Pender Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 609 Whitney St
       Pender, NE  68047-5036


(402) 385-3244

District: Pender Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
43rd of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,238 Help


Students who attend Pender Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Pender High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  261

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.3%
Hispanic:
9.6%
Two or more races:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.3% Help


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Compare Details Pender Elementary School ranks better than 90.6% of elementary schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.37. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (84.3%), Hispanic (9.6%), two or more races (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pender Elementary School is 12.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pender Elementary School is $19,238.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pender Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pender Elementary School 43rd of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Pender Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Pender Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Pender Public Schools 5th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pender Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Pender Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 61.62 166th 418 60.3%
2007 69.89 107th 430 75.1%
2008 60.38 211th 478 55.9%
2009 47.56 325th 471 31.0%
2010 59.54 206th 502 59.0%
2011 48.62 256th 473 45.9%
2012 55.31 225th 480 53.1%
2013 57.89 203rd 485 58.1%
2014 63.34 160th 483 66.9%
2015 84.21 39th 488 92.0%
2016 84.61 41st 480 91.5%
2017 91.56 7th 459 98.5%
2018 94.72 8th 450 98.2%
2019 93.36 15th 452 96.7%
2021 93.94 14th 442 96.8%
2022 91.16 17th 457 96.3%
2023 85.37 43rd 459 90.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pender Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 92.75 7th 264 97.3%
2022 84.39 19th 259 92.7%
2023 93.22 5th 312 98.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Pender Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.90 10th 349 97.1%
2021 90.25 14th 318 95.6%
2022 92.94 8th 337 97.6%
2023 82.33 50th 349 85.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Pender Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.49 6th 347 98.3%
2019 94.29 11th 367 97.0%
2021 93.57 9th 328 97.3%
2022 80.13 47th 356 86.8%
2023 82.56 52nd 366 85.8%
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Rank History for White students at Pender Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.73 3rd 391 99.2%
2019 93.37 12th 391 96.9%
2021 93.73 9th 368 97.6%
2022 85.80 27th 388 93.0%
2023 78.34 58th 385 84.9%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Pender Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 144 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 144
1989 155 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 155
1990 161 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 163
1991 168 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 168
1992 164 0 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 166
1993 166 1 0 0 3 n/a n/a 0 170
1994 174 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 176
1995 171 4 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 178
1996 171 4 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 178
1997 166 5 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 174
1998 154 5 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 162
1999 152 4 0 1 1 n/a n/a 2 160
2000 163 2 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 169
2001 169 1 0 4 2 n/a n/a 0 176
2002 167 1 0 8 6 n/a n/a 0 182
2003 167 1 0 8 6 n/a n/a 0 182
2004 160 0 0 1 4 n/a n/a 0 165
2005 164 0 0 1 7 n/a n/a 0 172
2006 159 0 0 2 4 n/a n/a 0 165
2007 177 0 0 13 2 n/a n/a 0 192
2008 155 0 0 12 2 n/a n/a 0 169
2009 149 0 1 13 2 n/a n/a 0 165
2010 171 0 0 15 5 n/a n/a 0 191
2011 171 0 0 10 3 1 0 0 185
2012 181 1 0 20 1 0 0 0 203
2013 189 1 0 16 3 1 0 0 210
2014 187 0 0 12 5 0 2 0 206
2015 201 1 0 11 4 0 3 0 220
2016 219 1 0 10 8 0 2 0 240
2017 220 1 0 9 5 0 2 0 237
2018 222 1 0 10 2 0 4 0 239
2019 233 2 0 12 3 0 4 0 254
2020 229 2 0 19 3 0 3 0 256
2021 231 2 0 21 3 0 3 0 260
2022 220 1 0 19 4 0 4 0 248
2023 220 1 2 25 4 0 9 0 261

