Pickering Valley Elementary School

Pickering Valley Elementary School serves 674 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Pickering Valley Elementary School operates within the Downingtown Area School District.

Overview

The student population of 674 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 674 students
Pickering Valley Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Pickering Valley Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Pickering Valley Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is equal to 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 17:1 14:1
Pickering Valley Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
26%
3%
Pickering Valley Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
8%
Pickering Valley Elementary School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
1%
16%
Pickering Valley Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
68%
71%
Pickering Valley Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.47 0.47
Pickering Valley 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.
1%
34%
Pickering Valley 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.
n/a
6%
Pickering Valley Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2005)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,779 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Downingtown Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
3
Number of Students Managed 11,779 1,559
Downingtown Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $182 MM $21 MM
Downingtown Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $168 MM $20 MM
Downingtown Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,355 $12,476
Downingtown Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,168 $11,944
Downingtown Area   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 Downingtown High School East Campus (2.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lionville Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shamona Creek Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Downingtown Shamona Creek Elementary School
    501 Dorlan Mill Rd
    Downingtown , PA , 19335
    (610)458-8703
    1.6  mi  |  497  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Exton Lionville Middle School
    550 West Uwchlan Ave
    Exton , PA , 19341
    (610)524-6300
    2.4  mi  |  1569  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Chester Springs West Vincent Elementary School
    2750 Conestoga Rd
    Chester Springs , PA , 19425
    (610)469-5100
    2.4  mi  |  527  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Downingtown Lionville Elementary School
    526 West Uwchlan Ave
    Downingtown , PA , 19335
    (610)363-6580
    2.7  mi  |  623  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Exton Downingtown High School East Campus
    50 Devon Dr
    Exton , PA , 19341
    (610)363-6400
    2.7  mi  |  1739  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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