McCloskey John F School

Summary:

McCloskey John F School is an elementary school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving grades PK-8 with a student population of around 250. The school is part of the Philadelphia City School District, which is ranked 494 out of 606 districts in Pennsylvania and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

McCloskey John F School consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Pennsylvania elementary schools, with academic performance significantly below the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in Math ranged from 0% (8th grade) to 18.8% (3rd grade), compared to the state average of 39.3%. In English Language Arts, the proficiency rates ranged from 14.7% (8th grade) to 43.4% (5th grade), compared to the state average of 53.8%. The school also has a very high percentage of students (100%) eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

While the nearby schools in the Philadelphia City School District, such as John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts, Day Anna B School, and Franklin S Edmonds School, also perform poorly on academic measures, some nearby schools in other districts, such as Glenside Elementary School and Wyncote Elementary School in the Cheltenham School District, demonstrate significantly higher academic performance and lower percentages of economically disadvantaged students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 8500 Pickering St
       Philadelphia, PA  19150-1028


(215) 400-3380

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1249th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,395 Help


Students who attend McCloskey John F School usually attend:

High:    King Martin Luther High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.3 Help
Number of students:  250

Racial breakdown:

African American:
94.8%
Hispanic:
2.4%
Two or more races:
2.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details McCloskey John F School ranks worse than 81.4% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 51st among 147 ranked elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.29. (See more...)
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Compare Details McCloskey John F School ranks worse than 84.8% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.96. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (94.8%), Hispanic (2.4%), two or more races (2.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McCloskey John F School is 12.3, which is the 62nd best among 147 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McCloskey John F School is $20,395. 76 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

McCloskey John F School:

SchoolDigger ranks McCloskey John F School 1249th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See McCloskey John F School in the ranking list.)

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African American students:

SchoolDigger ranks McCloskey John F School 757th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See McCloskey John F School in the ranking list.)

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Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 494th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McCloskey John F School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at McCloskey John F School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 1.17 1263rd 1302 3.0%
2004 2.40 1237th 1308 5.4%
2005 20.85 1099th 1299 15.4%
2006 13.47 1392nd 1545 9.9%
2007 12.07 1416th 1555 8.9%
2008 15.19 1387th 1551 10.6%
2009 11.21 1424th 1549 8.1%
2010 17.96 1390th 1579 12.0%
2011 22.99 1372nd 1597 14.1%
2012 20.90 1358th 1599 15.1%
2013 27.12 1228th 1519 19.2%
2014 19.08 1236th 1467 15.7%
2015 17.04 1218th 1474 17.4%
2016 18.72 1273rd 1554 18.1%
2017 8.49 1383rd 1547 10.6%
2018 9.95 1358th 1530 11.2%
2019 6.21 1425th 1544 7.7%
2022 11.32 1318th 1534 14.1%
2023 17.29 1249th 1534 18.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at McCloskey John F School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.98 1132nd 1414 19.9%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at McCloskey John F School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 54.74 160th 437 63.4%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for McCloskey John F School

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Rank History for all middle school students at McCloskey John F School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 28.10 572nd 728 21.4%
2015 26.68 617th 835 26.1%
2016 14.79 715th 870 17.8%
2017 7.83 786th 877 10.4%
2018 6.88 793rd 861 7.9%
2019 5.97 832nd 891 6.6%
2022 7.51 836th 883 5.3%
2023 12.96 757th 893 15.2%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at McCloskey John F School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 18.82 719th 874 17.7%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at McCloskey John F School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.95 224th 421 46.8%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for McCloskey John F School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1 424 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1989 0 422 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1990 1 423 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1991 2 437 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 444
1992 1 455 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 462
1993 1 401 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 405
1994 4 395 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1995 5 386 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1996 5 386 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1997 4 404 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1998 3 407 0 10 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1999 2 394 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 403
2000 3 381 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 387
2001 3 375 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 381
2002 1 331 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 335
2003 1 331 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 335
2004 3 369 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 378
2005 6 362 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2006 6 387 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2007 6 411 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 424
2008 1 411 0 6 0 n/a n/a 1 419
2009 0 387 1 5 0 n/a n/a 1 394
2010 1 407 0 4 0 n/a n/a 4 416
2011 0 444 0 4 0 0 6 0 454
2012 1 416 0 7 0 0 5 0 429
2013 3 403 0 5 0 0 7 0 418
2014 3 411 0 9 0 0 14 0 437
2015 3 433 0 5 0 0 13 0 454
2016 4 431 0 10 0 0 15 0 460
2017 4 489 0 11 0 0 18 0 522
2018 3 404 0 13 0 0 19 0 439
2019 6 331 0 10 0 0 9 0 356
2020 5 322 0 9 0 0 9 0 345
2021 1 311 0 10 0 0 9 0 331
2022 2 263 0 6 0 0 8 0 279
2023 1 237 0 6 0 0 6 0 250

