Dodson Elementary School

  • Dodson Elementary School serves 569 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dodson Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Dodson Elementary School's student population of 569 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students569 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dodson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Dodson Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank#2608 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
49%
11%
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Black
19%
15%
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White
23%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dodson Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.670.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilkes-Barre Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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