Cardinal Elementary School



Cardinal Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cardinal Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 36
K 46
1 46
2 40
3 40
4 36
5 46
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cardinal Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Eldon, IA in the Cardinal Community School District. It enrolls 290 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cardinal Elementary School is the 410th largest public school in Iowa and the 42,064th largest nationally. It has 13.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 290
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
Full Time Teachers: 22.36
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 42,064th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 410th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 196th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 355th out of 723

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Cardinal Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 149
(51%)
295
(47%)
 Female 141
(49%)
336
(53%)

Cardinal Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 273
(94%)
592
(94%)
 Hispanic 15
(5%)
30
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
5
(1%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Black 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Cardinal Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 175
(60%)
310
(49%)
 Not Eligible 77
(27%)
245
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(13%)
76
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Cardinal Elementary School is ranked 151st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cardinal Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (73.4%) is significantly 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.

Cardinal Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 294
2006 296
2007 285
2008 268
2009 265
2010 275
2011 286
2012 290

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.1
2006 16.4
2007 15.9
2008 12.2
2009 14.1
2010 14.9
2011 15.1
2012 13

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.51020408163265
2006 0.54054054054054
2007 0.56491228070175
2008 0.57462686567164
2009 0.64528301886792
2010 0.68
2011 0.67132867132867
2012 0.73448275862069

Compare Cardinal Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,300.0% 13.0:1
 
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 73.4%
 

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Public PK - 05 290 13:1  
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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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