Best Public Schools in Ranchester, WY


The city of Ranchester, Wyoming is home to three schools: two elementary schools, Tongue River Elementary and Slack Elementary, as well as one middle school, Tongue River Middle School. These schools are part of the highly-ranked Sheridan County School District #1, which is ranked 1st out of 42 districts in Wyoming and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Tongue River Elementary stands out as the highest-performing school in the area, ranking 21st out of 146 Wyoming elementary schools and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school consistently achieves high proficiency rates on state assessments, with strong results in 3rd grade ELA, 4th grade Math, and 5th grade ELA. Additionally, Tongue River Elementary has a relatively low free/reduced lunch rate of 38.7% and a favorable student-to-teacher ratio of 12.7, suggesting it is providing a quality education to its diverse student population.

In contrast, Slack Elementary, the smallest school in the area with only 25 students, struggles academically, with significantly lower proficiency rates compared to the district and state averages. Despite having the lowest student-to-teacher ratio of 12.5, the school's performance raises questions about the factors contributing to its academic challenges, such as curriculum, teaching quality, or resource constraints. Additionally, Slack Elementary stands out for having a less diverse student population, with a 100% white student body.

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

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