Whitson Elementary



Whitson Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Whitson Elementary Students by Grade
PK 15
K 84
1 73
2 78
3 83
4 89
5 63
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Whitson Elementary is a public elementary school located in Topeka, KS in the Topeka Public Schools. It enrolls 485 students in grades 1st through 12th. Whitson Elementary is the 128th largest public school in Kansas and the 23,369th largest nationally. It has 14.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 485
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.7
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 23,369th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 128th out of 754
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 335th out of 706
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 78th out of 706

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Whitson Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 256
(53%)
5,074
(52%)
 Female 229
(47%)
4,688
(48%)

Whitson Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 255
(53%)
3,711
(38%)
 Hispanic 134
(28%)
3,070
(31%)
 Black 51
(11%)
1,803
(18%)
 Two or More 36
(7%)
996
(10%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
61
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
23
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
98
(1%)

Whitson Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 297
(61%)
7,495
(77%)
 Not Eligible 146
(30%)
1,732
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 42
(9%)
535
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 753 ranked schools in Kansas, Whitson Elementary is ranked 86th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Whitson Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (69.9%) is higher than the state average of 51.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Whitson Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 355
2006 366
2007 401
2008 445
2009 460
2010 481
2011 534
2012 516
2013 538
2014 505
2015 485

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.4
2006 10.7
2007 12.3
2008 12.7
2009 13.1
2010 15.4
2011 13.9
2012 14.7
2013 14.7
2014 14.5
2015 14

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.61971830985915
2006 0.54918032786885
2007 0.49127182044888
2008 0.49438202247191
2009 0.55434782608696
2010 0.58212058212058
2011 0.62172284644195
2012 0.63565891472868
2013 0.63754646840149
2014 0.64554455445545
2015 0.69896907216495

Compare Whitson Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,374.3% 13.7:1
 
1,400.0% 14.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 69.9%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Whitson Elementary
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Public PK - 05 485 14:1  
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Private PK - 08 76 9:1 2 miles
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Private KG - 08 182 13:1 2 miles
Landon Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 441 12.4:1 2 miles
Topeka Collegiate School
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Private PK - 08 161 7:1 2 miles
Robinson Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 418 10.3:1 2 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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