Mcdowell Elementary



Mcdowell Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mcdowell Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 73
1 77
2 68
3 74
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Mcdowell Elementary is a public elementary school located in Petaluma, CA in the Petaluma City Elementary School District. It enrolls 292 students in grades 1st through 12th. Mcdowell Elementary is the 5,125th largest public school in California and the 41,910th largest nationally. It has 18.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 292
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 15.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 41,910th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 5,125th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 669th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 4,699th out of 6,159

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Mcdowell Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 149
(51%)
1,269
(53%)
 Female 143
(49%)
1,139
(47%)

Mcdowell Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 251
(86%)
769
(32%)
 White 22
(8%)
1,466
(61%)
 Asian 10
(3%)
55
(2%)
 Black 7
(2%)
41
(2%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
16
(1%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
51
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
10
(0%)

Mcdowell Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 252
(86%)
828
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 28
(10%)
125
(5%)
 Not Eligible 12
(4%)
1,455
(60%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Mcdowell Elementary is ranked 3,040th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mcdowell Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (95.9%) 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.

Mcdowell Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 331
2006 326
2007 306
2008 317
2009 315
2010 323
2011 299
2012 292

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.6
2006 N/A
2007 14.6
2008 16.7
2009 18.5
2010 N/A
2011 17.1
2012 18.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.8036253776435
2006
2007 0.91176470588235
2008 0.89589905362776
2009 0.90793650793651
2010 0.89783281733746
2011
2012 0.95890410958904

Compare Mcdowell Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,880.0% 18.8:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 95.9%
 

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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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