Sunrise Elementary

Summary:

Sunrise Elementary is a public elementary school located in Appleton, Wisconsin, serving grades K-4 with a total enrollment of 467 students. It is part of the Kimberly Area School District, which is ranked 41 out of 424 school districts in Wisconsin and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Sunrise Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Wisconsin, with a statewide ranking between 23 and 107 over the past several years. The school's students perform exceptionally well on the Forward Exam, with significantly higher proficiency rates compared to the Kimberly Area School District and the state of Wisconsin in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 82.14% of 3rd-grade students and 77.17% of 4th-grade students at Sunrise Elementary were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 72.13% and 73.98% for the Kimberly Area School District, and 48.79% and 46.47% for the state of Wisconsin. Sunrise Elementary also excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Hispanic students, White students, and students with special education needs.

When compared to nearby schools in the Kimberly Area School District, such as Janssen Elementary and Westside Elementary, Sunrise Elementary significantly outperforms them in academic achievement, with much higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The school also outperforms schools in the neighboring Appleton Area School District, such as Berry Elementary and McKinley Elementary. Additionally, Sunrise Elementary has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting it serves a more affluent student population, which may contribute to its strong academic performance and low chronic absenteeism rates.


Detail:

Public K-4

 N9363 Exploration Dr
       Appleton, WI  54915-8773


(920) 954-1822

District: Kimberly Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
83rd of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,082 Help


Students who attend Sunrise Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Gerritts Middle
    Woodland Intermediate
High:    Kimberly High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  467

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.9%
Hispanic:
4.3%
Two or more races:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.1% Help


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Compare Details Sunrise Elementary ranks better than 92.2% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Kimberly Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.31. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Sunrise Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Kimberly Area School District. Racial makeup is: White (88.9%), Hispanic (4.3%), two or more races (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunrise Elementary is 15.5. 3 elementary schools in the Kimberly Area School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunrise Elementary is $10,082. 3 elementary schools in the Kimberly Area School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sunrise Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunrise Elementary 83rd of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Sunrise Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Kimberly Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kimberly Area School District 41st of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sunrise Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sunrise Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.38 25th 633 96.1%
2005 81.81 57th 632 91.0%
2006 88.39 13th 712 98.2%
2008 77.91 133rd 1021 87.0%
2009 81.35 73rd 1030 92.9%
2010 82.75 61st 1045 94.2%
2011 79.50 102nd 1046 90.2%
2012 65.41 375th 1045 64.1%
2013 68.62 270th 1053 74.4%
2014 81.63 107th 1061 89.9%
2015 84.25 76th 1076 92.9%
2016 85.72 87th 1075 91.9%
2017 88.05 64th 1071 94.0%
2018 84.12 99th 1025 90.3%
2019 91.15 34th 1037 96.7%
2021 90.09 48th 1050 95.4%
2022 86.50 84th 1067 92.1%
2023 86.31 83rd 1067 92.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sunrise Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.26 238th 721 67.0%
2021 98.21 4th 746 99.5%
2022 95.01 15th 748 98.0%
2023 88.88 32nd 770 95.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sunrise Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.58 135th 854 84.2%
2019 59.76 290th 874 66.8%
2021 69.41 180th 847 78.7%
2022 82.76 57th 859 93.4%
2023 53.40 387th 871 55.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Sunrise Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.99 64th 997 93.6%
2019 87.80 44th 1002 95.6%
2021 87.76 63rd 1004 93.7%
2022 87.02 66th 1017 93.5%
2023 87.52 61st 1010 94.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Sunrise Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.32 138th 997 86.2%
2019 91.63 26th 1002 97.4%
2021 89.61 44th 1003 95.6%
2022 81.93 128th 1017 87.4%
2023 83.36 105th 1011 89.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sunrise Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.52 7th 290 97.6%
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Rank History for White students at Sunrise Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.69 39th 718 94.6%
2022 83.30 66th 704 90.6%
2023 79.98 93rd 715 87.0%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 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: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Sunrise Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 521 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 522
1998 536 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1999 555 0 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2000 612 0 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 624
2001 616 0 14 3 0 n/a n/a 0 633
2002 598 2 8 14 1 n/a n/a 0 623
2003 598 2 8 14 1 n/a n/a 0 623
2004 639 10 6 18 2 n/a n/a 0 675
2005 691 11 5 17 1 n/a n/a 0 725
2006 695 8 7 18 1 n/a n/a 0 729
2007 476 6 5 13 0 n/a n/a 0 500
2008 476 7 10 15 2 n/a n/a 0 510
2009 478 6 11 12 1 n/a n/a 0 508
2010 491 7 15 10 1 n/a n/a 0 524
2011 504 5 18 15 1 0 6 0 549
2012 527 4 19 13 1 0 7 0 571
2013 519 3 15 14 1 0 3 0 555
2014 518 4 10 10 1 1 10 0 554
2015 480 3 9 7 1 1 7 0 508
2016 405 2 4 7 1 1 6 0 426
2017 414 4 7 5 0 1 3 0 434
2018 397 2 10 6 0 1 7 0 423
2019 361 3 13 8 0 0 9 0 394
2020 380 2 12 18 1 0 8 0 421
2021 406 2 9 21 3 0 10 0 451
2022 410 4 9 22 2 0 13 0 460
2023 415 3 10 20 3 0 16 0 467

