Kester Avenue Elementary



Kester Avenue Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Kester Avenue Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 136
1 153
2 164
3 165
4 165
5 153
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Kester Avenue Elementary is a public elementary school located in Van Nuys, CA in the Los Angeles Unf School District. It enrolls 936 students in grades 1st through 12th. Kester Avenue Elementary is the 309th largest public school in California and the 1,736th largest nationally. It has 25.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 936
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 37
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,736th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 309th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 3,667th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 340th out of 6,159

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Kester Avenue Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 475
(51%)
227,963
(49%)
 Male 461
(49%)
239,075
(51%)

Kester Avenue Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 422
(45%)
345,197
(74%)
 White 299
(32%)
45,323
(10%)
 Asian 122
(13%)
27,887
(6%)
 Black 74
(8%)
43,431
(9%)
 American Indian 16
(2%)
1,939
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
1,764
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
1,497
(0%)

Kester Avenue Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 534
(57%)
189,940
(41%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 320
(34%)
256,262
(55%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 82
(9%)
20,836
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Kester Avenue Elementary is ranked 1,945th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Kester Avenue Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.9%) 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.

Kester Avenue Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 845
2006 808
2007 818
2008 872
2009 927
2010 986
2011 957
2012 936

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.1
2006 20.7
2007 17.6
2008 20.8
2009 23.8
2010 N/A
2011 25.5
2012 25.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.58461538461538
2006 0.54207920792079
2007 0.54278728606357
2008 0.49311926605505
2009 0.50809061488673
2010 0.47667342799189
2011 0.32497387669801
2012 0.42948717948718

Compare Kester Avenue Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,530.0% 25.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 42.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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Public KG - 05 936 25.3:1  
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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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