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Student Performance on Grade 11 Math, 2019

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 2019, 74% of students in Lancaster County and 45% of students in the Lancaster City School District passed the Grade 11 algebra exam, representing no change in the County and up from 39% in the District in 2018. In contrast, 54% of historically underperforming students in Lancaster County and 40% of historically underperforming students in the Lancaster City School District passed the exam in 2019, up 1 percentage point in the County and 6 points in the District in 2018. Lancaster County's 2019 proficiency rates were higher than statewide rates of 65% for all students and 44% for historically underperforming students.

Lancaster County has the highest proficiency rate among all students followed by Chester (73%), Cumberland (72%), and York (71%) and the highest performance rate among historically underperforming students followed by York (50%) and Cumberland (47%). Lancaster County's share of historically underperforming students in eleventh grade (42%) is similar to Lebanon (41%), lower than Berks and Dauphin (both 48%), and higher than York (40%), Chester (33%) and Cumberland (31%).

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.

Student Performance on Grade 11 Math, 2019
All StudentsHistorically Underperforming
Pennsylvania65%44%
Lancaster County74%54%
School District of Lancaster45%40%
Hempfield School District83%62%
Ephrata Area School District83%69%
Elizabethtown Area School District70%43%
Lampeter-Strasburg School District85%57%
Eastern Lancaster County School District82%58%
Donegal School District67%47%
Manheim Central School District77%54%
Conestoga Valley School District82%66%
Columbia Borough School District46%43%
Manheim Township School District85%69%
Cocalico School District77%60%
Penn Manor School District80%58%
Pequea Valley School District78%67%
Solanco School District70%54%
Warwick School District74%52%
La Academia Partnership Charter School35%35%
Lebanon County66%43%
York County71%50%
Dauphin County53%34%
Cumberland County72%47%
Chester County73%44%
Berks County65%43%

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




Number of Students Passing Grade 11 Math, 2019
All StudentsHistorically Underperforming
Pennsylvania74,84022,609
Lancaster County3,2781,005
School District of Lancaster202157
Hempfield School District430111
Ephrata Area School District24187
Elizabethtown Area School District20140
Lampeter-Strasburg School District20437
Eastern Lancaster County School District15938
Donegal School District13940
Manheim Central School District17834
Conestoga Valley School District25183
Columbia Borough School District3924
Manheim Township School District33179
Cocalico School District14638
Penn Manor School District27883
Pequea Valley School District8635
Solanco School District16261
Warwick School District22551
La Academia Partnership Charter School77
Lebanon County878234
York County3,313940
Dauphin County1,610488
Cumberland County1,486301
Chester County4,814946
Berks County2,925946

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




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