Dobson James School

  • Dobson James School serves 289 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Dobson James School's student population of 289 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students289 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dobson James School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dobson James School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2286 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
37%
15%
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White
47%
66%
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Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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