420 State St
Towanda, PA 18848
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Towanda Area Elementary School serves 461 students in grades 3-6.
Towanda Area 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black).

School Overview

Towanda Area Elementary School's student population of 461 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 3-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
461 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Towanda Area Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Towanda Area Elementary School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1704 out of 2797 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
13%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
95%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 3-6
  • Students: 461 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10

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