James Buchanan Elementary School

  • James Buchanan Elementary School serves 391 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (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 55-59% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • James Buchanan Elementary School's student population of 391 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students391 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Buchanan Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Buchanan Elementary School is 0.68, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#1975 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
43%
11%
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Black
10%
15%
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White
36%
66%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in James Buchanan Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.680.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in James Buchanan Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLancaster SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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