Rachel Carson Elementary



Rachel Carson Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Rachel Carson Elementary Students by Grade
PK 49
K 165
1 177
2 173
3 186
4 155
5 141
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Rachel Carson Elementary is a public elementary school located in Gaithersburg, MD in the Montgomery County Public Schools. It enrolls 1,046 students in grades 1st through 12th. Rachel Carson Elementary is the 8th largest public school in Maryland and the 1,049th largest nationally. It has 18.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,046
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 55.5

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Rachel Carson Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 534
(51%)
53,421
(48%)
 Male 512
(49%)
57,010
(52%)

Rachel Carson Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 531
(51%)
32,624
(30%)
 Hispanic 214
(20%)
33,079
(30%)
 Asian 160
(15%)
15,606
(14%)
 Two or More 75
(7%)
5,534
(5%)
 Black 66
(6%)
23,326
(21%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
56
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
206
(0%)

Rachel Carson Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 832
(80%)
68,548
(62%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 181
(17%)
34,821
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(3%)
7,062
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 921 ranked schools in Maryland, Rachel Carson Elementary is ranked 485th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Rachel Carson Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (20.5%) is lower than the state average of 48.4%. 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.

Rachel Carson Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 726
2006 765
2007 806
2008 838
2009 889
2010 872
2011 870
2012 934
2013 958
2014 1015
2015 1046

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.4
2006 15.5
2007 15.4
2008 16.4
2009 16.4
2010 17.8
2011 17.5
2012 18.4
2013 18
2014 18.5
2015 18.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.12534435261708
2006 0.13464052287582
2007 0.11538461538462
2008 0.12171837708831
2009 0.14173228346457
2010 0.1605504587156
2011 0.16781609195402
2012 0.16702355460385
2013 0.18580375782881
2014 0.20394088669951
2015 0.20458891013384

Compare Rachel Carson Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,343.0% 13.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,880.0% 18.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 20.5%
 
State Average 48.4%
 
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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