Cardinal Forest Elementary



Cardinal Forest Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cardinal Forest Elementary Students by Grade
PK 36
K 80
1 99
2 96
3 83
4 90
5 67
6 86
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cardinal Forest Elementary is a public elementary school located in Springfield, VA in the Fairfax County Public Schools. It enrolls 637 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cardinal Forest Elementary is the 351st largest public school in Virginia and the 11,302nd largest nationally. It has 15.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 637
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Full Time Teachers: 42.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 11,302nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 351st out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 397th out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 227th out of 1,156

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Cardinal Forest Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 334
(52%)
53,679
(52%)
 Female 303
(48%)
49,826
(48%)

Cardinal Forest Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 255
(40%)
39,605
(38%)
 Hispanic 176
(28%)
27,592
(27%)
 Asian 93
(15%)
19,756
(19%)
 Black 71
(11%)
10,483
(10%)
 Two or More 39
(6%)
5,668
(5%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
275
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
126
(0%)

Cardinal Forest Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 465
(73%)
72,411
(70%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 107
(17%)
24,684
(24%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 65
(10%)
6,410
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Cardinal Forest Elementary is ranked 709th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cardinal Forest Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (27.0%) is lower than the state average of 44.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Cardinal Forest Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 596
2006 570
2007 552
2008 499
2009 513
2010 592
2011 590
2012 590
2013 617
2014 632
2015 637

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.7
2006 11.4
2007 14.5
2008 15.6
2009 15.5
2010 16.4
2011 13.9
2012 14.2
2013 14.3
2014 13.7
2015 15

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.1996644295302
2006 0.18947368421053
2007 0.19202898550725
2008 0.19839679358717
2009 0.26120857699805
2010 0.26013513513514
2011 0.26779661016949
2012 0.30338983050847
2013 0.3063209076175
2014 0.28955696202532
2015 0.27001569858713

Compare Cardinal Forest Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,500.0% 15.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 27.0%
 
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public PK - 06 637 15:1  
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Private 02 - 11 88 20:1 2 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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