Jonas E Salk Elementary School



Jonas E Salk Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Jonas E Salk Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 124
1 121
2 139
3 135
4 135
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Jonas E Salk Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Merrillville, IN in the Merrillville Community School District. It enrolls 654 students in grades 1st through 12th. Jonas E Salk Elementary School is the 132nd largest public school in Indiana and the 9,911th largest nationally. It has 18.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 654
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 35.4
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,911th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 132nd out of 1,134
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 665th out of 1,125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 118th out of 1,125

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Jonas E Salk Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 334
(51%)
2,322
(51%)
 Female 320
(49%)
2,201
(49%)

Jonas E Salk Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 323
(49%)
2,513
(56%)
 Hispanic 147
(22%)
899
(20%)
 White 138
(21%)
770
(17%)
 Two or More 41
(6%)
284
(6%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
48
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
9
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Jonas E Salk Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 332
(51%)
2,342
(52%)
 Not Eligible 256
(39%)
1,731
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 66
(10%)
450
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,131 ranked schools in Indiana, Jonas E Salk Elementary School is ranked 161st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Jonas E Salk Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (60.9%) 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.

Jonas E Salk Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 479
2006 464
2007 480
2008 511
2009 545
2010 634
2011 630
2012 654

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.5
2006 N/A
2007 18.4
2008 18.7
2009 18.5
2010 21.3
2011 16.8
2012 18.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.34864300626305
2006 0.44612068965517
2007 0.46458333333333
2008 0.53620352250489
2009 0.59816513761468
2010 0.59779179810726
2011 0.58730158730159
2012 0.6085626911315

Compare Jonas E Salk Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
1,850.0% 18.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 60.9%
 

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Public KG - 04 654 18.5:1  
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Public 05 - 08 1,090 19.5:1 3 miles
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Public KG - 12 92 10.2:1 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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