Penn Wood Elementary School

  • Penn Wood Elementary School serves 520 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Penn Wood Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Penn Wood Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Penn Wood Elementary School's student population of 520 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students520 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Penn Wood Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Penn Wood Elementary School is 0.27, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank#405 out of 2820 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
4%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
4%
15%
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White
85%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Penn Wood Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.270.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Penn Wood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Chester Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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