Dodson Elementary School



Dodson Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dodson Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 78
1 81
2 94
3 72
4 72
5 73
6 67
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dodson Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Wilkes Barre, PA in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. It enrolls 537 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dodson Elementary School is the 554th largest public school in Pennsylvania and the 18,596th largest nationally. It has 15.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 537
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.85
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,596th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Pennsylvania: 554th out of 1,776
Student/Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 1,083rd out of 1,773
Full Time Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 601st out of 1,773

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Dodson Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 272
(51%)
1,953
(52%)
 Female 265
(49%)
1,780
(48%)

Dodson Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 235
(44%)
1,122
(30%)
 White 141
(26%)
1,556
(42%)
 Black 111
(21%)
696
(19%)
 Two or More 42
(8%)
306
(8%)
 Asian 8
(1%)
47
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Dodson Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 537
(100%)
3,733
(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, Dodson Elementary School is ranked 197th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dodson Elementary 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.

Dodson Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 457
2006 459
2007 439
2008 440
2009 471
2010 465
2011 481
2012 503
2013 505
2014 538
2015 537

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.1
2006 16.7
2007 6.7
2008 12.9
2009 12.7
2010 12.4
2011 12.6
2012 13.5
2013 14
2014 15.7
2015 15.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.7308533916849
2006 0.77342047930283
2007 0.74031890660592
2008 0.80454545454545
2009 0.86624203821656
2010 0.85806451612903
2011 0.86486486486486
2012 0.88667992047714
2013 0.86534653465347
2014 0.99442379182156
2015 1

Compare Dodson Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,372.8% 13.7:1
 
1,540.0% 15.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 100.0%
 

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Public KG - 06 537 15.4:1  
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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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