Sundown Elementary



Sundown Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sundown Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 145
1 136
2 154
3 146
4 134
5 129
6 125
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Sundown Elementary is a public elementary school located in Lancaster, CA in the Westside Union Elementary School District. It enrolls 969 students in grades 1st through 12th. Sundown Elementary is the 244th largest public school in California and the 1,425th largest nationally. It has 28.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 969
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 34
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,425th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 244th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,284th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 550th out of 6,159

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Sundown Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 516
(53%)
4,538
(53%)
 Female 453
(47%)
4,103
(47%)

Sundown Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 394
(41%)
3,345
(39%)
 White 314
(32%)
3,407
(39%)
 Black 163
(17%)
1,022
(12%)
 Two or More 50
(5%)
356
(4%)
 Asian 45
(5%)
460
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
20
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
31
(0%)

Sundown Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 533
(55%)
5,211
(60%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 366
(38%)
2,811
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 70
(7%)
619
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Sundown Elementary is ranked 1,672nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sundown Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (45.0%) 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.

Sundown Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 714
2006 970
2007 1062
2008 1135
2009 1130
2010 1115
2011 1120
2012 969

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 26
2006 27.3
2007 24.6
2008 28.7
2009 27.6
2010 N/A
2011 28
2012 28.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 0.30412371134021
2007 0.3653483992467
2008 0.42026431718062
2009 0.44513274336283
2010 0.42062780269058
2011 0.35
2012 0.4499484004128

Compare Sundown Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,850.0% 28.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 45.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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Sundown Elementary
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Public KG - 06 969 28.5:1  
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Public 06 - 08 1,046 22.3:1 4 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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