Discovery Elementary School



Discovery Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 98
1 87
2 104
3 88
4 94
5 110
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Meridian, ID in the Meridian Joint School District. It enrolls 581 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery Elementary School is the 57th largest public school in Idaho and the 14,620th largest nationally. It has 22.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 581
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 25.95
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 14,620th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Idaho: 57th out of 399
Student/Teacher Rank in Idaho: 312th out of 391
Full Time Teacher Rank in Idaho: 83rd out of 391

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Discovery Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 295
(51%)
12,549
(48%)
 Male 286
(49%)
13,410
(52%)

Discovery Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 486
(84%)
21,803
(84%)
 Hispanic 53
(9%)
2,216
(9%)
 Two or More 19
(3%)
798
(3%)
 Black 11
(2%)
319
(1%)
 Asian 10
(2%)
626
(2%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
139
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
58
(0%)

Discovery Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 467
(80%)
17,784
(69%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 87
(15%)
6,837
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 27
(5%)
1,338
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 384 ranked schools in Idaho, Discovery Elementary School is ranked 272nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (19.6%) is significantly 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
2005 725
2006 573
2007 524
2008 572
2009 543
2010 564
2011 577
2012 581

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.1
2006 18.1
2007 19.6
2008 23.4
2009 17.1
2010 19.6
2011 21.5
2012 22.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.12275862068966
2006 0.17102966841187
2007 0.1469465648855
2008 0.1958041958042
2009 0.35359116022099
2010 0.2322695035461
2011 0.25649913344887
2012 0.19621342512909

Compare Discovery Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,876.4% 18.8:1
 
2,240.0% 22.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 19.6%
 
State Average 51.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Discovery Elementary School
Meridian, ID
Public PK - 05 581 22.4:1  
Prospect Elementary School
Meridian, ID
Public PK - 05 775 22.4:1 1 miles
Ustick Elementary School
Boise, ID
Public PK - 05 504 20.7:1 2 miles
Paramount Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 855 25.1:1 2 miles
Cecil D Andrus Elementary
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Public PK - 05 632 23.5:1 2 miles
Heritage Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 1,097 22.7:1 2 miles
The Ambrose School
Meridian, ID
Private KG - 12 441 16:1 2 miles
Pioneer Elementary School
Boise, ID
Public PK - 05 707 21.5:1 2 miles
River Valley Elementary School
Meridian, ID
Public PK - 05 467 22.9:1 2 miles
Lowell Scott Middle School
Boise, ID
Public 06 - 08 1,070 19.5:1 2 miles
Chief Joseph Elementary School
Meridian, ID
Public PK - 05 535 18.3:1 2 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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