Carmela Elementary



Carmela Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Carmela Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 75
1 72
2 86
3 64
4 79
5 82
6 77
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Carmela Elementary is a public elementary school located in Whittier, CA in the South Whittier Elementary School District. It enrolls 535 students in grades 1st through 12th. Carmela Elementary is the 2,945th largest public school in California and the 18,347th largest nationally. It has 29.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 535
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 29.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 18
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,347th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,945th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,684th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 4,013th out of 6,159

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Carmela Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 282
(53%)
1,373
(53%)
 Female 253
(47%)
1,196
(47%)

Carmela Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 515
(96%)
2,407
(94%)
 White 16
(3%)
98
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
5
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
43
(2%)
 Black 0
(0%)
11
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
4
(0%)

Carmela Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 426
(80%)
1,915
(75%)
 Not Eligible 60
(11%)
386
(15%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 49
(9%)
268
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Carmela Elementary is ranked 1,427th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Carmela Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.8%) 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.

Carmela Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 671
2006 617
2007 628
2008 603
2009 566
2010 566
2011 577
2012 535

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.4
2006 22
2007 22
2008 21.5
2009 22.6
2010 N/A
2011 32.1
2012 29.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.86885245901639
2006 0.92058346839546
2007 0.78184713375796
2008 0.85406301824212
2009 0.93816254416961
2010 0.84275618374558
2011 0.70363951473137
2012 0.88785046728972

Compare Carmela Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,970.0% 29.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 88.8%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Carmela Elementary
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Public KG - 06 535 29.7:1  
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Private KG - 08 169 16:1 2 miles
Norwalk Christian School
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Private PK - 08 67 10:1 2 miles
St Pius X Elementary School
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Private PK - 08 201 20:1 2 miles
St Linus Catholic Elementary School
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Private PK - 08 260 18:1 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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