Independence Elementary



Independence Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Independence Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 156
1 106
2 135
3 113
4 126
5 119
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Independence Elementary is a public elementary school located in South Gate, CA in the Los Angeles Unified School District. It enrolls 755 students in grades 1st through 12th. Independence Elementary is the 983rd largest public school in California and the 5,821st largest nationally. It has 24.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 755
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,821st out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 983rd out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,945th out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 795th out of 6,257

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Independence Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 391
(52%)
237,594
(51%)
 Female 364
(48%)
226,066
(49%)

Independence Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 737
(98%)
339,720
(73%)
 White 8
(1%)
48,930
(11%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
8,496
(2%)
 Black 2
(0%)
38,808
(8%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
859
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
25,433
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1,414
(0%)

Independence Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 623
(83%)
322,175
(69%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 73
(10%)
44,777
(10%)
 Not Eligible 59
(8%)
96,708
(21%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Independence Elementary is ranked 420th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Independence Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (92.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 60.7%. 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.

Independence Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 925
2006 853
2007 828
2008 820
2009 787
2010 773
2011 770
2012 772
2013 829
2014 754
2015 755

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 20.3
2007 17.1
2008 19.1
2009 19.7
2010 N/A
2011 22.6
2012 22.7
2013 24.4
2014 23.2
2015 24

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.92324324324324
2006 0.94372801875733
2007 0.92632850241546
2008 0.9280487804878
2009 0.93138500635324
2010 0.92367399741268
2011 0.18181818181818
2012 0.89378238341969
2013 0.89867310012063
2014 0.85809018567639
2015 0.92185430463576

Compare Independence Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,400.0% 24.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 
This School 92.2%
 

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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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