9710 W Central
Wichita, KS 67212
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Peterson Elementary School serves 361 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Peterson Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is equal to the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 361 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Peterson Elementary School's student population of 361 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
361 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Peterson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Peterson Elementary School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#639 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
19%
20%
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Black
8%
7%
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White
66%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Peterson Elementary School often compared to?

Peterson Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mccollom Elementary School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% KS state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% KS state average).

How many students attend Peterson Elementary School?

361 students attend Peterson Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

66% of Peterson Elementary School students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Peterson Elementary School?

Peterson Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Kansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Peterson Elementary School offer ?

Peterson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Peterson Elementary School part of?

Peterson Elementary School is part of Wichita School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 361 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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