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Dodson El Sch (leave a review)
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+1 (570) 826-7185

80 Jones St

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania


About Dodson El Sch
Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Dodson El Sch is one of 9 schools in the Wilkes-Barre Area SD district of Pennsylvania.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and has an enrolment of 537 students - compared to other schools in Pennsylvania, this is a relatively average sized school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

At Dodson El Sch, the average teaching salary of $63,077 is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of $64,738.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Dodson El Sch 537$9,69215$63,0770.69
G A R Memorial JSHS (0.61 miles) 849$11,10313$66,5990.69
Elmer L Meyers JSHS (0.87 miles) 885$11,80712$69,5530.69
Dr David W Kistler El Sch (1.04 miles) 953$9,78216$65,5450.72
James M Coughlin JSHS (1.3 miles) 949$9,96415$68,8120.46
Hanover Area Memorial El Sch (1.46 miles) 482$48,19318$84,4570.44

Dodson El Sch

Number of pupils537
Funding per pupil$9,692
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$63,077
Diversity index0.69

G A R Memorial JSHS (0.61 miles)

Number of pupils849
Funding per pupil$11,103
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$66,599
Diversity index0.69

Elmer L Meyers JSHS (0.87 miles)

Number of pupils885
Funding per pupil$11,807
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$69,553
Diversity index0.69

Dr David W Kistler El Sch (1.04 miles)

Number of pupils953
Funding per pupil$9,782
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$65,545
Diversity index0.72

James M Coughlin JSHS (1.3 miles)

Number of pupils949
Funding per pupil$9,964
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$68,812
Diversity index0.46

Hanover Area Memorial El Sch (1.46 miles)

Number of pupils482
Funding per pupil$48,193
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$84,457
Diversity index0.44
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Rankings within Pennsylvania
There are 3,078 schools in Pennsylvania. Rankings don't always go up to 3,078 because some schools have missing data.
1219thlargest school
1357thhighest number of FTE teachers
2085thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1467thhighest average teaching salary
1sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
2339thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
97thhighest diversity index
1744thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 2.5 hours

1st Grade - 6th Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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