Gordon Parks Academy



Gordon Parks Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gordon Parks Academy Students by Grade
PK 45
K 36
1 41
2 43
3 42
4 32
5 42
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 22

Gordon Parks Academy is a public elementary school located in East Orange, NJ in the East Orange School District. It enrolls 303 students in grades 1st through 12th. Gordon Parks Academy is the 1,149th largest public school in New Jersey and the 41,305th largest nationally. It has 11.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 303
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 27
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 41,305th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New Jersey: 1,149th out of 1,586
Student/Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 494th out of 1,572
Full Time Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 1,064th out of 1,572

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Gordon Parks Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 154
(51%)
3,479
(50%)
 Male 149
(49%)
3,426
(50%)

Gordon Parks Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 284
(94%)
6,432
(93%)
 Hispanic 16
(5%)
422
(6%)
 White 3
(1%)
22
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
12
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
8
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Gordon Parks Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 255
(84%)
4,528
(66%)
 Not Eligible 36
(12%)
1,953
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 12
(4%)
424
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,546 ranked schools in New Jersey, Gordon Parks Academy is ranked 376th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gordon Parks Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.1%) is significantly higher than the state average of 40.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Gordon Parks Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 393
2006 376
2007 363
2008 348
2009 321
2010 340
2011 313
2012 334
2013 305
2014 317
2015 303

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.9
2006 10.2
2007 13.4
2008 9.1
2009 9.4
2010 11.9
2011 10.9
2012 10.8
2013 9.2
2014 10.9
2015 11.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.7735368956743
2006 0.70212765957447
2007 0.85674931129477
2008 0.83333333333333
2009 0.78193146417445
2010 0.81176470588235
2011 0.73162939297125
2012 0.89221556886228
2013 0.87213114754098
2014 0.91798107255521
2015 0.88118811881188

Compare Gordon Parks Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,120.0% 11.2:1
 
1,141.1% 11.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 88.1%
 

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