Pleasant Lea Elementary

Public K-5

 700 W Persel
       Lees Summit, MO  64081-2811


(816) 986-1230

District: Lee's Summit R-Vii

SchoolDigger Rank:
335th of 898 Missouri Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,967 Help


Students who attend Pleasant Lea Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Pleasant Lea Middle
High:    Lee's Summit Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  350

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.7%
African American:
13.4%
Hispanic:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30% Help


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Compare Details Pleasant Lea Elementary ranks better than 62.7% of elementary schools in Missouri. It also ranks 13th among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Lee's Summit R-Vii School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.89. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.7%), African American (13.4%), Hispanic (10%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pleasant Lea Elementary is 13.4, which is the 3rd best among 18 elementary schools in the Lee's Summit R-Vii School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pleasant Lea Elementary is $12,967, which is the 5th highest among 18 elementary schools in the Lee's Summit R-Vii School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pleasant Lea Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Pleasant Lea Elementary 335th of 898 Missouri public elementary schools. (See Pleasant Lea Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Lee's Summit R-Vii:

SchoolDigger ranks Lee's Summit R-Vii 43rd of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pleasant Lea Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Pleasant Lea Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.87 101st 1074 90.6%
2007 83.96 87th 1080 91.9%
2008 78.08 158th 1084 85.4%
2009 72.45 228th 1053 78.3%
2010 73.87 220th 1066 79.4%
2011 64.18 373rd 1088 65.7%
2012 59.02 460th 1085 57.6%
2013 52.96 551st 1108 50.3%
2014 42.83 687th 1089 36.9%
2015 52.63 522nd 1058 50.7%
2016 66.91 284th 865 67.2%
2017 47.82 563rd 1032 45.4%
2018 57.94 424th 1045 59.4%
2019 55.55 450th 1052 57.2%
2021 48.16 480th 901 46.7%
2022 48.89 469th 908 48.3%
2023 61.89 335th 898 62.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pleasant Lea Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.87 527th 887 40.6%
2019 37.69 628th 907 30.8%
2022 35.01 357th 532 32.9%
2023 62.59 162nd 611 73.5%
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Rank History for White students at Pleasant Lea Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.89 369th 898 58.9%
2019 55.50 377th 917 58.9%
2021 48.13 346th 691 49.9%
2022 51.05 322nd 675 52.3%
2023 60.93 243rd 673 63.9%
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Data source: test scores: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Pleasant Lea Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
1992 498 4 3 3 2 n/a n/a 0 510
1993 527 10 5 3 2 n/a n/a 0 547
1994 527 18 5 4 1 n/a n/a 0 555
1995 619 15 6 2 3 n/a n/a 0 645
1996 619 15 6 2 3 n/a n/a 0 645
1997 672 19 8 4 2 n/a n/a 0 705
1998 557 18 7 9 1 n/a n/a 0 592
1999 548 17 13 5 5 n/a n/a 0 588
2000 549 22 10 4 3 n/a n/a 0 588
2001 515 30 9 5 1 n/a n/a 0 560
2002 458 34 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 513
2003 458 34 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 513
2004 498 30 13 21 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2005 479 27 14 27 2 n/a n/a 0 549
2006 487 29 18 27 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2007 448 37 18 18 1 n/a n/a 0 522
2008 456 50 18 24 1 n/a n/a 0 549
2009 434 59 21 34 3 n/a n/a 0 551
2010 447 47 17 33 3 n/a n/a 0 547
2011 450 46 20 43 4 0 0 0 563
2012 443 51 19 44 7 7 0 0 571
2013 441 72 19 50 2 10 0 0 594
2014 417 73 24 39 1 6 0 0 560
2015 427 46 28 39 1 8 25 0 574
2016 426 52 28 33 1 13 28 0 581
2017 431 61 24 30 1 11 25 0 583
2018 402 69 27 29 1 10 24 0 562
2019 396 59 19 14 0 9 28 0 525
2020 380 61 17 10 0 3 36 0 507
2021 360 47 15 9 0 3 38 0 472
2022 301 46 8 28 0 2 46 0 431
2023 237 47 0 35 0 3 28 0 350

