Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School



Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School Students by Grade
PK 89
K 47
1 47
2 46
3 44
4 44
5 47
6 47
7 46
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School is a public elementary school located in Fairfield, CT in the Bridgeport School District. It enrolls 457 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School is the 228th largest public school in Connecticut and the 25,734th largest nationally. It has 15.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 457
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 30.15

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Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 243
(53%)
8,074
(52%)
 Female 214
(47%)
7,460
(48%)

Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 146
(32%)
1,454
(9%)
 Hispanic 144
(32%)
7,765
(50%)
 Black 138
(30%)
5,767
(37%)
 Asian 23
(5%)
444
(3%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
55
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
41
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
8
(0%)

Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 454
(99%)
15,401
(99%)
 Not Eligible 3
(1%)
87
(1%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
46
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 637 ranked schools in Connecticut, Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School is ranked 56th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.3%) is significantly higher than the state average of 40.2%. 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.

Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2010 130
2011 311
2012 457

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2010 13.5
2011 15.2
2012 15.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2010 0.97692307692308
2011 0.9903536977492
2012 0.99343544857768

Compare Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,223.5% 12.2:1
 
1,520.0% 15.2:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 99.3%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School
Fairfield, CT
Public PK - 07 457 15.2:1  
Our Lady of the Assumption/Holy Family School
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Private PK - 08 191 13:1 1 miles
Stratfield School
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Public KG - 05 505 14.5:1 1 miles
The Unquowa School
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Private PK - 08 177 6:1 1 miles
Jennings School
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North Stratfield School
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Public KG - 05 454 14.1:1 1 miles
Fairfield Woods Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 851 12.4:1 2 miles
Skane Center
Bridgeport, CT
Public PK - PK 231 10.8:1 2 miles
Early Childhood Center
Fairfield, CT
Public PK - PK 132 12.1:1 2 miles
St Andrew School
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Private PK - 08 261 22:1 2 miles
Winthrop School
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Public KG - 08 686 17.2:1 2 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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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