2700 Van Reed Rd
Reading, PA 19609
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Whitfield Elementary School serves 560 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Whitfield Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Whitfield Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Whitfield Elementary School's student population of 560 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
560 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Whitfield Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Whitfield Elementary School is 0.52, 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 Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1206 out of 2797 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
18%
11%
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Black
5%
15%
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White
67%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   12/23/2013
Great neighborhood school. Fun learning environment.
- Posted by Parent - janlo
5   10/24/2009
This school has all the above listed as great assets. The principal is great!
- Posted by Administrator - Segda

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 560 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52 (Top 30%)

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