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 Pleasant Lea Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 0 31.4 0.0 n/a
1992 510 29.6 17.2 11.8
1993 547 28.2 19.4 13.3
1994 555 29.4 18.9 12.4
1995 645 31.2 20.7 12.1
1996 645 31.2 20.7 12.1
1997 705 37.2 19.0 7.1
1998 592 38.0 15.6 8.4
1999 588 37.9 15.5 8
2000 588 37.4 15.7 12.4
2001 560 37.5 14.9 11.3
2002 513 34.8 14.7 9
2003 513 34.8 14.7 9
2004 562 32.9 17.1 13.7
2005 549 36.1 15.2 16.8
2006 561 36.3 15.5 15.3
2007 522 35.2 14.8 18.6
2008 549 38.3 14.3 16.8
2009 551 38.9 14.1 15.6
2010 547 34.5 15.8 23.9
2011 563 30.8 18.2 26.1
2012 571 30.8 18.4 27.8
2013 594 34.5 17.1 30.6
2014 560 34.0 16.4 25.2
2015 574 37.0 15.5 31
2016 581 36.0 16.1 28.9
2017 583 36.9 15.7 29.2
2018 562 35.7 15.7 29.5
2019 525 34.5 15.2 28.2
2020 507 32.0 15.8 27.2
2021 472 30.3 15.5 24.4
2022 431 31.0 13.9 20
2023 350 25.9 13.4 30

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 Pleasant Lea Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 0 31.4 0.0 n/a
1992 510 29.6 17.2 11.8
1993 547 28.2 19.4 13.3
1994 555 29.4 18.9 12.4
1995 645 31.2 20.7 12.1
1996 645 31.2 20.7 12.1
1997 705 37.2 19.0 7.1
1998 592 38.0 15.6 8.4
1999 588 37.9 15.5 8
2000 588 37.4 15.7 12.4
2001 560 37.5 14.9 11.3
2002 513 34.8 14.7 9
2003 513 34.8 14.7 9
2004 562 32.9 17.1 13.7
2005 549 36.1 15.2 16.8
2006 561 36.3 15.5 15.3
2007 522 35.2 14.8 18.6
2008 549 38.3 14.3 16.8
2009 551 38.9 14.1 15.6
2010 547 34.5 15.8 23.9
2011 563 30.8 18.2 26.1
2012 571 30.8 18.4 27.8
2013 594 34.5 17.1 30.6
2014 560 34.0 16.4 25.2
2015 574 37.0 15.5 31
2016 581 36.0 16.1 28.9
2017 583 36.9 15.7 29.2
2018 562 35.7 15.7 29.5
2019 525 34.5 15.2 28.2
2020 507 32.0 15.8 27.2
2021 472 30.3 15.5 24.4
2022 431 31.0 13.9 20
2023 350 25.9 13.4 30

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 Pleasant Lea Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $469 (4.2%) $10,710 (95.8%) $11,179
2020 $390 (3.5%) $10,895 (96.5%) $11,285
2021 $423 (3.3%) $12,441 (96.7%) $12,864
2022 $501 (3.9%) $12,466 (96.1%) $12,967

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pleasant Lea Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 450th of 1052 Elementary schoolsRanks 335th of 898 Elementary schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pleasant Lea Elementary)44.348.4
 4.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lee's Summit R-Vii)60.853.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Missouri)4641.1
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pleasant Lea Elementary)48.138.7
 9.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lee's Summit R-Vii)6149.2
 11.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)48.742.4
 6.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pleasant Lea Elementary)44.858
 13.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lee's Summit R-Vii)55.553.4
 2.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)46.843.8
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pleasant Lea Elementary)4653.2
 7.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lee's Summit R-Vii)58.756.6
 2.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)49.345.9
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pleasant Lea Elementary)3537.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lee's Summit R-Vii)51.950.1
 1.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)40.339.1
 1.2%
5th Grade Science (Pleasant Lea Elementary)48.240.9
 7.3%
   5th Grade Science (Lee's Summit R-Vii)5848
 10%
   5th Grade Science (Missouri)42.540.9
 1.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pleasant Lea Elementary)5347
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lee's Summit R-Vii)60.253.5
 6.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)47.144.1
 3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Pleasant Lea Elementary)4843.4
 4.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Lee's Summit R-Vii)60.458.8
 1.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)42.541.6
 0.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Pleasant Lea Elementary)58.743.4
 15.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Lee's Summit R-Vii)62.648.9
 13.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)45.939.4
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students525350
 33.3%
African American5947
 20.3%
American Indian00
Asian190
 100%
Hispanic1435
 150%
Pacific Islander93
 66.7%
White396237
 40.2%
Two or More Races2828
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.2%30%
 1.8%


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Pleasant Lea Elementary ranks 335th of 898 Missouri elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Pleasant Lea Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pleasant Lea Middle
High : Lee's Summit Senior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 350 students attended Pleasant Lea Elementary.

Students at Pleasant Lea Elementary are 68% White, 13% African American, 10% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races.


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