Melcher-Dallas Elementary



Melcher-Dallas Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Melcher-Dallas Elementary Students by Grade
PK 56
K 39
1 22
2 27
3 27
4 24
5 18
6 18
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Melcher-Dallas Elementary is a public elementary school located in Dallas, IA in the Melcher-Dallas Community School District. It enrolls 231 students in grades 1st through 12th. Melcher-Dallas Elementary is the 513th largest public school in Iowa and the 46,430th largest nationally. It has 16.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 231
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 14.35
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 46,430th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 513th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 566th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 559th out of 723

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Melcher-Dallas Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 121
(52%)
121
(52%)
 Female 110
(48%)
110
(48%)

Melcher-Dallas Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 213
(92%)
213
(92%)
 Hispanic 11
(5%)
11
(5%)
 Black 5
(2%)
5
(2%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Melcher-Dallas Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 129
(56%)
129
(56%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 87
(38%)
87
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 15
(6%)
15
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Melcher-Dallas Elementary is ranked 394th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Melcher-Dallas Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (44.2%) 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.

Melcher-Dallas Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 208
2006 242
2007 230
2008 239
2009 180
2010 205
2011 223
2012 231

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.1
2006 14.3
2007 12.9
2008 17.2
2009 12.9
2010 15.8
2011 17.2
2012 16.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.40384615384615
2006 0.35537190082645
2007 0.36521739130435
2008 0.26778242677824
2009 0.38888888888889
2010 0.38536585365854
2011 0.37668161434978
2012 0.44155844155844

Compare Melcher-Dallas Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.0% 16.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
This School 44.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Melcher-Dallas Elementary
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Public PK - 06 231 16.1:1  
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Southeast Warren Primary
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Public PK - 03 197 15.7:1 12 miles
Chariton Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 326 13.9:1 15 miles
Van Allen Elementary School
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Victory Christian Academy
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Private PK - 09 116 9:1 20 miles
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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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