Children And Education
Student Performance in Grade 11 English

Increasing


Student Performance on Grade 11 Math, 2021

What does this measure?

The percentage of students considered proficient on the Pennsylvania Keystone Grade 11 Algebra 1 exam.

Why is this important?

Math skills are critical to a variety of careers and important for life skills ranging from budgeting and smart shopping to understanding the news. The Pennsylvania Keystone Exam is one path for high school students to demonstrate readiness for postsecondary success. Proficiency among historically underperforming students can show whether districts and education policymakers have made progress in closing the achievement gap between traditionally underserved groups and other students.

How does our county compare?

In 2021, 73% of students in Lancaster County and 48% of students in the Lancaster City School District passed the Grade 11 algebra exam, representing a slight change from 74% in the County and up from 45% in the District in 2019. In contrast, 52% of historically underperforming students in Lancaster County and 43% of historically underperforming students in the Lancaster City School District passed the exam in 2021, down 2 percentage point in the County and up 3 points in the District in 2019. Lancaster County's 2021 proficiency rates were higher than statewide rates of 63% for all students and 42% for historically underperforming students.

Lancaster County has the highest proficiency rate among all students, followed by Chester (71%), Cumberland (69%), and York (66%) and the highest performance rate among historically underperforming students, followed by Chester and York (both at 46%) and Cumberland (44%). Lancaster County's share of historically underperforming students in eleventh grade (52%) is higher than Lebanon (42%), Dauphin (39%) and Berks (34%).

Notes about the data

As assessments vary among states, it is not possible to include comparable data for the nation or other areas in this indicator. Data are from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

2021 results may not reflect representative samples of the schools' students. Cross-year comparisons of proficiency are likely to be inaccurate for this reason.

Student Performance on Grade 11 Math, 2021
All StudentsHistorically Underperforming
Pennsylvania63%42%
Lancaster County73%52%
School District of Lancaster48%43%
Hempfield School District78%62%
Ephrata Area School District80%62%
Elizabethtown Area School District68%39%
Lampeter-Strasburg School District74%49%
Eastern Lancaster County School District85%66%
Donegal School District64%46%
Manheim Central School District78%60%
Conestoga Valley School District76%58%
Columbia Borough School District45%28%
Manheim Township School District82%51%
Cocalico School District80%65%
Penn Manor School District84%63%
Pequea Valley School District68%60%
Solanco School District58%40%
Warwick School District88%65%
La Academia Partnership Charter School6%6%
Lebanon County63%42%
York County66%46%
Dauphin County59%39%
Cumberland County69%44%
Chester County71%46%
Berks County57%34%

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




Number of Students Passing Grade 11 Math, 2021
All StudentsHistorically Underperforming
Pennsylvania62,83016,460
Lancaster County2,775746
School District of Lancaster139106
Hempfield School District33281
Ephrata Area School District22273
Elizabethtown Area School District20234
Lampeter-Strasburg School District15636
Eastern Lancaster County School District13431
Donegal School District11731
Manheim Central School District14529
Conestoga Valley School District22862
Columbia Borough School District3311
Manheim Township School District24741
Cocalico School District15745
Penn Manor School District25072
Pequea Valley School District7129
Solanco School District12029
Warwick School District22035
La Academia Partnership Charter School11
Lebanon County731193
York County2,857719
Dauphin County1,322328
Cumberland County1,253224
Chester County4,504863
Berks County2,309629

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




INDICATORS TREND
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 3 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance in Grade 11 English Not Applicable
Student Performance in Grade 11 Math Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Maintaining
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Enrollment in Local Colleges Decreasing
College Graduation Rates Decreasing
Brain Drain/Gain Increasing
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Average Charitable Giving Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate Not Applicable
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Violent Crime Rate Maintaining
Incarceration Rate Decreasing
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population Density Increasing
Air Quality Increasing
Water Use Decreasing
Waterways Impaired by Pollution Not Applicable
Population by Age Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age and Gender Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People with Disabilities Maintaining
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Change in Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Sector Share of Total Jobs Not Applicable
Workers by Occupation Not Applicable
Change in Labor Force Decreasing
People Entering/Leaving County/Region for Work Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio Maintaining
Employer Size Not Applicable
Change in Number of Businesses by Sector Increasing
Change in Total Agricultural Sales Increasing
Spending for Local Government Maintaining
Spending for School Districts Maintaining
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Working Poor Maintaining
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Receiving Temporary Assistance Increasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Median Home Value Maintaining
Occupied Housing Units Maintaining
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Rent Maintaining
Cost of Renting Increasing
Households Without Vehicles Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Health Status Decreasing
Prevalence of Mental Illness Maintaining
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Mortality Rates Decreasing
Fatal Drug Overdoses Increasing
Cancer Incidence Decreasing
Households With Internet Access Not Applicable
High-Tech Jobs Increasing
STEM Graduates Increasing
Science and Engineering Research and Development Maintaining
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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