Kennedy Gardens Elementary School

2300 Rockwood Ave,

Calexico, CA, 92231-1726

Tel: (760)768-3842
Grades: KG-6

598 students

Kennedy Gardens Elementary School serves 598 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Kennedy Gardens Elementary School operates within the Calexico Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 598 students has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 598 students
Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 22:1
Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
11%
Hispanic
99%
52%
Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
7%
White
n/a
26%
Kennedy Gardens Elementary School White (1996-2010)
All Ethnic Groups Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.02 0.64
Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
10%
Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
n/a
Kennedy Gardens Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,216 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Calexico Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
4
Number of Students Managed 9,216 1,577
Calexico Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $89 MM $19 MM
Calexico Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $89 MM $18 MM
Calexico Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,594 $11,099
Calexico Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,592 $10,975
Calexico Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Calexico High School (1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is De Anza 9th Grade Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rockwood Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Calexico Rockwood Elementary School
    1000 Rockwood Ave
    Calexico , CA , 92231
    (760)768-3832
    0.9  mi  |  552  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Calexico Calexico High School
    1030 Encinas Ave
    Calexico , CA , 92231
    (760)768-3980
    1  mi  |  2161  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Calexico De Anza 9th Grade Academy
    824 Blair Ave
    Calexico , CA , 92231
    (760)768-3950
    1.2  mi  |  809  students  |  Gr.  9
  • Calexico Cesar Chavez Elementary School
    1251 East Zapata St
    Calexico , CA , 92231
    (760)768-3838
    1.2  mi  |  1081  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Calexico Mains Elementary School
    655 Sheridan Ave
    Calexico , CA , 92231
    (760)768-3900
    1.2  mi  |  475  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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