Penny Road Elementary



Penny Road Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Penny Road Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 107
1 127
2 120
3 110
4 114
5 97
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 675 students in grades 1st through 12th. Penny Road Elementary is the 301st largest public school in North Carolina and the 9,192nd largest nationally. It has 14.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 675
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 45.6

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Penny Road Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 353
(52%)
57,120
(51%)
 Female 322
(48%)
54,181
(49%)

Penny Road Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 431
(64%)
52,168
(47%)
 Black 111
(16%)
25,467
(23%)
 Hispanic 82
(12%)
20,137
(18%)
 Two or More 26
(4%)
4,092
(4%)
 Asian 25
(4%)
9,008
(8%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
302
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
127
(0%)

Penny Road Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 502
(74%)
70,125
(63%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 156
(23%)
36,156
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 17
(3%)
5,020
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,517 ranked schools in North Carolina, Penny Road Elementary is ranked 1,147th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Penny Road Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (25.6%) is significantly lower than the state average of 61.1%. 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
2013 713
2014 716
2015 675

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
2013 15.9
2014 15.8
2015 14.8

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
2013 0.26086956521739
2014 0.26815642458101
2015 0.2562962962963

Compare Penny Road Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,465.9% 14.7:1
 
1,480.0% 14.8:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 25.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.1%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Penny Road Elementary
Cary, NC
Public KG - 05 675 14.8:1  
Oak Grove Elementary
Raleigh, NC
Public PK - 05 738 16.6:1 1 miles
Lufkin Road Middle School
Apex, NC
Public 06 - 08 1,022 16.4:1 2 miles
Resurrection Lutheran School
Cary, NC
Private KG - 08 151 10:1 2 miles
Triangle Math and Science Academy
Cary, NC
Public KG - 09 642 17.8:1 2 miles
Apex Middle School
Apex, NC
Public 06 - 08 1,288 18.6:1 3 miles
Peace Montessori School
Apex, NC
Private PK - 05 69 8:1 4 miles
Grove School of Cary
Cary, NC
Private PK - TK 93 5:1 4 miles
Briarcliff Elementary
Cary, NC
Public PK - 05 574 14.9:1 4 miles
Thales Academy
Apex, NC
Private KG - 05 378 16:1 4 miles
Baucom Elementary
Apex, NC
Public PK - 05 748 15.6:1 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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