Amherst School



Amherst School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Amherst School Students by Grade
PK 11
K 16
1 11
2 9
3 13
4 10
5 7
6 11
7 12
8 8
9 16
10 11
11 9
12 8

Amherst School is a public high school of the Amherst Independent School District located in Amherst, TX. It has 152 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th. Amherst School is the 1,570th largest public high school in Texas and the 18,606th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 8.0 to 1.

Total Students: 152
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Full Time Teachers: 19
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,606th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 1,570th out of 2,323
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 341st out of 2,121
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 1,381st out of 2,121

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Amherst School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 84
(55%)
86
(55%)
 Female 68
(45%)
69
(45%)

Amherst School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 130
(86%)
133
(86%)
 White 13
(9%)
13
(8%)
 Black 8
(5%)
8
(5%)
 Two or More 1
(1%)
1
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Amherst School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 128
(84%)
128
(83%)
 Not Eligible 24
(16%)
27
(17%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Amherst School is ranked 1,213th out of 2,141 ranked schools in Texas, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Amherst School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 53.3%. 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.

Amherst School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 186
2006 187
2007 148
2008 156
2009 175
2010 173
2011 146
2012 161
2013 150
2014 160
2015 152

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 8.8
2006 9.8
2007 7.8
2008 8.2
2009 8.8
2010 9
2011 7.5
2012 8.2
2013 7.9
2014 8.4
2015 8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.7258064516129
2006 0.7807486631016
2007 N/A
2008 N/A
2009 N/A
2010 N/A
2011 N/A
2012 0.80124223602484
2013 0.85333333333333
2014 0.81875
2015 0.84210526315789

Compare Amherst School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
800.0% 8.0:1
 
1,419.0% 14.2:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 53.3%
 
This School 84.2%
 

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