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West Penn Twp El Sch (leave a review)
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+1 (570) 386-5051

185 School Dr

New Ringgold, Pennsylvania


About West Penn Twp El Sch
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

West Penn Twp El Sch is located in the Tamaqua Area SD district of the state of Pennsylvania. It is one of 5 schools in its district.

West Penn Twp El Sch is a regular school, specialising in Kindergarten to 5th Grade. Compared to other schools in Pennsylvania, this is a relatively small school since it has an enrolment of 275 students.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at West Penn Twp El Sch is $51,121, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of $64,738.

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Local Area
Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Panther Valley Intermediate Sch416$8,33318.41$51,4150.2
Panther Valley Ms0
Tamaqua Area MS513$8,62215.07$54,7770.15
Tamaqua Area SHS651$9,27113.93$55,9890.12
Panther Valley JSHS670$7,66715.06$50,4220.21

Panther Valley Intermediate Sch

Number of pupils416
Funding per pupil$8,333
Pupil teacher ratio18.41
Average teacher salary$51,415
Diversity index0.2

Panther Valley Ms

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupil teacher ratio
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Tamaqua Area MS

Number of pupils513
Funding per pupil$8,622
Pupil teacher ratio15.07
Average teacher salary$54,777
Diversity index0.15

Tamaqua Area SHS

Number of pupils651
Funding per pupil$9,271
Pupil teacher ratio13.93
Average teacher salary$55,989
Diversity index0.12

Panther Valley JSHS

Number of pupils670
Funding per pupil$7,667
Pupil teacher ratio15.06
Average teacher salary$50,422
Diversity index0.21
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Panther Valley Intermediate Sch5.72 miles
Panther Valley Ms5.72 miles
Tamaqua Area MS6.31 miles
Tamaqua Area SHS6.36 miles
Panther Valley JSHS6.52 miles
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Rankings within Pennsylvania
There are 3078 schools in Pennsylvania.
2522ndlargest school
2470thhighest number of FTE teachers
1057thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2509thhighest average teaching salary
2009thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1811sthighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2035thhighest diversity index
1856thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races4
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander2
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 275 students, with a diversity index of 0.14

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 2.5 hours

1st Grade - 5th Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.