James K Polk Elementary



James K Polk Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James K Polk Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 126
1 125
2 118
3 145
4 117
5 112
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

James K Polk Elementary is a public elementary school located in Alexandria, VA in the Alexandria City Public Schools. It enrolls 743 students in grades 1st through 12th. James K Polk Elementary is the 170th largest public school in Virginia and the 6,271st largest nationally. It has 15.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 743
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 47.37
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 6,271st out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 170th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 521st out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 143rd out of 1,156

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James K Polk Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 403
(54%)
5,689
(51%)
 Female 340
(46%)
5,409
(49%)

James K Polk Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 272
(37%)
3,274
(30%)
 Hispanic 236
(32%)
3,822
(34%)
 White 167
(22%)
3,181
(29%)
 Asian 35
(5%)
492
(4%)
 Two or More 20
(3%)
274
(2%)
 American Indian 9
(1%)
36
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(1%)
19
(0%)

James K Polk Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 399
(54%)
4,150
(37%)
 Not Eligible 245
(33%)
6,166
(56%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 99
(13%)
782
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, James K Polk Elementary is ranked 89th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James K Polk Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (67.0%) is higher than the state average of 44.7%. 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.

James K Polk Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 415
2006 379
2007 404
2008 474
2009 515
2010 589
2011 626
2012 662
2013 691
2014 704
2015 743

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 9.4
2006 8.8
2007 13.5
2008 15.8
2009 14.3
2010 15.5
2011 13.9
2012 14.1
2013 14.2
2014 15.9
2015 15.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53012048192771
2006 0.4802110817942
2007 0.53217821782178
2008 0.52742616033755
2009 0.59611650485437
2010 0.57215619694397
2011 0.64856230031949
2012 0.62537764350453
2013 0.64978292329957
2014 0.68323863636364
2015 0.67025572005384

Compare James K Polk Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,570.0% 15.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 67.0%
 

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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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