Holme Thomas School

  • Holme Thomas School serves 650 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 47% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Holme Thomas School's student population of 650 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students650 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Holme Thomas School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Holme Thomas School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2306 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:115:1
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Asian
9%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
11%
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Black
29%
15%
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White
34%
66%
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Two or more races
15%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Holme Thomas School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.760.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Holme Thomas School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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