Sherrod Elementary



Sherrod Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sherrod Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 161
4 124
5 167
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Sherrod Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palmer, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 452 students in grades 1st through 12th. Sherrod Elementary is the 37th largest public school in Alaska and the 26,251st largest nationally. It has 18.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 452
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.75
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 26,251st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 37th out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 311th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 62nd out of 381

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Sherrod Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 244
(54%)
6,238
(48%)
 Male 208
(46%)
6,767
(52%)

Sherrod Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 314
(69%)
9,549
(73%)
 American Indian 89
(20%)
2,234
(17%)
 Hispanic 18
(4%)
409
(3%)
 Black 12
(3%)
314
(2%)
 Asian 12
(3%)
332
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 7
(2%)
162
(1%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Sherrod Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 285
(63%)
8,698
(67%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 145
(32%)
3,704
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(5%)
603
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Sherrod Elementary is ranked 81st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sherrod Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (36.9%) is lower than the state average of 51.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Sherrod Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 445
2006 414
2007 384
2008 408
2009 424
2010 460
2011 450
2012 452

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 17.9
2007 16.7
2008 16.7
2009 18.4
2010 17.7
2011 19.6
2012 18.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.34831460674157
2006 0.34057971014493
2007 0.39583333333333
2008 0.36274509803922
2009 0.37264150943396
2010 0.3304347826087
2011 0.35111111111111
2012 0.36946902654867

Compare Sherrod Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
1,830.0% 18.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 36.9%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Sherrod Elementary
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Public 03 - 05 452 18.3:1  
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Public KG - 08 308 33.2:1 6 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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