Ward Elementary



Ward Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ward Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 133
1 102
2 108
3 109
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ward Elementary is a public elementary school located in Downey, CA in the Downey Unified School District. It enrolls 452 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ward Elementary is the 3,863rd largest public school in California and the 26,655th largest nationally. It has 25.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 452
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 18
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 26,655th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 3,863rd out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 3,930th out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 4,032nd out of 6,257

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Ward Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 232
(51%)
7,372
(51%)
 Female 220
(49%)
6,979
(49%)

Ward Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 420
(93%)
12,748
(89%)
 Asian 11
(2%)
410
(3%)
 Black 8
(2%)
373
(3%)
 White 6
(1%)
697
(5%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
80
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
25
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
18
(0%)

Ward Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 301
(67%)
7,596
(53%)
 Not Eligible 94
(21%)
4,421
(31%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 57
(13%)
2,334
(16%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Ward Elementary is ranked 2,484th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ward Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (79.2%) 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.

Ward Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 526
2006 499
2007 468
2008 489
2009 450
2010 480
2011 468
2012 453
2013 444
2014 451
2015 452

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.2
2006 18.9
2007 16.8
2008 17.8
2009 16.1
2010 N/A
2011 25.3
2012 26.6
2013 26.1
2014 23.6
2015 25.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.73574144486692
2006 0.75551102204409
2007 0.72008547008547
2008 0.77709611451943
2009 0.84444444444444
2010 0.75208333333333
2011 0.5982905982906
2012 0.80573951434879
2013 0.81306306306306
2014 0.81818181818182
2015 0.79203539823009

Compare Ward Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,510.0% 25.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 
This School 79.2%
 

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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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