Central Elementary



Central Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Central Elementary Students by Grade
PK 23
K 52
1 62
2 42
3 57
4 43
5 37
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Central Elementary is a public elementary school located in Amherst, VA in the Amherst County Public Schools. It enrolls 316 students in grades 1st through 12th. Central Elementary is the 978th largest public school in Virginia and the 40,182nd largest nationally. It has 15.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 316
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 20.17
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 40,182nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 978th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 521st out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 992nd out of 1,156

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Central Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 160
(51%)
1,429
(49%)
 Male 156
(49%)
1,472
(51%)

Central Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 215
(68%)
1,962
(68%)
 Black 64
(20%)
599
(21%)
 Two or More 19
(6%)
202
(7%)
 American Indian 9
(3%)
27
(1%)
 Hispanic 7
(2%)
97
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(1%)
3
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
11
(0%)

Central Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 189
(60%)
1,318
(45%)
 Not Eligible 91
(29%)
1,351
(47%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 36
(11%)
232
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Central Elementary is ranked 553rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Central Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (71.2%) is significantly 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.

Central Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 293
2006 327
2007 325
2008 347
2009 330
2010 300
2011 290
2012 289
2013 292
2014 320
2015 316

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 8.4
2006 7.8
2007 14.8
2008 15.8
2009 13.8
2010 12.5
2011 10.8
2012 13.1
2013 14.5
2014 17.3
2015 15.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.63139931740614
2006 0.59021406727829
2007 0.6
2008 0.5850144092219
2009 0.59090909090909
2010 0.61666666666667
2011 0.61034482758621
2012 0.65051903114187
2013 0.70205479452055
2014 0.709375
2015 0.7120253164557

Compare Central 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 71.2%
 

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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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