Petersen Elementary



Petersen Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Petersen Elementary Students by Grade
PK 31
K 55
1 70
2 99
3 99
4 101
5 75
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Petersen Elementary is a public elementary school located in Houston, TX in the Houston Independent School District. It enrolls 530 students in grades 1st through 12th. Petersen Elementary is the 2,575th largest public school in Texas and the 19,207th largest nationally. It has 15.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 530
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.52
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 19,207th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 2,575th out of 4,806
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 2,317th out of 4,778
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 2,486th out of 4,778

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Petersen Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 272
(51%)
84,767
(51%)
 Female 258
(49%)
82,642
(49%)

Petersen Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 391
(74%)
104,021
(62%)
 Black 126
(24%)
40,163
(24%)
 White 8
(2%)
14,735
(9%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
6,226
(4%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
1,759
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
130
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
375
(0%)

Petersen Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 517
(98%)
130,078
(78%)
 Not Eligible 13
(2%)
37,331
(22%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,774 ranked schools in Texas, Petersen Elementary is ranked 1,051st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Petersen Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 62.2%. 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.

Petersen Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 761
2006 758
2007 641
2008 681
2009 683
2010 672
2011 630
2012 587
2013 641
2014 640
2015 530

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.7
2006 16
2007 15.6
2008 18.4
2009 16.9
2010 16
2011 17.5
2012 16.3
2013 17.9
2014 18.8
2015 15.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.94875164257556
2006 0.70580474934037
2007 0.75507020280811
2008 0.73568281938326
2009 0.6705710102489
2010 0.57142857142857
2011 0.5015873015873
2012 0.96933560477002
2013 0.97659906396256
2014 0.85625
2015 0.97547169811321

Compare Petersen Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,466.4% 14.7:1
 
1,540.0% 15.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.2%
 
This School 97.5%
 

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Public PK - 05 530 15.4:1  
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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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