Gerald R. Ford Elementary



Gerald R. Ford Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gerald R. Ford Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 114
1 130
2 131
3 132
4 147
5 122
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Gerald R. Ford Elementary is a public elementary school located in Indian Wells, CA in the Desert Sands Unf School District. It enrolls 776 students in grades 1st through 12th. Gerald R. Ford Elementary is the 849th largest public school in California and the 4,772nd largest nationally. It has 26.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 776
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.2
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,772nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 849th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,381st out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,120th out of 6,159

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Gerald R. Ford Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 393
(51%)
10,212
(51%)
 Female 383
(49%)
9,826
(49%)

Gerald R. Ford Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 365
(47%)
4,319
(22%)
 Hispanic 329
(42%)
14,328
(72%)
 Asian 38
(5%)
522
(3%)
 Two or More 28
(4%)
433
(2%)
 Black 9
(1%)
357
(2%)
 American Indian 7
(1%)
60
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
19
(0%)

Gerald R. Ford Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 452
(58%)
5,814
(29%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 264
(34%)
12,061
(60%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 60
(8%)
2,163
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Gerald R. Ford Elementary is ranked 2,601st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gerald R. Ford Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (41.8%) 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.

Gerald R. Ford Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 667
2006 621
2007 681
2008 800
2009 801
2010 790
2011 792
2012 776

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 17.7
2007 18.9
2008 23.5
2009 23.6
2010 N/A
2011 26.4
2012 26.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.22338830584708
2006 0.23832528180354
2007 0.26431718061674
2008 0.28875
2009 0.29962546816479
2010 0.34303797468354
2011 0.69318181818182
2012 0.41752577319588

Compare Gerald R. Ford Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,660.0% 26.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 41.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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Public KG - 05 776 26.6:1  
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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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