Stephen Foster Elementary



Stephen Foster Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Stephen Foster Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 108
1 93
2 93
3 101
4 103
5 112
6 104
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Stephen Foster Elementary is a public elementary school located in Lakewood, CA in the Bellflower Unf School District. It enrolls 714 students in grades 1st through 12th. Stephen Foster Elementary is the 1,255th largest public school in California and the 7,036th largest nationally. It has 26.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 714
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 27
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,036th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,255th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,269th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,537th out of 6,159

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Stephen Foster Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 413
(58%)
3,712
(53%)
 Female 301
(42%)
3,345
(47%)

Stephen Foster Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 316
(44%)
4,582
(65%)
 White 203
(28%)
744
(11%)
 Asian 73
(10%)
537
(8%)
 Black 73
(10%)
895
(13%)
 Two or More 40
(6%)
198
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 8
(1%)
76
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
25
(0%)

Stephen Foster Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 453
(63%)
2,521
(36%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 168
(24%)
3,584
(51%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 93
(13%)
952
(13%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Stephen Foster Elementary is ranked 3,195th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Stephen Foster Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (36.6%) 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.

Stephen Foster Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 632
2006 664
2007 624
2008 692
2009 678
2010 677
2011 689
2012 714

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.6
2006 18.4
2007 15
2008 20.1
2009 19.9
2010 N/A
2011 26.5
2012 26.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.31803797468354
2006 0.30722891566265
2007 0.30448717948718
2008 0.32080924855491
2009 0.3834808259587
2010 0.39586410635155
2011 0.41364296081277
2012 0.36554621848739

Compare Stephen Foster Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,640.0% 26.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 36.6%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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Public KG - 06 714 26.4:1  
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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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