Kessler Elementary School



Kessler Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Kessler Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 5
K 35
1 43
2 41
3 44
4 45
5 54
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 267 students in grades 1st through 12th. Kessler Elementary School is the 135th largest public school in Montana and the 44,268th largest nationally. It has 17.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 267
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 15.24
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 44,268th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 135th out of 426
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 387th out of 425
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 156th out of 425

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Kessler Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 137
(51%)
2,628
(51%)
 Female 130
(49%)
2,522
(49%)

Kessler Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 244
(91%)
4,572
(89%)
 American Indian 11
(4%)
191
(4%)
 Two or More 6
(2%)
118
(2%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
54
(1%)
 Hispanic 3
(1%)
162
(3%)
 Black 0
(0%)
43
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
10
(0%)

Kessler Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 179
(67%)
3,050
(59%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 81
(30%)
1,806
(35%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 7
(3%)
294
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 316 ranked schools in Montana, Kessler Elementary School is ranked 153rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Kessler Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (33.0%) is lower than the state average of 51.2%. 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
2013 254
2014 269
2015 267

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
2013 18.6
2014 18.2
2015 17.5

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
2013 0.33464566929134
2014 0.31598513011152
2015 0.32958801498127

Compare Kessler Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,371.6% 13.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,750.0% 17.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 33.0%
 
State Average 51.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Kessler Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 267 17.5:1  
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Public PK - 05 273 18.2:1 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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