John G Whittier #2 Elementary School

John G Whittier #2 Elementary School serves 409 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School operates within the Scranton School District.

Overview

The student population of 409 students has grown by 31% over five years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 409 students
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
18%
8%
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
11%
16%
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
60%
71%
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Sch Ethnicity John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.83
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
53%
34%
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
John G Whittier #2 Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,765 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Scranton School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
3
Number of Students Managed 9,765 1,682
Scranton   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $113 MM $21 MM
Scranton   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $122 MM $20 MM
Scranton   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,723 $12,476
Scranton   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,651 $11,944
Scranton   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Scranton High School (1.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is South Scranton Intrmd School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John J. Audubon #42 Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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Scranton, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.13, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Scranton is John J. Audubon #42 Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.