8600 Candlelight
Lenexa, KS 66215
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Rising Star Elementary School serves 419 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 14:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 419 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Rising Star Elementary School's student population of 419 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
419 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 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 0.67, which is more 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
#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
14:1
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
19%
7%
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White
50%
63%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
10%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Rising Star Elementary School often compared to?

Rising Star Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mill Creek Elementary School by visitors of our site.

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

37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% KS state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% KS state average).

How many students attend Rising Star Elementary School?

419 students attend Rising Star Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

50% of Rising Star Elementary School students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 10% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Rising Star Elementary School?

Rising Star Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Rising Star Elementary School offer ?

Rising Star Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

What school district is Rising Star Elementary School part of?

Rising Star Elementary School is part of Shawnee Mission Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 419 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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