Sunflower Elementary School

2521 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Sunflower Elementary School serves 452 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Sunflower Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (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 43% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Sunflower Elementary School's student population of 452 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
452 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Sunflower 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 Sunflower Elementary School is 0.54, which is equal to 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
#371 out of 1267 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
20%
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Black
6%
7%
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White
66%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 452 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 20%)

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