Waterman Elementary



Waterman Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Waterman Elementary Students by Grade
PK 83
K 159
1 10
2 81
3 103
4 96
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Waterman Elementary is a public elementary school located in Harrisonburg, VA in the Harrisonburg City Public Schools. It enrolls 532 students in grades 1st through 12th. Waterman Elementary is the 589th largest public school in Virginia and the 19,017th largest nationally. It has 14.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 532
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 37.12
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 19,017th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 589th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 279th out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 401st out of 1,156

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Waterman Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 274
(52%)
2,189
(51%)
 Female 258
(48%)
2,084
(49%)

Waterman Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 276
(52%)
1,930
(45%)
 White 194
(36%)
1,630
(38%)
 Black 28
(5%)
410
(10%)
 Two or More 26
(5%)
189
(4%)
 Asian 8
(2%)
107
(3%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Waterman Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 375
(70%)
2,756
(64%)
 Not Eligible 112
(21%)
1,217
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 45
(8%)
300
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Waterman Elementary is ranked 169th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Waterman Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (78.9%) 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.

Waterman Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 504
2006 554
2007 592
2008 380
2009 417
2010 398
2011 417
2012 503
2013 562
2014 545
2015 532

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.5
2006 9.6
2007 14.7
2008 12.6
2009 13.9
2010 13.3
2011 13.9
2012 14
2013 12.8
2014 12.6
2015 14.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.75992063492063
2006 0.73285198555957
2007 0.67398648648649
2008 0.67368421052632
2009 0.71223021582734
2010 0.76884422110553
2011 0.86330935251799
2012 0.78330019880716
2013 0.83985765124555
2014 0.81467889908257
2015 0.78947368421053

Compare Waterman Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,430.0% 14.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 78.9%
 

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Public PK - 04 532 14.3:1  
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Public PK - 04 521 17.2:1 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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