James Buchanan Elementary School

Public K-5

 340 S West End Ave
       Lancaster, PA  17603-5080


 (717) 291-6151

District: Lancaster School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1149th of 1,530 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.6
Number of students:  391

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
43.0%
White:
35.3%
African American:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, James Buchanan Elementary School ranked worse than 75.1% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranked 4th among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Lancaster School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.62. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (43%), White (35.3%), African American (9.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at James Buchanan Elementary School is 15.6. 11 elementary schools in the Lancaster School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare James Buchanan Elementary School employs 25 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

James Buchanan Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks James Buchanan Elementary School 1149th of 1530 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See James Buchanan Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Lancaster School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lancaster School District 514th of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for James Buchanan Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 66.65 496th 1302 61.9%
2004 52.23 739th 1308 43.5%
2005 69.68 416th 1299 68.0%
2006 52.45 903rd 1545 41.6%
2007 34.11 1213th 1555 22.0%
2008 35.60 1208th 1551 22.1%
2009 20.32 1350th 1549 12.8%
2010 18.55 1383rd 1579 12.4%
2011 25.08 1353rd 1597 15.3%
2012 29.47 1295th 1599 19.0%
2013 23.92 1252nd 1519 17.6%
2014 19.51 1232nd 1467 16.0%
2015 28.45 1122nd 1474 23.9%
2016 35.25 1119th 1554 28.0%
2017 41.17 1058th 1547 31.6%
2018 30.62 1149th 1530 24.9%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for James Buchanan Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 408 22 5 12 0 n/a n/a 0 447
1989 428 19 6 22 0 n/a n/a 0 475
1990 426 19 7 17 0 n/a n/a 0 469
1991 421 25 9 44 1 n/a n/a 0 500
1992 422 31 9 36 1 n/a n/a 0 499
1993 412 29 13 42 1 n/a n/a 0 497
1994 412 27 10 51 1 n/a n/a 0 501
1995 389 45 17 82 2 n/a n/a 0 535
1996 389 45 17 82 2 n/a n/a 0 535
1997 371 48 12 74 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1998 300 44 11 66 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1999 276 51 6 57 1 n/a n/a 0 391
2000 242 49 9 64 0 n/a n/a 0 364
2001 277 42 9 72 1 n/a n/a 0 401
2002 230 58 15 87 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2003 230 58 15 87 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2004 239 57 17 99 0 n/a n/a 0 412
2005 238 46 18 121 0 n/a n/a 0 423
2006 230 56 18 130 0 n/a n/a 0 434
2007 212 52 17 151 0 n/a n/a 0 432
2008 193 39 20 132 0 n/a n/a 0 384
2009 188 52 18 164 0 n/a n/a 0 422
2010 195 54 18 180 0 n/a n/a 0 447
2011 175 47 13 184 0 0 9 0 428
2012 178 41 10 164 0 0 11 0 404
2013 160 46 7 184 0 0 19 0 416
2014 155 51 11 195 0 1 27 0 440
2015 148 57 11 151 1 0 27 0 395
2016 141 46 14 160 1 0 30 0 392
2017 138 36 17 168 1 0 31 0 391

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at James Buchanan Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 24.0 18.6 n/a
1989 475 22.5 21.1 n/a
1990 469 26.3 17.8 0.0
1991 500 28.3 17.6 n/a
1992 499 27.0 18.4 n/a
1993 497 26.0 19.1 n/a
1994 501 27.0 18.6 n/a
1995 535 26.5 20.2 n/a
1996 535 26.5 20.2 n/a
1997 505 24.0 21.0 n/a
1998 421 23.0 18.3 n/a
1999 391 21.6 18.1 n/a
2000 364 22.8 16.0 31.6
2001 401 24.0 16.7 33.4
2002 390 26.0 15.0 41.3
2003 390 26.0 15.0 41.3
2004 412 27.0 15.3 41.7
2005 423 28.0 15.1 38.1
2006 434 26.0 16.7 53.2
2007 432 23.7 18.2 57.6
2008 384 25.7 14.9 60.9
2009 422 25.8 16.4 64.9
2010 447 23.7 18.8 63.5
2011 428 24.0 17.8 58.4
2012 404 24.0 16.8 59.7
2013 416 26.1 15.9 68.3
2014 440 26.5 16.6 75.0
2015 395 26.0 15.1 99.2
2016 392 26.0 15.0 100.0
2017 391 25.0 15.6 100.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio James Buchanan Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 24.0 18.6 n/a
1989 475 22.5 21.1 n/a
1990 469 26.3 17.8 0.0
1991 500 28.3 17.6 n/a
1992 499 27.0 18.4 n/a
1993 497 26.0 19.1 n/a
1994 501 27.0 18.6 n/a
1995 535 26.5 20.2 n/a
1996 535 26.5 20.2 n/a
1997 505 24.0 21.0 n/a
1998 421 23.0 18.3 n/a
1999 391 21.6 18.1 n/a
2000 364 22.8 16.0 31.6
2001 401 24.0 16.7 33.4
2002 390 26.0 15.0 41.3
2003 390 26.0 15.0 41.3
2004 412 27.0 15.3 41.7
2005 423 28.0 15.1 38.1
2006 434 26.0 16.7 53.2
2007 432 23.7 18.2 57.6
2008 384 25.7 14.9 60.9
2009 422 25.8 16.4 64.9
2010 447 23.7 18.8 63.5
2011 428 24.0 17.8 58.4
2012 404 24.0 16.8 59.7
2013 416 26.1 15.9 68.3
2014 440 26.5 16.6 75.0
2015 395 26.0 15.1 99.2
2016 392 26.0 15.0 100.0
2017 391 25.0 15.6 100.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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