Katherine Dunn Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 1135 O Callaghan Dr
       Sparks, NV  89434


(775) 353-5520

District: Washoe County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
147th of 324 Nevada Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,745 Help

Students who attend Katherine Dunn Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    George L. Dilworth S.T.E.M Academy
High:    Edward C. Reed High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  493

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
52.7%
White:
29.6%
Two or more races:
7.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, February 17, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Katherine Dunn Elementary ranks better than 54.6% of elementary schools in Nevada. It also ranks 34th among 59 ranked elementary schools in the Washoe County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.1. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (52.7%), White (29.6%), two or more races (7.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Katherine Dunn Elementary is 15.4. 45 elementary schools in the Washoe County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Katherine Dunn Elementary is $8,745. 47 elementary schools in the Washoe County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Katherine Dunn Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Katherine Dunn Elementary 147th of 324 Nevada public elementary schools. (See Katherine Dunn Elementary in the ranking list.)

Washoe County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Washoe County School District 5th of 13 Nevada school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Katherine Dunn Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 33.11 157th 246 36.2%
2008 23.27 222nd 294 24.5%
2009 37.63 175th 292 40.1%
2010 60.78 95th 300 68.3%
2011 42.16 185th 318 41.8%
2012 32.74 221st 328 32.6%
2013 43.65 195th 330 40.9%
2014 43.92 192nd 332 42.2%
2016 47.04 176th 347 49.3%
2017 54.49 143rd 351 59.3%
2018 48.46 169th 341 50.4%
2019 42.63 212th 388 45.4%
2021 44.10 147th 324 54.6%

Data source: test scores: Nevada Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Nevada Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, August 16, 2019

Open Quote Amazing school and the teachers are great, clean school with a very good rating. This school came highly recommended to us and we are so much our children attend this school, we would highly recommend this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Katherine Dunn Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 481 8 18 13 2 n/a n/a 1 523
1989 623 9 34 23 5 n/a n/a 0 694
1990 650 15 33 30 5 n/a n/a 0 733
1991 594 12 38 31 6 n/a n/a 0 681
1992 593 20 35 36 2 n/a n/a 0 686
1993 573 21 34 49 3 n/a n/a 0 680
1994 563 19 27 51 3 n/a n/a 0 663
1995 534 13 31 47 7 n/a n/a 0 632
1996 534 13 31 47 7 n/a n/a 0 632
1997 517 20 33 58 9 n/a n/a 0 637
1998 484 14 40 75 4 n/a n/a 0 617
1999 473 14 37 92 12 n/a n/a 0 628
2000 451 19 37 118 11 n/a n/a 0 636
2001 433 21 40 135 6 n/a n/a 0 635
2002 356 28 38 167 16 n/a n/a 0 605
2003 356 28 38 167 16 n/a n/a 0 605
2004 342 28 40 149 19 n/a n/a 0 578
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 589 589
2006 329 28 36 180 20 n/a n/a 0 593
2007 285 30 40 207 13 n/a n/a 0 575
2008 266 30 41 227 12 n/a n/a 0 576
2009 241 25 34 235 12 n/a n/a 0 547
2010 227 25 35 220 14 n/a n/a 0 521
2011 203 11 28 252 9 3 29 0 535
2012 205 13 30 225 6 2 31 0 512
2013 208 20 24 249 4 3 32 0 540
2014 209 21 21 224 7 4 35 0 521
2015 205 18 18 244 7 2 39 0 533
2016 189 17 23 253 5 1 34 0 522
2017 193 16 20 273 4 4 36 0 546
2018 167 16 16 296 1 5 49 0 550
2019 156 15 17 308 2 11 54 0 563
2020 158 19 12 272 3 17 52 0 533
2021 146 14 15 260 1 19 38 0 493

