Amherst Elementary



Amherst Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Amherst Elementary Students by Grade
PK 8
K 41
1 40
2 54
3 56
4 53
5 51
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Amherst Elementary is a public elementary school located in Amherst, VA in the Amherst County Public Schools. It enrolls 303 students in grades 1st through 12th. Amherst Elementary is the 991st largest public school in Virginia and the 41,305th largest nationally. It has 14.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 303
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 21
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 41,305th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 991st out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 293rd out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 974th out of 1,156

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Amherst Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 152
(50%)
1,429
(49%)
 Male 151
(50%)
1,472
(51%)

Amherst Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 220
(73%)
1,962
(68%)
 Black 43
(14%)
599
(21%)
 Two or More 23
(8%)
202
(7%)
 Hispanic 14
(5%)
97
(3%)
 American Indian 2
(1%)
27
(1%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
11
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Amherst Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 194
(64%)
1,351
(47%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 91
(30%)
1,318
(45%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 18
(6%)
232
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Amherst Elementary is ranked 911th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Amherst Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (36.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 44.7%. 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 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 361
2006 352
2007 332
2008 312
2009 326
2010 327
2011 311
2012 319
2013 313
2014 319
2015 303

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12
2006 10.4
2007 14.4
2008 13.6
2009 14.2
2010 15.6
2011 12.9
2012 14
2013 14.4
2014 15.2
2015 14.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.34349030470914
2006 0.33238636363636
2007 0.3644578313253
2008 0.375
2009 0.43558282208589
2010 0.40366972477064
2011 0.43086816720257
2012 0.41379310344828
2013 0.40575079872204
2014 0.37617554858934
2015 0.35973597359736

Compare Amherst Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,440.0% 14.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 36.0%
 
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public PK - 05 303 14.4:1  
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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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