Discovery



Discovery Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Students by Grade
PK 0
K 137
1 127
2 128
3 131
4 100
5 140
6 71
7 70
8 62
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery is a public elementary school located in Lancaster, CA in the Lancaster Elementary School District. It enrolls 966 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery is the 250th largest public school in California and the 1,454th largest nationally. It has 32.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 966
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 32.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 30
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,454th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 250th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 6,050th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 991st out of 6,159

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Discovery Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 491
(51%)
7,140
(49%)
 Male 475
(49%)
7,573
(51%)

Discovery Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 637
(66%)
7,186
(49%)
 Black 173
(18%)
4,302
(29%)
 White 117
(12%)
2,302
(16%)
 Asian 24
(2%)
409
(3%)
 Two or More 11
(1%)
430
(3%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
60
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
24
(0%)

Discovery Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 755
(78%)
10,960
(74%)
 Not Eligible 135
(14%)
2,674
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 76
(8%)
1,079
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Discovery is ranked 139th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery students on free and reduced lunch assistance (86.0%) 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.

Compare Discovery to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
3,220.0% 32.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 86.0%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Discovery
Lancaster, CA
Public KG - 08 966 32.2:1  
Vineyard Christian School
Lancaster, CA
Private PK - 08 184 13:1 1 miles
Piute Middle School
Lancaster, CA
Public 06 - 08 967 20.7:1 2 miles
New Vista Middle School
Lancaster, CA
Public 06 - 08 1,002 23:1 2 miles
Lincoln Elementary
Lancaster, CA
Public KG - 05 768 31.3:1 2 miles
El Dorado Elementary
Lancaster, CA
Public KG - 06 795 29.4:1 2 miles
Tierra Bonita Elementary
Lancaster, CA
Public KG - 06 783 23.7:1 2 miles
Gifford C. Cole Middle School
Lancaster, CA
Public 06 - 08 879 23.8:1 2 miles
Columbia Elementary
Lancaster, CA
Public KG - 05 880 23.8:1 2 miles
Linda Verde Elementary
Lancaster, CA
Public KG - 05 757 26:1 2 miles
Grace Lutheran School
Lancaster, CA
Private PK - 08 92 11:1 3 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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