Dow'S Prairie Elementary



Dow'S Prairie Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dow'S Prairie Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 150
1 129
2 131
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dow'S Prairie Elementary is a public elementary school located in Mckinleyville, CA in the Mckinleyville Union Elementary School District. It enrolls 410 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dow'S Prairie Elementary is the 4,314th largest public school in California and the 31,058th largest nationally. It has 20.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 410
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 20
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 31,058th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 4,314th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 858th out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 3,409th out of 6,257

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Dow'S Prairie Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 224
(55%)
596
(52%)
 Female 186
(45%)
560
(48%)

Dow'S Prairie Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 263
(64%)
736
(64%)
 Hispanic 55
(13%)
158
(14%)
 Two or More 50
(12%)
123
(11%)
 American Indian 32
(8%)
102
(9%)
 Asian 6
(1%)
16
(1%)
 Black 3
(1%)
14
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
7
(1%)

Dow'S Prairie Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 197
(48%)
495
(43%)
 Not Eligible 180
(44%)
565
(49%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(8%)
96
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Dow'S Prairie Elementary is ranked 3,661st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dow'S Prairie Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (56.1%) is slightly 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.

Dow'S Prairie Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 425
2006 410
2007 408
2008 426
2009 489
2010 467
2011 445
2012 455
2013 474
2014 420
2015 410

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.7
2006 18.6
2007 17.4
2008 20.3
2009 19.3
2010 N/A
2011 24.1
2012 22.8
2013 22.1
2014 19.1
2015 20.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.41882352941176
2006 0.44390243902439
2007 0.47549019607843
2008 0.48356807511737
2009 0.52760736196319
2010 0.53104925053533
2011
2012 0.51868131868132
2013 0.5253164556962
2014 0.55714285714286
2015 0.5609756097561

Compare Dow'S Prairie Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,050.0% 20.5:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 56.1%
 
State Average 60.7%
 

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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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