Dobson James School

Public K-8

 4667 Umbria St
       Philadelphia, PA  19127-1929


 (215) 487-4460

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1238th of 1,547 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  305

Racial breakdown:
White:
46.2%
African American:
34.4%
Two or more races:
11.1%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100.0%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Dobson James School ranked worse than 80% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranked 26th among 145 ranked elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.56. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017, Dobson James School ranked worse than 76.7% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.12. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (46.2%), African American (34.4%), two or more races (11.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dobson James School is 15.2, which is the 20th best among 145 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Dobson James School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dobson James School 1238th of 1547 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Dobson James School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Dobson James School 673rd of 877 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Dobson James School in the ranking list.)

Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 531st of 593 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Dobson James School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 21.75 1079th 1302 17.1%
2004 38.87 920th 1308 29.7%
2005 67.87 461st 1299 64.5%
2006 66.76 545th 1545 64.7%
2007 54.95 863rd 1555 44.5%
2008 38.31 1169th 1551 24.6%
2009 45.56 1063rd 1549 31.4%
2010 44.53 1107th 1579 29.9%
2011 57.10 861st 1597 46.1%
2012 45.57 1117th 1599 30.1%
2013 45.24 1052nd 1519 30.7%
2014 39.15 1080th 1467 26.4%
2015 29.61 1111th 1474 24.6%
2016 30.60 1175th 1554 24.4%
2017 21.56 1238th 1547 20.0%

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

Rank History for Dobson James School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 22.45 536th 643 16.6%
2004 59.81 326th 663 50.8%
2005 52.71 395th 687 42.5%
2006 52.17 430th 736 41.6%
2007 64.65 292nd 749 61.0%
2008 61.91 321st 753 57.4%
2009 63.09 323rd 770 58.1%
2010 51.19 498th 805 38.1%
2011 49.07 527th 825 36.1%
2012 51.53 503rd 834 39.7%
2013 50.12 472nd 758 37.7%
2014 65.88 282nd 728 61.3%
2015 45.86 492nd 835 41.1%
2016 35.64 584th 870 32.9%
2017 21.12 673rd 877 23.3%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Open Quote Dobson truly is a gem. Small and friendly with an extremely involved home and school association. I was concerned about sending my child to public school with all of the cut backs and issues going on with the district, but Dobson has by far exceeded my expectations and my child is thriving there. This is a high quality school that almost seems to fly under the radar, but is in my view comparable to Meredith, Penn Alexander, etc. This is what a small neighborhood public school is all about. Keep up the good work! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Dobson James School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 180 113 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 296
1989 199 121 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 323
1990 203 101 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 306
1991 210 128 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 341
1992 197 142 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 343
1993 186 137 0 2 3 n/a n/a 0 328
1994 194 138 0 3 3 n/a n/a 0 338
1995 188 130 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 323
1996 188 130 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 323
1997 171 152 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 325
1998 161 159 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 325
1999 179 133 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 315
2000 162 134 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 299
2001 149 136 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 286
2002 152 129 2 6 1 n/a n/a 0 290
2003 152 129 2 6 1 n/a n/a 0 290
2004 149 134 3 6 1 n/a n/a 0 293
2005 167 117 3 4 1 n/a n/a 0 292
2006 166 130 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2007 140 109 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 255
2008 134 107 3 4 0 n/a n/a 7 255
2009 124 125 3 4 0 n/a n/a 7 263
2010 134 116 1 5 0 n/a n/a 8 264
2011 128 105 1 6 0 0 11 0 251
2012 125 108 2 9 0 0 11 0 255
2013 137 105 3 11 0 0 26 0 282
2014 141 107 4 12 0 0 32 0 296
2015 128 106 7 10 0 0 35 0 286
2016 141 105 8 17 0 0 34 0 305

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 Dobson James School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 296 23.0 12.8 n/a
1989 323 23.0 14.0 n/a
1990 306 24.0 12.7 0.0
1991 341 24.0 14.2 n/a
1992 343 24.0 14.2 n/a
1993 328 22.0 14.9 n/a
1994 338 19.0 17.8 n/a
1995 323 22.0 14.7 n/a
1996 323 22.0 14.7 n/a
1997 325 22.0 14.8 n/a
1998 325 21.0 15.5 n/a
1999 315 19.0 16.6 n/a
2000 299 21.0 14.2 84.6
2001 286 19.0 15.1 85.7
2002 290 18.0 16.1 84.1
2003 290 18.0 16.1 84.1
2004 293 21.2 13.8 82.6
2005 292 18.2 16.0 83.6
2006 303 22.2 13.6 83.8
2007 255 19.3 13.2 84.3
2008 255 21.3 12.0 74.6
2009 263 19.2 13.7 75.0
2010 264 22.1 11.9 102.0
2011 251 23.2 10.8 98.8
2012 255 19.4 13.1 98.8
2013 282 19.5 14.4 98.9
2014 296 19.6 15.0 99.0
2015 286 22.0 13.0 99.0
2016 305 20.0 15.2 100.0

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 Dobson James School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 296 23.0 12.8 n/a
1989 323 23.0 14.0 n/a
1990 306 24.0 12.7 0.0
1991 341 24.0 14.2 n/a
1992 343 24.0 14.2 n/a
1993 328 22.0 14.9 n/a
1994 338 19.0 17.8 n/a
1995 323 22.0 14.7 n/a
1996 323 22.0 14.7 n/a
1997 325 22.0 14.8 n/a
1998 325 21.0 15.5 n/a
1999 315 19.0 16.6 n/a
2000 299 21.0 14.2 84.6
2001 286 19.0 15.1 85.7
2002 290 18.0 16.1 84.1
2003 290 18.0 16.1 84.1
2004 293 21.2 13.8 82.6
2005 292 18.2 16.0 83.6
2006 303 22.2 13.6 83.8
2007 255 19.3 13.2 84.3
2008 255 21.3 12.0 74.6
2009 263 19.2 13.7 75.0
2010 264 22.1 11.9 102.0
2011 251 23.2 10.8 98.8
2012 255 19.4 13.1 98.8
2013 282 19.5 14.4 98.9
2014 296 19.6 15.0 99.0
2015 286 22.0 13.0 99.0
2016 305 20.0 15.2 100.0

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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