Great Plains Academy



Great Plains Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Great Plains Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 5
1 1
2 4
3 7
4 9
5 9
6 10
7 13
8 8
9 15
10 5
11 3
12 6

Great Plains Academy is a public elementary school located in Byers, CO in the Byers School District No. 32j. It enrolls 95 students in grades 1st through 12th. Great Plains Academy is the 1,038th largest public school in Colorado and the 53,306th largest nationally. It has 14.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 95
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 6.75
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 53,306th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 1,038th out of 1,099
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 216th out of 1,097
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 1,043rd out of 1,097

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Great Plains Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 65
(68%)
1,039
(49%)
 Male 30
(32%)
1,068
(51%)

Great Plains Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 68
(72%)
499
(24%)
 Hispanic 17
(18%)
1,428
(68%)
 Two or More 7
(7%)
25
(1%)
 Black 2
(2%)
120
(6%)
 American Indian 1
(1%)
19
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
10
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)

Great Plains Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 45
(47%)
1,013
(48%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 28
(29%)
913
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(23%)
181
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,092 ranked schools in Colorado, Great Plains Academy is ranked 894th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Great Plains Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (52.6%) is slightly higher than the state average of 44.5%. 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.

Great Plains Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2012 83
2013 135
2014 118
2015 95

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2012 17.7
2013 25.9
2014 18.6
2015 14.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2012 0.4578313253012
2013 0.45925925925926
2014 0.63559322033898
2015 0.52631578947368

Compare Great Plains Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,410.0% 14.1:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,610.8% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.5%
 
This School 52.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Great Plains Academy
Byers, CO
Public KG - 12 95 14.1:1  
Byers Elementary School
Byers, CO
Public PK - 06 283 15.3:1 1 miles
Strasburg Elementary School
Strasburg, CO
Public PK - 05 473 20.1:1 7 miles
Hemphill Middle School
Strasburg, CO
Public 06 - 08 238 18.9:1 7 miles
Bennett Elementary School
Bennett, CO
Public KG - 05 453 17.2:1 12 miles
Bennett Middle School
Bennett, CO
Public 06 - 08 263 19.2:1 12 miles
Deer Trail Junior-Senior High School
Deer Trail, CO
Public 06 - 12 92 13.9:1 12 miles
Deer Trail Elementary School
Deer Trail, CO
Public PK - 05 97 18:1 12 miles
Cardinal Community Academy Charter School
Keenesburg, CO
Public KG - 08 173 14.4:1 27 miles
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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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