Mercersburg Elementary School

30 S Park Ave
Mercersburg, PA 17236
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Mercersburg Elementary School serves 265 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Mercersburg Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Mercersburg Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Mercersburg Elementary School's student population of 265 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students265 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

Mercersburg Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Mercersburg Elementary School is 0.15, which is less than 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
#783 out of 2820 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
92%
66%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.150.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTuscarora School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mercersburg Elementary School is James Buchanan High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is James Buchanan Middle School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mercersburg James Buchanan Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 568 students
    1.1 miles
    5191 Fort Loudon Rd
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    (717) 328-5221
    1.1 6-8 568
  • Mercersburg James Buchanan High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 702 students
    1.6 miles
    4773 Fort Loudon Rd
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    (717) 328-2146
    1.6 9-12 702
  • Mercersburg Montgomery Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 243 students
    3.0 miles
    9138 Fort Loudon Rd
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    (717) 328-2023
    3 K-5 243
  • Mercersburg Mountain View Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 264 students
    4.1 miles
    2311 Lemar Rd
    Mercersburg, PA 17236
    (717) 328-2191
    4.1 K-5 264
  • Saint Thomas St Thomas Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 314 students
    8.5 miles
    70 School House Rd
    Saint Thomas, PA 17252
    (717) 369-3123
    8.5 K-5 314

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