Descanso Elementary



Descanso Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Descanso Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 47
1 30
2 33
3 28
4 28
5 25
6 0
7 2
8 3
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Descanso Elementary is a public elementary school located in Descanso, CA in the Mountain Empire Unf School District. It enrolls 196 students in grades 1st through 12th. Descanso Elementary is the 5,514th largest public school in California and the 48,316th largest nationally. It has 24.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 196
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 48,316th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 5,514th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 3,150th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 5,591st out of 6,159

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Descanso Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 100
(51%)
1,247
(50%)
 Female 96
(49%)
1,238
(50%)

Descanso Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 132
(67%)
1,128
(45%)
 Hispanic 47
(24%)
1,025
(41%)
 Two or More 11
(6%)
71
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(2%)
82
(3%)
 Asian 1
(1%)
58
(2%)
 Black 1
(1%)
106
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
15
(1%)

Descanso Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 112
(57%)
1,271
(51%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 69
(35%)
971
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 15
(8%)
243
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Descanso Elementary is ranked 4,951st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Descanso Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.9%) is 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.

Descanso Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 151
2006 163
2007 143
2008 129
2009 114
2010 124
2011 111
2012 196

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.6
2006 20.4
2007 14.9
2008 17
2009 19
2010 N/A
2011 18.5
2012 24.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.43046357615894
2006 0.38650306748466
2007 0.46153846153846
2008 0.45736434108527
2009 0.42105263157895
2010 0.34677419354839
2011
2012 0.42857142857143

Compare Descanso Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,450.0% 24.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 42.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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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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