Panola Way Elementary School



Panola Way Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Panola Way Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 41
K 125
1 117
2 116
3 134
4 124
5 160
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Panola Way Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Lithonia, GA in the Dekalb County School District. It enrolls 817 students in grades 1st through 12th. Panola Way Elementary School is the 237th largest public school in Georgia and the 3,698th largest nationally. It has 19.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 817
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 42.3
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,698th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Georgia: 237th out of 1,344
Student/Teacher Rank in Georgia: 1,299th out of 1,342
Full Time Teacher Rank in Georgia: 529th out of 1,342

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Panola Way Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 437
(53%)
36,586
(51%)
 Female 380
(47%)
34,548
(49%)

Panola Way Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 775
(95%)
46,258
(65%)
 Hispanic 25
(3%)
10,949
(15%)
 Two or More 15
(2%)
1,126
(2%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
172
(0%)
 White 0
(0%)
8,419
(12%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
4,099
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
111
(0%)

Panola Way Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 765
(94%)
48,857
(69%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(4%)
3,412
(5%)
 Not Eligible 19
(2%)
18,865
(27%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,340 ranked schools in Georgia, Panola Way Elementary School is ranked 60th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Panola Way Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.7%) 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.

Panola Way Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 934
2006 879
2007 854
2008 858
2009 885
2010 807
2011 843
2012 817

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.8
2006 14.4
2007 15.7
2008 15.6
2009 16.7
2010 15.7
2011 16.1
2012 19.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.87044967880086
2006 0.88737201365188
2007 0.90866510538642
2008 0.91258741258741
2009 0.89604519774011
2010 0.89838909541512
2011 0.94187425860024
2012 0.97674418604651

Compare Panola Way Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,448.8% 14.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,930.0% 19.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 62.6%
 
This School 97.7%
 

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Public PK - 05 817 19.3:1  
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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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