Keister Elementary



Keister Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Keister Elementary Students by Grade
PK 34
K 175
1 12
2 95
3 107
4 111
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Keister Elementary is a public elementary school located in Harrisonburg, VA in the Harrisonburg City Public Schools. It enrolls 534 students in grades 1st through 12th. Keister Elementary is the 584th largest public school in Virginia and the 18,848th largest nationally. It has 15.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 534
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.63
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,848th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 584th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 471st out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 499th out of 1,156

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Keister Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 274
(51%)
2,084
(49%)
 Male 260
(49%)
2,189
(51%)

Keister Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 239
(45%)
1,930
(45%)
 White 228
(43%)
1,630
(38%)
 Black 34
(6%)
410
(10%)
 Two or More 19
(4%)
189
(4%)
 Asian 11
(2%)
107
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
3
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
4
(0%)

Keister Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 296
(55%)
2,756
(64%)
 Not Eligible 205
(38%)
1,217
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(6%)
300
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Keister Elementary is ranked 311th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Keister Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (61.6%) 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.

Keister Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 510
2006 526
2007 527
2008 430
2009 470
2010 454
2011 467
2012 489
2013 496
2014 510
2015 534

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.9
2006 10.5
2007 14.2
2008 13.9
2009 14.2
2010 13.4
2011 15.6
2012 12.2
2013 12.5
2014 13.7
2015 15.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.5156862745098
2006 0.51330798479087
2007 0.47817836812144
2008 0.55581395348837
2009 0.55531914893617
2010 0.61453744493392
2011 0.67880085653105
2012 0.60327198364008
2013 0.60887096774194
2014 0.58823529411765
2015 0.61610486891386

Compare Keister Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,540.0% 15.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 61.6%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Keister Elementary
Harrisonburg, VA
Public PK - 04 534 15.4:1  
Thomas Harrison Middle School
Harrisonburg, VA
Public 05 - 08 853 13.1:1 2 miles
Woodland Montessori School
Harrisonburg, VA
Private PK - 04 51 3:1 2 miles
Stone Spring Elementary
Harrisonburg, VA
Public PK - 04 521 17.2:1 2 miles
Berea Christian School
Harrisonburg, VA
Private 01 - 12 137 12:1 2 miles
Waterman Elementary
Harrisonburg, VA
Public PK - 04 532 14.3:1 2 miles
Spotswood Elementary
Harrisonburg, VA
Public KG - 04 445 11.2:1 2 miles
Mountain View Elementary
Harrisonburg, VA
Public PK - 05 507 16.1:1 3 miles
Eastern Mennonite School
Harrisonburg, VA
Private KG - 12 377 10:1 3 miles
Skyline Middle School
Harrisonburg, VA
Public 05 - 08 840 14.5:1 3 miles
Smithland Elementary
Harrisonburg, VA
Public KG - 04 548 14.9:1 3 miles
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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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