Spence Elementary School

Spence Elementary School serves 385 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the WI average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Spence Elementary School operates within the La Crosse School District.

Overview

The student population of 385 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 385 students
Spence Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Spence Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Spence Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.78. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Spence Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Spence Elementary School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
8%
3%
Spence Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
2%
10%
Spence Elementary School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
5%
11%
Spence Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
76%
73%
Spence Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Spence Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Spence Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.41 0.78
Spence Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
41%
34%
Spence Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
6%
Spence Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,329 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name La Crosse School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
3
Number of Students Managed 7,329 951
La Crosse   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $98 MM n/a
La Crosse   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $101 MM n/a
La Crosse   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,763 $0
La Crosse   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,153 $0
La Crosse   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Central High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Longfellow Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hintgen Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • La Crosse Central High School
    1801 Losey Blvd South
    La Crosse , WI , 54601
    (608)789-7900
    0.3  mi  |  1136  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • La Crosse Longfellow Middle School
    1900 Denton St
    La Crosse , WI , 54601
    (608)789-7670
    0.6  mi  |  505  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • La Crosse School Of Technology & Arts Ii
    Charter School
    510 9th St South
    La Crosse , WI , 54601
    (608)789-7780
    Charter School
    0.6  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • La Crosse La Crosse Design Institute Middle School
    Charter School
    1900 Denton St
    La Crosse , WI , 54601
    (608)789-7670
    Charter School
    0.6  mi  |  39  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • La Crosse La Crosse Offsite Preschool
    807 East Ave South
    La Crosse , WI , 54601
    (608)789-7006
    1.1  mi  |  144  students  |  Gr.  PK

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La Crosse, WI public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.16, which is lower than the Wisconsin average of 0.27. The most diverse school in La Crosse is Lacrosse Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Wisconsin or national school diversity statistics.