Sunset Hill Elementary

Public K-5

 901 Schwarz Rd
       Lawrence, KS  66049-2664


(785) 832-5880

District: Lawrence

SchoolDigger Rank:
291st of 669 Kansas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,587 Help


Students who attend Sunset Hill Elementary usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  377

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.8%
Two or more races:
18.8%
Hispanic:
10.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.1% Help


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Compare Details Sunset Hill Elementary ranks better than 56.5% of elementary schools in Kansas. It also ranks 6th among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Lawrence School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.8%), two or more races (18.8%), Hispanic (10.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunset Hill Elementary is 14.2. 8 elementary schools in the Lawrence School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunset Hill Elementary is $9,587. 7 elementary schools in the Lawrence School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Sunset Hill Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunset Hill Elementary 291st of 669 Kansas public elementary schools. (See Sunset Hill Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Multi-racial students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
White students:


Lawrence:

SchoolDigger ranks Lawrence 87th of 291 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sunset Hill Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sunset Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 69.89 170th 585 70.9%
2007 69.44 192nd 600 68.0%
2008 57.86 312th 614 49.2%
2009 68.84 185th 621 70.2%
2010 61.91 274th 630 56.5%
2011 63.33 265th 631 58.0%
2012 46.58 459th 660 30.5%
2013 59.45 334th 668 50.0%
2015 74.04 131st 678 80.7%
2016 74.63 137th 656 79.1%
2017 65.37 210th 659 68.1%
2018 64.82 204th 656 68.9%
2019 60.77 237th 667 64.5%
2021 51.03 331st 670 50.6%
2022 54.70 290th 668 56.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Sunset Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 47.70 17th 29 41.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sunset Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.27 40th 140 71.4%
2019 37.04 120th 193 37.8%
2021 46.40 108th 214 49.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sunset Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.39 114th 512 77.7%
2019 38.72 337th 509 33.8%
2021 49.99 237th 494 52.0%
2022 58.27 169th 512 67.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Sunset Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.32 136th 574 76.3%
2019 64.72 182nd 591 69.2%
2021 51.29 296th 591 49.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sunset Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.27 40th 140 71.4%
2019 37.04 120th 193 37.8%
2021 46.40 108th 214 49.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Sunset Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.21 232nd 575 59.7%
2019 57.75 222nd 586 62.1%
2021 51.24 287th 605 52.6%
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Rank History for White students at Sunset Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.01 158th 574 72.5%
2019 69.02 147th 592 75.2%
2021 53.05 269th 587 54.2%
2022 49.81 301st 596 49.5%
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Data source: test scores: Kansas State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Kansas State Department of Education

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by a parent
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Open Quote Amazing school! Terrific teachers and staff who go above & beyond for the students! Great community and parent involvement! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sunset Hill Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 321 20 14 8 3 n/a n/a 0 366
1989 298 22 15 5 3 n/a n/a 0 343
1990 297 18 6 8 5 n/a n/a 0 334
1991 307 18 9 9 3 n/a n/a 0 346
1992 318 15 7 10 5 n/a n/a 0 355
1993 305 21 4 14 5 n/a n/a 0 349
1994 324 42 4 9 5 n/a n/a 0 384
1995 300 21 9 12 16 n/a n/a 0 358
1996 300 21 9 12 16 n/a n/a 0 358
1997 288 25 9 10 13 n/a n/a 0 345
1998 279 30 8 10 13 n/a n/a 0 340
1999 274 32 7 6 14 n/a n/a 0 333
2000 273 42 6 10 14 n/a n/a 0 345
2001 259 34 6 9 16 n/a n/a 0 324
2002 241 52 10 6 11 n/a n/a 0 320
2003 241 52 10 6 11 n/a n/a 0 320
2004 237 38 6 6 19 n/a n/a 26 332
2005 234 21 7 3 16 n/a n/a 23 304
2006 217 39 16 8 23 n/a n/a 7 310
2007 212 41 17 13 19 n/a n/a 0 302
2008 186 30 16 21 20 n/a n/a 5 278
2009 211 27 17 18 21 n/a n/a 5 299
2010 210 21 13 15 27 0 5 0 291
2011 208 21 15 15 23 4 6 0 292
2012 183 21 9 14 16 2 14 0 259
2013 198 25 3 15 19 1 25 0 286
2014 205 19 2 16 18 1 29 0 290
2015 200 23 2 17 13 1 18 0 274
2016 203 20 2 19 12 1 28 0 285
2017 233 31 1 28 12 1 38 0 344
2018 250 34 3 39 14 0 43 0 383
2019 254 25 1 36 11 0 61 0 388
2020 256 17 2 39 6 0 59 0 379
2021 234 16 4 40 5 0 64 0 363
2022 248 10 2 40 6 0 71 0 377

