Pierce Elementary



Pierce Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Pierce Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 62
1 55
2 61
3 59
4 51
5 53
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Pierce Elementary is a public elementary school located in Ridgecrest, CA in the Sierra Sands Unf School District. It enrolls 341 students in grades 1st through 12th. Pierce Elementary is the 4,856th largest public school in California and the 37,498th largest nationally. It has 25.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 341
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 13.3
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 37,498th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 4,856th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 3,824th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 5,052nd out of 6,159

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Pierce Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 172
(50%)
1,668
(48%)
 Male 169
(50%)
1,805
(52%)

Pierce Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 171
(50%)
2,149
(62%)
 Hispanic 130
(38%)
867
(25%)
 Black 19
(6%)
162
(5%)
 Asian 9
(3%)
159
(5%)
 American Indian 8
(2%)
53
(2%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
51
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
32
(1%)

Pierce Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 226
(66%)
1,656
(48%)
 Not Eligible 91
(27%)
1,483
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 24
(7%)
334
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Pierce Elementary is ranked 3,304th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Pierce Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (73.3%) is 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.

Pierce Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 475
2006 424
2007 372
2008 378
2009 322
2010 335
2011 337
2012 341

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.4
2006 18.4
2007 17.5
2008 17
2009 19.4
2010 N/A
2011 25.3
2012 25.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.78105263157895
2006 0.75235849056604
2007 0.77688172043011
2008 0.74867724867725
2009 0.72049689440994
2010 0.6955223880597
2011 0.69436201780415
2012 0.73313782991202

Compare Pierce Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,560.0% 25.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 73.3%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Pierce Elementary
Ridgecrest, CA
Public KG - 05 341 25.6:1  
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Private PK - 12 182 14:1 2 miles
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Heritage Montessori School
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Public 06 - 08 596 20.7:1 3 miles
Richmond Elementary
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Public KG - 05 500 19.6:1 3 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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