James Buchanan Elementary School



James Buchanan Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James Buchanan Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 50
1 40
2 53
3 43
4 46
5 42
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

James Buchanan Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Bethlehem, PA in the Bethlehem Area School District. It enrolls 274 students in grades 1st through 12th. James Buchanan Elementary School is the 1,486th largest public school in Pennsylvania and the 43,705th largest nationally. It has 13.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 274
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 20.25
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 43,705th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Pennsylvania: 1,486th out of 1,776
Student/Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 500th out of 1,773
Full Time Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 1,438th out of 1,773

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James Buchanan Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 145
(53%)
4,250
(48%)
 Male 129
(47%)
4,593
(52%)

James Buchanan Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 163
(59%)
3,904
(44%)
 Hispanic 69
(25%)
3,546
(40%)
 Black 20
(7%)
809
(9%)
 Two or More 13
(5%)
237
(3%)
 Asian 8
(3%)
321
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
15
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
11
(0%)

James Buchanan Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 131
(48%)
3,582
(41%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 118
(43%)
4,761
(54%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 25
(9%)
500
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,739 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, James Buchanan Elementary School is ranked 1,060th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James Buchanan Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (52.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 51.4%. 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 Buchanan Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 296
2006 283
2007 286
2008 285
2009 259
2010 265
2011 265
2012 267
2013 266
2014 267
2015 274

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.2
2006 19
2007 16.1
2008 15.2
2009 14.4
2010 14.9
2011 16.1
2012 15.5
2013 14.8
2014 15.2
2015 13.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.35810810810811
2006 0.32508833922261
2007 0.38461538461538
2008 0.42456140350877
2009 0.0077220077220077
2010 0.50943396226415
2011 0.51698113207547
2012 N/A
2013 0.53759398496241
2014 0.52059925093633
2015 0.52189781021898

Compare James Buchanan Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,350.0% 13.5:1
 
1,372.8% 13.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.4%
 
This School 52.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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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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