Founders Elementary School



Founders Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Founders Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 93
1 81
2 91
3 108
4 87
5 102
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Founders Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Dekalb, IL in the Dekalb Community Unit School District 428. It enrolls 562 students in grades 1st through 12th. Founders Elementary School is the 496th largest public school in Illinois and the 16,473rd largest nationally. It has 17.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 562
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.37
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,473rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 496th out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,837th out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 719th out of 2,415

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Founders Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 297
(53%)
2,354
(51%)
 Female 265
(47%)
2,231
(49%)

Founders Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 236
(42%)
2,155
(47%)
 Hispanic 231
(41%)
1,219
(27%)
 Black 60
(11%)
863
(19%)
 Two or More 31
(6%)
244
(5%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
88
(2%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
16
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Founders Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 337
(60%)
2,720
(59%)
 Not Eligible 208
(37%)
1,829
(40%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 17
(3%)
36
(1%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,421 ranked schools in Illinois, Founders Elementary School is ranked 485th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Founders Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (63.0%) is slightly higher than the state average of 52.9%. 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.

Founders Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2011 587
2012 615
2013 623
2014 581
2015 562

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2011 19.6
2012 15
2013 20.1
2014 17
2015 17.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2011 0.53321976149915
2012 0.5869918699187
2013 0.59390048154093
2014 0.6592082616179
2015 0.62989323843416

Compare Founders Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,790.0% 17.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 63.0%
 

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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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