Merle Sidener Gifted Academy



Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 45
3 65
4 54
5 52
6 56
7 56
8 53
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is a public elementary school located in Indianapolis, IN in the Indianapolis Public Schools. It enrolls 381 students in grades 1st through 12th. Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is the 688th largest public school in Indiana and the 34,023rd largest nationally.

Total Students: 381
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: -1:1
Full Time Teachers: -1

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Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 199
(52%)
11,403
(52%)
 Female 182
(48%)
10,591
(48%)

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 183
(48%)
5,070
(23%)
 Black 101
(27%)
10,209
(46%)
 Hispanic 47
(12%)
5,480
(25%)
 Two or More 43
(11%)
1,069
(5%)
 Asian 7
(2%)
120
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
34
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
12
(0%)

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 248
(65%)
6,172
(28%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 114
(30%)
15,284
(69%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 19
(5%)
538
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,124 ranked schools in Indiana, Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is ranked 840th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merle Sidener Gifted Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (34.9%) is lower than the state average of 51.1%. 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.

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 166
2009 196
2010 266
2011 308
2012 324
2013 350
2014 353
2015 381

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 13.3
2009 13.4
2010 17.2
2011 12.3
2012 16.2
2013 23.3
2014 18.6
2015 N/A

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008 0.79518072289157
2009 0.73979591836735
2010 0.65037593984962
2011 0.62987012987013
2012 0.57407407407407
2013 0.52285714285714
2014 0.41643059490085
2015 0.3490813648294

Compare Merle Sidener Gifted Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
N/A 0.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,736.8% 17.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 34.9%
 
State Average 51.1%
 
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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