Howard Wood Elementary



Howard Wood Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Howard Wood Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 62
1 59
2 49
3 61
4 69
5 71
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Howard Wood Elementary is a public elementary school located in Torrance, CA in the Torrance Unf School District. It enrolls 371 students in grades 1st through 12th. Howard Wood Elementary is the 4,638th largest public school in California and the 34,556th largest nationally. It has 22.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 371
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 16.45
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 34,556th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 4,638th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,019th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 4,508th out of 6,159

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Howard Wood Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 193
(52%)
7,898
(51%)
 Female 178
(48%)
7,495
(49%)

Howard Wood Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 126
(34%)
4,134
(27%)
 Hispanic 97
(26%)
3,831
(25%)
 Asian 70
(19%)
5,274
(34%)
 Two or More 52
(14%)
1,468
(10%)
 Black 22
(6%)
545
(4%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
49
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
92
(1%)

Howard Wood Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 223
(60%)
10,816
(70%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 99
(27%)
3,374
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 49
(13%)
1,203
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Howard Wood Elementary is ranked 4,307th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Howard Wood Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (39.9%) 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.

Howard Wood Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 378
2006 335
2007 310
2008 394
2009 373
2010 355
2011 372
2012 371

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 16.8
2007 14.1
2008 21.9
2009 22.6
2010 N/A
2011 25.7
2012 22.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21428571428571
2006 0.23283582089552
2007 0.28387096774194
2008 0.25126903553299
2009 0.25469168900804
2010 0.31549295774648
2011
2012 0.3989218328841

Compare Howard Wood Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,260.0% 22.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 39.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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Public KG - 05 371 22.6:1  
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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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