Explorer K-8



Explorer K-8 Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Explorer K-8 Students by Grade
PK 35
K 169
1 189
2 178
3 219
4 169
5 186
6 171
7 179
8 184
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Explorer K-8 is a public elementary school located in Spring Hill, FL in the Hernando School District. It enrolls 1,679 students in grades 1st through 12th. Explorer K-8 is the 14th largest public school in Florida and the 119th largest nationally. It has 15.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,679
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 111
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 119th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 14th out of 2,354
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 1,416th out of 2,252
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 10th out of 2,252

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Explorer K-8 Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 879
(52%)
8,458
(52%)
 Female 800
(48%)
7,896
(48%)

Explorer K-8 Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 993
(59%)
11,012
(67%)
 Hispanic 420
(25%)
2,938
(18%)
 Black 116
(7%)
1,241
(8%)
 Two or More 107
(6%)
819
(5%)
 Asian 32
(2%)
277
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 6
(0%)
20
(0%)
 American Indian 5
(0%)
47
(0%)

Explorer K-8 Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,267
(75%)
10,598
(65%)
 Not Eligible 329
(20%)
4,942
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 83
(5%)
814
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,316 ranked schools in Florida, Explorer K-8 is ranked 4th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Explorer K-8 students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.4%) 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.

Explorer K-8 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2007 N/A
2008 1834
2009 1918
2010 1762
2011 1761
2012 1799
2013 1768
2014 1684
2015 1679

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2007 N/A
2008 12.4
2009 14
2010 15.1
2011 15.2
2012 15.5
2013 15.5
2014 15
2015 15.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2007
2008 0.59105779716467
2009 0.63503649635036
2010 0.65209988649262
2011 0.68143100511073
2012 0.69260700389105
2013 0.75904977375566
2014 0.76959619952494
2015 0.80405002977963

Compare Explorer K-8 to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,397.3% 14.0:1
 
1,510.0% 15.1:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.4%
 
This School 80.4%
 

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Explorer K-8
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Public PK - 08 1,679 15.1:1  
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Public PK - 05 946 12.8:1 3 miles
Gulf Coast Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 110 15.7:1 3 miles
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Private PK - 12 105 9:1 4 miles
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Public KG - 08 1,562 15.2:1 4 miles
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