Louis E Dieruff High School

  • Louis E Dieruff High School serves 1,764 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 46% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Louis E Dieruff High 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Louis E Dieruff High School operates within the Allentown City School District.
  • Allentown City School District's 65% graduation rate is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Louis E Dieruff High School's student population of 1764 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,764 students
Louis E Dieruff High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Louis E Dieruff High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
Louis E Dieruff High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeLouis E Dieruff High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Louis E Dieruff High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Louis E Dieruff High School is 0.49, 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
Louis E Dieruff High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
1%
4%
Louis E Dieruff High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
68%
10%
Louis E Dieruff High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
15%
15%
Louis E Dieruff High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
16%
68%
Louis E Dieruff High School White Students (1989-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsLouis E Dieruff High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.490.26
Louis E Dieruff High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
68%
86%
Louis E Dieruff High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
44%
Louis E Dieruff High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
Louis E Dieruff High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Louis E Dieruff High School is Allentown City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Allentown City School District's student population of 15,604 students has decreased by 8% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 66% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,825 in this district is less than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $15,748 is higher than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
    School District NameAllentown City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    21
    3
    Number of Students Managed15,6041,464
    Allentown City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    20%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    35%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate
    65%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$218 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$267 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,825$13,048
    District Spending / Student$15,748$12,915
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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