Robert K Shafer Middle School

Serves grades 7 - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
3333 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone
(215) 750-2800
District
BENSALEM TOWNSHIP SD
County
BUCKS COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
546
Classroom Teachers
44

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

4

(10 is best)

Better than 34.3% of PA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

6

(10 is best)

Robert K Shafer Middle School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 54 51
Proficiency in Reading 67 62
Proficiency in Math 41 39

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 41 46
Proficiency in Reading 59 62
Proficiency in Math 23.3 31

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 12.55
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.36
AVG FOR STATE 14.48
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 7 276 50.5%
Grade 8 270 49.5%
Total 546 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 55.2% 55.0% 68.7%
Black 16.9% 13.4% 15.6%
Hispanic 17.4% 18.8% 11.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 10.4% 12.6% 4.0%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.1% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 55.3% 51.9% 42.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 50.5% 47.6% 40.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.8% 4.4% 2.7%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 60,418 12,805,537
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,884.0 285
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.7% 5.6%
5-19 YEARS OLD 15.7% 18.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 35.0% 31.4%
45-64 YEARS OLD 28.0% 27.8%
65 OR OLDER 15.7% 17.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 23,834 5,007,442
Single Parent Households With Children 8.7% 9.6%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.8% 89.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.8% 30.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 11.9% 10.9%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.6% 14.0%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.3% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.7% 18.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.1% 17.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.0% 14.9%
$15,000 or less 8.4% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,422 $61,518,892 36.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,082 $5,827,652 3.5%
Staff $945 $5,089,770 3.0%
General Administration $308 $1,658,888 1.0%
School Administration $924 $4,976,664 3.0%
Operation $1,957 $10,540,402 6.3%
Transportation $1,190 $6,409,340 3.8%
Other $521 $2,806,106 1.7%
Total Support $6,926 $37,303,436 22.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $12,894 $69,447,084 41.3%
Total Expenditures $31,242 $168,269,412 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,590 $14,751,635,620 48.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $720 $1,235,662,604 4.1%
Staff $433 $744,108,384 2.5%
General Administration $392 $672,663,093 2.2%
School Administration $655 $1,125,040,706 3.7%
Operation $1,335 $2,293,432,009 7.6%
Transportation $743 $1,276,810,887 4.2%
Other $478 $821,523,453 2.7%
Total Support $4,757 $8,169,222,694 27.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,208 $7,227,042,161 24.0%
Total Expenditures $17,554 $30,147,882,209 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%