Whitfield Elementary School

2700 Van Reed Rd
Reading, PA 19609
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 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 Placements

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

School Overview

Whitfield Elementary School's student population of 560 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students560 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Whitfield Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

Whitfield Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1369 out of 2820 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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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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Diversity Score
0.520.53
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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 Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilson School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Whitfield Elementary School is Wilson High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Wilson West Middle School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Reading Wilson High School Math: 83% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,007 students
    0.3 miles
    2601 Grandview Boulevard
    Reading, PA 19609
    (610) 670-0180
    0.3 9-12 2,007
  • Reading Wilson West Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 724 students
    0.3 miles
    450 Faust Road
    Reading, PA 19609
    (610) 670-0180
    0.3 6-8 724
  • Reading Cornwall Terrace Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 509 students
    0.9 miles
    3100 Iroquois Ave.
    Reading, PA 19609
    (610) 670-0180
    0.9 K-5 509
  • Reading Wilson Southern Middle School Math: 42% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 701 students
    0.9 miles
    3100 Iroquois Ave
    Reading, PA 19609
    (610) 670-0180
    0.9 6-8 701
  • Reading Spring Ridge Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 478 students
    1.3 miles
    1211 Broadcasting Rd
    Reading, PA 19609
    (610) 670-0180
    1.3 K-5 478

School Reviews

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