Paxtang Elementary School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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School Overview

  • Paxtang Elementary School's student population of 266 students has grown by 15% 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
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paxtang Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 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%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Paxtang Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Paxtang Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
15%
4%
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Hispanic
25%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Paxtang Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
22%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Paxtang Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
29%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Paxtang Elementary School and the percentage of White students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Paxtang Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.780.26
This chart display the diversity score of Paxtang Elementary School and the average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Paxtang Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Paxtang Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCentral Dauphin School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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