Spence Elementary



Spence Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Spence Elementary Students by Grade
PK 43
K 59
1 61
2 57
3 60
4 52
5 60
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Spence Elementary is a public elementary school located in La Crosse, WI in the La Crosse School District. It enrolls 392 students in grades 1st through 12th. Spence Elementary is the 487th largest public school in Wisconsin and the 32,888th largest nationally. It has 13.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 392
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.42
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 32,888th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Wisconsin: 487th out of 1,196
Student/Teacher Rank in Wisconsin: 379th out of 1,191
Full Time Teacher Rank in Wisconsin: 336th out of 1,191

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Spence Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 206
(53%)
2,501
(51%)
 Female 186
(47%)
2,358
(49%)

Spence Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 293
(75%)
3,490
(72%)
 Asian 41
(10%)
474
(10%)
 Two or More 27
(7%)
431
(9%)
 Black 15
(4%)
222
(5%)
 Hispanic 14
(4%)
207
(4%)
 American Indian 2
(1%)
35
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Spence Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 189
(48%)
2,403
(49%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 170
(43%)
2,091
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(8%)
365
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,175 ranked schools in Wisconsin, Spence Elementary is ranked 314th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Spence Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (51.8%) is slightly higher than the state average of 42.8%. 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.

Spence Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 390
2006 393
2007 406
2008 384
2009 417
2010 385
2011 385
2012 394
2013 412
2014 379
2015 392

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.4
2006 11.8
2007 12.6
2008 12.1
2009 13.2
2010 12.9
2011 12.9
2012 14.3
2013 14.2
2014 N/A
2015 13.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.40769230769231
2006 0.40712468193384
2007 0.46551724137931
2008 0.48958333333333
2009 0.54436450839329
2010 0.51948051948052
2011 0.55064935064935
2012 0.51269035532995
2013 0.52669902912621
2014 0.54617414248021
2015 0.51785714285714

Compare Spence Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,330.0% 13.3:1
 
1,434.7% 14.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 42.8%
 
This School 51.8%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Spence Elementary
La Crosse, WI
Public PK - 05 392 13.3:1  
Mt Calvary-Grace Lutheran School
La Crosse, WI
Private PK - 08 63 15:1 1 miles
La Crosse Design Institute
La Crosse, WI
Public 06 - 08 55 17.9:1 1 miles
Chileda
La Crosse, WI
Private 03 - 12 58 4:1 1 miles
Longfellow Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 521 12.5:1 1 miles
State Road Elementary
La Crosse, WI
Public PK - 05 301 12.9:1 2 miles
Hintgen Elementary
La Crosse, WI
Public PK - 05 348 12.4:1 2 miles
First Evangelical Lutheran School
La Crosse, WI
Private PK - 08 109 11:1 2 miles
Blessed Sacrament School
La Crosse, WI
Private 03 - 06 180 12:1 2 miles
La Crosse Offsite Preschool
La Crosse, WI
Public PK - PK 125 17.9:1 2 miles
St Joseph Cathedral School
La Crosse, WI
Private PK - 02 176 10:1 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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