Wendell L. Cross School



Wendell L. Cross School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Wendell L. Cross School Students by Grade
PK 17
K 56
1 55
2 50
3 50
4 55
5 41
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Wendell L. Cross School is a public elementary school located in Waterbury, CT in the Waterbury School District. It enrolls 324 students in grades 1st through 12th. Wendell L. Cross School is the 444th largest public school in Connecticut and the 39,432nd largest nationally. It has 15.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 324
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 20.9

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Wendell L. Cross School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 168
(52%)
7,202
(52%)
 Female 156
(48%)
6,657
(48%)

Wendell L. Cross School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 163
(50%)
7,467
(54%)
 White 82
(25%)
2,638
(19%)
 Black 52
(16%)
2,980
(22%)
 Asian 12
(4%)
220
(2%)
 Two or More 11
(3%)
480
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
70
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
4
(0%)

Wendell L. Cross School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 227
(70%)
10,124
(73%)
 Not Eligible 97
(30%)
3,735
(27%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 665 ranked schools in Connecticut, Wendell L. Cross School is ranked 184th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Wendell L. Cross School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (70.1%) is higher than the state average of 41.1%. 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.

Wendell L. Cross School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 397
2006 374
2007 349
2008 352
2009 367
2010 374
2011 377
2012 352
2013 367
2014 366
2015 324

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.8
2006 17.9
2007 18.9
2008 15
2009 16.7
2010 15.6
2011 16.8
2012 15.4
2013 16.2
2014 16.8
2015 15.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.59445843828715
2006 0.70855614973262
2007 0.72492836676218
2008 0.69886363636364
2009 0.7275204359673
2010 0.7620320855615
2011 0.77453580901857
2012 0.75
2013 0.77929155313351
2014 0.62021857923497
2015 0.70061728395062

Compare Wendell L. Cross School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,199.9% 12.0:1
 
1,550.0% 15.5:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 41.1%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 70.1%
 

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Public PK - 05 324 15.5:1  
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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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