Penn Elementary School

  • Penn Elementary School serves 398 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Penn Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Penn Elementary School's student population of 398 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students398 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Penn Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Penn Elementary School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#2651 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
28%
11%
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Hispanic
40%
54%
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Black
12%
6%
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White
5%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
15%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Diego Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Penn Elementary School is San Diego Scpa (0.5 miles away)
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