Independent Elementary



Independent Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Independent Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 71
1 114
2 99
3 98
4 100
5 97
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Independent Elementary is a public elementary school located in Castro Valley, CA in the Castro Valley Unf School District. It enrolls 579 students in grades 1st through 12th. Independent Elementary is the 2,434th largest public school in California and the 14,783rd largest nationally. It has 23.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 579
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.55
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 14,783rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,434th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,581st out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 2,188th out of 6,159

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Independent Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 291
(50%)
3,009
(50%)
 Male 288
(50%)
3,053
(50%)

Independent Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Asian 200
(35%)
1,605
(26%)
 White 184
(32%)
1,964
(32%)
 Hispanic 75
(13%)
1,438
(24%)
 Two or More 75
(13%)
641
(11%)
 Black 41
(7%)
358
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
32
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
24
(0%)

Independent Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 541
(93%)
4,912
(81%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 30
(5%)
851
(14%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 8
(1%)
299
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Independent Elementary is ranked 5,496th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Independent Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (6.6%) is significantly lower than the state average of 58.5%. 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.

Independent Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 462
2006 521
2007 550
2008 594
2009 606
2010 593
2011 588
2012 579

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.5
2006 20.4
2007 17
2008 21.2
2009 21.6
2010 N/A
2011 22.9
2012 23.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.036796536796537
2006 0.065259117082534
2007 0.085454545454545
2008 0.085858585858586
2009 0.069306930693069
2010 0.080944350758853
2011
2012 0.065630397236615

Compare Independent Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,360.0% 23.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 6.6%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Independent Elementary
Castro Valley, CA
Public KG - 05 579 23.6:1  
Creekside Middle School
Castro Valley, CA
Public 06 - 08 780 25.2:1 1 miles
Montessori School at Five Canyons
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Private PK - KG 100 10:1 1 miles
Marshall Elementary
Castro Valley, CA
Public KG - 05 448 22.7:1 1 miles
Woodroe Woods School
Hayward, CA
Private PK - 02 123 12:1 1 miles
Vannoy Elementary
Castro Valley, CA
Public KG - 05 405 21.1:1 1 miles
Canyon Middle School
Castro Valley, CA
Public 06 - 08 1,369 23.8:1 1 miles
Our Lady of Grace School
Castro Valley, CA
Private KG - 08 209 17:1 2 miles
Fairview Elementary
Hayward, CA
Public KG - 06 492 25.9:1 2 miles
Redwood Christian School
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Private KG - 12 605 13:1 2 miles
Castro Valley Elementary
Castro Valley, CA
Public KG - 05 495 23.3:1 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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