Hershey Early Childhood Center



Hershey Early Childhood Center Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Hershey Early Childhood Center Students by Grade
PK 0
K 176
1 215
2 1
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Hershey Early Childhood Center is a public elementary school located in Hershey, PA in the Derry Township School District. It enrolls 392 students in grades 1st through 12th. Hershey Early Childhood Center is the 1,077th largest public school in Pennsylvania and the 32,888th largest nationally. It has 15.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 392
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 25.65
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 32,888th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Pennsylvania: 1,077th out of 1,776
Student/Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 1,049th out of 1,773
Full Time Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 1,162nd out of 1,773

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Hershey Early Childhood Center Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 199
(51%)
1,119
(49%)
 Female 193
(49%)
1,142
(51%)

Hershey Early Childhood Center Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 273
(70%)
1,662
(74%)
 Asian 49
(13%)
247
(11%)
 Hispanic 42
(11%)
156
(7%)
 Two or More 14
(4%)
98
(4%)
 Black 12
(3%)
91
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
5
(0%)

Hershey Early Childhood Center Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 328
(84%)
1,786
(79%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 55
(14%)
413
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 9
(2%)
62
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,739 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, Hershey Early Childhood Center is ranked 1,516th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Hershey Early Childhood Center students on free and reduced lunch assistance (16.3%) is significantly lower than the state average of 51.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Hershey Early Childhood Center Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 441
2006 478
2007 463
2008 512
2009 499
2010 462
2011 467
2012 433
2013 409
2014 384
2015 392

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18
2006 19
2007 18.7
2008 24.2
2009 20.2
2010 19.5
2011 18.5
2012 15.9
2013 15.6
2014 15.9
2015 15.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.047619047619048
2006 0.043933054393305
2007 0.069114470842333
2008 0.0703125
2009 0.13426853707415
2010 0.14285714285714
2011 0.16702355460385
2012 0.17551963048499
2013 0.18826405867971
2014 0.19010416666667
2015 0.16326530612245

Compare Hershey Early Childhood Center to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,372.8% 13.7:1
 
1,530.0% 15.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 16.3%
 
State Average 51.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Hershey Early Childhood Center
Hershey, PA
Public KG - 02 392 15.3:1  
Hershey Intrmd Elementary School
Hershey, PA
Public 04 - 06 519 15.8:1 1 miles
Hershey Ms
Hershey, PA
Public 06 - 09 871 12.8:1 1 miles
St Joan of Arc Elementary School
Hershey, PA
Private PK - 08 347 13:1 1 miles
Hershey Primary Elementary School
Hershey, PA
Public 02 - 03 479 13.1:1 1 miles
Milton Hershey School
Hershey, PA
Private PK - 12 2,020 10:1 2 miles
South Hanover Elementary School
Hershey, PA
Public KG - 05 374 14.3:1 3 miles
Lingle Avenue Elementary School
Palmyra, PA
Public KG - 05 604 18.6:1 3 miles
Vista School
Hershey, PA
Private UG - UG 98 7:1 3 miles
Palmyra Area Ms
Palmyra, PA
Public 06 - 08 840 15.4:1 4 miles
Pine Street Elementary School
Palmyra, PA
Public 01 - 05 373 14.6:1 4 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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