8600 Candlelight
Lenexa, KS 66215
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Rising Star Elementary School serves 571 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Rising Star Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (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 47% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Rising Star Elementary School's student population of 571 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
571 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Rising Star Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Rising Star Elementary School is 0.69, which is more 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
#374 out of 1267 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
20%
20%
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Black
21%
7%
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White
48%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 571 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69 (Top 10%)

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