Walter Hays Elementary



Walter Hays Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Walter Hays Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 61
1 69
2 95
3 119
4 100
5 97
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Walter Hays Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palo Alto, CA in the Palo Alto Unf School District. It enrolls 541 students in grades 1st through 12th. Walter Hays Elementary is the 2,878th largest public school in California and the 17,813th largest nationally. It has 19.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 541
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.41
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,813th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,878th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 878th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,504th out of 6,159

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Walter Hays Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 273
(50%)
4,422
(52%)
 Female 268
(50%)
4,091
(48%)

Walter Hays Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 278
(51%)
3,758
(44%)
 Asian 145
(27%)
2,846
(33%)
 Hispanic 52
(10%)
971
(11%)
 Two or More 36
(7%)
621
(7%)
 Pacific Islander 16
(3%)
72
(1%)
 Black 11
(2%)
209
(2%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
36
(0%)

Walter Hays Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 501
(93%)
7,777
(91%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 29
(5%)
561
(7%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 11
(2%)
175
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Walter Hays Elementary is ranked 5,467th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Walter Hays Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (7.4%) 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.

Walter Hays Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 437
2006 416
2007 429
2008 510
2009 529
2010 536
2011 536
2012 541

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.6
2006 14.9
2007 13.4
2008 18.9
2009 20.8
2010 N/A
2011 18.9
2012 19.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.05720823798627
2006 0.060096153846154
2007 0.06993006993007
2008 0.068627450980392
2009 0.045368620037807
2010 0.076492537313433
2011
2012 0.073937153419593

Compare Walter Hays Elementary 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 7.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Walter Hays Elementary
Palo Alto, CA
Public KG - 05 541 19.7:1  
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Private 06 - 12 435 7:1 1 miles
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Duveneck Elementary
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Public KG - 05 512 20:1 1 miles
Keys School
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Private KG - 08 289 6:1 2 miles
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Private PK - 08 71 9:1 2 miles
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Private PK - 08 307 8:1 2 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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