James Earl Carter Elementary



James Earl Carter Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James Earl Carter Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 99
1 101
2 122
3 122
4 128
5 108
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

James Earl Carter Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palm Desert, CA in the Desert Sands Unified School District. It enrolls 680 students in grades 1st through 12th. James Earl Carter Elementary is the 1,462nd largest public school in California and the 8,940th largest nationally. It has 24.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 680
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 28
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,940th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,462nd out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 3,227th out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,289th out of 6,257

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James Earl Carter Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 363
(53%)
9,880
(51%)
 Female 317
(47%)
9,661
(49%)

James Earl Carter Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 312
(46%)
14,325
(73%)
 White 257
(38%)
3,788
(19%)
 Asian 70
(10%)
536
(3%)
 Two or More 30
(4%)
519
(3%)
 Black 10
(1%)
313
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
15
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
45
(0%)

James Earl Carter Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 341
(50%)
6,133
(31%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 283
(42%)
11,670
(60%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 56
(8%)
1,738
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, James Earl Carter Elementary is ranked 2,686th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James Earl Carter Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (49.9%) 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.

James Earl Carter Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 652
2006 585
2007 568
2008 626
2009 641
2010 631
2011 648
2012 668
2013 684
2014 675
2015 680

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.6
2006 18.9
2007 17.8
2008 22.2
2009 23.7
2010 N/A
2011 24
2012 25.7
2013 26.3
2014 24.1
2015 24.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.31901840490798
2006 0.34017094017094
2007 0.39964788732394
2008 0.35782747603834
2009 0.42745709828393
2010 0.43423137876387
2011
2012 0.5374251497006
2013 0.40058479532164
2014 0.51703703703704
2015 0.49852941176471

Compare James Earl Carter Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,430.0% 24.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 49.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 

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Public KG - 05 680 24.3:1  
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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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