Lewis Cass Elementary School

Summary:

Lewis Cass Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 619 students in grades PK-5 in Walton, Indiana, which is part of the Maconaquah School Corp district. The school has a significantly higher percentage of white students (84.65%) compared to nearby schools like Fairview Elementary and Columbia Elementary, which have more diverse student populations.

Lewis Cass Elementary's academic performance is generally lower than state averages and nearby higher-performing schools. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in ILEARN English Language Arts (31.23%), Math (40.2%), and Science (27.35%) were all below the state averages. However, the school has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 0.6%, which is significantly better than the surrounding schools like Bon Air Elementary (45.6%) and Pipe Creek Elementary (22.2%).

The high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Lewis Cass Elementary (58.48%) suggests that socioeconomic factors may be playing a significant role in the school's academic performance, which is a common trend observed in many schools across the country. The surrounding schools in the Logansport Community School Corp and Peru Community Schools districts show a wide range of performance, highlighting the need for a more equitable distribution of resources and support across the region.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 6540 E Sr 218
       Walton, IN  46994


(574) 626-2504

District: Lewis Cass Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
622nd of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,236 Help


Students who attend Lewis Cass Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lewis Cass Junior High School
High:    Lewis Cass High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.6 Help
Number of students:  619

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.7%
Hispanic:
8.2%
Two or more races:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lewis Cass Elementary School ranks worse than 61.5% of elementary schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.25. (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 (84.7%), Hispanic (8.2%), two or more races (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lewis Cass Elementary School is 17.6. (See more...)
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Compare Lewis Cass Elementary School employs 35.1 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lewis Cass Elementary School is $9,236.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Lewis Cass Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Lewis Cass Schools 217th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lewis Cass Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 57.18 158th 326 51.5%
2005 59.16 425th 959 55.7%
2006 54.04 501st 961 47.9%
2007 56.20 493rd 985 49.9%
2008 51.85 564th 996 43.4%
2009 55.82 519th 1003 48.3%
2010 56.64 522nd 1009 48.3%
2018 53.18 548th 1027 46.6%
2019 33.76 738th 1031 28.4%
2021 40.60 642nd 1016 36.8%
2022 38.95 661st 1020 35.2%
2023 41.25 624th 1016 38.6%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Lewis Cass Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 560 1 0 46 0 n/a n/a 0 607
1989 586 0 0 31 0 n/a n/a 0 617
1990 576 0 2 42 0 n/a n/a 0 620
1991 523 0 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 530
1992 528 0 2 45 0 n/a n/a 0 575
1993 527 2 2 27 2 n/a n/a 0 560
1994 493 2 1 50 3 n/a n/a 0 549
1995 509 0 0 41 0 n/a n/a 7 557
1996 509 0 0 41 0 n/a n/a 7 557
1997 511 0 0 17 0 n/a n/a 8 536
1998 495 1 0 21 3 n/a n/a 0 520
1999 493 3 2 31 2 n/a n/a 0 531
2000 484 3 2 33 6 n/a n/a 0 528
2001 497 4 2 40 6 n/a n/a 0 549
2002 454 3 2 43 5 n/a n/a 0 507
2003 454 3 2 43 5 n/a n/a 0 507
2004 467 3 2 41 3 n/a n/a 0 516
2005 446 2 0 43 3 n/a n/a 0 494
2006 445 1 0 43 2 n/a n/a 0 491
2007 448 2 0 28 0 n/a n/a 6 484
2008 452 3 1 40 1 n/a n/a 11 508
2009 462 1 1 36 2 n/a n/a 13 515
2010 443 1 1 36 2 n/a n/a 15 498
2011 347 3 2 46 1 1 12 0 412
2012 364 1 5 35 0 1 10 0 416
2013 358 0 3 29 1 2 9 0 402
2014 345 1 4 27 1 2 11 0 391
2015 336 2 3 14 0 2 16 0 373
2016 337 2 4 16 0 1 15 0 375
2017 328 6 4 20 1 0 13 0 372
2018 479 3 6 30 1 1 28 0 548
2019 526 3 9 39 0 0 41 0 618
2020 543 5 5 39 0 0 34 0 626
2021 505 6 7 40 0 0 34 0 592
2022 565 5 7 43 0 0 33 0 653
2023 524 6 9 51 0 0 29 0 619

