Colwyn Elementary School

Colwyn Elementary School serves 186 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Colwyn Elementary School operates within the William Penn School District.

Overview

The student population of 186 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 186 students
Colwyn Elementary School Total Students (2004-2013)
Gender % 56% Male / 44%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Colwyn Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2013)
Students by Grade Colwyn Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less 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 16:1 15:1
Colwyn Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2013)
Black
95%
16%
Colwyn Elementary School Black (2004-2013)
White
5%
70%
Colwyn Elementary School White (2004-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Colwyn Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Colwyn Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.10 0.24
Colwyn Elementary School Diversity Score (2004-2013)
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.
76%
36%
Colwyn Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2013)
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.
8%
5%
Colwyn Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,450 students has grown by 40% over five years.
School District Name William Penn School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 7,450 1,682
William Penn   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $81 MM $21 MM
William Penn   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $78 MM $20 MM
William Penn   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,303 $12,476
William Penn   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,601 $11,944
William Penn   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Motivation High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Penn Wood Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Penrose School (0.4 miles away)
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