L.f. Palmer Elementary



L.f. Palmer Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

L.f. Palmer Elementary Students by Grade
PK 1
K 81
1 83
2 84
3 111
4 93
5 103
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

L.f. Palmer Elementary is a public elementary school located in Newport News, VA in the Newport News City Public Schools. It enrolls 556 students in grades 1st through 12th. L.f. Palmer Elementary is the 525th largest public school in Virginia and the 16,979th largest nationally. It has 19.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 556
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 29
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,979th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 525th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 1,007th out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 719th out of 1,156

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L.f. Palmer Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 280
(50%)
10,434
(49%)
 Male 276
(50%)
10,934
(51%)

L.f. Palmer Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 283
(51%)
11,295
(53%)
 Hispanic 151
(27%)
2,826
(13%)
 White 77
(14%)
5,194
(24%)
 Two or More 35
(6%)
1,425
(7%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
494
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
67
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
67
(0%)

L.f. Palmer Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 389
(70%)
12,453
(58%)
 Not Eligible 118
(21%)
7,475
(35%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 49
(9%)
1,440
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, L.f. Palmer Elementary is ranked 145th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of L.f. Palmer Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (78.8%) 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.

L.f. Palmer Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 390
2006 493
2007 457
2008 481
2009 565
2010 539
2011 478
2012 524
2013 536
2014 521
2015 556

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 9.3
2006 11.2
2007 16.5
2008 17.4
2009 16.1
2010 16.3
2011 20.8
2012 18.1
2013 19.9
2014 17.4
2015 19.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.57948717948718
2006 0.58620689655172
2007 0.64551422319475
2008 0.66320166320166
2009 0.71681415929204
2010 0.69944341372913
2011 0.75941422594142
2012 0.79580152671756
2013 0.79664179104478
2014 0.78886756238004
2015 0.78776978417266

Compare L.f. Palmer Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,920.0% 19.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 78.8%
 

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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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