Layer Elementary School

Summary:

Layer Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Winter Springs, Florida, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 608. The school is part of the Seminole School District, which is ranked 7th out of 68 districts in Florida and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Layer Elementary consistently performs above the Seminole District and Florida state averages in standardized test scores across grades 3-5 in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. In the 2023-2024 school year, Layer Elementary had 70-72% of students proficient or better in ELA and 48-69% proficient or better in Math, compared to the Seminole District at 62-67% in ELA and 43-69% in Math, and the Florida state at 53-55% in ELA and 56-60% in Math. Layer Elementary's 5th-grade science proficiency rate of 70% in 2023-2024 is significantly higher than the Seminole District (65%) and Florida state (53%) averages. However, the school faces challenges with increasing chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.6% in 2019-2020 to 24.0% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than nearby schools like Choices In Learning Charter (10.9%) and Keeth Elementary (16.2%).

Layer Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to some of the nearby schools, with a racial makeup of 40.13% White, 12.17% African American, 35.03% Hispanic, and 5.1% Asian in the 2022-2023 school year. This diversity is higher than schools like Keeth Elementary (64.44% White) and Highlands Elementary (64.44% White), which have a more homogeneous student population. Additionally, Layer Elementary has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 55.1% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is higher than some nearby schools like Choices In Learning Charter (20.15%) and Keeth Elementary (31.05%).


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4201 Sr 419
       Winter Springs, FL  32708


(407) 871-8050

District: Seminole

SchoolDigger Rank:
496th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,013 Help


Students who attend Layer Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Indian Trails Middle School
High:    Winter Springs High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  608

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.1%
Hispanic:
35.0%
African American:
12.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Layer Elementary School ranks better than 78% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 17th among 41 ranked elementary schools in the Seminole School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.23. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Layer Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (40.1%), Hispanic (35%), African American (12.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 55.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Layer Elementary School is 15, which is the 7th best among 41 elementary schools in the Seminole School District. (See more...)
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Compare Layer Elementary School employs 40.4 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Layer Elementary School is $11,013, which is the 8th highest among 41 elementary schools in the Seminole School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Layer Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Seminole:

SchoolDigger ranks Seminole 7th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Layer Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 67.85 591st 1786 66.9%
2008 72.15 483rd 1789 73.0%
2009 74.83 425th 1847 77.0%
2010 64.54 711th 1919 62.9%
2011 72.11 545th 1985 72.5%
2012 75.06 459th 1984 76.9%
2013 75.45 440th 2029 78.3%
2014 63.32 735th 2064 64.4%
2016 53.77 965th 2087 53.8%
2017 62.52 776th 2112 63.3%
2018 61.18 795th 2118 62.5%
2019 64.03 757th 2182 65.3%
2021 56.68 948th 2247 57.8%
2022 57.46 901st 2219 59.4%
2023 66.58 702nd 2240 68.7%
2024 76.23 496th 2256 78.0%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Layer Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 311 39 10 95 3 n/a n/a 0 458
2006 421 87 18 118 1 n/a n/a 0 645
2007 343 83 29 138 3 n/a n/a 41 637
2008 343 93 28 142 2 n/a n/a 50 658
2009 336 81 23 117 1 n/a n/a 49 607
2010 317 71 29 139 2 n/a n/a 50 608
2011 299 72 15 138 4 4 17 0 549
2012 324 77 10 132 1 3 16 0 563
2013 315 58 9 111 1 3 19 0 516
2014 324 93 16 172 1 2 22 0 630
2015 332 111 15 185 1 4 24 0 672
2016 351 106 13 170 1 4 22 0 667
2017 368 102 15 171 1 3 19 0 679
2018 270 58 16 142 2 3 19 0 510
2019 248 60 23 161 1 2 27 0 522
2020 253 66 17 157 0 0 34 0 527
2021 250 64 19 172 1 0 35 0 541
2022 244 66 25 195 7 0 42 0 579
2023 244 74 31 213 5 0 41 0 608

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Layer Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 458 32.0 14.3 35.6
2006 645 39.0 16.5 37.7
2007 637 43.0 14.8 42.3
2008 658 46.5 14.2 41.8
2009 607 49.9 13.5 43.9
2010 608 41.0 14.8 49.5
2011 549 42.8 12.8 47.7
2012 563 36.4 15.4 54.7
2013 516 45.0 11.4 54.5
2014 630 46.0 13.6 58.7
2015 672 48.0 14.0 63.5
2016 667 50.0 13.3 63.6
2017 679 49.0 13.8 63.5
2018 510 39.0 13.0 51.6
2019 522 35.1 14.8 56.5
2020 527 37.1 14.1 53.1
2021 541 34.2 15.7 56.6
2022 579 38.0 15.2 50.9
2023 608 40.4 15.0 55.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Layer Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 458 32.0 14.3 35.6
2006 645 39.0 16.5 37.7
2007 637 43.0 14.8 42.3
2008 658 46.5 14.2 41.8
2009 607 49.9 13.5 43.9
2010 608 41.0 14.8 49.5
2011 549 42.8 12.8 47.7
2012 563 36.4 15.4 54.7
2013 516 45.0 11.4 54.5
2014 630 46.0 13.6 58.7
2015 672 48.0 14.0 63.5
2016 667 50.0 13.3 63.6
2017 679 49.0 13.8 63.5
2018 510 39.0 13.0 51.6
2019 522 35.1 14.8 56.5
2020 527 37.1 14.1 53.1
2021 541 34.2 15.7 56.6
2022 579 38.0 15.2 50.9
2023 608 40.4 15.0 55.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Layer Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $540 (5.4%) $9,386 (94.6%) $9,926
2019 $593 (6.1%) $9,079 (93.9%) $9,673
2020 $509 (5.2%) $9,228 (94.8%) $9,737
2021 $913 (8.5%) $9,852 (91.5%) $10,764
2022 $904 (9.5%) $8,577 (90.5%) $9,481
2023 $1,102 (10.0%) $9,910 (90.0%) $11,013

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Layer Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 757th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 702nd of 2240 Elementary schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Layer Elementary School)6166
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6763
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Layer Elementary School)6457
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Seminole)7165
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Layer Elementary School)6447
 17%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6564
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Layer Elementary School)7155
 16%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Seminole)7270
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Layer Elementary School)6169
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6465
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Layer Elementary School)6845
 23%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Seminole)6557
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Layer Elementary School)5657
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Seminole)6264
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students522608
 16.5%
African American6074
 23.3%
American Indian15
 400%
Asian2331
 34.8%
Hispanic161213
 32.3%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White248244
 1.6%
Two or More Races2741
 51.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.5%55.1%
 1.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Layer Elementary School

Students at Layer Elementary School are 40% White, 35% Hispanic, 12% African American, 7% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

Layer Elementary School ranks 496th of 2256 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 608 students attended Layer Elementary School.

Students who attend Layer Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Indian Trails Middle School
High : Winter Springs High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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