Foster Elementary



Foster Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Foster Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 72
1 64
2 57
3 74
4 45
5 68
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Foster Elementary is a public elementary school located in San Diego, CA in the San Diego Unified School District. It enrolls 380 students in grades 1st through 12th. Foster Elementary is the 4,630th largest public school in California and the 34,127th largest nationally. It has 23.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 380
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 16
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 34,127th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 4,630th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,733rd out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 4,583rd out of 6,257

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Foster Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 201
(53%)
48,350
(51%)
 Female 179
(47%)
45,711
(49%)

Foster Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 132
(35%)
44,212
(47%)
 White 114
(30%)
21,333
(23%)
 Two or More 53
(14%)
6,992
(7%)
 Black 39
(10%)
8,503
(9%)
 Asian 37
(10%)
12,327
(13%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(1%)
464
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
230
(0%)

Foster Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 187
(49%)
48,245
(51%)
 Not Eligible 155
(41%)
35,496
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(10%)
10,320
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Foster Elementary is ranked 3,709th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Foster Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (59.2%) 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.

Foster Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 476
2006 435
2007 420
2008 407
2009 412
2010 430
2011 411
2012 376
2013 374
2014 367
2015 380

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.6
2006 19.1
2007 19.1
2008 17
2009 22.3
2010 N/A
2011 20.6
2012 18.8
2013 26.7
2014 24.5
2015 23.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.50210084033613
2006 0.52873563218391
2007 0.56190476190476
2008 0.58968058968059
2009 0.64320388349515
2010 0.66511627906977
2011 0.11435523114355
2012 0.54255319148936
2013 0.57219251336898
2014 0.5558583106267
2015 0.59210526315789

Compare Foster Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,380.0% 23.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 59.2%
 
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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