James A. Whitaker Elementary



James A. Whitaker Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James A. Whitaker Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 95
1 102
2 83
3 88
4 99
5 93
6 99
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

James A. Whitaker Elementary is a public elementary school located in Buena Park, CA in the Buena Park Elementary School District. It enrolls 659 students in grades 1st through 12th. James A. Whitaker Elementary is the 1,674th largest public school in California and the 9,618th largest nationally. It has 27.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 659
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 27.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 24
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,618th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,674th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,858th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 2,269th out of 6,159

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James A. Whitaker Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 368
(56%)
2,137
(51%)
 Female 291
(44%)
2,030
(49%)

James A. Whitaker Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 497
(75%)
2,639
(63%)
 White 65
(10%)
419
(10%)
 Asian 56
(8%)
812
(19%)
 Black 28
(4%)
193
(5%)
 Two or More 10
(2%)
70
(2%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
15
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
19
(0%)

James A. Whitaker Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 545
(83%)
2,694
(65%)
 Not Eligible 65
(10%)
1,104
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 49
(7%)
369
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, James A. Whitaker Elementary is ranked 777th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James A. Whitaker Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (90.1%) is significantly higher than the state average of 58.5%. 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.

James A. Whitaker Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 750
2006 747
2007 719
2008 731
2009 668
2010 656
2011 663
2012 659

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.8
2006 20.8
2007 19.4
2008 21.5
2009 25.7
2010 N/A
2011 26.5
2012 27.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.95066666666667
2006 0.79116465863454
2007 0.778859527121
2008 0.77017783857729
2009 0.86377245508982
2010 0.87042682926829
2011
2012 0.90136570561457

Compare James A. Whitaker Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,750.0% 27.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 90.1%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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James A. Whitaker Elementary
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Public KG - 06 659 27.5:1  
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Private PK - 06 113 5:1 2 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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