Discovery Charter School



Discovery Charter School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Charter School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 67
1 65
2 64
3 53
4 53
5 55
6 53
7 29
8 16
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery Charter School is a public elementary school located in Porter, IN in the Discovery Charter School District. It enrolls 455 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery Charter School is the 517th largest public school in Indiana and the 25,935th largest nationally. It has 19.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 455
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 23
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 25,935th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 517th out of 1,134
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 825th out of 1,125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 599th out of 1,125

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Discovery Charter School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 243
(53%)
243
(53%)
 Female 212
(47%)
212
(47%)

Discovery Charter School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 385
(85%)
385
(85%)
 Two or More 20
(4%)
20
(4%)
 Hispanic 17
(4%)
17
(4%)
 Asian 16
(4%)
16
(4%)
 Black 15
(3%)
15
(3%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Discovery Charter School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 361
(79%)
361
(79%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 77
(17%)
77
(17%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 17
(4%)
17
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,131 ranked schools in Indiana, Discovery Charter School is ranked 986th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Charter School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (20.7%) is significantly lower than the state average of 52.4%. 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 Charter School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2010 309
2011 371
2012 455

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2010 18.2
2011 16.9
2012 19.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2010 0.22977346278317
2011 0.22641509433962
2012 0.20659340659341

Compare Discovery Charter School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
1,980.0% 19.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 20.7%
 
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Discovery Charter School
Porter, IN
Public KG - 08 455 19.8:1  
Newton Yost Elementary School
Porter, IN
Public KG - 04 389 19.4:1 2 miles
St Patrick Elementary School
Chesterton, IN
Private PK - 08 343 17:1 2 miles
Bailly Elementary School
Chesterton, IN
Public KG - 04 468 20.3:1 3 miles
Westchester Intermediate School
Chesterton, IN
Public 05 - 06 556 24.2:1 3 miles
Brummitt Elementary School
Chesterton, IN
Public KG - 04 326 19.2:1 3 miles
Chesterton Montessori School
Chesterton, IN
Private PK - 06 131 9:1 4 miles
Liberty Elementary School
Chesterton, IN
Public KG - 04 535 19.8:1 6 miles
Liberty Intermediate School
Chesterton, IN
Public 05 - 06 385 22.6:1 6 miles
Ethel R Jones Elementary School
Portage, IN
Public KG - 05 435 20.7:1 7 miles
Pine Elementary School
Michigan City, IN
Public KG - 05 337 15.3:1 7 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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