Ward-Highlands Elementary School



Ward-Highlands Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ward-Highlands Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 11
K 113
1 128
2 122
3 136
4 127
5 125
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ward-Highlands Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Ocala, FL in the Marion School District. It enrolls 762 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ward-Highlands Elementary School is the 572nd largest public school in Florida and the 5,226th largest nationally. It has 13.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 762
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 55
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,226th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 572nd out of 2,297
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 885th out of 2,205
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 468th out of 2,205

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Ward-Highlands Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 386
(51%)
15,389
(52%)
 Female 376
(49%)
14,230
(48%)

Ward-Highlands Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 492
(65%)
15,882
(54%)
 Black 127
(17%)
5,945
(20%)
 Hispanic 91
(12%)
5,686
(19%)
 Two or More 40
(5%)
1,493
(5%)
 Asian 11
(1%)
390
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
33
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
190
(1%)

Ward-Highlands Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 406
(53%)
18,830
(64%)
 Not Eligible 298
(39%)
8,667
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 58
(8%)
2,122
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,272 ranked schools in Florida, Ward-Highlands Elementary School is ranked 756th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ward-Highlands Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (60.9%) 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.

Ward-Highlands Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 826
2006 833
2007 827
2008 800
2009 758
2010 759
2011 794
2012 762

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15
2006 13.7
2007 13.3
2008 11.9
2009 12
2010 12.4
2011 13.5
2012 13.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.44309927360775
2006 0.47178871548619
2007 0.48972188633615
2008 0.5225
2009 0.63984168865435
2010 0.60079051383399
2011 0.65869017632242
2012 0.60892388451444

Compare Ward-Highlands Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,380.9% 13.8:1
 
1,390.0% 13.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 60.9%
 
State Average 61.9%
 

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Public PK - 05 762 13.9:1  
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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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