Sycamore Elementary School

Summary:

Sycamore Elementary School is a public elementary school in Kokomo, Indiana, serving 401 students in grades PK-5. The school stands out from nearby schools in the Kokomo School Corporation district due to its diverse student population, high chronic absenteeism rates, and consistently lower academic performance.

Sycamore Elementary has a higher percentage of African American (27.68%) and students of two or more races (20.45%) compared to nearby schools. The school also faces significant challenges, with chronic absenteeism rates ranging from 26.4% to 42% over the past three years, much higher than the state and district averages. Academically, Sycamore Elementary lags behind, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Math at 29.27% and 31.71%, respectively, compared to the Kokomo School Corporation's 26.25% and 25.02%.

Despite the relatively high per-student spending at Sycamore Elementary, ranging from $9,019 to $11,876 over the past four years, the school's academic outcomes are still significantly lower than nearby schools like Wallace Elementary and Boulevard Elementary. The school's diverse student population and high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (58.57% to 76.17%) suggest that addressing the unique needs of the community and effectively allocating resources will be crucial to improving student success at Sycamore Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1600 E Sycamore
       Kokomo, IN  46901


(765) 454-7090

District: Kokomo School Corporation

SchoolDigger Rank:
722nd of 1,010 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,876 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  401

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.6%
African American:
27.7%
Two or more races:
20.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.6% Help


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Compare Details Sycamore Elementary School ranks worse than 71.5% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Kokomo School Corporation District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.05. (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 Sycamore Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.6%), African American (27.7%), two or more races (20.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sycamore Elementary School is 14.5, which is the 3rd best among 6 elementary schools in the Kokomo School Corporation District. (See more...)
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Compare Sycamore Elementary School employs 27.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sycamore Elementary School is $10,876. 3 elementary schools in the Kokomo School Corporation District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Kokomo School Corporation:

SchoolDigger ranks Kokomo School Corporation 264th of 381 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sycamore Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 67.57 285th 959 70.3%
2006 67.27 298th 961 69.0%
2007 77.43 164th 985 83.4%
2008 75.38 186th 996 81.3%
2009 78.32 168th 1003 83.3%
2010 71.11 282nd 1009 72.1%
2011 45.81 686th 1025 33.1%
2012 49.10 622nd 1015 38.7%
2013 36.95 781st 1035 24.5%
2014 35.62 792nd 1036 23.6%
2015 44.00 670th 1040 35.6%
2016 48.19 639th 1046 38.9%
2017 39.88 704th 1033 31.8%
2018 26.60 818th 1027 20.4%
2019 39.73 678th 1031 34.2%
2021 38.88 656th 1016 35.4%
2022 31.37 733rd 1020 28.1%
2023 28.71 742nd 1016 27.0%
2024 31.05 722nd 1010 28.5%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Sycamore Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 445 195 0 14 0 n/a n/a 0 654
1989 450 170 1 9 0 n/a n/a 0 630
1990 417 177 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 601
1991 412 149 4 11 0 n/a n/a 0 576
1992 435 158 0 15 0 n/a n/a 0 608
1993 439 167 1 20 0 n/a n/a 0 627
1994 450 172 2 18 1 n/a n/a 0 643
1995 411 158 4 26 5 n/a n/a 0 604
1996 411 158 4 26 5 n/a n/a 0 604
1997 388 167 3 29 4 n/a n/a 25 616
1998 384 165 4 23 5 n/a n/a 0 581
1999 313 110 12 23 2 n/a n/a 0 460
2000 302 144 13 25 4 n/a n/a 0 488
2001 390 198 11 24 3 n/a n/a 0 626
2002 170 121 18 9 0 n/a n/a 0 318
2003 170 121 18 9 0 n/a n/a 0 318
2004 168 118 23 16 1 n/a n/a 0 326
2005 211 91 24 29 2 n/a n/a 0 357
2006 205 111 24 29 0 n/a n/a 0 369
2007 221 102 26 24 0 n/a n/a 56 429
2008 213 119 29 29 0 n/a n/a 46 436
2009 239 107 29 44 0 n/a n/a 37 456
2010 312 125 23 45 1 n/a n/a 54 560
2011 409 153 20 54 3 0 90 0 729
2012 442 148 19 57 4 0 83 0 753
2013 385 159 18 51 2 1 85 0 701
2014 314 134 17 45 1 0 87 0 598
2015 288 136 14 48 2 1 85 0 574
2016 278 134 14 36 1 0 95 0 558
2017 276 122 11 36 0 0 100 0 545
2018 250 141 15 25 0 0 87 0 518
2019 256 164 21 40 1 0 94 0 576
2020 246 139 18 32 1 1 101 0 538
2021 164 117 7 17 1 0 80 0 386
2022 177 113 13 23 1 0 93 0 420
2023 179 111 11 17 1 0 82 0 401

