Sunflower Elementary



Sunflower Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sunflower Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 154
4 151
5 156
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Sunflower Elementary is a public elementary school located in Paola, KS in the Paola School District. It enrolls 461 students in grades 1st through 12th. Sunflower Elementary is the 144th largest public school in Kansas and the 25,362nd largest nationally. It has 15.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 461
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 25,362nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 144th out of 745
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 518th out of 692
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 155th out of 692

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Sunflower Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 238
(52%)
671
(50%)
 Male 223
(48%)
665
(50%)

Sunflower Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 416
(90%)
1,207
(90%)
 Black 16
(3%)
39
(3%)
 Two or More 13
(3%)
41
(3%)
 Hispanic 11
(2%)
38
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
7
(1%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Sunflower Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 260
(56%)
758
(57%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 152
(33%)
445
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 49
(11%)
133
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 741 ranked schools in Kansas, Sunflower Elementary is ranked 231st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sunflower Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (43.6%) is slightly lower than the state average of 52.9%. 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.

Sunflower Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 352
2006 354
2007 351
2008 365
2009 377
2010 384
2011 465
2012 461

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.3
2006 13.9
2007 14.6
2008 15.1
2009 14.5
2010 15.4
2011 13.7
2012 15.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.19886363636364
2006 0.25706214689266
2007 0.28774928774929
2008 0.32876712328767
2009 0.42175066312997
2010 0.4453125
2011 0.43655913978495
2012 0.43600867678959

Compare Sunflower Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,367.1% 13.7:1
 
1,560.0% 15.6:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 43.6%
 
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Sunflower Elementary
Paola, KS
Public 03 - 05 461 15.6:1  
Cottonwood Elementary
Paola, KS
Public PK - 02 436 14.8:1 1 miles
Lakemary Center
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Private 02 - 12 86 5:1 1 miles
Paola Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 439 14.3:1 1 miles
Holy Trinity School
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Private KG - 08 142 14:1 2 miles
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Swenson Early Childhood Education Center
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Trojan Elementary
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Public 01 - 05 386 14.1:1 9 miles
Fontana Elementary
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Public KG - 05 83 9.8:1 11 miles
Spring Hill Intermediate School
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Spring Hill Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 505 14.3:1 12 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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