Vare-washington Elementary School

  • Vare-washington Elementary School serves 417 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Vare-washington 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Vare-washington Elementary School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.

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School Overview

  • Vare-washington Elementary School's student population of 417 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students417 students
Vare-washington Elementary School Total Students (2014-2016)
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Vare-washington Elementary School Total Teachers (2014-2016)
Students by GradeVare-washington Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Vare-washington Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Vare-washington Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Vare-washington Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2014-2016)
Asian
18%
4%
Vare-washington Elementary School Asian Students (2014-2016)
Hispanic
35%
10%
Vare-washington Elementary School Black Students (2014-2016)
Black
26%
15%
Vare-washington Elementary School Black Students (2014-2016)
White
8%
68%
Vare-washington Elementary School White Students (2014-2016)
Two or more races
13%
3%
Vare-washington Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsVare-washington Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.760.26
Vare-washington Elementary School Diversity Score (2014-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
Vare-washington Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2014-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Vare-washington Elementary School is Philadelphia City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Philadelphia City School District's student population of 132,968 students has decreased by 7% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $19,677 is higher than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $20,504 is higher than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    220
    3
    Number of Students Managed132,9681,464
    Philadelphia City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    21%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    35%
    62%
    District Total Revenue$2,831 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$2,951 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$19,677$13,048
    District Spending / Student$20,504$12,915
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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