Merle Sidener Gifted Academy



Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 42
3 50
4 50
5 49
6 49
7 46
8 38
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is a public elementary school located in Indianapolis, IN in the Indianapolis Public Schools. It enrolls 324 students in grades 1st through 12th. Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is the 831st largest public school in Indiana and the 39,059th largest nationally. It has 16.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 324
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 20
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 39,059th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 831st out of 1,134
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 340th out of 1,125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 751st out of 1,125

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Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 166
(51%)
11,121
(52%)
 Female 158
(49%)
10,460
(48%)

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 145
(45%)
4,935
(23%)
 Black 114
(35%)
10,866
(50%)
 Hispanic 33
(10%)
4,544
(21%)
 Two or More 24
(7%)
1,108
(5%)
 Asian 8
(2%)
100
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
24
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
4
(0%)

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

Outer ring represents school district
  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 154
(48%)
17,503
(81%)
 Not Eligible 138
(43%)
3,187
(15%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 32
(10%)
891
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,131 ranked schools in Indiana, Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is ranked 655th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merle Sidener Gifted Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (57.4%) is slightly 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.

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 166
2009 196
2010 266
2011 308
2012 324

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 13.3
2009 13.4
2010 17.2
2011 12.3
2012 16.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008 0.79518072289157
2009 0.73979591836735
2010 0.65037593984962
2011 0.62987012987013
2012 0.57407407407407

Compare Merle Sidener Gifted Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,620.0% 16.2:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 57.4%
 

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Public 02 - 08 324 16.2:1  
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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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