Clarkson Elementary School

Summary:

Clarkson Elementary School is a small public elementary school serving grades PK-6 in the town of Clarkson, Nebraska, with a student population of 108. While the school has a relatively high per-student spending and low student-teacher ratio, its academic performance is mixed, with above-average English Language Arts scores but below-average Mathematics scores compared to the state.

Clarkson Elementary School has a predominantly white student population, with 95.37% of students identifying as white, which is significantly higher than the more diverse nearby schools like Schuyler Elementary School and Madison Elementary School. The school also has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 41.67%, indicating a higher level of economic disadvantage among the student population compared to the state average.

While Clarkson Elementary School's English Language Arts scores are slightly above the state average, with 58% of 4th graders and 53% of 6th graders proficient or better, its Mathematics scores are a concern, with only 42% of 4th graders proficient or better, significantly lower than the state average of 58%. This disparity suggests an area for improvement at the school. Overall, Clarkson Elementary School appears to be focused on providing a personalized learning environment, but its academic outcomes indicate room for growth, particularly in Mathematics.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 649 Cherry St
       Clarkson, NE  68629-0140


(402) 892-3477

District: Clarkson Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
279th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,960 Help


Students who attend Clarkson Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Clarkson Junior-Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.3 Help
Number of students:  108

Racial breakdown:

White:
95.4%
Hispanic:
3.7%
Two or more races:
0.9%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Clarkson Elementary School ranks worse than 60.8% of elementary schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.78. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (95.4%), Hispanic (3.7%), two or more races (0.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clarkson Elementary School is 9.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clarkson Elementary School is $22,960.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Clarkson Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Clarkson Elementary School 279th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Clarkson Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Clarkson Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Clarkson Public Schools 118th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Clarkson Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Clarkson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 66.51 132nd 418 68.4%
2007 46.07 277th 430 35.6%
2008 70.56 60th 478 87.4%
2009 59.77 210th 471 55.4%
2010 62.25 174th 502 65.3%
2011 53.20 233rd 473 50.7%
2012 45.03 294th 480 38.8%
2013 55.29 223rd 485 54.0%
2014 32.31 364th 483 24.6%
2015 38.71 333rd 488 31.8%
2016 36.36 336th 480 30.0%
2017 55.63 210th 459 54.2%
2018 56.73 190th 450 57.8%
2019 43.85 270th 452 40.3%
2021 30.92 333rd 442 24.7%
2022 68.91 127th 457 72.2%
2023 43.78 279th 459 39.2%
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Rank History for White students at Clarkson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 25.82 322nd 391 17.6%
2021 15.50 345th 368 6.3%
2022 57.33 149th 388 61.6%
2023 28.04 297th 385 22.9%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Clarkson Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 63 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 63
1989 43 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 43
1990 49 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 49
1991 51 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 51
1992 62 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 62
1993 61 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 64
1994 64 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 64
1995 80 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 80
1996 80 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 80
1997 97 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 97
1998 80 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 80
1999 88 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 92
2000 86 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 89
2001 80 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 83
2002 93 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 93
2003 93 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 93
2004 82 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 87
2005 79 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 84
2006 73 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 76
2007 78 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 81
2008 80 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 82
2009 80 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 83
2010 79 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 81
2011 67 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 69
2012 72 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 77
2013 86 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 94
2014 91 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 97
2015 100 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 105
2016 107 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 116
2017 107 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 116
2018 101 0 0 11 0 0 1 0 113
2019 105 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 114
2020 111 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 119
2021 128 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 133
2022 121 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 125
2023 103 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 108

