Sunny Sands Elementary



Sunny Sands Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sunny Sands Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 161
1 157
2 159
3 180
4 150
5 167
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Sunny Sands Elementary is a public elementary school located in Cathedral City, CA in the Palm Springs Unf School District. It enrolls 974 students in grades 1st through 12th. Sunny Sands Elementary is the 235th largest public school in California and the 1,384th largest nationally. It has 29.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 974
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 29.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 33
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,384th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 235th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,636th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 640th out of 6,159

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Sunny Sands Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 507
(52%)
8,304
(51%)
 Female 467
(48%)
7,998
(49%)

Sunny Sands Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 802
(82%)
12,272
(75%)
 White 93
(10%)
2,269
(14%)
 Asian 51
(5%)
504
(3%)
 Two or More 11
(1%)
260
(2%)
 Black 11
(1%)
894
(5%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
73
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
30
(0%)

Sunny Sands Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 616
(63%)
11,267
(69%)
 Not Eligible 269
(28%)
3,782
(23%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 89
(9%)
1,253
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Sunny Sands Elementary is ranked 363rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sunny Sands Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (72.4%) is slightly 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.

Sunny Sands Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1000
2006 1042
2007 1029
2008 994
2009 989
2010 995
2011 960
2012 974

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.8
2006 21.7
2007 18.7
2008 20.7
2009 21.5
2010 N/A
2011 27.4
2012 29.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.611
2006 0.5767754318618
2007 0.63848396501458
2008 0.69517102615694
2009 0.78361981799798
2010 0.79597989949749
2011 0.721875
2012 0.72381930184805

Compare Sunny Sands Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,950.0% 29.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 72.4%
 

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Sunny Sands Elementary
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Public KG - 05 974 29.5:1  
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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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