Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

Summary:

Christa McAuliffe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Palm Bay, Florida, serving 621 students in grades PK-6. The school is part of the Brevard District, which is ranked 22 out of 68 districts in Florida and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Christa McAuliffe has a relatively diverse student population, with 47.34% White, 18.04% African American, 24.32% Hispanic, and 9.18% two or more races. However, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 6.4% in 2019-2020 to 18.3% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the district and state averages. Additionally, Christa McAuliffe has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, reaching 68.44% in 2022-2023, significantly higher than nearby Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at West Melbourne and Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at Lockmar.

Academically, Christa McAuliffe's performance is generally on par with or slightly below the district and state averages, with some areas of strength, such as a 6th-grade English Language Arts proficiency rate of 64% in 2023-2024, compared to the district's 67% and the state's 54%. However, the school's student-teacher ratio of 16.4 in 2022-2023 is higher than some nearby schools, and its per-student spending of $10,951 in 2022-2023 is higher than the spending at Imagine Schools at West Melbourne, which spent $8,434 per student.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 155 Del Mundo St NW
       Palm Bay, FL  32907


(321) 768-0465

District: Brevard

SchoolDigger Rank:
1104th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,951 Help


Students who attend Christa McAuliffe Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Central Middle School
High:    Heritage High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.4 Help
Number of students:  621

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.3%
Hispanic:
24.3%
African American:
18.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.4% Help


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Compare Details Christa McAuliffe Elementary School ranks better than 51.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 39th 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 49.47. (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 Christa McAuliffe Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.3%), Hispanic (24.3%), African American (18%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School is 16.4. 53 elementary schools in the Brevard School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Christa McAuliffe Elementary School employs 37.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School is $10,951, which is the 31st highest among 66 elementary schools in the Brevard School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Christa McAuliffe 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 Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.82 87th 199 56.3%
2005 70.95 82nd 202 59.4%
2006 74.52 421st 1688 75.1%
2007 65.39 653rd 1786 63.4%
2008 68.86 568th 1789 68.3%
2009 66.60 618th 1847 66.5%
2010 70.51 557th 1919 71.0%
2011 63.62 772nd 1985 61.1%
2012 59.92 801st 1984 59.6%
2013 50.73 979th 2029 51.7%
2014 62.22 761st 2064 63.1%
2016 45.18 1137th 2087 45.5%
2017 51.71 1021st 2112 51.7%
2018 47.00 1130th 2118 46.6%
2019 56.12 939th 2182 57.0%
2021 57.71 924th 2247 58.9%
2022 62.99 784th 2219 64.7%
2023 54.12 989th 2240 55.8%
2024 49.47 1104th 2256 51.1%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, May 23, 2020

Open Quote The best school I have sent my grandson to.he really loves it.teachers are really amazing. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, September 17, 2018

Open Quote I love the support and love the teachers and administration gives to the students. They do everything possible for the education of the students. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1063 111 8 29 2 n/a n/a 0 1213
1989 843 78 9 37 0 n/a n/a 0 967
1990 717 85 6 29 3 n/a n/a 0 840
1991 764 83 7 38 2 n/a n/a 0 894
1992 817 83 8 49 0 n/a n/a 0 957
1993 827 79 5 45 1 n/a n/a 0 957
1994 856 102 11 53 2 n/a n/a 0 1024
1995 849 95 10 75 1 n/a n/a 0 1030
1996 849 95 10 75 1 n/a n/a 0 1030
1997 871 103 10 74 1 n/a n/a 0 1059
1998 875 121 8 88 1 n/a n/a 0 1093
1999 736 110 7 75 1 n/a n/a 0 929
2000 700 94 6 80 1 n/a n/a 0 881
2001 664 85 4 87 1 n/a n/a 0 841
2002 647 89 6 84 2 n/a n/a 0 828
2003 647 89 6 84 2 n/a n/a 0 828
2004 625 101 5 112 2 n/a n/a 0 845
2005 615 124 7 104 4 n/a n/a 0 854
2006 580 150 2 134 1 n/a n/a 0 867
2007 513 203 6 140 2 n/a n/a 52 916
2008 486 230 6 137 1 n/a n/a 60 920
2009 490 221 8 140 4 n/a n/a 51 914
2010 480 170 5 121 1 n/a n/a 47 824
2011 417 138 8 146 2 0 51 0 762
2012 390 161 9 148 5 0 50 0 763
2013 385 181 10 150 4 0 50 0 780
2014 387 163 9 159 3 0 48 0 769
2015 355 154 12 161 2 0 57 0 741
2016 359 148 14 170 2 0 52 0 745
2017 387 161 14 162 3 1 58 0 786
2018 386 161 14 167 3 0 62 0 793
2019 378 142 11 184 1 0 60 0 776
2020 347 141 10 176 0 1 65 0 740
2021 312 125 9 161 0 1 61 0 669
2022 299 113 8 151 0 1 62 0 634
2023 294 112 6 151 0 1 57 0 621

