Pinckney Elementary

Summary:

Pinckney Elementary is a public elementary school in Lawrence, Kansas, serving 212 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school has a relatively diverse student population, but its academic performance, as measured by state assessments, is generally lower than the Lawrence district and the state of Kansas averages.

Pinckney Elementary's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from a high of 78 out of 668 Kansas elementary schools to a low of 445 out of 660. The school's performance on certain student subgroups, such as White students and students with disabilities, has been relatively strong compared to the overall school performance. However, the school faces challenges in maintaining consistent academic achievement, particularly in comparison to nearby higher-performing schools like Quail Run Elementary and Deerfield Elementary.

The high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Pinckney Elementary (64.15%) suggests that the school serves a population with significant economic challenges. This may have implications for the school's resources, support services, and strategies to address the unique needs of this student population. Overall, the analysis of Pinckney Elementary's data reveals a school with opportunities for improvement, particularly in addressing the learning outcomes for all students and supporting the diverse needs of its student body.


Detail:

Public K-5

 810 W 6 Street
       Lawrence, KS  66044-2290


(785) 832-5800

District: Lawrence

SchoolDigger Rank:
445th of 660 Kansas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,580 Help


Students who attend Pinckney Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Lawrence West Middle School
High:    Lawrence Free State High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.1 Help
Number of students:  212

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.1%
Two or more races:
20.8%
Hispanic:
16.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Pinckney Elementary ranks worse than 67.4% of elementary schools in Kansas. It also ranks 11th among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Lawrence School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Pinckney Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.1%), two or more races (20.8%), Hispanic (16.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Lawrence School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pinckney Elementary is 13.1, which is the 3rd best among 13 elementary schools in the Lawrence School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pinckney Elementary is $13,580, which is the 2nd highest among 13 elementary schools in the Lawrence School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pinckney Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Pinckney Elementary 445th of 660 Kansas public elementary schools. (See Pinckney Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Lawrence:

SchoolDigger ranks Lawrence 97th of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Pinckney Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Pinckney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 31.32 467th 585 20.2%
2007 32.85 483rd 600 19.5%
2008 52.76 359th 614 41.5%
2009 39.49 478th 621 23.0%
2010 46.51 421st 630 33.2%
2011 61.61 294th 631 53.4%
2012 75.98 84th 660 87.3%
2013 78.77 78th 668 88.3%
2015 60.33 253rd 678 62.7%
2016 66.65 194th 656 70.4%
2017 70.21 154th 659 76.6%
2018 49.97 338th 656 48.5%
2019 41.16 412th 667 38.2%
2021 60.13 247th 670 63.1%
2022 42.14 404th 668 39.5%
2023 35.54 445th 660 32.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pinckney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.07 9th 140 93.6%
2023 43.87 171st 296 42.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pinckney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.20 253rd 512 50.6%
2019 45.46 289th 509 43.2%
2021 64.82 126th 494 74.5%
2022 69.02 100th 512 80.5%
2023 37.38 361st 541 33.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Pinckney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.20 374th 574 34.8%
2019 33.55 407th 591 31.1%
2021 52.20 285th 591 51.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Pinckney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.07 9th 140 93.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Pinckney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.97 214th 575 62.8%
2019 50.60 284th 586 51.5%
2021 63.22 197th 605 67.4%
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Rank History for White students at Pinckney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.78 242nd 574 57.8%
2019 56.27 241st 592 59.3%
2021 75.87 99th 587 83.1%
2022 49.85 299th 596 49.8%
2023 43.64 344th 584 41.1%
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Data source: test scores: Kansas State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Kansas State Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Open Quote Pinckney Elementary is not the school you should send your child to. State testing will show there are much better schools in the city. The facilities are old and the school should be closed. More importantly, the school secretary and principal are extremely close-minded and rude to parents and children. The percentage of parent involvement is extremely low because no one wants to work with staff. On countless occasions, I have overheard the principal comment to various students (individually) how great it is they weren't tardy for once. It is not the child's fault if they are tardy; if it is a problem, it is one to be discussed between staff and the parent, not the child! My son was tardy a few times and although it was never more than 1 minute late, he was treated like the worse student in the school...he is in second grade! School should be a safe place for kids to learn and feel welcome and Pinckney fails to provide that security. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pinckney Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 294 45 1 2 6 n/a n/a 0 348
1989 257 53 0 5 9 n/a n/a 0 324
1990 250 57 4 7 5 n/a n/a 0 323
1991 243 54 0 11 9 n/a n/a 0 317
1992 229 41 2 11 17 n/a n/a 0 300
1993 232 31 1 9 10 n/a n/a 0 283
1994 234 34 2 4 14 n/a n/a 0 288
1995 217 37 5 9 3 n/a n/a 0 271
1996 217 37 5 9 3 n/a n/a 0 271
1997 206 36 5 6 12 n/a n/a 0 265
1998 210 54 6 6 12 n/a n/a 0 288
1999 181 36 3 6 19 n/a n/a 0 245
2000 195 47 2 6 14 n/a n/a 0 264
2001 197 58 3 10 11 n/a n/a 0 279
2002 207 57 7 6 17 n/a n/a 0 294
2003 207 57 7 6 17 n/a n/a 0 294
2004 218 68 4 12 19 n/a n/a 4 325
2005 189 65 5 15 15 n/a n/a 11 300
2006 176 63 7 19 12 n/a n/a 9 286
2007 171 59 8 11 13 n/a n/a 2 264
2008 167 47 5 10 13 n/a n/a 3 245
2009 174 34 4 18 16 n/a n/a 2 248
2010 189 38 3 16 17 0 13 0 276
2011 193 33 3 18 20 0 7 0 274
2012 164 26 0 16 9 2 16 0 233
2013 150 24 0 12 6 3 29 0 224
2014 151 20 1 15 9 2 39 0 237
2015 149 21 2 11 7 3 40 0 233
2016 147 20 4 11 4 3 37 0 226
2017 148 20 4 15 7 1 39 0 234
2018 150 22 3 27 7 1 37 0 247
2019 140 19 1 25 6 0 42 0 233
2020 117 18 0 28 4 0 35 0 202
2021 110 18 0 25 2 0 44 0 199
2022 98 23 2 26 2 0 46 0 197
2023 104 23 2 35 3 1 44 0 212

