Children And Education
Student Performance in Grade 11 Math

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Student Performance on Grade 11 English, 2019

What does this measure?

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

Why is this important?

Mastery of communication skills, including reading, writing, speaking and listening, is critical for success at college and in the workplace. 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, 76% of students in Lancaster County and 50% of students in the Lancaster City School District passed the Pennsylvania Keystone Grade 11 English Language Arts exam, down slightly from 75% in the County and up from 45% in the District in 2018. In contrast, 56% of historically underperforming students in Lancaster County and 46% of historically underperforming students in the Lancaster City School District passed the exam in 2019, up from 55% in the County and 42% in the District in 2018. Lancaster County's 2019 proficiency rates were slightly higher than statewide rates of 73% for all students and 54% for historically underperforming students.

Lancaster County has the fourth highest proficiency rate among all students following Chester (80%), Cumberland and York (both 79%) and the fourth highest performance rate among historically underperforming students following York (60%), Cumberland and Chester (both 57%). 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 English, 2019
All StudentsHistorically Underperforming
Pennsylvania73%54%
Lancaster County76%56%
School District of Lancaster50%46%
Hempfield School District81%60%
Ephrata Area School District82%65%
Elizabethtown Area School District73%45%
Lampeter-Strasburg School District86%59%
Eastern Lancaster County School District79%57%
Donegal School District74%53%
Manheim Central School District79%51%
Conestoga Valley School District87%73%
Columbia Borough School District57%55%
Manheim Township School District84%66%
Cocalico School District77%58%
Penn Manor School District83%66%
Pequea Valley School District73%64%
Solanco School District61%46%
Warwick School District76%51%
La Academia Partnership Charter School50%50%
Lebanon County71%50%
York County79%60%
Dauphin County64%45%
Cumberland County79%57%
Chester County80%57%
Berks County72%52%

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




Number of Students Passing Grade 11 English, 2019
All StudentsHistorically Underperforming
Pennsylvania83,79727,674
Lancaster County3,3341,037
School District of Lancaster222175
Hempfield School District417108
Ephrata Area School District23883
Elizabethtown Area School District20941
Lampeter-Strasburg School District20838
Eastern Lancaster County School District15437
Donegal School District15146
Manheim Central School District18832
Conestoga Valley School District26991
Columbia Borough School District5031
Manheim Township School District32777
Cocalico School District15037
Penn Manor School District28996
Pequea Valley School District8133
Solanco School District13951
Warwick School District23251
La Academia Partnership Charter School1010
Lebanon County932274
York County3,6931,139
Dauphin County1,907648
Cumberland County1,659373
Chester County5,2971,224
Berks County3,2201,125

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
Voter Participation Rate Not Applicable
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Violent Crime Rate Not Applicable
Incarceration Rate Not Applicable
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population Density Not Applicable
Air Quality Not Applicable
Water Use Not Applicable
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 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
Employer Size Not Applicable
Change in Number of Businesses by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Total Agricultural Sales Not Applicable
Spending for Local Government Not Applicable
Spending for School Districts Not Applicable
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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