Aspire Charter Academy



Aspire Charter Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Aspire Charter Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 89
1 82
2 81
3 82
4 62
5 79
6 74
7 67
8 41
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Aspire Charter Academy is a public elementary school located in Gary, IN in the Aspire Charter Academy. It enrolls 657 students in grades 1st through 12th. Aspire Charter Academy is the 128th largest public school in Indiana and the 9,729th largest nationally. It has 17.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 657
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 37
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,729th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 128th out of 1,134
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 557th out of 1,125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 87th out of 1,125

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Aspire Charter Academy Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 367
(56%)
367
(56%)
 Female 290
(44%)
290
(44%)

Aspire Charter Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 609
(93%)
609
(93%)
 Hispanic 32
(5%)
32
(5%)
 Two or More 12
(2%)
12
(2%)
 White 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Aspire Charter Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 563
(86%)
563
(86%)
 Not Eligible 54
(8%)
54
(8%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 40
(6%)
40
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,131 ranked schools in Indiana, Aspire Charter Academy is ranked 20th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Aspire Charter Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (91.8%) is significantly higher than the state average of 52.4%. 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.

Aspire Charter Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 413
2009 493
2010 598
2011 667
2012 657

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 20.6
2009 22.4
2010 19.9
2011 20.8
2012 17.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008 0.88861985472155
2009 0.9026369168357
2010 0.89632107023411
2011 0.89655172413793
2012 0.91780821917808

Compare Aspire Charter Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
1,780.0% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 91.8%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Aspire Charter Academy
Gary, IN
Public KG - 08 657 17.8:1  
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Public KG - 06 612 19.7:1 1 miles
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Public KG - 06 340 16.2:1 2 miles
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Public 06 - 08 804 13.9:1 3 miles
Jefferson Elementary School
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Public KG - 06 488 16.8:1 3 miles
Warren G Harding Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 638 22:1 3 miles
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Public PK - 05 593 21.2:1 3 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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