Purche Avenue Elementary



Purche Avenue Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Purche Avenue Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 84
1 89
2 87
3 83
4 95
5 86
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Purche Avenue Elementary is a public elementary school located in Gardena, CA in the Los Angeles Unf School District. It enrolls 524 students in grades 1st through 12th. Purche Avenue Elementary is the 3,064th largest public school in California and the 19,319th largest nationally. It has 22.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 524
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 23.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 19,319th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 3,064th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 1,845th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 2,462nd out of 6,159

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Purche Avenue Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 268
(51%)
227,963
(49%)
 Male 256
(49%)
239,075
(51%)

Purche Avenue Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 373
(71%)
43,431
(9%)
 Hispanic 135
(26%)
345,197
(74%)
 Asian 10
(2%)
27,887
(6%)
 White 4
(1%)
45,323
(10%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
1,764
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
1,497
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1,939
(0%)

Purche Avenue Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 361
(69%)
256,262
(55%)
 Not Eligible 119
(23%)
189,940
(41%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 44
(8%)
20,836
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Purche Avenue Elementary is ranked 1,920th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Purche Avenue Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (77.3%) is 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.

Purche Avenue Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 615
2006 594
2007 590
2008 596
2009 549
2010 533
2011 547
2012 524

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.8
2006 18
2007 16.5
2008 17.8
2009 18.9
2010 N/A
2011 21.9
2012 22.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.74146341463415
2006 0.67508417508418
2007 0.66610169491525
2008 0.70973154362416
2009 0.68488160291439
2010 0.71106941838649
2011 0.76965265082267
2012 0.77290076335878

Compare Purche Avenue Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,230.0% 22.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 77.3%
 

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Public KG - 05 524 22.3:1  
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Private KG - 08 150 19:1 2 miles
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Private KG - 08 132 10:1 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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