Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School



Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 58
1 56
2 79
3 60
4 73
5 75
6 53
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Hilo, HI in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. It enrolls 454 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School is the 108th largest public school in Hawaii and the 26,477th largest nationally. It has 18.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 454
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 26,477th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Hawaii: 108th out of 209
Student/Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 196th out of 209
Full Time Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 136th out of 209

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Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 231
(51%)
58,951
(48%)
 Male 223
(49%)
64,432
(52%)

Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Two or More 142
(31%)
17,538
(14%)
 Pacific Islander 107
(24%)
35,934
(29%)
 Asian 101
(22%)
33,126
(27%)
 Hispanic 55
(12%)
17,464
(14%)
 White 48
(11%)
16,777
(14%)
 Black 1
(0%)
2,229
(2%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
315
(0%)

Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 281
(62%)
59,743
(48%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 137
(30%)
51,609
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 36
(8%)
12,031
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 208 ranked schools in Hawaii, Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School is ranked 135th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (38.1%) is lower than the state average of 51.6%. 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.

Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 358
2006 382
2007 374
2008 373
2009 388
2010 396
2011 412
2012 406
2013 434
2014 441
2015 454

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.9
2006 17.4
2007 16.3
2008 17.8
2009 17.6
2010 18
2011 18.7
2012 17.7
2013 19.7
2014 19.2
2015 18.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.26815642458101
2006 0.2565445026178
2007 0.22994652406417
2008 0.27882037533512
2009 0.28092783505155
2010 0.32575757575758
2011 0.34466019417476
2012 0.33990147783251
2013 0.35253456221198
2014 0.36507936507937
2015 0.38105726872247

Compare Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,459.1% 14.6:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,850.0% 18.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 38.1%
 
State Average 51.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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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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