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 Lewis Cass Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 607 31.0 19.5 8.2
1989 617 31.0 19.9 6.6
1990 620 31.0 20.0 19.2
1991 530 31.0 17.0 16.4
1992 575 26.0 22.1 20.5
1993 560 29.5 19.0 22.1
1994 549 29.8 18.4 19.5
1995 557 30.5 18.3 19.5
1996 557 30.5 18.3 19.5
1997 536 30.8 17.4 18.6
1998 520 31.0 16.8 16.9
1999 531 30.5 17.4 21.3
2000 528 31.0 17.0 21
2001 549 30.5 18.0 22
2002 507 30.5 16.6 23.3
2003 507 30.5 16.6 23.3
2004 516 30.5 16.9 24
2005 494 28.5 17.3 24.7
2006 491 27.5 17.9 23.6
2007 484 n/a n/a 24.7
2008 508 28.8 17.6 28
2009 515 29.0 17.8 30.1
2010 498 29.0 17.1 37.1
2011 412 24.2 16.9 41
2012 416 28.0 14.8 43.5
2013 402 26.5 15.1 42.3
2014 391 24.0 16.2 40.9
2015 373 21.0 17.7 45.6
2016 375 21.0 17.8 50.1
2017 372 20.2 18.4 48.9
2018 548 31.5 17.3 46.5
2019 618 32.9 18.7 47.7
2020 626 30.0 20.8 49.5
2021 592 31.6 18.7 51
2022 653 34.3 19.0 51
2023 619 35.1 17.6 58.5

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 Lewis Cass Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 607 31.0 19.5 8.2
1989 617 31.0 19.9 6.6
1990 620 31.0 20.0 19.2
1991 530 31.0 17.0 16.4
1992 575 26.0 22.1 20.5
1993 560 29.5 19.0 22.1
1994 549 29.8 18.4 19.5
1995 557 30.5 18.3 19.5
1996 557 30.5 18.3 19.5
1997 536 30.8 17.4 18.6
1998 520 31.0 16.8 16.9
1999 531 30.5 17.4 21.3
2000 528 31.0 17.0 21
2001 549 30.5 18.0 22
2002 507 30.5 16.6 23.3
2003 507 30.5 16.6 23.3
2004 516 30.5 16.9 24
2005 494 28.5 17.3 24.7
2006 491 27.5 17.9 23.6
2007 484 n/a n/a 24.7
2008 508 28.8 17.6 28
2009 515 29.0 17.8 30.1
2010 498 29.0 17.1 37.1
2011 412 24.2 16.9 41
2012 416 28.0 14.8 43.5
2013 402 26.5 15.1 42.3
2014 391 24.0 16.2 40.9
2015 373 21.0 17.7 45.6
2016 375 21.0 17.8 50.1
2017 372 20.2 18.4 48.9
2018 548 31.5 17.3 46.5
2019 618 32.9 18.7 47.7
2020 626 30.0 20.8 49.5
2021 592 31.6 18.7 51
2022 653 34.3 19.0 51
2023 619 35.1 17.6 58.5

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 Lewis Cass Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $483 (6.0%) $7,603 (94.0%) $8,086
2020 $464 (6.0%) $7,290 (94.0%) $7,754
2021 $470 (5.4%) $8,301 (94.7%) $8,770
2022 $966 (10.5%) $8,270 (89.5%) $9,236

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lewis Cass 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 738th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 624th of 1016 Elementary schools
 10.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Elementary School)30.633.3
 2.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Schools)30.633.3
 2.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Lewis Cass Elementary School)45.952.6
 6.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Lewis Cass Schools)45.952.6
 6.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Elementary School)40.423.9
 16.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Schools)40.423.9
 16.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Elementary School)38.332.5
 5.8%
   4th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Schools)38.332.5
 5.8%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Lewis Cass Elementary School)3427.4
 6.7%
   4th Grade Science (Lewis Cass Schools)3427.4
 6.7%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Elementary School)3837.7
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Schools)3837.7
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Elementary School)41.339.6
 1.7%
   5th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Schools)41.339.6
 1.7%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Lewis Cass Elementary School)40.235.2
 5%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Lewis Cass Schools)40.235.2
 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 Students618619
 0.2%
African American36
 100%
American Indian00
Asian99
Hispanic3951
 30.8%
Pacific Islander00
White526524
 0.4%
Two or More Races4129
 29.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.7%58.5%
 10.7%


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Lewis Cass Elementary School ranks 622nd of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 619 students attended Lewis Cass Elementary School.

Students who attend Lewis Cass Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lewis Cass Junior High School
High : Lewis Cass High School

Students at Lewis Cass Elementary School are 85% White, 8% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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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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