Foster Elementary



Foster Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Foster Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 145
1 129
2 154
3 128
4 130
5 108
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Foster Elementary is a public elementary school located in Compton, CA in the Compton Unified School District. It enrolls 794 students in grades 1st through 12th. Foster Elementary is the 775th largest public school in California and the 4,553rd largest nationally. It has 25.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 794
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 31
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,553rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 775th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,339th out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 834th out of 6,257

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Foster Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 412
(52%)
7,941
(49%)
 Male 382
(48%)
8,251
(51%)

Foster Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 656
(83%)
12,971
(80%)
 Black 126
(16%)
2,931
(18%)
 White 5
(1%)
68
(0%)
 Two or More 4
(1%)
86
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
25
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
18
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
93
(1%)

Foster Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 593
(75%)
13,054
(81%)
 Not Eligible 181
(23%)
2,280
(14%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 20
(3%)
858
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Foster Elementary is ranked 738th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Foster Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (77.2%) 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.

Foster Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 757
2006 723
2007 680
2008 684
2009 634
2010 589
2011 763
2012 825
2013 721
2014 815
2015 794

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.9
2006 19.5
2007 18.9
2008 21.4
2009 21.1
2010 N/A
2011 28.3
2012 30.6
2013 24
2014 28.1
2015 25.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.97490092470277
2006 0.99723374827109
2007 0.98676470588235
2008 0.87426900584795
2009 0.9416403785489
2010 0.90322580645161
2011
2012 0.63515151515152
2013 0.86407766990291
2014 0.74355828220859
2015 0.772040302267

Compare Foster Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,560.0% 25.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 
This School 77.2%
 

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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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