Independence Elementary



Independence Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Independence Elementary Students by Grade
PK 1
K 29
1 30
2 41
3 41
4 40
5 42
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Independence Elementary is a public elementary school located in Independence, VA in the Grayson County Public Schools. It enrolls 224 students in grades 1st through 12th. Independence Elementary is the 1,082nd largest public school in Virginia and the 47,173rd largest nationally. It has 17.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 224
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 12.94
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 47,173rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 1,082nd out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 792nd out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 1,118th out of 1,156

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Independence Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 124
(55%)
505
(50%)
 Male 100
(45%)
503
(50%)

Independence Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 190
(85%)
892
(88%)
 Hispanic 24
(11%)
84
(8%)
 Black 8
(4%)
26
(3%)
 Two or More 2
(1%)
6
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Independence Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 134
(60%)
616
(61%)
 Not Eligible 78
(35%)
293
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 12
(5%)
99
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Independence Elementary is ranked 793rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Independence Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.2%) 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.

Independence Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 259
2006 247
2007 277
2008 285
2009 268
2010 258
2011 269
2012 276
2013 250
2014 225
2015 224

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.3
2006 12.5
2007 14.9
2008 15
2009 15.1
2010 13.7
2011 17.8
2012 19.7
2013 16.6
2014 15
2015 17.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53667953667954
2006 0.48987854251012
2007 0.46931407942238
2008 0.53333333333333
2009 0.57835820895522
2010 0.62015503875969
2011 0.62081784386617
2012 0.67753623188406
2013 0.672
2014 0.69333333333333
2015 0.65178571428571

Compare Independence Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,730.0% 17.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 65.2%
 

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Public PK - 05 224 17.3:1  
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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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