Paxtang Elementary School

Tel: (717)561-1781
  • Paxtang Elementary School serves 266 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (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 45-49% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Paxtang Elementary 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 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Paxtang Elementary School operates within the Central Dauphin School District.

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School Overview

  • Paxtang Elementary School's student population of 266 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students266 students
Paxtang Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Paxtang Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Paxtang Elementary School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradePaxtang Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Paxtang Elementary 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 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Paxtang Elementary School is 0.78, 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)35-39%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
Paxtang Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
15%
4%
Paxtang Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
25%
10%
Paxtang Elementary School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
22%
15%
Paxtang Elementary School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
29%
68%
Paxtang Elementary School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
9%
3%
Paxtang Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsPaxtang Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.780.26
Paxtang Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
44%
Paxtang Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
Paxtang Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Paxtang Elementary School is Central Dauphin 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.
    • Central Dauphin School District's student population of 11,168 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $14,642 is higher than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $13,562 is higher than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    School District NameCentral Dauphin School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    19
    3
    Number of Students Managed11,1681,464
    Central Dauphin School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    43%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    61%
    62%
    District Total Revenue$160 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$149 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$14,642$13,048
    District Spending / Student$13,562$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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