Discovery Junior High School



Discovery Junior High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Junior High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 307
8 314
9 292
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery Junior High School is a public high school of the Alexandria Public School District located in Alexandria, MN. It has 913 students in grades 7th through 9th. Discovery Junior High School is the 108th largest public high school in Minnesota and the 6,416th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.0 to 1.

Total Students: 913
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Full Time Teachers: 50.79

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Discovery Junior High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 457
(50%)
914
(50%)
 Male 456
(50%)
910
(50%)

Discovery Junior High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 877
(96%)
1,744
(96%)
 Black 18
(2%)
33
(2%)
 Hispanic 7
(1%)
20
(1%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
12
(1%)
 Asian 3
(0%)
10
(1%)
 Two or More 3
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Discovery Junior High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 630
(69%)
1,350
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 204
(22%)
341
(19%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 79
(9%)
133
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Discovery Junior High School is ranked 95th out of 0 ranked schools in Minnesota, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Junior High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (31.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 35.1%. 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.

Discovery Junior High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 973
2006 926
2007 907
2008 892
2009 875
2010 850
2011 903
2012 913

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.5
2006 15.7
2007 14.9
2008 14.9
2009 15.1
2010 14.8
2011 17
2012 18

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.23329907502569
2006 0.23650107991361
2007 0.2271223814774
2008 0.24103139013453
2009 0.24571428571429
2010 0.27764705882353
2011 0.30343300110742
2012 0.30996714129244

Compare Discovery Junior High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,591.4% 15.9:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,800.0% 18.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 31.0%
 
State Average 35.1%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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