Sunflower Elementary



Sunflower Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sunflower Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 81
1 91
2 80
3 71
4 89
5 89
6 79
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Sunflower Elementary is a public elementary school located in Shawnee Mission, KS in the Shawnee Mission Public School District. It enrolls 580 students in grades 1st through 12th. Sunflower Elementary is the 55th largest public school in Kansas and the 15,073rd largest nationally. It has 16.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 580
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 35.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 15,073rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 55th out of 754
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 561st out of 706
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 65th out of 706

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Sunflower Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 294
(51%)
8,515
(51%)
 Female 286
(49%)
8,161
(49%)

Sunflower Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 369
(64%)
10,343
(62%)
 Black 84
(14%)
1,648
(10%)
 Hispanic 64
(11%)
3,234
(19%)
 Two or More 43
(7%)
926
(6%)
 Asian 19
(3%)
464
(3%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
47
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
14
(0%)

Sunflower Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 381
(66%)
9,802
(59%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 164
(28%)
5,539
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 35
(6%)
1,335
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 753 ranked schools in Kansas, Sunflower Elementary is ranked 244th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sunflower Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (34.3%) 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 625
2006 540
2007 502
2008 500
2009 524
2010 508
2011 614
2012 595
2013 583
2014 591
2015 580

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.8
2006 15.9
2007 15
2008 14.3
2009 14.9
2010 16.9
2011 16.1
2012 16
2013 16.3
2014 17.1
2015 16.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.1856
2006 0.19444444444444
2007 0.20318725099602
2008 0.264
2009 0.25381679389313
2010 0.25787401574803
2011 0.29641693811075
2012 0.30084033613445
2013 0.32761578044597
2014 0.33333333333333
2015 0.34310344827586

Compare Sunflower Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,374.3% 13.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,620.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 34.3%
 
State Average 51.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Sunflower Elementary
Shawnee Mission, KS
Public KG - 06 580 16.2:1  
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary
Shawnee Mission, KS
Public KG - 06 414 14.7:1 1 miles
Christ Preparatory Academy
Lenexa, KS
Private KG - 12 188 12:1 1 miles
Mill Creek Elementary
Shawnee Mission, KS
Public KG - 06 372 14.9:1 2 miles
Rising Star Elementary
Shawnee Mission, KS
Public PK - 06 615 16.6:1 2 miles
Holy Trinity Catholic School
Lenexa, KS
Private KG - 08 637 17:1 2 miles
Good Shepherd School
Shawnee, KS
Private PK - 08 376 13:1 3 miles
Maranatha Christian Academy
Shawnee, KS
Private PK - 12 533 12:1 3 miles
Rosehill Elementary
Shawnee Mission, KS
Public PK - 06 583 14.5:1 3 miles
Midland Adventist Academy
Shawnee, KS
Private KG - 12 151 12:1 3 miles
Apache Elementary
Shawnee Mission, KS
Public KG - 06 560 15.2:1 4 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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