Ralph A. Gates Elementary



Ralph A. Gates Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ralph A. Gates Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 168
1 151
2 131
3 124
4 143
5 118
6 128
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ralph A. Gates Elementary is a public elementary school located in Lake Forest, CA in the Saddleback Valley Unf School District. It enrolls 963 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ralph A. Gates Elementary is the 256th largest public school in California and the 1,483rd largest nationally. It has 27.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 963
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 27.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 35.54
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,483rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 256th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,655th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 441st out of 6,159

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Ralph A. Gates Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 502
(52%)
7,311
(48%)
 Male 461
(48%)
7,859
(52%)

Ralph A. Gates Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 745
(77%)
5,085
(34%)
 White 144
(15%)
7,394
(49%)
 Asian 37
(4%)
1,542
(10%)
 Two or More 31
(3%)
902
(6%)
 Black 4
(0%)
187
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
34
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
26
(0%)

Ralph A. Gates Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 481
(50%)
3,597
(24%)
 Not Eligible 420
(44%)
10,798
(71%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 62
(6%)
775
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Ralph A. Gates Elementary is ranked 991st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ralph A. Gates Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (56.4%) is slightly 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.

Ralph A. Gates Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 834
2006 844
2007 820
2008 853
2009 858
2010 901
2011 926
2012 963

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.2
2006 21.4
2007 19.1
2008 21
2009 23.3
2010 N/A
2011 28.7
2012 27.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.56474820143885
2006 0.49407582938389
2007 0.53292682926829
2008 0.4736225087925
2009 0.51398601398601
2010 0.52497225305216
2011 0.52699784017279
2012 0.56386292834891

Compare Ralph A. Gates Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,710.0% 27.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 56.4%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Ralph A. Gates Elementary
Lake Forest, CA
Public KG - 06 963 27.1:1  
Abiding Savior Lutheran School
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Private PK - 08 376 16:1 1 miles
Heritage Christian School
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Private PK - 12 156 9:1 1 miles
St Georges Academy
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Private PK - KG 78 2:1 1 miles
Appletree Montessori
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Private PK - TK 64 6:1 1 miles
Olivewood Elementary
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Public KG - 06 479 24.8:1 1 miles
Arbor Christian School
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Private PK - 06 74 4:1 1 miles
Pillars Academy
Mission Viejo, CA
Private PK - 05 60 6:1 2 miles
Montessori on the Lake
Lake Forest, CA
Private PK - 08 343 10:1 2 miles
Mission Viejo Montessori
Mission Viejo, CA
Private PK - 03 61 8:1 2 miles
Carden Academy of Basic Education
Mission Viejo, CA
Private KG - 08 195 8:1 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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