Thoreau Elementary



Thoreau Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thoreau Elementary Students by Grade
PK 34
K 44
1 55
2 55
3 51
4 60
5 55
6 51
7 43
8 55
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Thoreau Elementary is a public elementary school located in Milwaukee, WI in the Milwaukee School District. It enrolls 503 students in grades 1st through 12th. Thoreau Elementary is the 197th largest public school in Wisconsin and the 21,627th largest nationally. It has 18.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 503
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.98
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 21,627th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Wisconsin: 197th out of 1,196
Student/Teacher Rank in Wisconsin: 1,029th out of 1,191
Full Time Teacher Rank in Wisconsin: 419th out of 1,191

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Thoreau Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 265
(53%)
30,716
(52%)
 Female 238
(47%)
28,316
(48%)

Thoreau Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 460
(91%)
30,930
(52%)
 Hispanic 16
(3%)
15,098
(26%)
 Asian 10
(2%)
3,923
(7%)
 White 8
(2%)
8,010
(14%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
599
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
421
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
51
(0%)

Thoreau Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 384
(76%)
40,416
(68%)
 Not Eligible 119
(24%)
18,616
(32%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,175 ranked schools in Wisconsin, Thoreau Elementary is ranked 63rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thoreau Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (76.3%) is significantly higher than the state average of 42.8%. 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.

Thoreau Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 591
2006 645
2007 639
2008 632
2009 584
2010 629
2011 567
2012 573
2013 535
2014 488
2015 503

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.8
2006 17.9
2007 17.4
2008 16.4
2009 16.3
2010 17.5
2011 18.8
2012 19.1
2013 16.3
2014 N/A
2015 18

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.75465313028765
2006 0.74728682170543
2007 0.77621283255086
2008 0.79430379746835
2009 0.83904109589041
2010 0.80286168521463
2011 0.86067019400353
2012 0.87434554973822
2013 0.90654205607477
2014 0.93032786885246
2015 0.76341948310139

Compare Thoreau Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,434.7% 14.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,800.0% 18.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 42.8%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 76.3%
 

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Public PK - 08 503 18:1  
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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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