Shamona Creek Elementary School

Shamona Creek Elementary School serves 497 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Shamona Creek Elementary School operates within the Downingtown Area School District.

Overview

The student population of 497 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 497 students
Shamona Creek Elementary School Total Students (1991-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Shamona Creek Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1991-2012)
Students by Grade Shamona Creek Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Shamona Creek Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1991-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
3%
Shamona Creek Elementary School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
2%
8%
Shamona Creek Elementary School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
2%
16%
Shamona Creek Elementary School Black (1991-2012)
White
82%
71%
Shamona Creek Elementary School White (1991-2012)
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.
0.32 0.83
Shamona Creek Elementary School Diversity Score (1991-2012)
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%
Shamona Creek Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2009-2012)
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.
1%
6%
Shamona Creek Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2009-2012)

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 1,682
Downingtown Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $182 MM $21 MM
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 (2.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lionville Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pickering Valley Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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Did You Know?
Downingtown, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.25, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Downingtown is East Ward Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.