Towamensing Elementary School

  • Towamensing Elementary School serves 351 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 72% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Towamensing Elementary School's student population of 351 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students351 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Towamensing Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Towamensing Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Towamensing Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Towamensing Elementary School is 0.10, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#1273 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Towamensing Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Towamensing Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Towamensing Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Towamensing Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Towamensing Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Towamensing Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
95%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Towamensing Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Towamensing Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Towamensing Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.100.53
This chart display the diversity score of Towamensing Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Towamensing Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Towamensing Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalmerton Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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