James Weldon Johnson School

176 E 115th St
New York, NY 10029
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
James Weldon Johnson School serves 803 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
James Weldon Johnson School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York 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 19% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

James Weldon Johnson School's student population of 803 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students803 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

James Weldon Johnson School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of James Weldon Johnson School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#3750 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
3%
9%
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Hispanic
68%
27%
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Black
26%
17%
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White
2%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.470.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in James Weldon Johnson School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 4 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to James Weldon Johnson School is Success Academy Charter School-harlem 3 (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mosaic Preparatory Academy (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York Mosaic Preparatory Academy Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 328 students
    0.2 miles
    141 E 111th St
    New York, NY 10029
    (212) 722-3109
    0.2 PK-5 328
  • New York P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 314 students
    0.2 miles
    315 E 113th St
    New York, NY 10029
    (212) 860-5834
    0.2 PK-5 314
  • New York P.S. 155 William Paca Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 260 students
    0.2 miles
    319 E 117th St
    New York, NY 10035
    (212) 860-5885
    0.2 PK-5 260
  • New York Success Academy Charter School-harlem 3 Charter School
    Grades: K-10 | 941 students
    0.2 miles
    141 E 111th St-3rd Fl
    New York, NY 10029
    (646) 747-6700
    0.2 K-10 941
  • New York Bilingual Bicultural School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 312 students
    0.3 miles
    219 E 109th St
    New York, NY 10029
    (212) 860-6031
    0.3 K-5 312

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