Joshua Hills Elementary



Joshua Hills Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Joshua Hills Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 134
1 129
2 134
3 122
4 145
5 150
6 149
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Joshua Hills Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palmdale, CA in the Palmdale Elementary School District. It enrolls 963 students in grades 1st through 12th. Joshua Hills Elementary is the 256th largest public school in California and the 1,483rd largest nationally. It has 27.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 963
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 27.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 35
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,483rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 256th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,858th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 467th out of 6,159

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Joshua Hills Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 507
(53%)
8,952
(51%)
 Female 456
(47%)
8,449
(49%)

Joshua Hills Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 719
(75%)
12,341
(71%)
 Black 146
(15%)
2,780
(16%)
 White 56
(6%)
1,400
(8%)
 Two or More 18
(2%)
397
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 10
(1%)
31
(0%)
 American Indian 8
(1%)
124
(1%)
 Asian 6
(1%)
328
(2%)

Joshua Hills Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 727
(75%)
12,298
(71%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 126
(13%)
1,980
(11%)
 Not Eligible 110
(11%)
3,123
(18%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Joshua Hills Elementary is ranked 121st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Joshua Hills Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.6%) 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.

Joshua Hills Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 880
2006 825
2007 855
2008 813
2009 779
2010 1063
2011 1043
2012 963

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 23.8
2006 22.9
2007 24.4
2008 24.6
2009 24.3
2010 N/A
2011 29
2012 27.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.60454545454545
2006 0.76727272727273
2007 0.71345029239766
2008 0.75891758917589
2009 0.81899871630295
2010 0.76481655691439
2011 0.1744966442953
2012 0.88577362409138

Compare Joshua Hills Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,750.0% 27.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 88.6%
 

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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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