Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School

Summary:

Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rockledge, Florida, serving 567 students in grades PK-6 and part of the Brevard District, which is ranked 22 out of 68 districts in the state.

The school has a relatively diverse student population, with 52.38% White, 19.58% African American, 15.17% Hispanic, and 11.82% two or more races. However, its academic performance is generally lower than nearby top-performing schools like Tropical Elementary and Manatee Elementary. Hans Christian Andersen Elementary has seen a steady increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 10.8% in 2018-2019 to 14.9% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state and district averages. While the school's 5th-grade science proficiency (67%) was higher than the district (58%) and state (53%) averages, its English Language Arts and Math proficiency rates were generally lower than the district and state averages across all grade levels.

The school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 56.26% to 61.15% over the past three years, which is higher than the nearby Tropical Elementary (51.27%) and Manatee Elementary (19.06%). The school's spending per student has increased from $7,602 in 2019-2020 to $10,262 in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average. However, the school's statewide ranking has declined from 562 out of 2,064 Florida elementary schools in 2013-2014 to 999 out of 2,256 in 2023-2024, despite the increased per-student spending.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 3011 S Fiske Blvd
       Rockledge, FL  32955


(321) 633-3610

District: Brevard

SchoolDigger Rank:
999th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,262 Help


Students who attend Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    John F. Kennedy Middle School
High:    Rockledge Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  567

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.4%
African American:
19.6%
Hispanic:
15.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School ranks better than 55.7% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 34th among 66 ranked elementary schools in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.76. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52.4%), African American (19.6%), Hispanic (15.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School is 14.1, which is the 21st best among 66 elementary schools in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School is $10,262. 37 elementary schools in the Brevard School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Brevard:

SchoolDigger ranks Brevard 22nd of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.56 29th 199 85.4%
2005 70.89 83rd 202 58.9%
2006 82.26 259th 1688 84.7%
2007 79.32 329th 1786 81.6%
2008 70.39 521st 1789 70.9%
2009 77.64 361st 1847 80.5%
2010 73.03 496th 1919 74.2%
2011 77.21 403rd 1985 79.7%
2012 70.10 577th 1984 70.9%
2013 69.86 577th 2029 71.6%
2014 70.68 562nd 2064 72.8%
2016 71.73 568th 2087 72.8%
2017 69.92 614th 2112 70.9%
2018 61.76 781st 2118 63.1%
2019 51.63 1043rd 2182 52.2%
2021 42.58 1247th 2247 44.5%
2022 45.39 1179th 2219 46.9%
2023 43.83 1232nd 2240 45.0%
2024 53.76 999th 2256 55.7%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Open Quote If you have any other options nearby, take them. This school is rough. The kids are loud, rambunctious, mean, rude...and then there are the teachers and staff. I dealt with 2 kindergarten teachers that were obviously over teaching and would rather hit the bottle every night and the school counselor couldn't care less about students or parents. Rude rude rude! And good luck getting a phone call returned. We left and will never return. My son is already less stressed and he's in a summer camp at a school down the street. Andersen was so loud and stressful. Ugh. So glad to be out of there! So unprofessional. Make the extra arrangements and take the extra time to drive to a school south of Andersen. You won't regret it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 443 184 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 628
1989 477 209 2 8 1 n/a n/a 0 697
1990 564 226 6 14 2 n/a n/a 0 812
1991 601 228 10 13 2 n/a n/a 0 854
1992 647 217 6 19 4 n/a n/a 0 893
1993 681 235 10 11 4 n/a n/a 0 941
1994 657 270 12 19 2 n/a n/a 0 960
1995 705 258 15 28 1 n/a n/a 0 1007
1996 705 258 15 28 1 n/a n/a 0 1007
1997 712 260 15 31 1 n/a n/a 0 1019
1998 775 231 12 30 1 n/a n/a 0 1049
1999 787 185 12 32 1 n/a n/a 0 1017
2000 560 187 14 25 1 n/a n/a 0 787
2001 556 199 11 27 1 n/a n/a 0 794
2002 604 192 24 36 3 n/a n/a 0 859
2003 604 192 24 36 3 n/a n/a 0 859
2004 521 158 19 28 0 n/a n/a 0 726
2005 498 137 15 32 0 n/a n/a 0 682
2006 437 142 21 38 0 n/a n/a 0 638
2007 415 119 26 43 0 n/a n/a 35 638
2008 405 121 24 44 0 n/a n/a 47 641
2009 434 139 17 60 0 n/a n/a 46 696
2010 440 141 17 70 0 n/a n/a 49 717
2011 478 101 13 105 1 0 58 0 756
2012 474 108 9 78 2 0 67 0 738
2013 507 102 14 87 2 0 59 0 771
2014 505 84 9 93 2 0 58 0 751
2015 466 79 11 103 2 0 54 0 715
2016 468 82 8 85 1 0 61 0 705
2017 464 93 9 76 1 0 58 0 701
2018 468 111 9 87 0 0 61 0 736
2019 455 117 13 78 0 0 57 0 720
2020 410 124 17 96 1 0 70 0 718
2021 342 110 6 87 1 0 72 0 618
2022 321 111 6 88 1 1 64 0 592
2023 297 111 5 86 0 1 67 0 567

