Widener Memorial School

  • Widener Memorial School serves 150 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Widener Memorial 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Widener Memorial School's student population of 150 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 50% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students150 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Widener Memorial School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 6:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Widener Memorial School is 0.70, 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)
Overall School Rank#2370 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
11%
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Black
42%
16%
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White
10%
66%
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Two or more races
32%
3%
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Diversity Score0.700.26
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Graduation Rate≥50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Widener Memorial School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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