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 Sunrise Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 522 24.9 21.0 2.7
1998 538 27.9 19.3 3.2
1999 561 30.5 18.4 3.2
2000 624 32.3 19.3 4
2001 633 34.0 18.6 4.3
2002 623 30.7 20.3 3
2003 623 30.7 20.3 3
2004 675 31.1 21.7 3.4
2005 725 36.4 19.9 n/a
2006 729 35.2 20.7 n/a
2007 500 26.2 19.1 2
2008 510 28.2 18.1 4.7
2009 508 27.9 18.2 3.1
2010 524 28.1 18.6 8.2
2011 549 29.9 18.3 8.2
2012 571 27.7 20.5 7.7
2013 555 31.7 17.4 7.9
2014 554 31.4 17.6 9.9
2015 508 n/a n/a 10
2016 426 30.0 14.2 8.5
2017 434 28.4 15.2 10.1
2018 423 28.3 14.9 10.4
2019 394 28.3 13.8 11.2
2020 421 27.9 15.0 12.6
2021 451 28.5 15.8 16.2
2022 460 31.2 14.7 13.7
2023 467 30.0 15.5 13.1

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 Sunrise Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 522 24.9 21.0 2.7
1998 538 27.9 19.3 3.2
1999 561 30.5 18.4 3.2
2000 624 32.3 19.3 4
2001 633 34.0 18.6 4.3
2002 623 30.7 20.3 3
2003 623 30.7 20.3 3
2004 675 31.1 21.7 3.4
2005 725 36.4 19.9 n/a
2006 729 35.2 20.7 n/a
2007 500 26.2 19.1 2
2008 510 28.2 18.1 4.7
2009 508 27.9 18.2 3.1
2010 524 28.1 18.6 8.2
2011 549 29.9 18.3 8.2
2012 571 27.7 20.5 7.7
2013 555 31.7 17.4 7.9
2014 554 31.4 17.6 9.9
2015 508 n/a n/a 10
2016 426 30.0 14.2 8.5
2017 434 28.4 15.2 10.1
2018 423 28.3 14.9 10.4
2019 394 28.3 13.8 11.2
2020 421 27.9 15.0 12.6
2021 451 28.5 15.8 16.2
2022 460 31.2 14.7 13.7
2023 467 30.0 15.5 13.1

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 Sunrise Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $183 (1.8%) $10,041 (98.2%) $10,223
2020 $177 (1.8%) $9,756 (98.2%) $9,933
2021 $527 (5.2%) $9,555 (94.8%) $10,082

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sunrise Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 34th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 83rd of 1067 Elementary schools
 4.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sunrise Elementary)63.460.7
 2.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kimberly Area School District)58.354.3
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sunrise Elementary)79.282.1
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Kimberly Area School District)73.872.1
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sunrise Elementary)70.755.4
 15.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Kimberly Area School District)63.160.8
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sunrise Elementary)81.777.2
 4.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Kimberly Area School District)78.174
 4.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Sunrise Elementary)73.282.6
 9.4%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Kimberly Area School District)67.676
 8.3%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Sunrise Elementary)84.270.7
 13.5%
   4th Grade Science (Kimberly Area School District)71.668.9
 2.7%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students394467
 18.5%
African American33
American Indian03
Asian1310
 23.1%
Hispanic820
 150%
Pacific Islander00
White361415
 15%
Two or More Races916
 77.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.2%13.1%
 1.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunrise Elementary

Students at Sunrise Elementary are 89% White, 4% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Yes. Sunrise Elementary ranks in the top 7.8% of Wisconsin elementary schools.

Students who attend Sunrise Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Gerritts Middle
Middle : Woodland Intermediate
High : Kimberly High

In the 2022-23 school year, 467 students attended Sunrise Elementary.


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

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