Laurel School

Summary:

Laurel School is an elementary school in Laurel, Indiana, serving grades PK-6 with a total enrollment of 282 students. The school is part of the Franklin County Community School Corporation, which is ranked 119 out of 364 school districts in Indiana and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Laurel School faces some significant challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a much higher percentage of white students (98.58%) and a higher chronic absenteeism rate (10.8%) than the district and state averages. Academically, Laurel School's performance on ILEARN assessments is generally lower than the district and state, with only 35.71% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 44.29% for the district and 39.7-40.8% statewide. Additionally, Laurel School has a much higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (78.37%) than surrounding schools, which range from 30.54% to 70.87%. Despite this, Laurel School's spending per student ($12,732) is higher than the surrounding schools, which range from $7,413 to $11,559 per student.

The data suggests that Laurel School faces unique challenges that are contributing to its consistently low academic performance. When compared to nearby schools like Brookville Elementary School, Laurel School performs significantly worse on ILEARN assessments, despite being in the same district. This indicates that the school may require targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes and address the socioeconomic factors that are likely impacting academic achievement.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 13246 Sr 121
       Laurel, IN  47024


(765) 698-3851

District: Franklin County Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
508th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,732 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  282

Racial breakdown:

White:
98.6%
Hispanic:
0.7%
Two or more races:
0.7%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Laurel School ranks worse than 50.2% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Franklin County Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.64. (See more...)
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Compare Details Laurel School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.82. (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 Racial makeup is: White (98.6%), Hispanic (0.7%), two or more races (0.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Franklin County Community School Corp District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Laurel School is 12, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Franklin County Community School Corp District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Laurel School is $12,732, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Franklin County Community School Corp District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Franklin County Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin County Community School Corp 119th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Laurel School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 55.41 171st 326 47.5%
2005 48.97 564th 959 41.2%
2006 58.27 430th 961 55.3%
2007 35.55 734th 985 25.5%
2008 51.99 562nd 996 43.6%
2009 47.01 637th 1003 36.5%
2010 55.71 542nd 1009 46.3%
2011 30.72 813th 1025 20.7%
2012 21.86 872nd 1015 14.1%
2013 34.19 803rd 1035 22.4%
2014 39.55 751st 1036 27.5%
2015 37.37 744th 1040 28.5%
2016 49.90 612th 1046 41.5%
2017 37.84 728th 1033 29.5%
2018 50.20 581st 1027 43.4%
2019 34.52 728th 1031 29.4%
2021 36.04 698th 1016 31.3%
2022 41.91 632nd 1020 38.0%
2023 52.64 510th 1016 49.8%
See the entire list of Indiana Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Laurel School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 47.34 125th 222 43.7%
2005 50.45 217th 370 41.4%
2006 64.43 128th 375 65.9%
2007 58.74 170th 382 55.5%
2008 47.62 250th 392 36.2%
2009 30.75 338th 423 20.1%
2010 59.76 195th 428 54.4%
2011 39.26 339th 451 24.8%
2012 7.82 423rd 447 5.4%
2013 28.30 366th 444 17.6%
2014 34.36 366th 470 22.1%
2015 36.95 356th 485 26.6%
2016 46.98 303rd 494 38.7%
2017 32.47 358th 472 24.2%
2018 77.82 82nd 473 82.7%
See the entire list of Indiana Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Laurel School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 607 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 607
1989 577 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1990 558 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1991 561 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 562
1992 557 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1993 537 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 537
1994 521 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 522
1995 533 0 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 536
1996 533 0 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 536
1997 525 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 1 529
1998 583 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 584
1999 577 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 578
2000 582 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 583
2001 651 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 652
2002 611 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 613
2003 611 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 613
2004 609 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 609
2005 597 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 597
2006 597 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 597
2007 568 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 569
2008 575 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 576
2009 574 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 3 577
2010 563 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 3 566
2011 554 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 560
2012 519 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 523
2013 518 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 521
2014 489 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 495
2015 454 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 459
2016 413 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 420
2017 381 0 1 3 0 1 5 0 391
2018 306 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 310
2019 283 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 285
2020 269 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 272
2021 247 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 250
2022 255 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 258
2023 278 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 282

