Shepherd Elementary



Shepherd Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Shepherd Elementary Students by Grade
PK 7
K 56
1 62
2 53
3 59
4 55
5 64
6 53
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Shepherd Elementary is a public elementary school located in Shepherd, MT in the Shepherd Elementary School District. It enrolls 409 students in grades 1st through 12th. Shepherd Elementary is the 47th largest public school in Montana and the 30,723rd largest nationally. It has 14.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 409
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.64
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 30,723rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 47th out of 425
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 296th out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 33rd out of 424

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Shepherd Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 211
(52%)
211
(52%)
 Male 198
(48%)
198
(48%)

Shepherd Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 358
(88%)
358
(88%)
 American Indian 27
(7%)
27
(7%)
 Hispanic 14
(3%)
14
(3%)
 Black 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Shepherd Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 225
(55%)
225
(55%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 149
(36%)
149
(36%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 35
(9%)
35
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 342 ranked schools in Montana, Shepherd Elementary is ranked 65th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Shepherd Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (45.0%) is slightly 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.

Shepherd Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 433
2006 415
2007 395
2008 406
2009 423
2010 428
2011 410
2012 409

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.6
2006 14.1
2007 14.2
2008 13.7
2009 14.1
2010 13.9
2011 14.2
2012 14.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.28406466512702
2006 0.33012048192771
2007 0.30886075949367
2008 0.32512315270936
2009 0.38770685579196
2010 0.41121495327103
2011 0.41951219512195
2012 0.44987775061125

Compare Shepherd Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.2% 13.4:1
 
1,480.0% 14.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 45.0%
 
State Average 46.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 06 409 14.8:1  
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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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