Wendell Watson Elementary School



Wendell Watson Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Wendell Watson Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 6
K 129
1 123
2 127
3 136
4 121
5 137
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Wendell Watson Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Lakeland, FL in the Polk School District. It enrolls 779 students in grades 1st through 12th. Wendell Watson Elementary School is the 513th largest public school in Florida and the 4,663rd largest nationally. It has 15.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 779
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Full Time Teachers: 52
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,663rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 513th out of 2,297
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 1,452nd out of 2,205
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 615th out of 2,205

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Wendell Watson Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 416
(53%)
37,087
(52%)
 Female 363
(47%)
34,787
(48%)

Wendell Watson Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 482
(62%)
31,934
(44%)
 Hispanic 126
(16%)
21,142
(29%)
 Black 122
(16%)
15,027
(21%)
 Two or More 26
(3%)
2,205
(3%)
 Asian 18
(2%)
1,103
(2%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
376
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
87
(0%)

Wendell Watson Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 373
(48%)
21,318
(30%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 351
(45%)
44,877
(62%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 55
(7%)
5,679
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,272 ranked schools in Florida, Wendell Watson Elementary School is ranked 996th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Wendell Watson Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (52.1%) is slightly lower than the state average of 61.9%. 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.

Wendell Watson Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 842
2006 841
2007 820
2008 798
2009 787
2010 804
2011 842
2012 779

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.2
2006 14.5
2007 13.9
2008 11.3
2009 13.8
2010 14.6
2011 15
2012 15

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.39904988123515
2006 0.44589774078478
2007 0.15609756097561
2008 0.45864661654135
2009 0.50952986022872
2010 0.53855721393035
2011 0.55344418052257
2012 0.5211810012837

Compare Wendell Watson Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,380.9% 13.8:1
 
1,500.0% 15.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 52.1%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.9%
 

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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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