Murdock Elementary



Murdock Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Murdock Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 101
1 90
2 101
3 124
4 116
5 109
6 79
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Murdock Elementary is a public elementary school located in La Mesa, CA in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. It enrolls 720 students in grades 1st through 12th. Murdock Elementary is the 1,190th largest public school in California and the 7,131st largest nationally. It has 28.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 720
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 25
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,131st out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,190th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,898th out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,962nd out of 6,257

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Murdock Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 397
(55%)
5,591
(51%)
 Female 323
(45%)
5,400
(49%)

Murdock Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 329
(46%)
3,103
(28%)
 Hispanic 246
(34%)
5,351
(49%)
 Two or More 73
(10%)
813
(7%)
 Black 42
(6%)
1,068
(10%)
 Asian 27
(4%)
546
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
82
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
28
(0%)

Murdock Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 492
(68%)
4,279
(39%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 179
(25%)
5,458
(50%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 49
(7%)
1,254
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Murdock Elementary is ranked 3,681st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Murdock Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (31.7%) is significantly 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.

Murdock Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 539
2006 530
2007 492
2008 599
2009 595
2010 636
2011 728
2012 743
2013 793
2014 730
2015 720

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.6
2006 18.9
2007 16.5
2008 21.1
2009 22.9
2010 N/A
2011 30
2012 30.7
2013 29.9
2014 30.2
2015 28.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.22077922077922
2006 0.23207547169811
2007 0.25406504065041
2008 0.23539232053422
2009 0.20840336134454
2010 0.2122641509434
2011 0.23763736263736
2012 0.24629878869448
2013 0.26229508196721
2014 0.29315068493151
2015 0.31666666666667

Compare Murdock Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,880.0% 28.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 31.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Murdock Elementary
La Mesa, CA
Public KG - 06 720 28.8:1  
Santa Sophia Academy
Spring Valley, CA
Private KG - 08 216 19:1 1 miles
Eje Middle Academy
El Cajon, CA
Public 06 - 08 182 18.2:1 2 miles
Lemon Avenue Elementary
La Mesa, CA
Public KG - 06 682 29.7:1 2 miles
Heartland Christian
Spring Valley, CA
Private PK - 12 119 18:1 2 miles
Trinity Christian School
Spring Valley, CA
Private KG - 08 158 14:1 2 miles
Eje Elementary Academy Charter
El Cajon, CA
Public KG - 05 525 22.3:1 2 miles
Casa De Oro Elementary
Spring Valley, CA
Public KG - 06 367 26.2:1 2 miles
College Preparatory Middle School
La Mesa, CA
Public 05 - 08 234 18.8:1 2 miles
Highlands Elementary
Spring Valley, CA
Public KG - 06 536 27.5:1 2 miles
Avocado Elementary
La Mesa, CA
Public KG - 05 577 24:1 2 miles
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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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