417 Shickshinny Lake Rd
Shickshinny, PA 18655
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Northwest Area Primary School serves 288 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Northwest Area Primary School's student population of 288 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students
288 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Northwest Area Primary School is 0.13, 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 Data
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State Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
40-44%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
60-64%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
93%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Students: 288 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.13 (Btm 50% in PA)

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