Spence Elementary School

Spence Elementary School serves 394 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the WI average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Spence Elementary School operates within the La Crosse School District.

Overview

The student population of 394 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 394 students
Spence Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Spence Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Spence Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Spence Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
5%
4%
Spence Elementary School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
3%
10%
Spence Elementary School Hispanic (2000-2013)
Black
6%
11%
Spence Elementary School Black (1988-2013)
White
80%
72%
Spence Elementary School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
6%
2%
All Ethnic Groups Spence Elementary School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.35 0.25
Spence Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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%
35%
Spence Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
10%
6%
Spence Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,201 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 7,201 902
La Crosse   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $98 MM $12 MM
District Spending $101 MM $12 MM
District Revenue / Student $13,763 $12,827
La Crosse   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,153 $12,642
La Crosse   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 La Crosse Offsite Preschool (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • La CrosseCentral High School
    1801 Losey Blvd South
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7900
    0.3 mi | 1086 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • La CrosseLongfellow Middle School
    1900 Denton St
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7670
    0.6 mi | 496 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • La CrosseSchool Of Technology & Arts Ii
    Charter School
    510 9th St South
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7780
    Charter School

    0.6 mi | 38 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • La CrosseLa Crosse Design Institute Middle School
    Charter School
    1900 Denton St
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7670
    Charter School

    0.6 mi | 40 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • La CrosseLa Crosse Offsite Preschool
    807 East Ave South
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7006
    1.1 mi | 138 students | Gr. PK                      

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