Spence Elementary School

Spence Elementary School serves 412 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the WI average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Spence Elementary School operates within the La Crosse School District.

School Overview

The student population of 412 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 412 students
Spence Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Spence Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Spence Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Spence Elementary School Student 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 0.37 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 16:1
Spence Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
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.
0.37 0.25
Spence Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
44%
36%
Spence Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2014)
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.
8%
6%
Spence Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

La Crosse School District's student population of 6,829 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,497 is higher than the state average of $13,583. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $15,140 is higher than the state average of $13,316. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name La Crosse School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
3
Number of Students Managed 6,829 856
La Crosse   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $102 MM $12 MM
La Crosse   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $106 MM $12 MM
La Crosse   School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $14,497 $13,583
La Crosse   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $15,140 $13,316
La Crosse   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Central High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is La Crosse Design Institute 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 Grades Students
  • La CrosseCentral High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1120 students
    0.3 miles
    1801 Losey Blvd South
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7900
    0.39-121120
  • La CrosseLa Crosse Design Institute Middle SchoolCharter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 69 students
    0.6 miles
    1900 Denton St
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7670
    0.66-869
  • La CrosseLongfellow Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 463 students
    0.6 miles
    1900 Denton St
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7670
    0.66-8463
  • La CrosseSchool Of Technology And Arts IiCharter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 36 students
    0.6 miles
    510 9th St South
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7780
    0.66-836
  • La CrosseLa Crosse Offsite Preschool
    Grades: PK | 144 students
    1.1 miles
    807 East Ave South
    La CrosseWI 54601
    (608)789-7006
    1.1PK144

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