Melinda Heights Elementary



Melinda Heights Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Melinda Heights Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 122
1 157
2 181
3 188
4 140
5 177
6 188
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Melinda Heights Elementary is a public elementary school located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA in the Saddleback Valley Unf School District. It enrolls 1,153 students in grades 1st through 12th. Melinda Heights Elementary is the 77th largest public school in California and the 547th largest nationally. It has 28.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,153
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 41.1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 547th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 77th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,128th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 186th out of 6,159

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Melinda Heights Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 579
(50%)
7,859
(52%)
 Female 574
(50%)
7,311
(48%)

Melinda Heights Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 754
(65%)
7,394
(49%)
 Hispanic 158
(14%)
5,085
(34%)
 Asian 125
(11%)
1,542
(10%)
 Two or More 103
(9%)
902
(6%)
 Black 11
(1%)
187
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
26
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
34
(0%)

Melinda Heights Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,059
(92%)
10,798
(71%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 60
(5%)
3,597
(24%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 34
(3%)
775
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Melinda Heights Elementary is ranked 4,844th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Melinda Heights Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (8.2%) is significantly lower than the state average of 58.5%. 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.

Melinda Heights Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1302
2006 1234
2007 1197
2008 1189
2009 1282
2010 1282
2011 1222
2012 1153

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 24.1
2006 23.1
2007 22
2008 25.1
2009 26.2
2010 N/A
2011 30
2012 28.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.038402457757296
2006 0.029983792544571
2007 0.031746031746032
2008 0.040370058873003
2009 0.056942277691108
2010 0.066302652106084
2011 0.15220949263502
2012 0.081526452732003

Compare Melinda Heights Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,810.0% 28.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 8.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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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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