Darby Township School

801 Ashland Avenue
Glenolden, PA 19036
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Darby Township School serves 579 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Darby Township School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Darby Township School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Darby Township School's student population of 579 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students579 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Darby Township School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Darby Township School is 0.53, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2423 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
63%
15%
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White
27%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.530.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSoutheast Delco School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Darby Township School is Interboro Senior High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Glenolden School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Glenolden Glenolden School Math: 45% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 1-8 | 613 students
    0.3 miles
    Macdade & Knowles
    Glenolden, PA 19036
    (610) 237-6430
    0.3 1-8 613
  • Glenolden Southeast Delco Kindergarten Center
    Grades: K | 312 students
    0.3 miles
    1 School Ln
    Glenolden, PA 19036
    (610) 522-4365
    0.3 K 312
  • Glenolden Walter M Senkow Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-5 | 279 students
    0.8 miles
    15 East Lamont Avenue
    Glenolden, PA 19036
    (610) 957-5114
    0.8 1-5 279
  • Clifton Heights Aldan Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 237 students
    1.0 miles
    1 North Woodlawn Ave
    Clifton Heights, PA 19018
    (610) 626-3410
    1 K-6 237
  • Clifton Heights Primos Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 469 students
    1.0 miles
    861 Bunting Ln
    Clifton Heights, PA 19018
    (610) 622-6755
    1 K-5 469

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