James Weldon Johnson School



James Weldon Johnson School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James Weldon Johnson School Students by Grade
PK 36
K 62
1 87
2 79
3 93
4 94
5 108
6 95
7 99
8 98
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 1

James Weldon Johnson School is a public elementary school located in New York, NY in the New York City Geographic District # 4 School District. It enrolls 852 students in grades 1st through 12th. James Weldon Johnson School is the 237th largest public school in New York and the 3,203rd largest nationally. It has 12.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 852
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 68.61
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,203rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New York: 237th out of 2,782
Student/Teacher Rank in New York: 772nd out of 2,753
Full Time Teacher Rank in New York: 158th out of 2,753

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James Weldon Johnson School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 436
(51%)
5,094
(49%)
 Female 416
(49%)
5,255
(51%)

James Weldon Johnson School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 572
(67%)
6,416
(62%)
 Black 220
(26%)
2,626
(25%)
 Asian 34
(4%)
611
(6%)
 White 19
(2%)
484
(5%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
95
(1%)
 Two or More 3
(0%)
117
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

James Weldon Johnson School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 697
(82%)
7,802
(75%)
 Not Eligible 150
(18%)
2,226
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 5
(1%)
321
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,554 ranked schools in New York, James Weldon Johnson School is ranked 131st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James Weldon Johnson School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (82.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 53.2%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

James Weldon Johnson School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 725
2006 702
2007 706
2008 742
2009 754
2010 768
2011 778
2012 801
2013 840
2014 860
2015 852

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.4
2006 14
2007 13.8
2008 12.4
2009 13.2
2010 12.8
2011 13.9
2012 13.6
2013 13.3
2014 13.2
2015 12.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.87586206896552
2006 0.86752136752137
2007 0.90793201133144
2008 0.93261455525606
2009
2010 0.84635416666667
2011 0.84704370179949
2012 0.8414481897628
2013 0.78690476190476
2014 0.81395348837209
2015 0.82394366197183

Compare James Weldon Johnson School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,240.0% 12.4:1
 
1,278.3% 12.8:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 82.4%
 

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Public PK - 08 852 12.4:1  
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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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