Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8



Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 Students by Grade
PK 40
K 112
1 131
2 130
3 133
4 115
5 116
6 193
7 150
8 151
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 is a public elementary school located in Fort Pierce, FL in the St. Lucie School District. It enrolls 1,271 students in grades 1st through 12th. Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 is the 59th largest public school in Florida and the 370th largest nationally. It has 15.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,271
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Full Time Teachers: 85
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 370th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 59th out of 2,354
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 1,368th out of 2,252
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 53rd out of 2,252

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Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 659
(52%)
14,802
(52%)
 Female 612
(48%)
13,685
(48%)

Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 586
(46%)
8,337
(29%)
 Black 491
(39%)
8,374
(29%)
 White 155
(12%)
10,037
(35%)
 Two or More 31
(2%)
1,122
(4%)
 Asian 6
(0%)
485
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
45
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
87
(0%)

Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,070
(84%)
18,925
(66%)
 Not Eligible 201
(16%)
8,418
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
1,144
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,316 ranked schools in Florida, Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 is ranked 18th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.2%) is higher than the state average of 61.4%. 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.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2007 1097
2008 1169
2009 1201
2010 1286
2011 1220
2012 1173
2013 1173
2014 1238
2015 1271

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2007 15.5
2008 11.5
2009 12.9
2010 11.2
2011 10.8
2012 13.2
2013 15.4
2014 15.7
2015 15

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2007 0.82315405651778
2008 0.82805816937553
2009 0.85179017485429
2010 0.85614307931571
2011 0.83852459016393
2012 0.85080988917306
2013 0.88150042625746
2014 0.68901453957997
2015 0.84185680566483

Compare Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,397.3% 14.0:1
 
1,500.0% 15.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.4%
 
This School 84.2%
 

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Public PK - 08 1,271 15:1  
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