Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary



Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 69
1 60
2 47
3 50
4 54
5 47
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary is a public elementary school located in Santa Cruz, CA in the Soquel Union Elementary School District. It enrolls 327 students in grades 1st through 12th. Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary is the 4,930th largest public school in California and the 38,811th largest nationally. It has 23.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 327
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 14
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 38,811th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 4,930th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,488th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 4,936th out of 6,159

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Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 173
(53%)
949
(49%)
 Male 154
(47%)
1,005
(51%)

Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 148
(45%)
1,064
(54%)
 Hispanic 147
(45%)
661
(34%)
 Two or More 21
(6%)
132
(7%)
 Black 5
(2%)
20
(1%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
62
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
5
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
10
(1%)

Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 184
(56%)
1,233
(63%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 121
(37%)
586
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(7%)
135
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary is ranked 4,340th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (43.7%) is 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.

Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 261
2006 245
2007 241
2008 257
2009 264
2010 278
2011 348
2012 327

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.2
2006 17.3
2007 15.1
2008 17.6
2009 18.1
2010 N/A
2011 19.1
2012 23.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.42145593869732
2006 0.46938775510204
2007 0.33609958506224
2008 0.43579766536965
2009 0.48106060606061
2010 0.46402877697842
2011 0.20977011494253
2012 0.43730886850153

Compare Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,340.0% 23.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 43.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary
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Public KG - 05 327 23.4:1  
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Public KG - 05 494 29.1:1 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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