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 Sycamore Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 654 35.1 18.6 48.3
1989 630 35.6 17.6 38.6
1990 601 40.6 14.8 36.9
1991 576 40.5 14.2 44.4
1992 608 42.6 14.2 48.2
1993 627 41.4 15.1 48.2
1994 643 39.4 16.3 41.5
1995 604 40.3 15.0 54.5
1996 604 40.3 15.0 54.5
1997 616 37.9 16.3 55.8
1998 581 41.1 14.1 67.8
1999 460 36.7 12.5 82
2000 488 41.0 11.9 81.8
2001 626 47.7 13.1 73
2002 318 41.5 7.7 62.3
2003 318 41.5 7.7 62.3
2004 326 39.5 8.3 99.1
2005 357 40.3 8.9 57.7
2006 369 38.5 9.6 55
2007 429 n/a n/a 66.8
2008 436 38.5 11.3 68.7
2009 456 38.2 11.9 67.1
2010 560 34.1 16.3 75.9
2011 729 43.2 16.8 73.7
2012 753 47.0 16.0 71.3
2013 701 40.0 17.5 72.6
2014 598 38.0 15.7 70.9
2015 574 36.0 15.9 74.2
2016 558 36.0 15.5 77.2
2017 545 32.1 16.9 77.2
2018 518 32.0 16.1 77.2
2019 576 33.0 17.4 71.4
2020 538 32.0 16.8 70.3
2021 386 27.0 14.2 76.2
2022 420 25.1 16.6 58.6
2023 401 27.5 14.5 74.6

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 Sycamore Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 654 35.1 18.6 48.3
1989 630 35.6 17.6 38.6
1990 601 40.6 14.8 36.9
1991 576 40.5 14.2 44.4
1992 608 42.6 14.2 48.2
1993 627 41.4 15.1 48.2
1994 643 39.4 16.3 41.5
1995 604 40.3 15.0 54.5
1996 604 40.3 15.0 54.5
1997 616 37.9 16.3 55.8
1998 581 41.1 14.1 67.8
1999 460 36.7 12.5 82
2000 488 41.0 11.9 81.8
2001 626 47.7 13.1 73
2002 318 41.5 7.7 62.3
2003 318 41.5 7.7 62.3
2004 326 39.5 8.3 99.1
2005 357 40.3 8.9 57.7
2006 369 38.5 9.6 55
2007 429 n/a n/a 66.8
2008 436 38.5 11.3 68.7
2009 456 38.2 11.9 67.1
2010 560 34.1 16.3 75.9
2011 729 43.2 16.8 73.7
2012 753 47.0 16.0 71.3
2013 701 40.0 17.5 72.6
2014 598 38.0 15.7 70.9
2015 574 36.0 15.9 74.2
2016 558 36.0 15.5 77.2
2017 545 32.1 16.9 77.2
2018 518 32.0 16.1 77.2
2019 576 33.0 17.4 71.4
2020 538 32.0 16.8 70.3
2021 386 27.0 14.2 76.2
2022 420 25.1 16.6 58.6
2023 401 27.5 14.5 74.6

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 Sycamore Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,220 (13.5%) $7,799 (86.5%) $9,019
2020 $1,175 (12.7%) $8,056 (87.3%) $9,231
2021 $2,095 (17.6%) $9,781 (82.4%) $11,876
2022 $2,781 (25.6%) $8,095 (74.4%) $10,876

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sycamore Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 678th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 742nd of 1016 Elementary schools
 7.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sycamore Elementary School)42.325.4
 16.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kokomo School Corporation)33.923.9
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Sycamore Elementary School)52.634.3
 18.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Kokomo School Corporation)47.334.9
 12.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sycamore Elementary School)35.635.2
 0.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Kokomo School Corporation)3331.6
 1.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Sycamore Elementary School)49.340.9
 8.5%
   4th Grade Math (Kokomo School Corporation)44.941.1
 3.8%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Sycamore Elementary School)35.626.8
 8.8%
   4th Grade Science (Kokomo School Corporation)29.626.9
 2.7%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sycamore Elementary School)39.821.3
 18.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Kokomo School Corporation)35.624.1
 11.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Sycamore Elementary School)42.218
 24.2%
   5th Grade Math (Kokomo School Corporation)37.126.6
 10.5%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Sycamore Elementary School)37.316.4
 20.9%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Kokomo School Corporation)30.322.8
 7.5%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students576401
 30.4%
African American164111
 32.3%
American Indian11
Asian2111
 47.6%
Hispanic4017
 57.5%
Pacific Islander00
White256179
 30.1%
Two or More Races9482
 12.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.4%74.6%
 3.2%


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Students at Sycamore Elementary School are 45% White, 28% African American, 20% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 401 students attended Sycamore Elementary School.

Sycamore Elementary School ranks 722nd of 1010 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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

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