Rita Cannan Elementary School

Rita Cannan Elementary School serves 694 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the NV average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Rita Cannan Elementary School operates within the Washoe County School District.

Overview

The student population of 694 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 694 students
Rita Cannan Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Rita Cannan Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Rita Cannan Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 17:1
Rita Cannan Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Rita Cannan Elementary School American Indian (1988-2013)
Asian
3%
6%
Rita Cannan Elementary School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
69%
39%
Rita Cannan Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
6%
10%
Rita Cannan Elementary School Black (1988-2013)
White
12%
37%
Rita Cannan Elementary School White (1988-2013)
Hawaiian
6%
1%
Two or more races
3%
5%
All Ethnic Groups Rita Cannan Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Rita Cannan 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.
0.51 0.47
Rita Cannan Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
99%
42%
Rita Cannan Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2013)
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
7%
Rita Cannan Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2008)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 65,887 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Washoe County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
109
9
Number of Students Managed 65,887 3,501
Washoe County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $648 MM $36 MM
District Spending $671 MM $34 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,901 $14,943
Washoe County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,261 $14,309
Washoe County   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Procter R Hug High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Fred W Traner Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is High Desert Montessori Charter School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RenoHigh Desert Montessori Charter School
    Charter School
    2590 Orovada St
    RenoNV 89512
    (775)624-2800
    Charter School

    0.2 mi | 363 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • RenoBernice Mathews Elementary School
    2750 Elementary Dr
    RenoNV 89512
    (775)353-5950
    0.6 mi | 752 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • SparksAgnes Risley Elementary School
    1900 Sullivan Ln
    SparksNV 89431
    (775)353-5760
    0.7 mi | 495 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • RenoFred W Traner Middle School
    1700 Carville Dr
    RenoNV 89512
    (775)333-5130
    0.7 mi | 616 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • RenoProcter R Hug High School
    2880 Sutro St
    RenoNV 89512
    (775)333-5300
    0.8 mi | 1346 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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