Surprise Elementary School



Surprise Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Surprise Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 23
K 79
1 86
2 103
3 96
4 94
5 98
6 79
7 82
8 100
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Surprise Elementary School is a public elementary school located in El Mirage, AZ in the Dysart Unified School District. It enrolls 840 students in grades 1st through 12th. Surprise Elementary School is the 145th largest public school in Arizona and the 3,453rd largest nationally. It has 19.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 840
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 42.75
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,453rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 145th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 564th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 121st out of 932

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Surprise Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 456
(54%)
8,781
(52%)
 Female 384
(46%)
8,109
(48%)

Surprise Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 506
(60%)
6,494
(38%)
 White 209
(25%)
7,897
(47%)
 Black 79
(9%)
1,192
(7%)
 Two or More 28
(3%)
782
(5%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
324
(2%)
 American Indian 6
(1%)
154
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(1%)
47
(0%)

Surprise Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 631
(75%)
7,688
(46%)
 Not Eligible 144
(17%)
7,971
(47%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 65
(8%)
1,231
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Surprise Elementary School is ranked 92nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Surprise Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (82.9%) is higher than the state average of 53.6%. 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.

Surprise Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1068
2006 1147
2007 1069
2008 886
2009 848
2010 831
2011 903
2012 904
2013 931
2014 901
2015 840

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.7
2006 20.3
2007 18.4
2008 18.7
2009 17
2010 17.7
2011 19.8
2012 19.2
2013 17.2
2014 16.8
2015 19.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.90823970037453
2006 0.034001743679163
2007 0.042095416276894
2008 0.75733634311512
2009 0.7252358490566
2010 0.78820697954272
2011 0.79955703211517
2012 0.80420353982301
2013 0.80343716433942
2014 0.75138734739179
2015 0.82857142857143

Compare Surprise Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
1,960.0% 19.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 82.9%
 

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Surprise Elementary School
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Public PK - 08 840 19.6:1  
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Montessori of Surprise
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Private PK - 03 96 2:1 3 miles
Riverview School
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Public PK - 08 1,025 22.9:1 3 miles
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Public PK - 08 1,023 21.9:1 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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