Leigh Elementary School

Summary:

Leigh Elementary School is a public elementary school in Leigh, Nebraska, serving 177 students in grades PK-6. The school is part of the Leigh Community Schools district, which is ranked 9th out of 212 districts in Nebraska and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Leigh Elementary School consistently outperforms the state average in academic proficiency, with 95% of 3rd graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 63%, and 90% proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state average of 58%. The school has a relatively high per-student spending of $17,804 and a lower student-teacher ratio of 15.2, which may contribute to its strong academic performance. However, the school has a significantly higher percentage of white students (91.53%) compared to nearby schools like Lost Creek Elementary (55.9% white) and Madison Elementary (23.81% white), which have more diverse student populations.

While Leigh Elementary School stands out as a high-performing school within Nebraska, some nearby schools, such as Howells-Dodge Elementary School/Dodge and Stanton Elementary School, also demonstrate strong academic performance and could provide valuable insights through further analysis and collaboration. Exploring the factors behind Leigh Elementary School's success and comparing it to the surrounding schools could provide valuable insights for educational policymakers and administrators.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 222 W 4th St
       Leigh, NE  68643-0098


(402) 487-3301

District: Leigh Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
73rd of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,804 Help


Students who attend Leigh Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Leigh High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  177

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.5%
Hispanic:
6.8%
American Indian:
1.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Leigh Elementary School ranks better than 84.1% of elementary schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91.5%), Hispanic (6.8%), American Indian (1.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Leigh Elementary School is 15.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Leigh Elementary School is $17,804.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Leigh Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Leigh Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Leigh Community Schools 9th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Leigh Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Leigh Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 85.77 6th 430 98.6%
2008 68.74 89th 478 81.4%
2009 75.35 8th 471 98.3%
2010 67.35 123rd 502 75.5%
2011 85.43 44th 473 90.7%
2012 74.65 86th 480 82.1%
2013 86.65 31st 485 93.6%
2014 81.23 55th 483 88.6%
2015 57.49 210th 488 57.0%
2016 67.19 132nd 480 72.5%
2017 81.59 56th 459 87.8%
2018 67.29 128th 450 71.6%
2019 59.55 167th 452 63.1%
2021 59.96 162nd 442 63.3%
2022 71.48 105th 457 77.0%
2023 79.67 73rd 459 84.1%
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Rank History for White students at Leigh Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.03 152nd 391 61.1%
2019 51.00 181st 391 53.7%
2021 45.44 199th 368 45.9%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska 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: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Leigh Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 132 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 134
1989 139 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 139
1990 144 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 144
1991 142 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 142
1992 145 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 145
1993 152 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 152
1994 155 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 155
1995 171 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 177
1996 171 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 177
1997 153 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 159
1998 158 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 161
1999 141 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 2 144
2000 126 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 127
2001 120 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 123
2002 85 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 91
2003 85 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 91
2004 85 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 89
2005 73 0 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 78
2006 72 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 78
2007 70 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 74
2008 72 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 77
2009 72 0 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 79
2010 64 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 69
2011 64 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 70
2012 74 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 88
2013 75 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 83
2014 92 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 97
2015 106 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 112
2016 107 0 0 11 1 0 3 0 122
2017 132 0 0 13 3 0 3 0 151
2018 141 0 0 11 3 0 0 0 155
2019 131 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 142
2020 144 1 0 11 2 0 0 0 158
2021 147 1 0 12 2 0 0 0 162
2022 148 1 0 17 2 0 0 0 168
2023 162 0 0 12 2 0 1 0 177

