Murphy Candler Elementary School



Murphy Candler Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Murphy Candler Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 27
K 80
1 80
2 71
3 66
4 73
5 87
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Murphy Candler Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Lithonia, GA in the Dekalb County School District. It enrolls 484 students in grades 1st through 12th. Murphy Candler Elementary School is the 957th largest public school in Georgia and the 23,016th largest nationally. It has 15.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 484
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 32
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 23,016th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Georgia: 957th out of 1,344
Student/Teacher Rank in Georgia: 599th out of 1,342
Full Time Teacher Rank in Georgia: 969th out of 1,342

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Murphy Candler Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 272
(56%)
36,586
(51%)
 Female 212
(44%)
34,548
(49%)

Murphy Candler Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 459
(95%)
46,258
(65%)
 Hispanic 17
(4%)
10,949
(15%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
111
(0%)
 Two or More 2
(0%)
1,126
(2%)
 White 2
(0%)
8,419
(12%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
172
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
4,099
(6%)

Murphy Candler Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 378
(78%)
48,857
(69%)
 Not Eligible 63
(13%)
18,865
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 43
(9%)
3,412
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,340 ranked schools in Georgia, Murphy Candler Elementary School is ranked 522nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Murphy Candler Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (87.0%) is 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.

Murphy Candler Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 865
2006 862
2007 564
2008 555
2009 521
2010 526
2011 519
2012 484

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.5
2006 15.4
2007 14.4
2008 15
2009 15.1
2010 15.9
2011 14.8
2012 15.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.6971098265896
2006 0.76566125290023
2007 0.8386524822695
2008 0.81441441441441
2009 0.81957773512476
2010 0.84030418250951
2011 0.82273603082852
2012 0.8698347107438

Compare Murphy Candler Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,448.8% 14.5:1
 
1,510.0% 15.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 62.6%
 
This School 87.0%
 

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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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