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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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Park Forest Elementary School is a highly rated, public school located in State College, PA. It has 497 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
2181 School Dr
State College, PA 16803
Telephone
(814) 231-5010
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Park Forest Elementary School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$66,993
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$949
Median Home Value
$259,100
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
497
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,616
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
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3 reviews
Out of the 5 elementary schools my children attended as military dependents, this is the best school. We will always appreciate the strong academic foundation that PFE provided. The loving teachers who made learning fun were just a bonus. We were also fortunate to be a part of a school that won a green award. We love that they have a composting and recycling program that the children are hands on with.
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I spent my elementary school days there. I wasn't fluent in English at the time and the esl program always overlapped with my English class. It wasn't the most useful and I find that my handwriting is bad because of it.
The teachers are very helpful and and good. The school has average facilities and provides a good education.