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 Leigh Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 134 7.6 17.6 22.4
1989 139 7.4 18.7 23.7
1990 144 8.7 16.5 18.8
1991 142 8.3 17.1 21.8
1992 145 8.1 17.9 20.7
1993 152 8.3 18.3 25
1994 155 8.6 18.0 31
1995 177 9.5 18.6 23.7
1996 177 9.5 18.6 23.7
1997 159 9.8 16.2 22.6
1998 161 9.7 16.6 17.4
1999 144 9.7 14.8 33.8
2000 127 8.5 14.9 28.3
2001 123 8.7 14.1 26.8
2002 91 8.1 11.2 29.7
2003 91 8.1 11.2 29.7
2004 89 8.2 10.9 29.2
2005 78 8.2 9.5 32.1
2006 78 8.4 9.3 33.3
2007 74 7.5 9.9 25.7
2008 77 7.7 10.0 28.6
2009 79 7.7 10.3 26.6
2010 69 7.6 8.9 31.9
2011 70 7.9 8.8 44.3
2012 88 7.9 11.0 50
2013 83 8.8 9.4 41
2014 97 8.8 10.9 37.1
2015 112 9.0 12.4 37.5
2016 122 9.0 13.5 36.9
2017 151 7.9 19.0 31.8
2018 155 7.7 19.8 25.8
2019 142 9.9 14.2 23.9
2020 158 9.6 16.4 22.2
2021 162 9.7 16.5 21.6
2022 168 11.0 15.2 21.4
2023 177 11.6 15.2 26

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 Leigh Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 134 7.6 17.6 22.4
1989 139 7.4 18.7 23.7
1990 144 8.7 16.5 18.8
1991 142 8.3 17.1 21.8
1992 145 8.1 17.9 20.7
1993 152 8.3 18.3 25
1994 155 8.6 18.0 31
1995 177 9.5 18.6 23.7
1996 177 9.5 18.6 23.7
1997 159 9.8 16.2 22.6
1998 161 9.7 16.6 17.4
1999 144 9.7 14.8 33.8
2000 127 8.5 14.9 28.3
2001 123 8.7 14.1 26.8
2002 91 8.1 11.2 29.7
2003 91 8.1 11.2 29.7
2004 89 8.2 10.9 29.2
2005 78 8.2 9.5 32.1
2006 78 8.4 9.3 33.3
2007 74 7.5 9.9 25.7
2008 77 7.7 10.0 28.6
2009 79 7.7 10.3 26.6
2010 69 7.6 8.9 31.9
2011 70 7.9 8.8 44.3
2012 88 7.9 11.0 50
2013 83 8.8 9.4 41
2014 97 8.8 10.9 37.1
2015 112 9.0 12.4 37.5
2016 122 9.0 13.5 36.9
2017 151 7.9 19.0 31.8
2018 155 7.7 19.8 25.8
2019 142 9.9 14.2 23.9
2020 158 9.6 16.4 22.2
2021 162 9.7 16.5 21.6
2022 168 11.0 15.2 21.4
2023 177 11.6 15.2 26

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 Leigh Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $688 (4.8%) $11,837 (82.4%) $14,372
2020 $1,243 (8.8%) $11,073 (78.0%) $14,193
2021 $655 (4.4%) $12,381 (83.2%) $14,887
2022 $1,255 (6.9%) $13,739 (75.1%) $18,295
2023 $818 (4.6%) $13,455 (75.6%) $17,804

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Leigh Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 167th of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 73rd of 459 Elementary schools
 21%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Leigh Elementary School)6795
 28%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Leigh Community Schools)6795
 28%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Leigh Elementary School)6090
 30%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Leigh Community Schools)6090
 30%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Leigh Elementary School)7760
 17%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Leigh Community Schools)7760
 17%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Leigh Elementary School)2764
 37%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Leigh Community Schools)2764
 37%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5146
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Leigh Elementary School)6262
   5th Grade Mathematics (Leigh Community Schools)6262
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5449
 5%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Leigh Elementary School)5364
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Leigh Community Schools)5364
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4955
 6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Leigh Elementary School)5360
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Leigh Community Schools)5360
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5545
 10%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students142177
 24.6%
African American00
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian00
Hispanic812
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White131162
 23.7%
Two or More Races01
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.9%26%
 2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Leigh Elementary School

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

High : Leigh High School

Students at Leigh Elementary School are 92% White, 7% Hispanic, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 177 students attended Leigh Elementary School.

Leigh Elementary School ranks 73rd of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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