Blairsville Elementary School

106 School Ln,

Blairsville, PA, 15717-8709

Tel: (724)459-8883
Grades: KG-5

449 students

Blairsville Elementary School serves 449 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Blairsville Elementary School operates within the Blairsville-saltsburg School District.

Overview

The student population of 449 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 449 students
Blairsville Elementary School Total Students (1995-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Blairsville Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1995-2012)
Students by Grade Blairsville Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Blairsville Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1995-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Blairsville Elementary School Asian (2005-2012)
Hispanic
2%
8%
Blairsville Elementary School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
2%
16%
Blairsville Elementary School Black (1995-2012)
White
90%
71%
Blairsville Elementary School White (1995-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Blairsville Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Blairsville 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.
0.19 0.47
Blairsville Elementary School Diversity Score (1995-2012)
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.
44%
34%
Blairsville Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
7%
6%
Blairsville Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,784 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
School District Name Blairsville-saltsburg School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 1,784 1,559
Blairsville-saltsburg   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $21 MM
Blairsville-saltsburg   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $29 MM $20 MM
Blairsville-saltsburg   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,601 $12,476
Blairsville-saltsburg   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,924 $11,944
Blairsville-saltsburg   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Blairsville Senior High School (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Blairsville Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Homer-center Elementary School (3.8 miles away)
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