Tecumseh South Elementary

Summary:

Tecumseh South Elementary is a public elementary school in Tecumseh, Kansas, serving 492 students in grades PK-6. The school is part of the Shawnee Heights School District, which is ranked 110 out of 269 districts in the state.

Tecumseh South Elementary consistently outperforms the Shawnee Heights district and the state of Kansas in both English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency. In 2022-2023, 39.7% of students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 34.12% for the district and 33.17% for the state. In Mathematics, 50.7% of Tecumseh South students were proficient or better, significantly higher than the district (34.52%) and the state (31.29%). The school's performance is particularly strong in 3rd and 6th grade Mathematics, with 55.87% and 67.64% of students proficient or better, respectively. Tecumseh South Elementary has a diverse student population, with 68.9% White, 14.84% Hispanic, 5.49% African American, and 10.37% two or more races. Compared to nearby schools like Tecumseh North Elementary, Tecumseh South has a higher percentage of White students and a lower percentage of Hispanic and African American students.

Tecumseh South Elementary has a relatively low percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients, at 39.02% in 2022-2023, lower than the nearby Tecumseh North Elementary (53.4%) and the Topeka Public Schools district, which has several schools with over 85% free and reduced-price lunch recipients. The school has consistently ranked in the top half of Kansas elementary schools, with a ranking of 240 out of 660 in 2022-2023, and a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 3346 SE Tecumseh Rd
       Tecumseh, KS  66542-9754


(785) 379-5950

District: Shawnee Heights

SchoolDigger Rank:
240th of 660 Kansas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,992 Help


Students who attend Tecumseh South Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Shawnee Heights Middle
High:    Shawnee Heights High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  492

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.9%
Hispanic:
14.8%
Two or more races:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Tecumseh South Elementary ranks better than 63.6% of elementary schools in Kansas. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Shawnee Heights School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.14. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.9%), Hispanic (14.8%), two or more races (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tecumseh South Elementary is 14.2, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Shawnee Heights School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tecumseh South Elementary is $9,992. 2 elementary schools in the Shawnee Heights School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tecumseh South Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Tecumseh South Elementary 240th of 660 Kansas public elementary schools. (See Tecumseh South Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Shawnee Heights:

SchoolDigger ranks Shawnee Heights 110th of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tecumseh South Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Tecumseh South Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 58.44 277th 585 52.6%
2007 56.98 313th 600 47.8%
2008 46.10 414th 614 32.6%
2009 63.66 254th 621 59.1%
2010 58.96 308th 630 51.1%
2011 45.53 430th 631 31.9%
2012 51.81 416th 660 37.0%
2013 68.29 235th 668 64.8%
2015 65.82 201st 678 70.4%
2016 72.59 154th 656 76.5%
2017 71.99 140th 659 78.8%
2018 71.15 155th 656 76.4%
2019 67.37 190th 667 71.5%
2021 47.45 362nd 670 46.0%
2022 56.09 273rd 668 59.1%
2023 59.14 240th 660 63.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Tecumseh South Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 46.04 111th 214 48.1%
2022 22.76 254th 305 16.7%
2023 47.90 149th 296 49.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tecumseh South Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.58 38th 512 92.6%
2019 67.24 116th 509 77.2%
2021 40.79 316th 494 36.0%
2022 54.78 210th 512 59.0%
2023 59.55 188th 541 65.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Tecumseh South Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.12 91st 574 84.1%
2019 74.58 119th 591 79.9%
2021 54.62 260th 591 56.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Tecumseh South Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 46.04 111th 214 48.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Tecumseh South Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.78 197th 575 65.7%
2019 58.84 213th 586 63.7%
2021 41.12 375th 605 38.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Tecumseh South Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.98 10th 207 95.2%
2019 90.26 9th 235 96.2%
2021 96.28 4th 229 98.3%
2022 71.08 39th 254 84.6%
2023 78.19 31st 245 87.3%
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Rank History for White students at Tecumseh South Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.48 145th 574 74.7%
2019 61.74 203rd 592 65.7%
2021 39.64 379th 587 35.4%
2022 56.58 240th 596 59.7%
2023 62.22 193rd 584 67.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Tecumseh South Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 369 7 2 26 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1989 383 3 2 26 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1990 364 3 2 23 3 n/a n/a 0 395
1991 382 10 5 20 7 n/a n/a 0 424
1992 413 5 4 16 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1993 433 7 5 16 0 n/a n/a 0 461
1994 422 5 3 20 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1995 367 9 4 28 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1996 367 9 4 28 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1997 372 16 1 30 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1998 394 25 2 26 0 n/a n/a 0 447
1999 412 29 1 31 1 n/a n/a 0 474
2000 391 24 2 32 3 n/a n/a 0 452
2001 404 27 3 29 4 n/a n/a 0 467
2002 352 32 2 41 2 n/a n/a 0 429
2003 352 32 2 41 2 n/a n/a 0 429
2004 369 28 1 41 5 n/a n/a 14 458
2005 388 24 1 37 5 n/a n/a 13 468
2006 425 15 3 36 5 n/a n/a 17 501
2007 439 28 4 47 6 n/a n/a 0 524
2008 449 49 2 58 6 n/a n/a 0 564
2009 377 41 2 36 5 n/a n/a 0 461
2010 357 21 1 55 6 0 34 0 474
2011 356 21 2 54 6 0 36 0 475
2012 362 17 2 56 6 1 38 0 482
2013 366 19 2 52 4 1 42 0 486
2014 373 19 2 68 4 1 34 0 501
2015 355 22 2 64 3 0 46 0 492
2016 339 22 3 68 2 1 39 0 474
2017 361 27 3 69 1 0 44 0 505
2018 335 27 1 78 2 0 46 0 489
2019 343 28 2 79 3 0 36 0 491
2020 336 33 2 86 3 0 39 0 499
2021 349 38 2 73 1 0 58 0 521
2022 338 35 4 73 0 0 57 0 507
2023 339 27 2 73 0 0 51 0 492

