James Weldon Johnson School

  • James Weldon Johnson School serves 825 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 32% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • James Weldon Johnson School's student population of 825 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students825 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Weldon Johnson School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Weldon Johnson School is 0.46, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#3182 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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Asian
4%
9%
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Hispanic
69%
26%
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Black
25%
17%
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White
2%
44%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in James Weldon Johnson School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.460.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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