Sunflower Elementary



Sunflower Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sunflower Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 126
4 153
5 130
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 409 students in grades 1st through 12th. Sunflower Elementary is the 225th largest public school in Kansas and the 31,156th largest nationally. It has 14.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 409
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 31,156th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 225th out of 754
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 360th out of 706
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 186th out of 706

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Sunflower Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 214
(52%)
676
(50%)
 Male 195
(48%)
672
(50%)

Sunflower Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 362
(89%)
1,211
(90%)
 Hispanic 20
(5%)
59
(4%)
 Black 14
(3%)
31
(2%)
 Two or More 10
(2%)
32
(2%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
11
(1%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Sunflower Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 244
(60%)
857
(64%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 143
(35%)
398
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(5%)
93
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 753 ranked schools in Kansas, Sunflower Elementary is ranked 315th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sunflower Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.3%) is lower than the state average of 51.7%. 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
2013 444
2014 445
2015 409

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
2013 14.8
2014 14.8
2015 14.2

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
2013 0.40990990990991
2014 0.45842696629213
2015 0.40342298288509

Compare Sunflower Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,374.3% 13.7:1
 
1,420.0% 14.2:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 40.3%
 
State Average 51.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Sunflower Elementary
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Public 03 - 05 409 14.2:1  
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Public PK - 02 469 15.9:1 1 miles
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Private PK - 08 94 15:1 2 miles
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Trojan Elementary
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Public 01 - 05 407 14.8:1 9 miles
Broadmoor Elementary
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Public 03 - 05 423 19.1:1 11 miles
Louisburg Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 394 15.3:1 11 miles
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Public 06 - 08 592 14.6:1 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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