Mesquite Elementary



Mesquite Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mesquite Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 133
1 131
2 115
3 133
4 123
5 157
6 144
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Mesquite Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palmdale, CA in the Palmdale Elementary School District. It enrolls 936 students in grades 1st through 12th. Mesquite Elementary is the 309th largest public school in California and the 1,736th largest nationally. It has 28.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 936
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 33.08
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,736th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 309th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,196th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 636th out of 6,159

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Mesquite Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 488
(52%)
8,952
(51%)
 Female 448
(48%)
8,449
(49%)

Mesquite Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 656
(70%)
12,341
(71%)
 Black 165
(18%)
2,780
(16%)
 White 79
(8%)
1,400
(8%)
 Asian 17
(2%)
328
(2%)
 Two or More 17
(2%)
397
(2%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
124
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
31
(0%)

Mesquite Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 684
(73%)
12,298
(71%)
 Not Eligible 130
(14%)
3,123
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 122
(13%)
1,980
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Mesquite Elementary is ranked 167th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mesquite Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (86.1%) is higher than the state average of 58.5%. 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.

Mesquite Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1054
2006 977
2007 986
2008 903
2009 927
2010 1039
2011 960
2012 936

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 27
2006 25.7
2007 24
2008 25.1
2009 24.1
2010 N/A
2011 29.1
2012 28.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.6888045540797
2006 0.77072671443193
2007 0.73123732251521
2008 0.79623477297896
2009 0.81661272923409
2010 0.75553416746872
2011 0.35729166666667
2012 0.86111111111111

Compare Mesquite Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,830.0% 28.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 86.1%
 

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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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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