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 628 37.0 16.9 33.9
1989 697 42.0 16.5 32.4
1990 812 47.0 17.2 34
1991 854 49.0 17.4 36.9
1992 893 48.0 18.6 29.1
1993 941 47.0 20.0 31.7
1994 960 52.0 18.5 31.5
1995 1007 58.0 17.4 24.8
1996 1007 58.0 17.4 24.8
1997 1019 55.0 18.5 22.5
1998 1049 55.0 19.1 22.6
1999 1017 55.0 18.5 32.9
2000 787 45.0 17.5 37.7
2001 794 40.0 19.9 43.5
2002 859 49.0 17.5 44.6
2003 859 49.0 17.5 44.6
2004 726 47.0 15.4 48.1
2005 682 48.0 14.2 47.2
2006 638 41.0 15.6 40.6
2007 638 43.0 14.8 40.6
2008 641 44.0 14.6 41.8
2009 696 46.8 16.2 44.3
2010 717 51.0 14.0 49.3
2011 756 51.5 14.6 41.9
2012 738 46.0 16.0 43
2013 771 48.0 16.0 43.5
2014 751 49.0 15.3 44.2
2015 715 48.0 14.8 46.6
2016 705 46.0 15.3 49.9
2017 701 46.0 15.2 49.2
2018 736 46.0 16.0 47
2019 720 48.0 15.0 49.4
2020 718 46.5 15.4 49.7
2021 618 42.0 14.7 59.2
2022 592 40.0 14.8 61.1
2023 567 40.0 14.1 56.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 628 37.0 16.9 33.9
1989 697 42.0 16.5 32.4
1990 812 47.0 17.2 34
1991 854 49.0 17.4 36.9
1992 893 48.0 18.6 29.1
1993 941 47.0 20.0 31.7
1994 960 52.0 18.5 31.5
1995 1007 58.0 17.4 24.8
1996 1007 58.0 17.4 24.8
1997 1019 55.0 18.5 22.5
1998 1049 55.0 19.1 22.6
1999 1017 55.0 18.5 32.9
2000 787 45.0 17.5 37.7
2001 794 40.0 19.9 43.5
2002 859 49.0 17.5 44.6
2003 859 49.0 17.5 44.6
2004 726 47.0 15.4 48.1
2005 682 48.0 14.2 47.2
2006 638 41.0 15.6 40.6
2007 638 43.0 14.8 40.6
2008 641 44.0 14.6 41.8
2009 696 46.8 16.2 44.3
2010 717 51.0 14.0 49.3
2011 756 51.5 14.6 41.9
2012 738 46.0 16.0 43
2013 771 48.0 16.0 43.5
2014 751 49.0 15.3 44.2
2015 715 48.0 14.8 46.6
2016 705 46.0 15.3 49.9
2017 701 46.0 15.2 49.2
2018 736 46.0 16.0 47
2019 720 48.0 15.0 49.4
2020 718 46.5 15.4 49.7
2021 618 42.0 14.7 59.2
2022 592 40.0 14.8 61.1
2023 567 40.0 14.1 56.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $316 (4.4%) $6,878 (95.6%) $7,194
2019 $329 (4.3%) $7,275 (95.7%) $7,604
2020 $389 (5.1%) $7,213 (94.9%) $7,602
2021 $708 (8.3%) $7,810 (91.7%) $8,517
2022 $1,168 (12.5%) $8,159 (87.5%) $9,327
2023 $1,502 (14.6%) $8,759 (85.4%) $10,262

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1043rd of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1232nd of 2240 Elementary schools
 7.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School)6855
 13%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6458
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School)6569
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6159
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School)5556
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6160
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School)5051
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6460
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School)5040
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6061
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School)6444
 20%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6056
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School)4845
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Brevard)5657
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School)6152
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6064
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School)5655
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6766
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students720567
 21.3%
African American117111
 5.1%
American Indian00
Asian135
 61.5%
Hispanic7886
 10.3%
Pacific Islander01
White455297
 34.7%
Two or More Races5767
 17.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.4%56.3%
 6.8%


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Students at Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School are 52% White, 20% African American, 15% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 567 students attended Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School.

Students who attend Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : John F. Kennedy Middle School
High : Rockledge Senior High School

Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School ranks 999th of 2256 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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