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3400 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020-4310
p. 215-750-2800

Benjamin Rush Elementary School
in Bensalem, PA

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students


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District & State Agencies

School District:
Bensalem Township Sd
State Agency:
Pennsylvania Department Of Education

Information Summary


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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 6th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs32.0
Surrounding communitySuburb, Large Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Bensalem, PA 19020-4310
Total Population53,564 (53,564 urban / N/A rural)
Households20,702 (2.57 people per house)
Median Household Income$50,305
Families13,842 (3.14 people per family)
Pop. — African American3,438
Pop. — Asian4,057
Pop. — Pacific Islander59
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native301
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)45,380
Pop. — Other1,294

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 186 39%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 44 9%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 230 48%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     19%
English Language Learners     5%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A64%
HispanicN/A99%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A68%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A65%
White Non-HispanicN/A87%
All Students83%83%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 438 91.91%
GED Recipients     2.90%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Benjamin Rush Elementary School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic79>16%15%
Hispanic95>20%7%
Asian / Pacific Islander80>16%2%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic221<46%73%
 
Kindergarten 16 18 13 19 66
1st Grade 17 19 14 50 100
2nd Grade 4 16 7 39 66
3rd Grade 8 7 5 32 52
4th Grade 8 12 13 30 63
5th Grade 14 13 14 31 72
6th Grade 12 10 14 20 56
Total 79 95 80 221 475

Bensalem Township Sd – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Benjamin Rush Elementary School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides56.5<6%23%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors4.0<0%1%
Library / Media Specialist9.0<1%2%
Library / Media Support6.0<1%2%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)8.0<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)9.0<1%2%
Guidance Staff Total17.0<2%4%
District Admins5.0<1%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt21.5<2%6%
School Admins12.0<1%5%
School Admin/Sppt34.0<3%8%
Other Support319.5<32%37%
  FTEs % of District % of State
PrekindergartenN/A1%
Kindergarten8.0<2%4%
Elementary177.0>46%42%
Secondary178.0<47%47%
Ungraded18.0<5%7%

Bensalem Township Sd Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools$1,850,000>$307$89
Payments to Charter Schools   
Textbooks$896,000>$148$110
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$54,797,000<$9,107$11,149
 Issued During Fiscal Year$31,444,000>$5,225$2,543
 Retired During Fiscal Year$31,444,000>$5,225$2,543
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$80,924,000>$13,449$11,449
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $348
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $487
Assets
 Sinking Fund  $876
 Bond Fund  $3,035
 Other Funds$56,734,000>$9,428$2,995
Total Revenues$106,671,000>$17,728$12,591
Total Expenses$100,871,000>$16,764$12,461

Bensalem Township Sd Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$27,205,000$8,755,731
Special Education Programs$6,226,000$2,317,167
Vocational Education Programs $670,938
Other Education Programs$729,000$487,605
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$34,689,000$9,754,000$11,334,616$4,049,649
Support Services
 Pupils$3,328,000$1,037,000$978,405$350,972
 Instructional Staff$1,644,000$673,000$652,855$241,363
 General Administration$431,000$129,000$429,790$167,429
 School Administration$2,881,000$960,000$931,749$330,602
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$4,111,000$2,017,000$1,172,682$499,258
 Student Transportation$2,932,000$1,395,000$464,312$186,997
 Business / Central / Other$1,015,000$903,000$484,495$194,819
Food Services$958,000$304,000$391,134$160,124
Total$52,103,000$17,182,000$16,248,285$6,141,399

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Bensalem Township Sd.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Pupils$4,645,000>$771$466
  Instructional Staff$2,890,000>$480$331
  General Administration$1,476,000<$245$337
  School Administration$3,933,000>$653$599
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$10,486,000>$1,742$1,139
  Student Transportation$5,335,000>$886$593
  Business / Central / Other$2,568,000>$426$354
  Non-Specified   
  Total$31,333,000>$5,207$3,669
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$2,577,000>$428$410
  Enterprise Operations  $254
  Other   
  Total$2,577,000>$428$426
 Instruction$48,949,000>$8,135$6,178
 Total$82,859,000>$13,770$10,231
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$258,000<$42$54
 Adult Education$50,000<$8$82
 Other  $47
 Total$308,000<$51$86
Capital Outlay
 Construction  $1,589
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $296
 Instructional Equipment$228,000<$37$87
 Other Equipment$404,000<$67$102
 Non-Specified Equipment   
 Total$632,000<$105$1,112
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's$2,148,000>$356$153
Payments to Other School Systems$11,223,000>$1,865$765
Debt Interest$3,701,000>$615$443
Total$100,871,000>$16,764$12,461

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Bensalem Township Sd.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$897,000<$149$260
  Children with Disabilities Idea  $127
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$277,000<$46$60
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$21,000<$3$27
  Title V, Part A$9,000<$1$3
  Vocational and Tech Education  $87
  Bilingual Education$62,000<$10$11
  Child Nutrition Act$728,000<$120$170
  Other$136,000<$22$104
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $20
  Indian Education   
  Other$528,000<$87$197
 Non-Specified$136,000<$22$104
 Total$2,658,000<$441$671
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$10,344,000<$1,719$3,233
 Staff Improvement Programs$3,534,000>$587$419
 Special Education Programs$3,920,000>$651$538
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$294,000>$48$34
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$12,000<$1$56
 School Lunch Programs$130,000<$21$24
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$514,000<$85$219
 Transportation Programs$2,011,000<$334$370
 Other Programs$2,223,000>$369$291
 Non-Specified   
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
 Total$22,982,000<$3,819$4,245
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$70,979,000>$11,796$5,622
 General Sales Taxes  $110
 Public Utility Taxes$112,000>$18$10
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes  $720
 All Other Taxes$5,359,000>$890$192
 From Other School Systems$896,000<$148$2,192
 From Cities and Counties$13,000<$2$31
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$45,000<$7$70
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 School Lunch$1,257,000<$208$214
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$21,000<$3$27
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$129,000<$21$47
 Interest Earnings$2,037,000>$338$170
 Miscellaneous$135,000<$22$142
 Total$81,031,000>$13,467$7,684
Total$106,671,000>$17,728$12,591

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