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
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
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 more than the state average of 0.23. 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 (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
18%
8%
Black
11%
16%
White
60%
71%
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 0.23
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 (2000-2013)
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,993 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Scranton School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
3
Number of Students Managed 9,993 1,682
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: 2013 (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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ScrantonSouth Scranton Intrmd School
    355 Maple St
    ScrantonPA 18505
    (570)348-3631
    0.6 mi | 534 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • ScrantonJohn J. Audubon #42 Elementary School
    400 Hickory St
    ScrantonPA 18505
    (570)348-3665
    0.7 mi | 226 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ScrantonMcnichols Plaza Elementary School
    1111 South Irving Ave
    ScrantonPA 18505
    (570)348-3685
    0.7 mi | 475 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • ScrantonNortheast Intrmd School
    721 Adams Ave
    ScrantonPA 18510
    (570)348-3651
    1 mi | 776 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • ScrantonHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award William Prescott #38 Elementary School
    Prescott Ave And Myrtle St
    ScrantonPA 18510
    (570)348-3683
    1 mi | 315 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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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 0.12, 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.