Downingtown Stem Academy

  • Downingtown Stem Academy serves 789 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Downingtown Stem Academy placed in the top 1% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.

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School Overview

  • Downingtown Stem Academy's student population of 789 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students789 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Downingtown Stem Academy is ranked within the top 1% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Downingtown Stem Academy is 0.36, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rankn/a
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Downingtown Stem Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
17%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
10%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
78%
68%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Downingtown Stem Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.360.26
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Graduation Rate≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Downingtown Stem Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDowningtown Area School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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this is an amazing school! I would move across the country to get into such an elite environment. The District is wealthy already, but this school is a haven for the best minds. Amazing!
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