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 Laurel School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 607 31.2 19.4 34.9
1989 577 31.1 18.5 35.4
1990 559 33.0 16.9 32.9
1991 562 28.0 20.0 35.9
1992 558 27.3 20.4 35.8
1993 537 29.2 18.4 42.3
1994 522 28.4 18.4 45.4
1995 536 28.0 19.1 46.1
1996 536 28.0 19.1 46.1
1997 529 28.8 18.4 39.2
1998 584 32.9 17.8 39.2
1999 578 36.4 15.9 46.4
2000 583 35.5 16.4 49.7
2001 652 37.4 17.4 47.2
2002 613 41.0 15.0 55.5
2003 613 41.0 15.0 55.5
2004 609 39.7 15.3 57.6
2005 597 38.4 15.5 58.1
2006 597 38.5 15.5 54.3
2007 569 n/a n/a 53.3
2008 576 36.9 15.6 56
2009 577 35.8 16.1 61.5
2010 566 34.9 16.1 64.8
2011 560 28.9 19.3 63.4
2012 523 31.0 16.8 65
2013 521 29.0 17.9 65.3
2014 495 29.0 17.0 69.1
2015 459 28.0 16.3 70.8
2016 420 26.0 16.1 72.4
2017 391 23.0 17.0 73.1
2018 310 18.0 17.1 73.2
2019 285 16.0 17.8 76.5
2020 272 16.0 17.0 77.9
2021 250 15.5 16.1 72.8
2022 258 21.0 12.2 62.8
2023 282 23.5 12.0 78.4

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 Laurel School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 607 31.2 19.4 34.9
1989 577 31.1 18.5 35.4
1990 559 33.0 16.9 32.9
1991 562 28.0 20.0 35.9
1992 558 27.3 20.4 35.8
1993 537 29.2 18.4 42.3
1994 522 28.4 18.4 45.4
1995 536 28.0 19.1 46.1
1996 536 28.0 19.1 46.1
1997 529 28.8 18.4 39.2
1998 584 32.9 17.8 39.2
1999 578 36.4 15.9 46.4
2000 583 35.5 16.4 49.7
2001 652 37.4 17.4 47.2
2002 613 41.0 15.0 55.5
2003 613 41.0 15.0 55.5
2004 609 39.7 15.3 57.6
2005 597 38.4 15.5 58.1
2006 597 38.5 15.5 54.3
2007 569 n/a n/a 53.3
2008 576 36.9 15.6 56
2009 577 35.8 16.1 61.5
2010 566 34.9 16.1 64.8
2011 560 28.9 19.3 63.4
2012 523 31.0 16.8 65
2013 521 29.0 17.9 65.3
2014 495 29.0 17.0 69.1
2015 459 28.0 16.3 70.8
2016 420 26.0 16.1 72.4
2017 391 23.0 17.0 73.1
2018 310 18.0 17.1 73.2
2019 285 16.0 17.8 76.5
2020 272 16.0 17.0 77.9
2021 250 15.5 16.1 72.8
2022 258 21.0 12.2 62.8
2023 282 23.5 12.0 78.4

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Laurel School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,260 (10.7%) $10,494 (89.3%) $11,754
2020 $1,320 (10.1%) $11,784 (89.9%) $13,104
2021 $1,214 (10.1%) $10,832 (89.9%) $12,046
2022 $2,001 (15.7%) $10,731 (84.3%) $12,732

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Laurel School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 728th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 510th of 1016 Elementary schools
 20.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Laurel School)38.213.8
 24.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Franklin County Community School Corp)45.533.8
 11.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Laurel School)55.937.9
 18%
   3rd Grade Math (Franklin County Community School Corp)62.254.9
 7.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Laurel School)28.151.3
 23.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin County Community School Corp)44.943.9
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Laurel School)34.464.1
 29.7%
   4th Grade Math (Franklin County Community School Corp)49.654.7
 5.1%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Laurel School)37.548.7
 11.2%
   4th Grade Science (Franklin County Community School Corp)51.241
 10.2%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Laurel School)44.135.1
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin County Community School Corp)36.144.7
 8.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Laurel School)41.229.7
 11.5%
   5th Grade Math (Franklin County Community School Corp)47.135.3
 11.8%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Laurel School)20.627
 6.4%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Franklin County Community School Corp)37.749.3
 11.6%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Laurel School)54.837.1
 17.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin County Community School Corp)57.444
 13.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Laurel School)2940
 11%
   6th Grade Math (Franklin County Community School Corp)56.931.3
 25.6%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Laurel School)2934.3
 5.3%
   6th Grade Science (Franklin County Community School Corp)48.434.7
 13.7%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students285282
 1.1%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic12
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White283278
 1.8%
Two or More Races12
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.5%78.4%
 1.9%


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Laurel School ranks 508th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 282 students attended Laurel School.

Students at Laurel School are 99% White.


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