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 Pender Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 144 10.9 13.2 17.4
1989 155 11.4 13.5 14.2
1990 163 12.5 13.0 17.2
1991 168 13.2 12.7 14.9
1992 166 13.2 12.5 16.3
1993 170 13.5 12.6 12.4
1994 176 13.3 13.2 13.6
1995 178 13.5 13.2 20.8
1996 178 13.5 13.2 20.8
1997 174 13.5 12.9 17.2
1998 162 13.5 12.0 13.6
1999 160 14.5 11.0 38.6
2000 169 12.7 13.3 28.4
2001 176 14.3 12.3 25
2002 182 13.4 13.6 36.3
2003 182 13.4 13.6 36.3
2004 165 11.3 14.6 29.1
2005 172 11.4 15.1 29.1
2006 165 11.2 14.7 31.5
2007 192 11.8 16.3 32.8
2008 169 11.4 14.8 37.9
2009 165 10.9 15.1 47.9
2010 191 11.4 16.7 40.8
2011 185 12.2 15.1 38.9
2012 203 13.2 15.3 44.3
2013 210 14.0 14.9 36.2
2014 206 14.0 14.6 38.8
2015 220 14.0 15.7 24.1
2016 240 15.0 16.0 27.5
2017 237 17.2 13.7 33.3
2018 239 17.7 13.5 41
2019 254 19.4 13.0 45.7
2020 256 19.2 13.2 43
2021 260 20.1 12.9 45.8
2022 248 19.1 12.9 41.9
2023 261 20.1 12.9 43.3

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 Pender Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 144 10.9 13.2 17.4
1989 155 11.4 13.5 14.2
1990 163 12.5 13.0 17.2
1991 168 13.2 12.7 14.9
1992 166 13.2 12.5 16.3
1993 170 13.5 12.6 12.4
1994 176 13.3 13.2 13.6
1995 178 13.5 13.2 20.8
1996 178 13.5 13.2 20.8
1997 174 13.5 12.9 17.2
1998 162 13.5 12.0 13.6
1999 160 14.5 11.0 38.6
2000 169 12.7 13.3 28.4
2001 176 14.3 12.3 25
2002 182 13.4 13.6 36.3
2003 182 13.4 13.6 36.3
2004 165 11.3 14.6 29.1
2005 172 11.4 15.1 29.1
2006 165 11.2 14.7 31.5
2007 192 11.8 16.3 32.8
2008 169 11.4 14.8 37.9
2009 165 10.9 15.1 47.9
2010 191 11.4 16.7 40.8
2011 185 12.2 15.1 38.9
2012 203 13.2 15.3 44.3
2013 210 14.0 14.9 36.2
2014 206 14.0 14.6 38.8
2015 220 14.0 15.7 24.1
2016 240 15.0 16.0 27.5
2017 237 17.2 13.7 33.3
2018 239 17.7 13.5 41
2019 254 19.4 13.0 45.7
2020 256 19.2 13.2 43
2021 260 20.1 12.9 45.8
2022 248 19.1 12.9 41.9
2023 261 20.1 12.9 43.3

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 Pender Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $776 (4.7%) $13,772 (82.9%) $16,620
2020 $758 (4.8%) $13,015 (82.4%) $15,797
2021 $1,042 (6.2%) $13,765 (81.9%) $16,814
2022 $1,507 (8.4%) $14,494 (80.4%) $18,022
2023 $1,447 (7.5%) $15,784 (82.0%) $19,238

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pender Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 15th of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 43rd of 459 Elementary schools
 6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pender Elementary School)9092
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pender Public Schools)9092
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pender Elementary School)9394
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Pender Public Schools)9394
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pender Elementary School)9058
 32%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pender Public Schools)9058
 32%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pender Elementary School)8790
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Pender Public Schools)8790
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pender Elementary School)7776
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pender Public Schools)7776
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pender Elementary School)9583
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Pender Public Schools)9583
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Pender Elementary School)8187
 6%
   5th Grade Science (Pender Public Schools)8187
 6%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6876
 8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Pender Elementary School)6584
 19%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pender Public Schools)6584
 19%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4955
 6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Pender Elementary School)8881
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Pender Public Schools)8881
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5557
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students254261
 2.8%
African American21
 50%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian02
Hispanic1225
 108.3%
Pacific Islander00
White233220
 5.6%
Two or More Races49
 125%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.7%43.3%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pender Elementary School

Yes. Pender Elementary School ranks in the top 9.4% of Nebraska elementary schools.

Students at Pender Elementary School are 84% White, 10% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% American Indian.

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

High : Pender High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 261 students attended Pender Elementary School.


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