Manuel Pena Junior School



Manuel Pena Junior School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Manuel Pena Junior School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 149
1 144
2 170
3 138
4 125
5 132
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Manuel Pena Junior School is a public elementary school located in Phoenix, AZ in the Cartwright Elementary School District. It enrolls 858 students in grades 1st through 12th. Manuel Pena Junior School is the 134th largest public school in Arizona and the 3,084th largest nationally. It has 25.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 858
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.2
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,084th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 134th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 898th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 336th out of 932

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Manuel Pena Junior School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 441
(51%)
8,946
(48%)
 Male 417
(49%)
9,717
(52%)

Manuel Pena Junior School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 683
(80%)
16,699
(89%)
 Black 96
(11%)
862
(5%)
 White 42
(5%)
677
(4%)
 American Indian 15
(2%)
204
(1%)
 Two or More 10
(1%)
139
(1%)
 Asian 9
(1%)
60
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
22
(0%)

Manuel Pena Junior School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 855
(100%)
18,603
(100%)
 Not Eligible 3
(0%)
60
(0%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Manuel Pena Junior School is ranked 30th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Manuel Pena Junior School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.7%) is significantly 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.

Manuel Pena Junior School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 902
2006 895
2007 882
2008 840
2009 845
2010 927
2011 969
2012 939
2013 880
2014 923
2015 858

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.1
2006 17.3
2007 18.7
2008 18.8
2009 19.9
2010 18.7
2011 17.1
2012 18.7
2013 22.1
2014 24
2015 25.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.82815964523282
2006 0.73854748603352
2007 0.75170068027211
2008 0.72857142857143
2009 0.80828402366864
2010 0.90075512405609
2011 0.90092879256966
2012 0.99680511182109
2013 0.99659090909091
2014 N/A
2015 0.9965034965035

Compare Manuel Pena Junior School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
2,510.0% 25.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 99.7%
 

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