Dana Elementary



Dana Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dana Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 86
1 96
2 86
3 79
4 95
5 84
6 72
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dana Elementary is a public elementary school located in Nipomo, CA in the Lucia Mar Unf School District. It enrolls 598 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dana Elementary is the 2,244th largest public school in California and the 13,423rd largest nationally. It has 25.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 598
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 23.55
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 13,423rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,244th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 3,717th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 2,454th out of 6,159

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Dana Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 304
(51%)
2,795
(52%)
 Female 294
(49%)
2,573
(48%)

Dana Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 320
(54%)
2,418
(45%)
 White 252
(42%)
2,586
(48%)
 Asian 11
(2%)
140
(3%)
 Black 6
(1%)
51
(1%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
135
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
13
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
25
(0%)

Dana Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 313
(52%)
2,293
(43%)
 Not Eligible 210
(35%)
2,428
(45%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 75
(13%)
647
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Dana Elementary is ranked 2,054th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dana Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (64.9%) is slightly 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.

Dana Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 663
2006 537
2007 536
2008 569
2009 569
2010 603
2011 607
2012 598

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.7
2006 19.2
2007 18.5
2008 19
2009 21.9
2010 N/A
2011 24.7
2012 25.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.55656108597285
2006 0.52700186219739
2007 0.50373134328358
2008 0.50087873462214
2009 0.66256590509666
2010 0.64510779436153
2011 0.067545304777595
2012 0.64882943143813

Compare Dana Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,540.0% 25.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 64.9%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Dana Elementary
Nipomo, CA
Public KG - 06 598 25.4:1  
Lange (dorothea) Elementary
Nipomo, CA
Public KG - 06 573 28:1 2 miles
Nipomo Elementary
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Public KG - 06 447 24.2:1 2 miles
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Public KG - 06 599 24.4:1 5 miles
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Public KG - 06 964 27.3:1 5 miles
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Public KG - 06 727 28.2:1 6 miles
Taylor (ida Redmond) Elementary
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Public KG - 06 931 26.6:1 6 miles
Oakley (calvin C.) Elementary
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Public KG - 06 862 27.8:1 6 miles
Bruce (robert) Elementary
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Public KG - 06 857 28.1:1 6 miles
Mary Buren Elementary
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Public KG - 05 822 26.5:1 6 miles
St Mary of the Assumption School
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Private PK - 08 246 21:1 7 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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