Wister John School



Wister John School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Wister John School Students by Grade
PK 56
K 59
1 71
2 70
3 51
4 53
5 61
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Wister John School is a public elementary school located in Philadelphia, PA in the Philadelphia City School District. It enrolls 421 students in grades 1st through 12th. Wister John School is the 974th largest public school in Pennsylvania and the 29,933rd largest nationally. It has 20.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 421
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Full Time Teachers: 21
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 29,933rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Pennsylvania: 974th out of 1,776
Student/Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 1,716th out of 1,773
Full Time Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 1,397th out of 1,773

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Wister John School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 219
(52%)
50,615
(52%)
 Female 202
(48%)
46,815
(48%)

Wister John School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 402
(95%)
48,182
(49%)
 Two or More 11
(3%)
8,596
(9%)
 White 4
(1%)
13,707
(14%)
 Hispanic 2
(0%)
19,288
(20%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
214
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
62
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
7,381
(8%)

Wister John School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 421
(100%)
97,430
(100%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Not Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,739 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, Wister John School is ranked 315th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Wister John School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (100.0%) is significantly 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.

Wister John School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 448
2006 447
2007 438
2008 422
2009 399
2010 397
2011 433
2012 467
2013 450
2014 436
2015 421

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16
2006 18.6
2007 18.2
2008 16.9
2009 14.2
2010 13.7
2011 16.7
2012 17.3
2013 15.5
2014 16.1
2015 20

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.93303571428571
2006 0.90156599552573
2007 0.94292237442922
2008 0.9218009478673
2009 0.96491228070175
2010 0.96221662468514
2011 0.95381062355658
2012 0.96145610278373
2013 0.89333333333333
2014 0.99082568807339
2015 1

Compare Wister John School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,372.8% 13.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,000.0% 20.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 100.0%
 

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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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