James Earl Carter Elementary



James Earl Carter Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James Earl Carter Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 103
1 116
2 106
3 111
4 116
5 116
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

James Earl Carter Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palm Desert, CA in the Desert Sands Unf School District. It enrolls 668 students in grades 1st through 12th. James Earl Carter Elementary is the 1,607th largest public school in California and the 9,160th largest nationally. It has 25.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 668
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,160th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,607th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 3,880th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,769th out of 6,159

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James Earl Carter Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 343
(51%)
10,212
(51%)
 Female 325
(49%)
9,826
(49%)

James Earl Carter Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 286
(43%)
14,328
(72%)
 White 274
(41%)
4,319
(22%)
 Asian 65
(10%)
522
(3%)
 Two or More 28
(4%)
433
(2%)
 Black 13
(2%)
357
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
19
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
60
(0%)

James Earl Carter Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 309
(46%)
5,814
(29%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 279
(42%)
12,061
(60%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 80
(12%)
2,163
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, James Earl Carter Elementary is ranked 2,311th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James Earl Carter Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (53.7%) 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.

James Earl Carter Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 652
2006 585
2007 568
2008 626
2009 641
2010 631
2011 648
2012 668

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.6
2006 18.9
2007 17.8
2008 22.2
2009 23.7
2010 N/A
2011 24
2012 25.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.31901840490798
2006 0.34017094017094
2007 0.39964788732394
2008 0.35782747603834
2009 0.42745709828393
2010 0.43423137876387
2011
2012 0.5374251497006

Compare James Earl Carter Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,570.0% 25.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 53.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
James Earl Carter Elementary
Palm Desert, CA
Public KG - 05 668 25.7:1  
Jewish Community School of the Desert
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Private PK - 06 51 7:1 1 miles
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Sacred Heart School
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Public KG - 05 835 27.6:1 3 miles
Rancho Mirage Elementary
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Public KG - 05 450 26.5:1 3 miles
The Academy of Palm Desert Community Presbyterian
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Private PK - 05 132 9:1 4 miles
Palm Desert Learning Tree
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Private PK - 05 151 8:1 4 miles
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Private PK - KG 91 15:1 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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