Penny Road Elementary



Penny Road Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Penny Road Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 111
1 115
2 111
3 113
4 117
5 113
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Penny Road Elementary is a public elementary school located in Cary, NC in the Wake County School District. It enrolls 680 students in grades 1st through 12th. Penny Road Elementary is the 289th largest public school in North Carolina and the 8,577th largest nationally. It has 16.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 680
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 41.92

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Penny Road Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 351
(52%)
54,579
(51%)
 Female 329
(48%)
52,253
(49%)

Penny Road Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 459
(68%)
51,785
(48%)
 Black 93
(14%)
25,305
(24%)
 Hispanic 76
(11%)
17,828
(17%)
 Two or More 31
(5%)
4,385
(4%)
 Asian 18
(3%)
7,208
(7%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
319
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Penny Road Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 511
(75%)
67,312
(63%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 157
(23%)
34,332
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 12
(2%)
5,188
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,474 ranked schools in North Carolina, Penny Road Elementary is ranked 1,139th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Penny Road Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (24.9%) is significantly lower than the state average of 56.7%. 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.

Penny Road Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 660
2006 690
2007 787
2008 848
2009 633
2010 625
2011 599
2012 680

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.3
2006 N/A
2007 15.3
2008 15.1
2009 15.5
2010 15.7
2011 14.7
2012 16.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.22878787878788
2006 0.27101449275362
2007
2008
2009 0.25592417061611
2010 0.2816
2011 0.2787979966611
2012 0.24852941176471

Compare Penny Road Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,442.0% 14.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,620.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 24.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 56.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Penny Road Elementary
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Public KG - 05 680 16.2:1  
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Public KG - 05 782 16.2:1 1 miles
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Public PK - 05 851 15.6:1 4 miles
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Public PK - 05 640 14.9:1 4 miles
Thales Academy
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Private KG - 08 322 80:1 4 miles
Baucom Elementary
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Public PK - 05 868 16.1:1 4 miles
Laurel Park Elementary
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Public PK - 05 946 16:1 4 miles
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Public KG - 05 797 14.8:1 4 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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