Rice Elementary School

3700 Church Rd,

Mountain Top, PA, 18707-9803

Tel: (570)868-3161
Grades: KG-6

818 students

Rice Elementary School serves 818 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Rice Elementary School operates within the Crestwood School District.

Overview

The student population of 818 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 818 students
Rice Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Rice Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Rice Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 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 19:1 14:1
Rice Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
3%
Rice Elementary School Asian (1997-2012)
Hispanic
2%
8%
Rice Elementary School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
1%
16%
Rice Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
91%
71%
Rice Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Rice Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Rice 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.
0.17 0.47
Rice Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
13%
34%
Rice 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.
2%
6%
Rice Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,011 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Crestwood School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 3,011 1,559
Crestwood   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $31 MM $21 MM
Crestwood   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $30 MM $20 MM
Crestwood   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,817 $12,476
Crestwood   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,597 $11,944
Crestwood   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 Crestwood High School (3.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Crestwood Middle School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is K M Smith Elementary School (3.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mountaintop Crestwood Middle School
    281 South Mountain Blvd
    Mountaintop , PA , 18707
    (570)474-6782
    3.1  mi  |  475  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Mountain Top Crestwood High School
    281 South Mountain Blvd
    Mountain Top , PA , 18707
    (570)474-6782
    3.1  mi  |  1026  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Nanticoke K M Smith Elementary School
    25 Robert St
    Nanticoke , PA , 18634
    (570)735-3740
    3.8  mi  |  340  students  |  Gr.  KG-1
  • Nanticoke Greater Nanticoke Area Ed Center
    600 East Union St
    Nanticoke , PA , 18634
    (570)735-2770
    4.1  mi  |  351  students  |  Gr.  6-7
  • Nanticoke Gna El Center
    601 Kosciuszko St
    Nanticoke , PA , 18634
    (570)735-1320
    4.1  mi  |  536  students  |  Gr.  3-5

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