Lafe Nelson School



Lafe Nelson School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Lafe Nelson School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 76
1 80
2 73
3 77
4 78
5 82
6 74
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Lafe Nelson School is a public elementary school located in Safford, AZ in the Safford Unified School District. It enrolls 540 students in grades 1st through 12th. Lafe Nelson School is the 562nd largest public school in Arizona and the 17,886th largest nationally. It has 18.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 540
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,886th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 562nd out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 496th out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 541st out of 948

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Lafe Nelson School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 283
(52%)
1,169
(52%)
 Female 257
(48%)
1,093
(48%)

Lafe Nelson School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 273
(51%)
1,109
(49%)
 White 225
(42%)
1,063
(47%)
 Two or More 17
(3%)
23
(1%)
 Black 10
(2%)
32
(1%)
 American Indian 7
(1%)
16
(1%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
14
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(1%)
5
(0%)

Lafe Nelson School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 316
(59%)
1,191
(53%)
 Not Eligible 180
(33%)
866
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 44
(8%)
205
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Lafe Nelson School is ranked 359th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Lafe Nelson School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (66.7%) is slightly higher than the state average of 55.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Lafe Nelson School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 467
2006 503
2007 540
2008 568
2009 551
2010 548
2011 569
2012 540

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.9
2006 20
2007 18.8
2008 17.8
2009 17.8
2010 18.8
2011 19.3
2012 18.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006
2007 0.63333333333333
2008 0.64084507042254
2009 0.42286751361162
2010 0.72445255474453
2011 0.41476274165202
2012 0.66666666666667

Compare Lafe Nelson School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
1,890.0% 18.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 
This School 66.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Lafe Nelson School
Safford, AZ
Public KG - 06 540 18.9:1  
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Public PK - 06 674 19.8:1 1 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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