Guidance Charter



Guidance Charter Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Guidance Charter Students by Grade
PK 0
K 32
1 33
2 36
3 41
4 44
5 21
6 24
7 37
8 28
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Guidance Charter is a public elementary school located in Palmdale, CA in the Palmdale Elementary School District. It enrolls 296 students in grades 1st through 12th. Guidance Charter is the 5,102nd largest public school in California and the 41,575th largest nationally. It has 19.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 296
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 15
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 41,575th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 5,102nd out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 878th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 4,754th out of 6,159

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Guidance Charter Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 156
(53%)
8,952
(51%)
 Female 140
(47%)
8,449
(49%)

Guidance Charter Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 182
(61%)
12,341
(71%)
 Black 60
(20%)
2,780
(16%)
 White 26
(9%)
1,400
(8%)
 Asian 13
(4%)
328
(2%)
 Two or More 13
(4%)
397
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
31
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
124
(1%)

Guidance Charter Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 245
(83%)
3,123
(18%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 51
(17%)
12,298
(71%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
1,980
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Guidance Charter is ranked 5,330th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Guidance Charter students on free and reduced lunch assistance (17.2%) is significantly 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.

Guidance Charter Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 142
2006 82
2007 124
2008 228
2009 274
2010 319
2011 228
2012 296

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 8.2
2007 9.5
2008 19
2009 24.9
2010 N/A
2011 26.8
2012 19.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 1.7926829268293
2007 0.9758064516129
2008 0.76754385964912
2009 0.71532846715328
2010 0.77115987460815
2011
2012 0.1722972972973

Compare Guidance Charter to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,970.0% 19.7:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 17.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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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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