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 Clarkson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 63 4.0 15.7 28.6
1989 43 4.5 9.5 16.3
1990 49 4.6 10.6 16.3
1991 51 4.5 11.3 19.6
1992 62 4.6 13.4 22.6
1993 64 4.8 13.3 23.4
1994 64 4.8 13.3 25
1995 80 6.4 12.5 31.3
1996 80 6.4 12.5 31.3
1997 97 6.8 14.3 36.1
1998 80 8.1 9.9 17.5
1999 92 8.1 11.4 30.4
2000 89 8.9 10.0 36
2001 83 8.1 10.2 38.6
2002 93 9.8 9.5 44.1
2003 93 9.8 9.5 44.1
2004 87 10.0 8.7 47.1
2005 84 10.1 8.3 38.1
2006 76 9.9 7.7 38.2
2007 81 10.0 8.1 38.3
2008 82 9.9 8.3 37.8
2009 83 8.9 9.3 31.3
2010 81 9.7 8.3 33.3
2011 69 8.3 8.2 29
2012 77 8.6 8.9 29.9
2013 94 9.5 9.8 22.3
2014 97 9.5 10.1 28.9
2015 105 11.0 9.5 25.7
2016 116 12.0 9.6 34.5
2017 116 12.0 9.6 37.1
2018 113 12.4 9.1 43.4
2019 114 12.2 9.2 38.6
2020 119 12.0 9.8 45.4
2021 133 11.0 12.0 46.6
2022 125 11.0 11.3 35.2
2023 108 11.5 9.3 41.7

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 Clarkson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 63 4.0 15.7 28.6
1989 43 4.5 9.5 16.3
1990 49 4.6 10.6 16.3
1991 51 4.5 11.3 19.6
1992 62 4.6 13.4 22.6
1993 64 4.8 13.3 23.4
1994 64 4.8 13.3 25
1995 80 6.4 12.5 31.3
1996 80 6.4 12.5 31.3
1997 97 6.8 14.3 36.1
1998 80 8.1 9.9 17.5
1999 92 8.1 11.4 30.4
2000 89 8.9 10.0 36
2001 83 8.1 10.2 38.6
2002 93 9.8 9.5 44.1
2003 93 9.8 9.5 44.1
2004 87 10.0 8.7 47.1
2005 84 10.1 8.3 38.1
2006 76 9.9 7.7 38.2
2007 81 10.0 8.1 38.3
2008 82 9.9 8.3 37.8
2009 83 8.9 9.3 31.3
2010 81 9.7 8.3 33.3
2011 69 8.3 8.2 29
2012 77 8.6 8.9 29.9
2013 94 9.5 9.8 22.3
2014 97 9.5 10.1 28.9
2015 105 11.0 9.5 25.7
2016 116 12.0 9.6 34.5
2017 116 12.0 9.6 37.1
2018 113 12.4 9.1 43.4
2019 114 12.2 9.2 38.6
2020 119 12.0 9.8 45.4
2021 133 11.0 12.0 46.6
2022 125 11.0 11.3 35.2
2023 108 11.5 9.3 41.7

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 Clarkson Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $278 (1.4%) $17,033 (88.6%) $19,234
2020 $392 (2.0%) $17,184 (87.6%) $19,606
2021 $887 (4.8%) $15,916 (85.3%) $18,662
2022 $971 (5.0%) $16,401 (84.4%) $19,427
2023 $1,924 (8.4%) $17,568 (76.5%) $22,960

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Clarkson Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 270th of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 279th of 459 Elementary schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Clarkson Elementary School)3358
 25%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Clarkson Public Schools)3358
 25%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5550
 5%
4th Grade Mathematics (Clarkson Elementary School)4342
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Clarkson Public Schools)4342
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Clarkson Elementary School)6453
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Clarkson Public Schools)6453
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4955
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students114108
 5.3%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic94
 55.6%
Pacific Islander00
White105103
 1.9%
Two or More Races01
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.6%41.7%
 3.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 108 students attended Clarkson Elementary School.

Clarkson Elementary School ranks 279th of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Clarkson Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Clarkson Junior-Senior High School

Students at Clarkson Elementary School are 95% White, 4% Hispanic.


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

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