Octorara Primary Learning Center

  • Octorara Primary Learning Center serves 542 students in grades KG-2.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • Octorara Primary Learning Center operates within the Octorara Area School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 542 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades KG-2
Total Students542 students
Octorara Primary Learning Center Total Students (2001-2015)
Gender %Octorara Primary Learning Center Gender
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Octorara Primary Learning Center Total Teachers (2001-2015)
Students by GradeOctorara Primary Learning Center Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Octorara Primary Learning Center Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2015)
Asian
n/a
4%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Asian Students (2008-2013)
Hispanic
15%
10%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
6%
15%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Black Students (2001-2015)
White
75%
68%
Octorara Primary Learning Center White Students (2001-2015)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Two Or More Races Students (2013-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsOctorara Primary Learning Center All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.410.51
Octorara Primary Learning Center Diversity Score (2001-2015)
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.
39%
41%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2015)
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.
3%
5%
Octorara Primary Learning Center Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2015)

District Comparison

  • Octorara Area School District's student population of 2,476 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $17,598 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $21,536 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District NameOctorara Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed2,4761,497
Octorara Area School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$44 MM$21 MM
Octorara Area School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$54 MM$20 MM
Octorara Area School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$17,598$12,967
Octorara Area School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$21,536$12,300
Octorara Area School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AtglenOctorara Elementary School
    Grades: 3-4 | 363 students
    0 miles
    104 Highland Rd
    AtglenPA 19310
    (610)593-8238
    03-4363
  • AtglenOctorara Area Junior Senior High School
    Grades: 7-12 | 1205 students
    0.3 miles
    226 Highland Rd
    AtglenPA 19310
    (610)593-8253
    0.37-121205
  • AtglenOctorara Intermediate School
    Grades: 5-6 | 366 students
    0.3 miles
    221 Highland Road
    AtglenPA 19310
    (610)593-4608
    0.35-6366
  • CoatesvilleSouth Brandywine Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 643 students
    5.4 miles
    600 Doe Run Rd
    CoatesvillePA 19320
    (610)383-3750
    5.46-8643
  • CoatesvilleRainbow Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 849 students
    5.7 miles
    1113 West Lincoln Highway
    CoatesvillePA 19320
    (610)383-3780
    5.7KG-5849

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  2/6/2017
I am very pleased wth OPLC. Teachers are supportive and caring. Principal is awesome and curriculum is rigorous and challenging. Like the small environment and how personable everyone is.
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5  11/7/2013
The PLC is an excellent learning environment. Treachers are excellent and the principal is caring and child centered. The curriculum is challenging and thorough. . My children enjoyed everyday and still talk about their teachers. We are thoroughly happy with the schools in the Octorara School District. Open door to all and open minded to what is best for the students and community.
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