3800 W. 143rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66224
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Prairie Star Elementary School serves 389 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Prairie Star Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Prairie Star Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

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School Overview

Prairie Star Elementary School's student population of 389 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
389 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Star Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Prairie Star Elementary School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#92 out of 1267 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
13%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
76%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 389 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.41 (Top 50%)

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