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 McCloskey John F School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 427 21.0 20.3 n/a
1989 428 22.0 19.4 n/a
1990 431 24.0 17.9 0
1991 444 24.0 18.5 n/a
1992 462 23.0 20.0 n/a
1993 405 17.0 23.8 n/a
1994 407 18.0 22.6 n/a
1995 399 18.5 21.6 n/a
1996 399 18.5 21.6 n/a
1997 417 19.5 21.4 n/a
1998 420 20.5 20.5 n/a
1999 403 22.5 17.9 n/a
2000 387 22.0 17.6 56.8
2001 381 21.5 17.7 49.3
2002 335 17.0 19.7 48.4
2003 335 17.0 19.7 48.4
2004 378 20.3 18.6 46
2005 371 21.3 17.4 43.7
2006 396 24.3 16.3 51.5
2007 424 23.3 18.2 41.5
2008 419 25.3 16.6 49.8
2009 394 26.2 15.0 49.4
2010 416 29.2 14.2 57.8
2011 454 29.2 15.5 51.3
2012 429 27.2 15.7 53.4
2013 418 26.7 15.6 69.6
2014 437 23.8 18.3 75.5
2015 454 26.0 17.4 70.5
2016 460 21.0 21.9 100
2017 522 28.4 18.3 99.2
2018 439 28.2 15.5 100
2019 356 31.1 11.4 100
2020 345 24.6 13.9 100
2021 331 25.7 12.8 99.1
2022 279 21.5 12.9 98.9
2023 250 20.2 12.3 100

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio McCloskey John F School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 427 21.0 20.3 n/a
1989 428 22.0 19.4 n/a
1990 431 24.0 17.9 0
1991 444 24.0 18.5 n/a
1992 462 23.0 20.0 n/a
1993 405 17.0 23.8 n/a
1994 407 18.0 22.6 n/a
1995 399 18.5 21.6 n/a
1996 399 18.5 21.6 n/a
1997 417 19.5 21.4 n/a
1998 420 20.5 20.5 n/a
1999 403 22.5 17.9 n/a
2000 387 22.0 17.6 56.8
2001 381 21.5 17.7 49.3
2002 335 17.0 19.7 48.4
2003 335 17.0 19.7 48.4
2004 378 20.3 18.6 46
2005 371 21.3 17.4 43.7
2006 396 24.3 16.3 51.5
2007 424 23.3 18.2 41.5
2008 419 25.3 16.6 49.8
2009 394 26.2 15.0 49.4
2010 416 29.2 14.2 57.8
2011 454 29.2 15.5 51.3
2012 429 27.2 15.7 53.4
2013 418 26.7 15.6 69.6
2014 437 23.8 18.3 75.5
2015 454 26.0 17.4 70.5
2016 460 21.0 21.9 100
2017 522 28.4 18.3 99.2
2018 439 28.2 15.5 100
2019 356 31.1 11.4 100
2020 345 24.6 13.9 100
2021 331 25.7 12.8 99.1
2022 279 21.5 12.9 98.9
2023 250 20.2 12.3 100

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for McCloskey John F School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,679 (11.8%) $12,513 (88.2%) $14,192
2020 $1,504 (10.8%) $12,475 (89.2%) $13,979
2021 $4,529 (26.8%) $12,379 (73.2%) $16,908
2022 $9,770 (47.9%) $10,625 (52.1%) $20,395

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on McCloskey John F School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1425th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1249th of 1534 Elementary schools
 10.9%
Ranks 832nd of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 757th of 893 Middle schools
 8.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (McCloskey John F School)12.118.8
 6.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (McCloskey John F School)30.318.8
 11.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (McCloskey John F School)2.911.1
 8.2%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (McCloskey John F School)4755.5
 8.5%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (McCloskey John F School)26.529.6
 3.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (McCloskey John F School)2.54.2
 1.7%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (McCloskey John F School)28.243.4
 15.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (McCloskey John F School)8.712.9
 4.2%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (McCloskey John F School)30.439.5
 9.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (McCloskey John F School)07.3
 7.3%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (McCloskey John F School)22.224.4
 2.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (McCloskey John F School)00
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (McCloskey John F School)8.621.6
 13%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (McCloskey John F School)13.914.7
 0.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (McCloskey John F School)4.48.1
 3.7%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (McCloskey John F School)27.536
 8.5%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (McCloskey John F School)25.528.5
 3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students356250
 29.8%
African American331237
 28.4%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic106
 40%
Pacific Islander00
White61
 83.3%
Two or More Races96
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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Students who attend McCloskey John F School usually go on to attend:

High : King Martin Luther High School

Students at McCloskey John F School are 95% African American, 2% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 250 students attended McCloskey John F School.

McCloskey John F School ranks in the bottom 18.6% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.


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