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 Sunset Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 366 18.0 20.3 0
1989 343 16.0 21.4 n/a
1990 334 17.3 19.3 0
1991 346 17.0 20.3 n/a
1992 355 17.5 20.2 13
1993 349 17.8 19.6 8.9
1994 384 18.7 20.5 9.6
1995 358 22.0 16.3 21.8
1996 358 22.0 16.3 21.8
1997 345 20.3 17.0 18.3
1998 340 20.3 16.7 19.4
1999 333 20.0 16.7 23.7
2000 345 18.6 18.5 21.7
2001 324 17.8 18.2 26.5
2002 320 26.0 12.3 24.4
2003 320 26.0 12.3 24.4
2004 332 18.7 17.8 35.6
2005 304 18.7 16.3 30.6
2006 310 19.3 16.1 28.4
2007 302 21.2 14.2 29.5
2008 278 17.8 15.6 38.5
2009 299 17.6 17.0 40.5
2010 291 18.1 16.0 43
2011 292 17.7 16.4 39.7
2012 259 16.2 15.9 46.7
2013 286 n/a n/a 49.7
2014 290 18.6 15.5 48.3
2015 274 19.0 14.4 48.5
2016 285 19.0 15.0 46
2017 344 22.1 15.5 47.1
2018 383 25.5 15.0 47.3
2019 388 23.5 16.5 42.8
2020 379 25.0 15.1 44.1
2021 363 22.6 16.0 36.9
2022 377 26.5 14.2 37.1

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 Sunset Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 366 18.0 20.3 0
1989 343 16.0 21.4 n/a
1990 334 17.3 19.3 0
1991 346 17.0 20.3 n/a
1992 355 17.5 20.2 13
1993 349 17.8 19.6 8.9
1994 384 18.7 20.5 9.6
1995 358 22.0 16.3 21.8
1996 358 22.0 16.3 21.8
1997 345 20.3 17.0 18.3
1998 340 20.3 16.7 19.4
1999 333 20.0 16.7 23.7
2000 345 18.6 18.5 21.7
2001 324 17.8 18.2 26.5
2002 320 26.0 12.3 24.4
2003 320 26.0 12.3 24.4
2004 332 18.7 17.8 35.6
2005 304 18.7 16.3 30.6
2006 310 19.3 16.1 28.4
2007 302 21.2 14.2 29.5
2008 278 17.8 15.6 38.5
2009 299 17.6 17.0 40.5
2010 291 18.1 16.0 43
2011 292 17.7 16.4 39.7
2012 259 16.2 15.9 46.7
2013 286 n/a n/a 49.7
2014 290 18.6 15.5 48.3
2015 274 19.0 14.4 48.5
2016 285 19.0 15.0 46
2017 344 22.1 15.5 47.1
2018 383 25.5 15.0 47.3
2019 388 23.5 16.5 42.8
2020 379 25.0 15.1 44.1
2021 363 22.6 16.0 36.9
2022 377 26.5 14.2 37.1

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sunset Hill Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $609 (6.4%) $8,978 (93.6%) $9,587

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sunset Hill Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 237th of 667 Elementary schoolsRanks 290th of 668 Elementary schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sunset Hill Elementary)38.646.3
 7.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence)47.943.8
 4.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)40.636.7
 3.9%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sunset Hill Elementary)57.142.4
 14.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lawrence)52.753.5
 0.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Kansas)50.348.1
 2.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sunset Hill Elementary)5053.6
 3.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence)54.350
 4.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)47.641.9
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sunset Hill Elementary)51.826.1
 25.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence)40.735.8
 4.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)36.134.7
 1.4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sunset Hill Elementary)47.543.5
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence)49.446.7
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)43.539.2
 4.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sunset Hill Elementary)33.929.8
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence)38.835.8
 3.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.929.9
 2%
5th Grade Science (Sunset Hill Elementary)5042.9
 7.1%
   5th Grade Science (Lawrence)4946.2
 2.8%
   5th Grade Science (Kansas)43.142.7
 0.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students388363
 6.4%
African American2516
 36%
American Indian115
 54.5%
Asian14
 300%
Hispanic3640
 11.1%
Pacific Islander00
White254234
 7.9%
Two or More Races6164
 4.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.8%36.9%
 5.9%


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Sunset Hill Elementary ranks 291st of 669 Kansas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Sunset Hill Elementary usually go on to attend:

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

Students at Sunset Hill Elementary are 66% White, 19% Two or more races, 11% Hispanic, 3% African American, 2% American Indian.

In the 2021-22 school year, 377 students attended Sunset Hill Elementary.


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