Costano Elementary



Costano Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Costano Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 74
1 81
2 63
3 65
4 66
5 61
6 60
7 56
8 64
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Costano Elementary is a public elementary school located in East Palo Alto, CA in the Ravenswood City Elementary School District. It enrolls 590 students in grades 1st through 12th. Costano Elementary is the 2,320th largest public school in California and the 13,993rd largest nationally. It has 19.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 590
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 30.67
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 13,993rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,320th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 754th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 932nd out of 6,159

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Costano Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 309
(52%)
2,083
(51%)
 Female 281
(48%)
1,992
(49%)

Costano Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 397
(67%)
3,300
(81%)
 Pacific Islander 99
(17%)
336
(8%)
 Black 82
(14%)
332
(8%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
39
(1%)
 White 3
(1%)
28
(1%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
32
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
8
(0%)

Costano Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 504
(85%)
3,553
(87%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 44
(7%)
227
(6%)
 Not Eligible 42
(7%)
295
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Costano Elementary is ranked 971st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Costano Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (92.9%) 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.

Costano Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 457
2006 367
2007 369
2008 339
2009 376
2010 504
2011 587
2012 590

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.8
2006 18.4
2007 16.8
2008 18.8
2009 14.8
2010 N/A
2011 17.5
2012 19.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.88621444201313
2006 1.0027247956403
2007 0.82384823848238
2008 0.78466076696165
2009 0.92553191489362
2010 0.9265873015873
2011 0.99488926746167
2012 0.92881355932203

Compare Costano Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,920.0% 19.2:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 92.9%
 

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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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