Heston Edward School

1621 N 54th St
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Heston Edward School serves 562 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Heston Edward 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 2% (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 11% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Heston Edward School's student population of 562 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students562 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

Heston Edward 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 Heston Edward School is 0.10, which is less 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
#2815 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
2%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
95%
15%
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White
1%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.100.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (08-09)
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City 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 Heston Edward School is Mastery Cs -shoemaker Campus (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Global Leadership Academy Charter School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia Mastery Cs -shoemaker Campus Charter School
    Math: 21% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 772 students
    0.2 miles
    5301 Media Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (267) 296-7111
    0.2 7-12 772
  • Philadelphia Global Leadership Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 12% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 699 students
    0.3 miles
    4601 Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (267) 295-5700
    0.3 K-8 699
  • Philadelphia Universal Bluford Charter School Charter School
    Math: 12% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 519 students
    0.4 miles
    5801 Media St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
    (215) 732-6518
    0.4 K-6 519
  • Philadelphia Discovery Charter School Charter School
    Math: 20% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 734 students
    0.5 miles
    4700 Parkside
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215) 879-8182
    0.5 K-8 734
  • Philadelphia Kipp Dubois Charter School Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 525 students
    0.5 miles
    5070 Parkside Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215) 307-3465
    0.5 9-12 525

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