KG - 2.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Octorara Primary Learning Center operates within the Octorara Area School District.

School Overview

The student population of 527 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-2
Total Students 527 students
Octorara Primary Learning Center Total Students (2001-2014)
Gender % Octorara Primary Learning Center Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Octorara Primary Learning Center Total Teachers (2001-2014)
Students by Grade Octorara Primary Learning Center Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Octorara Primary Learning Center Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2014)
Hispanic
15%
9%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Black Students (2001-2014)
Black
5%
15%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Black Students (2001-2014)
White
77%
69%
Octorara Primary Learning Center White Students (2001-2014)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Octorara Primary Learning Center All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.24
Octorara Primary Learning Center Diversity Score (2001-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
34%
38%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
5%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,468 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $16,872 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 34% over four years.
The district spending/student of $20,647 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 49% over four years.
School District Name Octorara Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 2,468 1,514
Octorara Area   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $44 MM $21 MM
Octorara Area   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $54 MM $20 MM
Octorara Area   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $16,872 $12,967
Octorara Area   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $20,647 $12,300
Octorara Area   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Octorara Area Junior Senior High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Octorara Intermediate School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Octorara Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AtglenOctorara Elementary School
    Grades: 3-4 | 369 students104 Highland Rd
    AtglenPA 19310
    (610)593-8238
    03-4369
  • AtglenOctorara Area Junior Senior High School
    3 Negative Reviews
    0.3 miles | Grades: 7-12 | 1185 students226 Highland Rd
    AtglenPA 19310
    (610)593-8253
    0.37-121185
  • AtglenOctorara Intermediate School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 5-6 | 387 students221 Highland Rd
    AtglenPA 19310
    (610)593-4608
    0.35-6387
  • CoatesvilleSouth Brandywine Middle School
    5.4 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 665 students600 Doe Run Rd
    CoatesvillePA 19320
    (610)383-3750
    5.46-8665
  • CoatesvilleRainbow Elementary School
    5.7 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 838 students1113 West Lincoln Hwy
    CoatesvillePA 19320
    (610)383-3780
    5.7KG-5838

School Reviews

The PLC is an excellent learning environment. Treachers are excellent and the principal is caring and child centered. The curriculum is challenging and thorough. . My children enjoyed everyday and still talk about their teachers. We are thoroughly happy with the schools in the Octorara School District. Open door to all and open minded to what is best for the students and community.
- Posted by Parent, 11/07/13

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