PROFICIENCY 11% 79% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
27%Philadelphia City SD

Wister John School is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Philadelphia City SD" in Philadelphia, PA. There are a total of 436 students and 27 teachers at Wister John School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 424 free lunch students and 8 reduced lunch students.

Wister John School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 11.0%, which is 79% lower than the Pennsylvania average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch424
Reduced lunch8


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Wister John School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

All<= 5%
3<= 10%
4<= 5%
5<= 10%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Wister John School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 0.8% 14.8% 68.3% 51.1%
African American 95.1% 52.1% 14.5% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 8.0% 3.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 1.4% 19.2% 10.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.7% 5.6% 2.9% 3.1%

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Philadelphia demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)11,62627791
Median age33.940.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%56%55%
Speak English78%89%79%
Speak Spanish10%5%13%

Education level achieved in Philadelphia

Completed 8th grade79.9%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school78.5%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college49.1%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.9%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.3%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters10.9%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.7%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.4%1.3%
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Source: The Wister John School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.