Bessey Creek Elementary School



Bessey Creek Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Bessey Creek Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 82
1 81
2 85
3 97
4 87
5 102
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Bessey Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Palm City, FL in the Martin School District. It enrolls 534 students in grades 1st through 12th. Bessey Creek Elementary School is the 1,409th largest public school in Florida and the 18,443rd largest nationally. It has 13.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 534
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 39
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,443rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 1,409th out of 2,297
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 798th out of 2,205
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 1,307th out of 2,205

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Bessey Creek Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 271
(51%)
6,508
(51%)
 Female 263
(49%)
6,337
(49%)

Bessey Creek Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 447
(84%)
7,586
(59%)
 Hispanic 68
(13%)
3,621
(28%)
 Black 7
(1%)
1,053
(8%)
 Two or More 6
(1%)
336
(3%)
 Asian 6
(1%)
216
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
8
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
25
(0%)

Bessey Creek Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 434
(81%)
6,804
(53%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 68
(13%)
5,480
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 32
(6%)
561
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,272 ranked schools in Florida, Bessey Creek Elementary School is ranked 1,973rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Bessey Creek Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (18.7%) is significantly lower than the state average of 61.9%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Bessey Creek Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 752
2006 775
2007 722
2008 547
2009 534
2010 534
2011 525
2012 534

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.3
2006 17.2
2007 15.5
2008 14.5
2009 15.3
2010 13.5
2011 14.2
2012 13.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.063829787234043
2006 0.068387096774194
2007 0.070637119113573
2008 0.082266910420475
2009 0.13483146067416
2010 0.15730337078652
2011 0.17333333333333
2012 0.187265917603

Compare Bessey Creek Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,370.0% 13.7:1
 
1,380.9% 13.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 18.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.9%
 

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Bessey Creek Elementary School
Palm City, FL
Public KG - 05 534 13.7:1  
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Public PK - 05 676 14.1:1 3 miles
St Joseph Catholic School
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Private PK - 08 294 12:1 3 miles
The Pine School
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Private PK - 12 460 6:1 3 miles
Stuart Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 922 15.6:1 3 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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