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 Tecumseh South Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 404 25.0 16.1 0
1989 414 25.0 16.5 n/a
1990 395 24.8 15.9 0
1991 424 26.3 16.1 n/a
1992 438 28.1 15.5 8.9
1993 461 27.6 16.7 6.3
1994 450 27.2 16.5 6.4
1995 408 25.0 16.3 12.7
1996 408 25.0 16.3 12.7
1997 419 25.7 16.3 15
1998 447 27.2 16.4 14.3
1999 474 28.7 16.5 13.7
2000 452 30.3 14.9 11.7
2001 467 30.5 15.3 16.3
2002 429 31.0 13.8 19.1
2003 429 31.0 13.8 19.1
2004 458 30.0 15.3 17.8
2005 468 30.6 15.3 16.3
2006 501 32.1 15.6 20.5
2007 524 36.9 14.2 26
2008 564 36.0 15.7 26.2
2009 461 30.5 15.1 29.1
2010 474 29.5 16.0 30.4
2011 475 29.3 16.2 31.4
2012 482 30.8 15.6 34.2
2013 486 29.9 16.2 36
2014 501 30.5 16.4 38.7
2015 492 30.0 16.4 41.1
2016 474 28.0 16.9 44.1
2017 505 30.9 16.3 40.8
2018 489 30.5 16.0 37.8
2019 491 31.0 15.8 36.7
2020 499 31.0 16.0 38.3
2021 521 31.6 16.4 36.1
2022 507 34.8 14.5 35.5
2023 492 34.6 14.2 39

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 Tecumseh South Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 404 25.0 16.1 0
1989 414 25.0 16.5 n/a
1990 395 24.8 15.9 0
1991 424 26.3 16.1 n/a
1992 438 28.1 15.5 8.9
1993 461 27.6 16.7 6.3
1994 450 27.2 16.5 6.4
1995 408 25.0 16.3 12.7
1996 408 25.0 16.3 12.7
1997 419 25.7 16.3 15
1998 447 27.2 16.4 14.3
1999 474 28.7 16.5 13.7
2000 452 30.3 14.9 11.7
2001 467 30.5 15.3 16.3
2002 429 31.0 13.8 19.1
2003 429 31.0 13.8 19.1
2004 458 30.0 15.3 17.8
2005 468 30.6 15.3 16.3
2006 501 32.1 15.6 20.5
2007 524 36.9 14.2 26
2008 564 36.0 15.7 26.2
2009 461 30.5 15.1 29.1
2010 474 29.5 16.0 30.4
2011 475 29.3 16.2 31.4
2012 482 30.8 15.6 34.2
2013 486 29.9 16.2 36
2014 501 30.5 16.4 38.7
2015 492 30.0 16.4 41.1
2016 474 28.0 16.9 44.1
2017 505 30.9 16.3 40.8
2018 489 30.5 16.0 37.8
2019 491 31.0 15.8 36.7
2020 499 31.0 16.0 38.3
2021 521 31.6 16.4 36.1
2022 507 34.8 14.5 35.5
2023 492 34.6 14.2 39

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 Tecumseh South Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $680 (6.8%) $9,312 (93.2%) $9,992

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Tecumseh South Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 190th of 667 Elementary schoolsRanks 240th of 660 Elementary schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tecumseh South Elementary)38.545.6
 7.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Heights)41.142.1
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)40.638.1
 2.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Tecumseh South Elementary)53.855.9
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Heights)48.353.5
 5.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Kansas)50.350.4
 0.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Tecumseh South Elementary)52.641.1
 11.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Heights)47.241.8
 5.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)47.642.8
 4.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Tecumseh South Elementary)52.652
 0.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Heights)41.345.5
 4.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)36.137.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Tecumseh South Elementary)4637
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Heights)3833.5
 4.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)43.539.6
 4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Tecumseh South Elementary)61.928.8
 33.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Heights)36.527
 9.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.931.3
 0.6%
5th Grade Science (Tecumseh South Elementary)34.937
 2.1%
   5th Grade Science (Shawnee Heights)39.337.2
 2.1%
   5th Grade Science (Kansas)43.142.1
 1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Tecumseh South Elementary)54.135.3
 18.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Heights)45.935
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)38.433.7
 4.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Tecumseh South Elementary)64.767.6
 2.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Heights)42.945.1
 2.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.929.9
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students491492
 0.2%
African American2827
 3.6%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian22
Hispanic7973
 7.6%
Pacific Islander00
White343339
 1.2%
Two or More Races3651
 41.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.7%39%
 2.4%


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Tecumseh South Elementary ranks 240th of 660 Kansas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Tecumseh South Elementary are 69% White, 15% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 5% African American.

Students who attend Tecumseh South Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Shawnee Heights Middle
High : Shawnee Heights High

In the 2022-23 school year, 492 students attended Tecumseh South Elementary.


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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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