Gerald R. Ford Elementary



Gerald R. Ford Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gerald R. Ford Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 125
1 134
2 113
3 154
4 140
5 138
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Gerald R. Ford Elementary is a public elementary school located in Indian Wells, CA in the Desert Sands Unified School District. It enrolls 804 students in grades 1st through 12th. Gerald R. Ford Elementary is the 725th largest public school in California and the 4,285th largest nationally. It has 25.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 804
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 31
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,285th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 725th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,580th out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 834th out of 6,257

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Gerald R. Ford Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 405
(50%)
9,661
(49%)
 Male 399
(50%)
9,880
(51%)

Gerald R. Ford Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 381
(47%)
14,325
(73%)
 White 330
(41%)
3,788
(19%)
 Asian 42
(5%)
536
(3%)
 Two or More 30
(4%)
519
(3%)
 Black 16
(2%)
313
(2%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
45
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
15
(0%)

Gerald R. Ford Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 479
(60%)
6,133
(31%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 264
(33%)
11,670
(60%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 61
(8%)
1,738
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Gerald R. Ford Elementary is ranked 2,818th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gerald R. Ford Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.4%) is lower than the state average of 60.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Gerald R. Ford Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 667
2006 621
2007 681
2008 800
2009 801
2010 790
2011 792
2012 776
2013 811
2014 748
2015 804

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 17.7
2007 18.9
2008 23.5
2009 23.6
2010 N/A
2011 26.4
2012 26.6
2013 28.8
2014 25.8
2015 25.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.22338830584708
2006 0.23832528180354
2007 0.26431718061674
2008 0.28875
2009 0.29962546816479
2010 0.34303797468354
2011 0.69318181818182
2012 0.41752577319588
2013 0.3403205918619
2014 0.44251336898396
2015 0.40422885572139

Compare Gerald R. Ford Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,590.0% 25.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 40.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 

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Public KG - 05 804 25.9:1  
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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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