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 Pinckney Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 348 19.0 18.3 0
1989 324 19.0 17.0 n/a
1990 323 18.6 17.3 0
1991 317 18.6 17.0 n/a
1992 300 19.1 15.7 27.7
1993 283 18.4 15.4 19.8
1994 288 18.5 15.6 25
1995 271 16.9 16.0 43.2
1996 271 16.9 16.0 43.2
1997 265 18.2 14.6 40.4
1998 288 18.2 15.8 39.6
1999 245 18.1 13.5 50.6
2000 264 18.6 14.2 55.3
2001 279 18.6 15.0 56.3
2002 294 20.3 14.5 55.8
2003 294 20.3 14.5 55.8
2004 325 23.1 14.1 54.2
2005 300 22.5 13.3 58.8
2006 286 23.7 12.1 61
2007 264 24.8 10.6 55.3
2008 245 21.4 11.4 51.7
2009 248 21.9 11.3 54.5
2010 276 23.8 11.6 56.9
2011 274 20.5 13.3 56.2
2012 233 20.6 11.3 58.8
2013 224 n/a n/a 59.4
2014 237 20.4 11.6 64.1
2015 233 23.0 10.1 62.7
2016 226 22.0 10.2 63.3
2017 234 24.3 9.6 59.8
2018 247 23.5 10.4 59.5
2019 233 22.4 10.4 58.8
2020 202 21.3 9.4 55.9
2021 199 15.7 12.6 48.7
2022 197 20.5 9.6 47.7
2023 212 16.1 13.1 64.2

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 Pinckney Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 348 19.0 18.3 0
1989 324 19.0 17.0 n/a
1990 323 18.6 17.3 0
1991 317 18.6 17.0 n/a
1992 300 19.1 15.7 27.7
1993 283 18.4 15.4 19.8
1994 288 18.5 15.6 25
1995 271 16.9 16.0 43.2
1996 271 16.9 16.0 43.2
1997 265 18.2 14.6 40.4
1998 288 18.2 15.8 39.6
1999 245 18.1 13.5 50.6
2000 264 18.6 14.2 55.3
2001 279 18.6 15.0 56.3
2002 294 20.3 14.5 55.8
2003 294 20.3 14.5 55.8
2004 325 23.1 14.1 54.2
2005 300 22.5 13.3 58.8
2006 286 23.7 12.1 61
2007 264 24.8 10.6 55.3
2008 245 21.4 11.4 51.7
2009 248 21.9 11.3 54.5
2010 276 23.8 11.6 56.9
2011 274 20.5 13.3 56.2
2012 233 20.6 11.3 58.8
2013 224 n/a n/a 59.4
2014 237 20.4 11.6 64.1
2015 233 23.0 10.1 62.7
2016 226 22.0 10.2 63.3
2017 234 24.3 9.6 59.8
2018 247 23.5 10.4 59.5
2019 233 22.4 10.4 58.8
2020 202 21.3 9.4 55.9
2021 199 15.7 12.6 48.7
2022 197 20.5 9.6 47.7
2023 212 16.1 13.1 64.2

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 Pinckney Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,967 (14.5%) $11,613 (85.5%) $13,580

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pinckney Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 412th of 667 Elementary schoolsRanks 445th of 660 Elementary schools
 5.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pinckney Elementary)42.132.3
 9.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence)47.945.2
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)40.638.1
 2.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pinckney Elementary)28.937.1
 8.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lawrence)52.757.5
 4.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Kansas)50.350.4
 0.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pinckney Elementary)30.620.7
 9.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence)54.349.5
 4.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)47.642.8
 4.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pinckney Elementary)28.613.8
 14.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence)40.737.2
 3.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)36.137.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pinckney Elementary)5050
 0%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence)49.447.9
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)43.539.6
 4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pinckney Elementary)27.830
 2.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence)38.834.9
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.931.3
 0.6%
5th Grade Science (Pinckney Elementary)5036.7
 13.3%
   5th Grade Science (Lawrence)4945.8
 3.1%
   5th Grade Science (Kansas)43.142.1
 1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students233212
 9%
African American1923
 21.1%
American Indian63
 50%
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic2535
 40%
Pacific Islander01
White140104
 25.7%
Two or More Races4244
 4.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.8%64.2%
 5.4%


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Pinckney Elementary ranks 445th of 660 Kansas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 212 students attended Pinckney Elementary.

Students at Pinckney Elementary are 49% White, 21% Two or more races, 17% Hispanic, 11% African American, 1% American Indian.

Students who attend Pinckney Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lawrence West Middle School
High : Lawrence Free State High


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

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