4520 Devonshire Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
North Side Elementary School serves 654 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
North Side Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

North Side Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

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School Overview

North Side Elementary School's student population of 654 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
654 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

North Side Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of North Side Elementary School is 0.68, which is more 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 Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1645 out of 2797 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
4%
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Hispanic
11%
11%
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Black
23%
15%
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White
50%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 654 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68 (Top 10%)

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