Pyrtle Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 721 Cottonwood Dr
       Lincoln, NE  68510-4309


(402) 436-1162

District: Lincoln Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
64th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,828 Help


Students who attend Pyrtle Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lux Middle School
High:    Lincoln East High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  466

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.5%
Hispanic:
9.0%
Two or more races:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.5% Help


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Compare Details Pyrtle Elementary School ranks better than 86.1% of elementary schools in Nebraska. It also ranks 7th among 40 ranked elementary schools in the Lincoln Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77.5%), Hispanic (9%), two or more races (6.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pyrtle Elementary School is 14.6. 32 elementary schools in the Lincoln Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pyrtle Elementary School is $13,828. 29 elementary schools in the Lincoln Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pyrtle Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pyrtle Elementary School 64th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Pyrtle Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Lincoln Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln Public Schools 138th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pyrtle Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Pyrtle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 64.01 148th 418 64.6%
2007 60.32 194th 430 54.9%
2008 65.30 158th 478 66.9%
2009 39.24 390th 471 17.2%
2010 78.08 46th 502 90.8%
2011 89.40 27th 473 94.3%
2012 78.32 68th 480 85.8%
2013 83.84 43rd 485 91.1%
2014 79.49 67th 483 86.1%
2015 81.89 55th 488 88.7%
2016 81.99 56th 480 88.3%
2017 83.61 40th 459 91.3%
2018 82.70 50th 450 88.9%
2019 83.55 54th 452 88.1%
2021 77.38 80th 442 81.9%
2022 74.58 88th 457 80.7%
2023 81.06 64th 459 86.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pyrtle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 63.74 6th 13 53.8%
2022 71.61 10th 31 67.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pyrtle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.73 4th 281 98.6%
2019 88.81 10th 298 96.6%
2021 66.53 76th 264 71.2%
2022 69.82 67th 259 74.1%
2023 72.10 63rd 312 79.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Pyrtle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.36 20th 341 94.1%
2019 89.86 20th 349 94.3%
2021 75.36 61st 318 80.8%
2022 77.55 57th 337 83.1%
2023 85.12 34th 349 90.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Pyrtle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.21 82nd 347 76.4%
2019 71.20 85th 367 76.8%
2021 71.09 75th 328 77.1%
2022 64.08 117th 356 67.1%
2023 74.71 82nd 366 77.6%
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Rank History for White students at Pyrtle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.17 55th 391 85.9%
2019 82.95 38th 391 90.3%
2021 70.49 80th 368 78.3%
2022 71.63 83rd 388 78.6%
2023 76.94 61st 385 84.2%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Pyrtle Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 429 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1989 427 6 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 436
1990 441 8 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 453
1991 459 8 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 473
1992 446 8 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 461
1993 483 4 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 495
1994 473 4 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 484
1995 484 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 491
1996 484 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 491
1997 395 1 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1998 392 4 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1999 404 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a 2 411
2000 376 4 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 384
2001 345 8 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 355
2002 350 14 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2003 350 14 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2004 355 12 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 373
2005 320 10 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 334
2006 348 9 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 364
2007 362 6 3 3 1 n/a n/a 0 375
2008 374 9 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2009 386 13 7 5 3 n/a n/a 0 414
2010 389 13 7 8 3 n/a n/a 0 420
2011 356 6 5 28 0 0 26 0 421
2012 335 7 10 36 0 0 30 0 418
2013 335 5 14 30 1 0 27 0 412
2014 326 5 13 32 2 0 34 0 412
2015 327 6 13 38 2 0 32 0 418
2016 326 10 12 32 2 0 31 0 413
2017 313 10 14 30 2 1 34 0 404
2018 336 15 12 35 1 0 36 0 435
2019 346 8 9 42 0 0 34 0 439
2020 369 11 7 44 0 0 37 0 468
2021 348 8 9 40 0 0 25 0 430
2022 351 11 15 46 0 0 29 0 452
2023 361 16 14 42 2 1 30 0 466

