Amherst Elementary School



Amherst Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Amherst Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 18
K 137
1 140
2 136
3 118
4 139
5 135
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Amherst Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Knoxville, TN in the Knox County School District. It enrolls 823 students in grades 1st through 12th. Amherst Elementary School is the 74th largest public school in Tennessee and the 3,549th largest nationally. It has 17.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 823
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 47.1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,549th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Tennessee: 74th out of 1,049
Student/Teacher Rank in Tennessee: 947th out of 1,038
Full Time Teacher Rank in Tennessee: 143rd out of 1,038

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Amherst Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 439
(53%)
21,737
(52%)
 Female 384
(47%)
20,233
(48%)

Amherst Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 628
(76%)
31,068
(74%)
 Black 83
(10%)
5,943
(14%)
 Hispanic 63
(8%)
2,774
(7%)
 Two or More 34
(4%)
1,174
(3%)
 Asian 12
(1%)
872
(2%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
86
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
53
(0%)

Amherst Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 479
(58%)
20,954
(50%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 302
(37%)
18,611
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 42
(5%)
2,405
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,040 ranked schools in Tennessee, Amherst Elementary School is ranked 378th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Amherst Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (41.8%) is lower than the state average of 61.3%. 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.

Amherst Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 583
2006 743
2007 701
2008 730
2009 766
2010 738
2011 780
2012 823

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.5
2006 19.6
2007 16.3
2008 17.2
2009 17
2010 16.4
2011 18.4
2012 17.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.40994854202401
2006 0.34051144010767
2007 0.36519258202568
2008 0.39452054794521
2009 0.40861618798956
2010 0.44444444444444
2011 0.40512820512821
2012 0.4179829890644

Compare Amherst Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,440.2% 14.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,750.0% 17.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 41.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.3%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Amherst Elementary School
Knoxville, TN
Public KG - 05 823 17.5:1  
West End Academy
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Private PK - 12 59 6:1 2 miles
Ridgedale Alternative School
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Public 01 - 12 84 3.4:1 2 miles
Grace Christian Academy
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Private KG - 12 919 14:1 2 miles
Karns Elementary
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Public PK - 05 1,253 16.2:1 3 miles
Karns Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 1,365 17.7:1 3 miles
Bearden Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 1,192 18.1:1 3 miles
West Hills Elementary
Knoxville, TN
Public KG - 05 807 16.4:1 4 miles
West End Kindergarten
Knoxville, TN
Private PK - KG 94 18:1 4 miles
Apostolic Christian School
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Private PK - 12 160 11:1 4 miles
Temple Baptist Academy
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Private KG - 12 204 11:1 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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