Dawson Elementary School



Dawson Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dawson Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 22
K 55
1 50
2 61
3 49
4 56
5 58
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dawson Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Columbus, GA in the Muscogee County School District. It enrolls 351 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dawson Elementary School is the 1,228th largest public school in Georgia and the 36,559th largest nationally. It has 14.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 351
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.6
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 36,559th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Georgia: 1,228th out of 1,344
Student/Teacher Rank in Georgia: 389th out of 1,342
Full Time Teacher Rank in Georgia: 1,231st out of 1,342

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Dawson Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 189
(54%)
11,885
(51%)
 Female 162
(46%)
11,206
(49%)

Dawson Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 316
(90%)
13,457
(58%)
 Two or More 13
(4%)
1,108
(5%)
 Hispanic 12
(3%)
1,606
(7%)
 White 8
(2%)
6,306
(27%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
44
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
533
(2%)

Dawson Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 281
(80%)
14,494
(63%)
 Not Eligible 42
(12%)
7,041
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 28
(8%)
1,556
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,340 ranked schools in Georgia, Dawson Elementary School is ranked 868th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dawson Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 62.6%. 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.

Dawson Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 320
2006 282
2007 285
2008 292
2009 313
2010 332
2011 355
2012 351

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.5
2006 12.3
2007 12.8
2008 13.5
2009 15.6
2010 15.4
2011 15.6
2012 14.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.834375
2006 0.8758865248227
2007 0.89473684210526
2008 0.84931506849315
2009 0.83067092651757
2010 0.80722891566265
2011 0.85633802816901
2012 0.88034188034188

Compare Dawson Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,430.0% 14.3:1
 
1,448.8% 14.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 62.6%
 
This School 88.0%
 

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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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