Discovery Elementary School



Discovery Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 23
K 134
1 95
2 102
3 95
4 82
5 77
6 70
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Idaho Falls, ID in the Bonneville Joint School District. It enrolls 678 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery Elementary School is the 22nd largest public school in Idaho and the 8,666th largest nationally. It has 23.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 678
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.48
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,666th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Idaho: 22nd out of 399
Student/Teacher Rank in Idaho: 357th out of 391
Full Time Teacher Rank in Idaho: 52nd out of 391

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Discovery Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 366
(54%)
3,284
(52%)
 Female 312
(46%)
3,049
(48%)

Discovery Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 521
(77%)
5,210
(82%)
 Hispanic 131
(19%)
892
(14%)
 Two or More 21
(3%)
143
(2%)
 Black 3
(0%)
26
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
28
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
22
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
12
(0%)

Discovery Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 349
(51%)
3,456
(55%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 260
(38%)
2,305
(36%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 69
(10%)
572
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 384 ranked schools in Idaho, Discovery Elementary School is ranked 59th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (48.5%) is slightly lower than the state average of 51.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Discovery Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 384
2009 459
2010 528
2011 562
2012 678

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 19.7
2009 19.1
2010 21.1
2011 19.1
2012 23.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008 0.4921875
2009 0.50980392156863
2010 0.46780303030303
2011 0.4982206405694
2012 0.48525073746313

Compare Discovery Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,876.4% 18.8:1
 
2,380.0% 23.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 48.5%
 
State Average 51.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 06 678 23.8:1  
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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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