Kessler Elementary School



Kessler Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Kessler Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 7
K 38
1 35
2 37
3 39
4 40
5 42
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Kessler Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Helena, MT in the Helena Elementary School District. It enrolls 238 students in grades 1st through 12th. Kessler Elementary School is the 143rd largest public school in Montana and the 45,962nd largest nationally. It has 17.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 238
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 13.7
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 45,962nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 143rd out of 425
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 379th out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 173rd out of 424

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Kessler Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 134
(56%)
2,627
(52%)
 Female 104
(44%)
2,466
(48%)

Kessler Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 228
(96%)
4,581
(90%)
 American Indian 4
(2%)
215
(4%)
 Hispanic 2
(1%)
157
(3%)
 Two or More 2
(1%)
15
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
48
(1%)
 Black 1
(0%)
64
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
13
(0%)

Kessler Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 169
(71%)
3,120
(61%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 54
(23%)
1,620
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 15
(6%)
353
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 342 ranked schools in Montana, Kessler Elementary School is ranked 169th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Kessler Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (29.0%) is lower than the state average of 46.2%. 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.

Kessler Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 211
2006 213
2007 213
2008 228
2009 232
2010 258
2011 260
2012 238

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.1
2006 17.3
2007 16.4
2008 16.3
2009 17.6
2010 18.1
2011 18.5
2012 17.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.28436018957346
2006 0.23474178403756
2007 0.23943661971831
2008 0.24122807017544
2009 0.16379310344828
2010 0.24418604651163
2011 0.22692307692308
2012 0.28991596638655

Compare Kessler Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.2% 13.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,740.0% 17.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 29.0%
 
State Average 46.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Kessler Elementary School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 238 17.4:1  
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Public 06 - 08 695 17.1:1 3 miles
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Public PK - 05 240 16.3:1 3 miles
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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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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