Alma Elementary



Alma Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Alma Elementary Students by Grade
PK 20
K 28
1 46
2 35
3 33
4 43
5 38
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Alma Elementary is a public elementary school located in Gaffney, SC in the Cherokee 01 School District. It enrolls 243 students in grades 1st through 12th. Alma Elementary is the 639th largest public school in South Carolina and the 45,961st largest nationally. It has 12.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 243
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 19

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Alma Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 130
(53%)
3,121
(48%)
 Male 113
(47%)
3,315
(52%)

Alma Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 145
(60%)
4,200
(65%)
 Black 78
(32%)
1,660
(26%)
 Hispanic 11
(5%)
422
(7%)
 Two or More 8
(3%)
96
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
49
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
6
(0%)

Alma Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 243
(100%)
5,141
(80%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
238
(4%)
 Not Eligible 0
(0%)
1,057
(16%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 701 ranked schools in South Carolina, Alma Elementary is ranked 510th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Alma Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (100.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 62.8%. 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.

Alma Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 208
2006 209
2007 235
2008 247
2009 240
2010 232
2011 243
2012 229
2013 250
2014 256
2015 243

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.1
2006 6.5
2007 11.2
2008 13
2009 15
2010 13.6
2011 12.8
2012 11.4
2013 11.9
2014 12.8
2015 12.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.78846153846154
2006 0.8133971291866
2007 0.8468085106383
2008 0.87449392712551
2009 0.825
2010 0.87068965517241
2011 0.93004115226337
2012 0.91266375545852
2013 0.92
2014 0.91015625
2015 1

Compare Alma Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,280.0% 12.8:1
 
1,443.1% 14.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.8%
 
This School 100.0%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Alma Elementary
Gaffney, SC
Public PK - 05 243 12.8:1  
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Public PK - 05 308 12.3:1 2 miles
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Public 06 - 08 580 14:1 3 miles
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Granard Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 584 15.4:1 4 miles
Draytonville Elementary
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Public PK - 05 260 14.3:1 4 miles
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Public PK - 05 461 16.6:1 5 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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