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 Katherine Dunn Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 523 22.0 23.7 n/a
1989 694 25.0 27.7 3.3
1990 733 28.0 26.1 n/a
1991 681 29.0 23.4 3.1
1992 686 34.0 20.1 6.9
1993 680 34.0 20.0 7.8
1994 663 32.0 20.7 8.1
1995 632 30.5 20.7 16.5
1996 632 30.5 20.7 16.5
1997 637 31.5 20.2 8.2
1998 617 30.5 20.2 12.8
1999 628 30.5 20.6 19.7
2000 636 33.5 19.0 20.6
2001 635 32.0 19.8 20.9
2002 605 29.0 20.9 33.2
2003 605 29.0 20.9 33.2
2004 578 29.5 19.6 30.3
2005 589 n/a n/a n/a
2006 593 34.0 17.4 n/a
2007 575 29.0 19.8 n/a
2008 576 29.0 19.9 36.6
2009 547 29.0 18.9 41
2010 521 28.5 18.2 46.1
2011 535 27.0 19.8 52.3
2012 512 30.5 16.7 55.9
2013 540 27.0 20.0 59.6
2014 521 30.5 17.0 61.6
2015 533 31.0 17.1 59.1
2016 522 29.0 18.0 60.5
2017 546 28.0 19.5 58.2
2018 550 30.0 18.3 53.5
2019 563 31.0 18.1 57
2020 533 31.0 17.1 54.8
2021 493 32.0 15.4 47.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Katherine Dunn Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 523 22.0 23.7 n/a
1989 694 25.0 27.7 3.3
1990 733 28.0 26.1 n/a
1991 681 29.0 23.4 3.1
1992 686 34.0 20.1 6.9
1993 680 34.0 20.0 7.8
1994 663 32.0 20.7 8.1
1995 632 30.5 20.7 16.5
1996 632 30.5 20.7 16.5
1997 637 31.5 20.2 8.2
1998 617 30.5 20.2 12.8
1999 628 30.5 20.6 19.7
2000 636 33.5 19.0 20.6
2001 635 32.0 19.8 20.9
2002 605 29.0 20.9 33.2
2003 605 29.0 20.9 33.2
2004 578 29.5 19.6 30.3
2005 589 n/a n/a n/a
2006 593 34.0 17.4 n/a
2007 575 29.0 19.8 n/a
2008 576 29.0 19.9 36.6
2009 547 29.0 18.9 41
2010 521 28.5 18.2 46.1
2011 535 27.0 19.8 52.3
2012 512 30.5 16.7 55.9
2013 540 27.0 20.0 59.6
2014 521 30.5 17.0 61.6
2015 533 31.0 17.1 59.1
2016 522 29.0 18.0 60.5
2017 546 28.0 19.5 58.2
2018 550 30.0 18.3 53.5
2019 563 31.0 18.1 57
2020 533 31.0 17.1 54.8
2021 493 32.0 15.4 47.7

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 Katherine Dunn Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $602 (7.3%) $7,698 (92.7%) $8,300
2020 $157 (1.8%) $8,588 (98.2%) $8,745

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Katherine Dunn Elementary

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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 212th of 388 Elementary schoolsRanks 147th of 324 Elementary schools
 9.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Katherine Dunn Elementary)44.141.7
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Washoe County School District)47.840.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nevada)47.832.1
 15.7%
3rd Grade Reading (Katherine Dunn Elementary)36.834.5
 2.3%
   3rd Grade Reading (Washoe County School District)44.541.6
 2.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Nevada)46.336.4
 9.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Katherine Dunn Elementary)40.630.4
 10.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Washoe County School District)45.437.1
 8.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nevada)43.928.2
 15.7%
4th Grade Reading (Katherine Dunn Elementary)43.832.9
 10.9%
   4th Grade Reading (Washoe County School District)47.944.1
 3.8%
   4th Grade Reading (Nevada)49.240.3
 8.9%
5th Grade Mathematics (Katherine Dunn Elementary)34.730.4
 4.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Washoe County School District)38.531.9
 6.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nevada)36.824.2
 12.6%
5th Grade Reading (Katherine Dunn Elementary)42.746.4
 3.7%
   5th Grade Reading (Washoe County School District)49.644
 5.6%
   5th Grade Reading (Nevada)51.942.3
 9.6%
5th Grade Science (Katherine Dunn Elementary)28.424.6
 3.8%
   5th Grade Science (Washoe County School District)28.723.7
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Nevada)24.618.9
 5.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Katherine Dunn Elementary)37.234.5
 2.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Washoe County School District)40.830.9
 9.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Nevada)37.526.3
 11.2%
All Grades Reading (Katherine Dunn Elementary)43.337.5
 5.8%
   All Grades Reading (Washoe County School District)49.343.5
 5.8%
   All Grades Reading (Nevada)48.541.4
 7.1%
All Grades Science (Katherine Dunn Elementary)28.424.6
 3.8%
   All Grades Science (Washoe County School District)36.430.6
 5.8%
   All Grades Science (Nevada)30.525.8
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students563493
 12.4%
African American1514
 6.7%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian1715
 11.8%
Hispanic308260
 15.6%
Pacific Islander1119
 72.7%
Two or More Races5438
 29.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57%47.7%
 9.3%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nevada Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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