James A. Whitaker Elementary



James A. Whitaker Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James A. Whitaker Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 90
1 73
2 75
3 75
4 87
5 75
6 74
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

James A. Whitaker Elementary is a public elementary school located in Buena Park, CA in the Buena Park Elementary School District. It enrolls 549 students in grades 1st through 12th. James A. Whitaker Elementary is the 2,787th largest public school in California and the 17,588th largest nationally. It has 23.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 549
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 23
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,588th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,787th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,834th out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 2,510th out of 6,257

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James A. Whitaker Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 299
(54%)
1,964
(51%)
 Female 250
(46%)
1,880
(49%)

James A. Whitaker Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 445
(81%)
2,550
(66%)
 Asian 37
(7%)
736
(19%)
 White 34
(6%)
284
(7%)
 Black 19
(3%)
156
(4%)
 Two or More 7
(1%)
82
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(1%)
22
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
14
(0%)

James A. Whitaker Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 406
(74%)
2,305
(60%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 80
(15%)
472
(12%)
 Not Eligible 63
(11%)
1,067
(28%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, James A. Whitaker Elementary is ranked 1,452nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James A. Whitaker Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.5%) is higher than the state average of 60.7%. 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.

James A. Whitaker Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 750
2006 747
2007 719
2008 731
2009 668
2010 656
2011 663
2012 659
2013 616
2014 598
2015 549

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.8
2006 20.8
2007 19.4
2008 21.5
2009 25.7
2010 N/A
2011 26.5
2012 27.5
2013 28
2014 26
2015 23.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.95066666666667
2006 0.79116465863454
2007 0.778859527121
2008 0.77017783857729
2009 0.86377245508982
2010 0.87042682926829
2011
2012 0.90136570561457
2013 0.9237012987013
2014 0.90133779264214
2015 0.88524590163934

Compare James A. Whitaker Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,390.0% 23.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 
This School 88.5%
 

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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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