Tropical Elementary School



Tropical Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Tropical Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 7
K 98
1 87
2 89
3 64
4 89
5 88
6 121
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Tropical Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Merritt Island, FL in the Brevard School District. It enrolls 643 students in grades 1st through 12th. Tropical Elementary School is the 972nd largest public school in Florida and the 10,541st largest nationally. It has 14.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 643
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 44
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 10,541st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 972nd out of 2,297
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 1,240th out of 2,205
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 1,051st out of 2,205

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Tropical Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 322
(50%)
20,724
(52%)
 Female 321
(50%)
19,012
(48%)

Tropical Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 501
(78%)
24,458
(62%)
 Hispanic 62
(10%)
5,240
(13%)
 Two or More 46
(7%)
2,837
(7%)
 Asian 24
(4%)
801
(2%)
 Black 9
(1%)
6,260
(16%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
98
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
42
(0%)

Tropical Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 438
(68%)
18,691
(47%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 178
(28%)
18,861
(47%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 27
(4%)
2,184
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,272 ranked schools in Florida, Tropical Elementary School is ranked 1,697th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Tropical Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (31.9%) is significantly 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.

Tropical Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 851
2006 777
2007 722
2008 703
2009 678
2010 690
2011 668
2012 643

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.1
2006 15.9
2007 15
2008 13.8
2009 14.9
2010 15.1
2011 14.9
2012 14.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.18566392479436
2006 0.17245817245817
2007 0.19806094182825
2008 0.24324324324324
2009 0.28613569321534
2010 0.32608695652174
2011 0.32185628742515
2012 0.31881804043546

Compare Tropical Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,380.9% 13.8:1
 
1,460.0% 14.6:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 31.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.9%
 

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Public PK - 06 643 14.6:1  
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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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