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 Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1213 57.0 21.2 19.5
1989 967 57.0 16.9 25.7
1990 840 43.0 19.5 21
1991 894 47.0 19.0 18
1992 957 45.0 21.2 20.1
1993 957 50.0 19.1 23.9
1994 1024 51.0 20.1 29.9
1995 1030 56.0 18.4 23.5
1996 1030 56.0 18.4 23.5
1997 1059 64.0 16.5 30.2
1998 1093 68.0 16.1 31.7
1999 929 55.0 16.9 41.4
2000 881 53.0 16.6 41.1
2001 841 49.0 17.2 45.1
2002 828 50.0 16.6 47.8
2003 828 50.0 16.6 47.8
2004 845 50.0 16.9 52.4
2005 854 56.0 15.3 55.2
2006 867 58.0 14.9 50.5
2007 916 56.0 16.4 57.8
2008 920 61.5 15.0 58.8
2009 914 66.8 14.9 65.4
2010 824 57.5 14.3 66
2011 762 55.5 13.7 65.4
2012 763 54.8 13.9 65.4
2013 780 57.0 13.6 70.3
2014 769 55.0 13.9 70.9
2015 741 52.0 14.2 69.9
2016 745 54.0 13.7 76.5
2017 786 55.0 14.2 72.8
2018 793 55.0 14.4 66
2019 776 53.8 14.4 67.3
2020 740 50.8 14.5 68.8
2021 669 45.8 14.6 53.5
2022 634 45.8 13.8 60.7
2023 621 37.8 16.4 68.4

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 Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1213 57.0 21.2 19.5
1989 967 57.0 16.9 25.7
1990 840 43.0 19.5 21
1991 894 47.0 19.0 18
1992 957 45.0 21.2 20.1
1993 957 50.0 19.1 23.9
1994 1024 51.0 20.1 29.9
1995 1030 56.0 18.4 23.5
1996 1030 56.0 18.4 23.5
1997 1059 64.0 16.5 30.2
1998 1093 68.0 16.1 31.7
1999 929 55.0 16.9 41.4
2000 881 53.0 16.6 41.1
2001 841 49.0 17.2 45.1
2002 828 50.0 16.6 47.8
2003 828 50.0 16.6 47.8
2004 845 50.0 16.9 52.4
2005 854 56.0 15.3 55.2
2006 867 58.0 14.9 50.5
2007 916 56.0 16.4 57.8
2008 920 61.5 15.0 58.8
2009 914 66.8 14.9 65.4
2010 824 57.5 14.3 66
2011 762 55.5 13.7 65.4
2012 763 54.8 13.9 65.4
2013 780 57.0 13.6 70.3
2014 769 55.0 13.9 70.9
2015 741 52.0 14.2 69.9
2016 745 54.0 13.7 76.5
2017 786 55.0 14.2 72.8
2018 793 55.0 14.4 66
2019 776 53.8 14.4 67.3
2020 740 50.8 14.5 68.8
2021 669 45.8 14.6 53.5
2022 634 45.8 13.8 60.7
2023 621 37.8 16.4 68.4

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 Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,070 (13.0%) $7,134 (87.0%) $8,204
2019 $962 (11.4%) $7,469 (88.6%) $8,430
2020 $1,056 (11.4%) $8,246 (88.6%) $9,302
2021 $1,331 (14.0%) $8,161 (86.0%) $9,493
2022 $1,714 (16.6%) $8,631 (83.4%) $10,346
2023 $2,349 (21.5%) $8,602 (78.5%) $10,951

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 939th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 989th of 2240 Elementary schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Christa McAuliffe Elementary School)6458
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6458
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Christa McAuliffe Elementary School)6761
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6159
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Christa McAuliffe Elementary School)6965
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6160
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Christa McAuliffe Elementary School)7960
 19%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6460
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Christa McAuliffe Elementary School)4960
 11%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6061
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Christa McAuliffe Elementary School)5454
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6056
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Christa McAuliffe Elementary School)4567
 22%
   5th Grade Science (Brevard)5657
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Christa McAuliffe Elementary School)5457
 3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6064
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Christa McAuliffe Elementary School)6260
 2%
   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 Students776621
 20%
African American142112
 21.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian116
 45.5%
Hispanic184151
 17.9%
Pacific Islander01
White378294
 22.2%
Two or More Races6057
 5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.3%68.4%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

Students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School are 47% White, 24% Hispanic, 18% African American, 9% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 621 students attended Christa McAuliffe Elementary School.

Students who attend Christa McAuliffe Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Central Middle School
High : Heritage High School

Christa McAuliffe Elementary School ranks 1104th of 2256 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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