Dr David W Kistler Elementary School

301 Old River Rd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Dr David W Kistler Elementary School serves 963 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Dr David W Kistler 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (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 42% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Dr David W Kistler Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Dr David W Kistler Elementary School's student population of 963 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students963 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

Dr David W Kistler 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 Dr David W Kistler Elementary School is 0.73, 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
#2352 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
37%
11%
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Black
23%
15%
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White
28%
66%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.730.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Dr David W Kistler Elementary School is Elmer L Meyers Junior Senior High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lee Park Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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