Octorara Primary Learning Center

Octorara Primary Learning Center serves 552 students in grades KG-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Octorara Primary Learning Center operates within the Octorara Area School District.

Overview

The student population of 552 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-2
Total Students 552 students
Octorara Primary Learning Center Total Students (2001-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Octorara Primary Learning Center Total Classroom Teachers (2001-2012)
Students by Grade Octorara Primary Learning Center Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 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 20:1 14:1
Octorara Primary Learning Center Student : Teacher Ratio (2001-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Asian (2008-2012)
Hispanic
11%
8%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
7%
16%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Black (2001-2012)
White
79%
71%
Octorara Primary Learning Center White (2001-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Octorara Primary Learning Center Sch Ethnicity Octorara Primary Learning Center 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.
0.36 0.83
Octorara Primary Learning Center Diversity Score (2001-2012)
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.
30%
34%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2012)
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.
3%
6%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,583 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Octorara Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 2,583 1,682
Octorara Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $44 MM $21 MM
Octorara Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $52 MM $20 MM
Octorara Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,065 $12,476
Octorara Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $19,004 $11,944
Octorara 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 Octorara Area Junior Senior High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Octorara Intermediate School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Octorara Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Atglen Octorara Elementary School
    104 Highland Rd
    Atglen , PA , 19310
    (610)593-8238
    0  mi  |  383  students  |  Gr.  3-4
  • Atglen Octorara Intermediate School
    221 Highland Rd
    Atglen , PA , 19310
    (610)593-4608
    0.3  mi  |  401  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Atglen Octorara Area Junior Senior High School
    226 Highland Rd
    Atglen , PA , 19310
    (610)593-8253
    0.3  mi  |  1247  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • East Fallowfield South Brandywine Middle School
    600 Doe Run Rd
    East Fallowfield , PA , 19320
    (610)383-3750
    5.4  mi  |  620  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Coatesville Rainbow Elementary School
    1113 West Lincoln Hwy
    Coatesville , PA , 19320
    (610)383-3780
    5.7  mi  |  754  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 07, 2013 - The PLC is an excellent learning environment. Treachers are excellent and the principal is caring and child centered. The curriculum is challenging and thorough. . My children enjoyed everyday and still talk about their teachers. We are thoroughly happy with the schools in the Octorara School District. Open door to all and open minded to what is best for the students and community. - Posted by Parent

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