Hugh Mercer Elementary



Hugh Mercer Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Hugh Mercer Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 274
1 290
2 303
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Hugh Mercer Elementary is a public elementary school located in Fredericksburg, VA in the Fredericksburg City Public Schools. It enrolls 867 students in grades 1st through 12th. Hugh Mercer Elementary is the 69th largest public school in Virginia and the 2,912th largest nationally. It has 14.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 867
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 60.98
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,912th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 69th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 264th out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 26th out of 1,156

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Hugh Mercer Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 476
(55%)
1,287
(52%)
 Female 391
(45%)
1,209
(48%)

Hugh Mercer Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 304
(35%)
950
(38%)
 White 287
(33%)
798
(32%)
 Hispanic 189
(22%)
533
(21%)
 Asian 57
(7%)
142
(6%)
 Two or More 28
(3%)
65
(3%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
4
(0%)

Hugh Mercer Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 588
(68%)
1,505
(60%)
 Not Eligible 279
(32%)
920
(37%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
71
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Hugh Mercer Elementary is ranked 36th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Hugh Mercer Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (67.8%) 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.

Hugh Mercer Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 621
2006 644
2007 675
2008 729
2009 716
2010 814
2011 835
2012 878
2013 908
2014 901
2015 867

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.2
2006 12.5
2007 16.5
2008 17
2009 16.7
2010 18.2
2011 15.8
2012 16
2013 15.9
2014 15
2015 14.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53945249597424
2006 0.54192546583851
2007 0.47851851851852
2008 0.54595336076818
2009 0.60195530726257
2010 0.61179361179361
2011 0.62035928143713
2012 0.58200455580866
2013 0.61563876651982
2014 0.70033296337403
2015 0.67820069204152

Compare Hugh Mercer Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,420.0% 14.2:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 67.8%
 

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