Desert Garden Elementary



Desert Garden Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Garden Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 49
1 53
2 44
3 47
4 68
5 39
6 61
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Garden Elementary is a public elementary school located in El Centro, CA in the El Centro Elementary School District. It enrolls 361 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Garden Elementary is the 4,791st largest public school in California and the 35,990th largest nationally. It has 27.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 361
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 27.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 13
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 35,990th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 4,791st out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,622nd out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 5,144th out of 6,257

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Desert Garden Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 194
(54%)
2,683
(52%)
 Female 167
(46%)
2,518
(48%)

Desert Garden Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 330
(91%)
4,847
(93%)
 Two or More 14
(4%)
49
(1%)
 White 8
(2%)
208
(4%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
24
(0%)
 Black 4
(1%)
64
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
8
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Desert Garden Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 273
(76%)
3,710
(71%)
 Not Eligible 57
(16%)
1,054
(20%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 31
(9%)
437
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Desert Garden Elementary is ranked 2,995th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Garden Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.2%) 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.

Desert Garden Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 463
2006 466
2007 467
2008 455
2009 434
2010 434
2011 424
2012 361
2013 347
2014 347
2015 361

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.4
2006 21.6
2007 19
2008 21.1
2009 22.1
2010 N/A
2011 27.4
2012 25.8
2013 26.7
2014 26.7
2015 27.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.73218142548596
2006 0.7274678111588
2007 0.74089935760171
2008 0.72087912087912
2009 0.78571428571429
2010 0.80414746543779
2011 0.68160377358491
2012 0.81163434903047
2013 0.79827089337176
2014 0.84149855907781
2015 0.84210526315789

Compare Desert Garden Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,780.0% 27.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 
This School 84.2%
 

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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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