Ross Elementary School

  • Ross Elementary School serves 613 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 34%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 11% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 35%.

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School Overview

  • Ross Elementary School's student population of 613 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students613 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ross Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ross Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall School Rank#1199 out of 1,268 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ross Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ross Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Ross Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Ross Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Hispanic
37%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ross Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
25%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ross Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
29%
65%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ross Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ross Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.720.31
This chart display the diversity score of Ross Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ross Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ross Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTopeka Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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