Pennington Elementary School



Pennington Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Pennington Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 24
K 22
1 25
2 26
3 28
4 24
5 25
6 25
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Pennington Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Wheat Ridge, CO in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. It enrolls 199 students in grades 1st through 12th. Pennington Elementary School is the 956th largest public school in Colorado and the 48,538th largest nationally. It has 12.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 199
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 16.27
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 48,538th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 956th out of 1,099
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 94th out of 1,097
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 892nd out of 1,097

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Pennington Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 109
(55%)
26,995
(51%)
 Female 90
(45%)
25,728
(49%)

Pennington Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 99
(50%)
12,396
(24%)
 White 83
(42%)
35,848
(68%)
 Two or More 8
(4%)
2,011
(4%)
 Black 6
(3%)
588
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(1%)
296
(1%)
 Asian 1
(1%)
1,499
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
85
(0%)

Pennington Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 135
(68%)
12,824
(24%)
 Not Eligible 38
(19%)
36,764
(70%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 26
(13%)
3,135
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,092 ranked schools in Colorado, Pennington Elementary School is ranked 504th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Pennington Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.9%) is significantly 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.

Pennington Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 232
2006 232
2007 259
2008 277
2009 287
2010 266
2011 282
2012 276
2013 275
2014 235
2015 199

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 16.6
2007 18.2
2008 16.1
2009 15.1
2010 15.6
2011 17.1
2012 18.6
2013 16.3
2014 12.4
2015 12.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.55172413793103
2006 0.62068965517241
2007 0.64092664092664
2008 0.63537906137184
2009 0.69686411149826
2010 0.77443609022556
2011 0.76241134751773
2012 0.77173913043478
2013 0.82545454545455
2014 0.82553191489362
2015 0.80904522613065

Compare Pennington Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,220.0% 12.2:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,610.8% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 80.9%
 

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