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 Pyrtle Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 432 24.1 17.9 10.6
1989 436 25.4 17.1 13.1
1990 453 24.4 18.5 13.7
1991 473 25.0 18.9 15.9
1992 461 26.4 17.4 17.1
1993 495 27.4 18.1 16.6
1994 484 25.4 19.1 19
1995 491 28.5 17.2 3.1
1996 491 28.5 17.2 3.1
1997 400 23.0 17.4 2.8
1998 402 23.0 17.5 4.7
1999 411 24.0 17.1 8.6
2000 384 24.5 15.7 7.6
2001 355 24.5 14.5 9
2002 370 23.6 15.7 8.6
2003 370 23.6 15.7 8.6
2004 373 24.2 15.4 11.5
2005 334 23.0 14.5 12.9
2006 364 23.0 15.8 12.4
2007 375 23.9 15.7 10.4
2008 390 24.9 15.7 16.2
2009 414 26.4 15.7 17.4
2010 420 26.4 15.9 16.9
2011 421 25.1 16.7 17.8
2012 418 24.0 17.4 23.7
2013 412 25.1 16.4 27.9
2014 412 26.6 15.4 26.5
2015 418 29.0 14.4 29.7
2016 413 27.0 15.2 26.4
2017 404 30.1 13.4 29.5
2018 435 30.2 14.3 29
2019 439 30.4 14.4 27.8
2020 468 32.1 14.5 26.5
2021 430 31.6 13.5 26.5
2022 452 31.2 14.4 22.1
2023 466 31.7 14.6 27.5

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 Pyrtle Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 432 24.1 17.9 10.6
1989 436 25.4 17.1 13.1
1990 453 24.4 18.5 13.7
1991 473 25.0 18.9 15.9
1992 461 26.4 17.4 17.1
1993 495 27.4 18.1 16.6
1994 484 25.4 19.1 19
1995 491 28.5 17.2 3.1
1996 491 28.5 17.2 3.1
1997 400 23.0 17.4 2.8
1998 402 23.0 17.5 4.7
1999 411 24.0 17.1 8.6
2000 384 24.5 15.7 7.6
2001 355 24.5 14.5 9
2002 370 23.6 15.7 8.6
2003 370 23.6 15.7 8.6
2004 373 24.2 15.4 11.5
2005 334 23.0 14.5 12.9
2006 364 23.0 15.8 12.4
2007 375 23.9 15.7 10.4
2008 390 24.9 15.7 16.2
2009 414 26.4 15.7 17.4
2010 420 26.4 15.9 16.9
2011 421 25.1 16.7 17.8
2012 418 24.0 17.4 23.7
2013 412 25.1 16.4 27.9
2014 412 26.6 15.4 26.5
2015 418 29.0 14.4 29.7
2016 413 27.0 15.2 26.4
2017 404 30.1 13.4 29.5
2018 435 30.2 14.3 29
2019 439 30.4 14.4 27.8
2020 468 32.1 14.5 26.5
2021 430 31.6 13.5 26.5
2022 452 31.2 14.4 22.1
2023 466 31.7 14.6 27.5

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 Pyrtle Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $285 (2.5%) $10,075 (88.8%) $11,345
2020 $655 (5.5%) $10,273 (86.6%) $11,868
2021 $1,000 (7.8%) $10,730 (83.7%) $12,815
2022 $1,445 (10.8%) $10,590 (79.5%) $13,329
2023 $1,375 (9.9%) $11,145 (80.6%) $13,828

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pyrtle Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 54th of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 64th of 459 Elementary schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pyrtle Elementary School)7981
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Public Schools)6362
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pyrtle Elementary School)8175
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Public Schools)5756
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pyrtle Elementary School)6982
 13%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Public Schools)6459
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pyrtle Elementary School)6169
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Public Schools)5455
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pyrtle Elementary School)6373
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Public Schools)5257
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pyrtle Elementary School)7776
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Public Schools)6063
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Pyrtle Elementary School)9290
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Lincoln Public Schools)6973
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6876
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students439466
 6.2%
African American816
 100%
American Indian02
Asian914
 55.6%
Hispanic4242
Pacific Islander01
White346361
 4.3%
Two or More Races3430
 11.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.8%27.5%
 0.3%


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

Middle : Lux Middle School
High : Lincoln East High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 466 students attended Pyrtle Elementary School.

Pyrtle Elementary School ranks 64th of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Pyrtle Elementary School are 77% White, 9% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 3% African American, 3% Asian.


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