James Burd Elementary School

317 North Morris Street

Shippensburg, PA 17257

Tel: (717)530-2780
  • James Burd Elementary School serves 516 students in grades KG-3.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • James Burd Elementary School operates within the Shippensburg Area School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 516 students has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-3
Total Students 516 students
James Burd Elementary School Total Students (2008-2015)
Gender % James Burd Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
James Burd Elementary School Total Teachers (2008-2015)
Students by Grade James Burd Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
James Burd Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2008-2014)
Asian
2%
4%
James Burd Elementary School Asian Students (2008-2015)
Hispanic
3%
10%
James Burd Elementary School Black Students (2008-2015)
Black
6%
15%
James Burd Elementary School Black Students (2008-2015)
White
85%
68%
James Burd Elementary School White Students (2008-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
James Burd Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
3%
James Burd Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.27 0.25
James Burd Elementary School Diversity Score (2008-2015)
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.
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James Burd Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2014)
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.
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James Burd Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2014)

District Comparison

  • Shippensburg Area School District's student population of 3,366 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,456 in this district is less than the state average of $13,538. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,710 is less than the state average of $13,526. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Shippensburg Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,366 1,497
Shippensburg Area School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $43 MM $20 MM
Shippensburg Area School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $40 MM $20 MM
Shippensburg Area School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $12,456 $13,538
Shippensburg Area School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $11,710 $13,526
Shippensburg Area School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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