Alta Elementary School



Alta Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Alta Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 49
K 60
1 42
2 43
3 36
4 39
5 45
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Alta Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Alta, IA in the Alta Community School District. It enrolls 314 students in grades 1st through 12th. Alta Elementary School is the 366th largest public school in Iowa and the 40,009th largest nationally. It has 18.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 314
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Full Time Teachers: 17.43
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 40,009th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 366th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 679th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 485th out of 723

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Alta Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 160
(51%)
160
(51%)
 Male 154
(49%)
154
(49%)

Alta Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 236
(75%)
236
(75%)
 Hispanic 71
(23%)
71
(23%)
 Black 5
(2%)
5
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Alta Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 150
(48%)
150
(48%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 138
(44%)
138
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 26
(8%)
26
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Alta Elementary School is ranked 221st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Alta Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (52.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 43.8%. 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.

Alta Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 198
2006 205
2007 233
2008 224
2009 228
2010 244
2011 308
2012 314

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.6
2006 14
2007 14
2008 15.3
2009 13.1
2010 13.6
2011 19.1
2012 18

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.48989898989899
2006 0.50731707317073
2007 0.48068669527897
2008 0.45535714285714
2009 0.47368421052632
2010 0.51229508196721
2011 0.48376623376623
2012 0.52229299363057

Compare Alta Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,800.0% 18.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
This School 52.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 05 314 18:1  
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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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