Western Avenue Elementary



Western Avenue Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Western Avenue Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 95
1 97
2 79
3 73
4 102
5 93
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Western Avenue Elementary is a public elementary school located in Los Angeles, CA in the Los Angeles Unf School District. It enrolls 539 students in grades 1st through 12th. Western Avenue Elementary is the 2,906th largest public school in California and the 17,983rd largest nationally. It has 20.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 539
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Full Time Teachers: 27
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,983rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,906th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 975th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,537th out of 6,159

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Western Avenue Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 278
(52%)
227,963
(49%)
 Male 261
(48%)
239,075
(51%)

Western Avenue Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 403
(75%)
345,197
(74%)
 Black 134
(25%)
43,431
(9%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
1,939
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
27,887
(6%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
1,497
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1,764
(0%)
 White 0
(0%)
45,323
(10%)

Western Avenue Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 445
(83%)
256,262
(55%)
 Not Eligible 63
(12%)
189,940
(41%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 31
(6%)
20,836
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Western Avenue Elementary is ranked 1,417th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Western Avenue Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.3%) is significantly 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.

Western Avenue Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 825
2006 768
2007 747
2008 735
2009 680
2010 706
2011 597
2012 539

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.2
2006 18.7
2007 14.9
2008 19.3
2009 19.4
2010 N/A
2011 19
2012 20

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.88727272727273
2006 0.97265625
2007 0.95850066934404
2008 0.96598639455782
2009 0.99558823529412
2010 0.51699716713881
2011 0.055276381909548
2012 0.88311688311688

Compare Western Avenue Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,000.0% 20.0:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 88.3%
 

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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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