Sunset Elementary

Summary:

Sunset Elementary is a public elementary school in Cody, Wyoming, serving 311 students in grades K-5 and part of the Park County School District #6, which is ranked 14th out of 42 districts in the state.

Sunset Elementary stands out for its consistently high academic performance, ranking as high as 15th out of 151 Wyoming elementary schools in 2016-2017 and maintaining a 4-star rating. The school outperforms state and district averages in 3rd, 5th, and 4th-grade Mathematics, as well as 3rd and 5th-grade English Language Arts. However, 4th-grade performance in both subjects has been lower than the district and state. Sunset Elementary has also excelled in supporting low socioeconomic status students, ranking 12th out of 119 Wyoming elementary schools in 2020-2021. Interestingly, the school has a significantly higher percentage of white students (93.89%) compared to nearby Glenn Livingston Elementary (90.51%) and Eastside Elementary (88.36%), suggesting a more homogeneous student population.

While Sunset Elementary performs well for female and male students, it has room for improvement in supporting special education and disabled students, ranking in the lower half of Wyoming elementary schools in these categories. The school's relatively high per-student spending of $18,233 and favorable student-teacher ratio of 10.8 suggest it is well-resourced, which may contribute to its overall academic success. However, the school should continue to explore strategies to ensure consistent excellence across all grade levels and provide equitable support for all student groups.


Detail:

Public K-5

 3101 East Sheridan Avenue
       Cody, WY  82414


(307) 587-4279

District: Park County School District # 6

SchoolDigger Rank:
68th of 146 Wyoming Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,233 Help


Students who attend Sunset Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Cody Middle School
High:    Cody High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  311

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.9%
Hispanic:
2.9%
Asian:
1.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sunset Elementary ranks better than 53.4% of elementary schools in Wyoming. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Park County School District # 6. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Sunset Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Park County School District # 6. Racial makeup is: White (93.9%), Hispanic (2.9%), Asian (1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunset Elementary is 10.8. 2 elementary schools in the Park County School District # 6 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunset Elementary is $18,233. 3 elementary schools in the Park County School District # 6 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sunset Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunset Elementary 68th of 146 Wyoming public elementary schools. (See Sunset Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Park County School District # 6:

SchoolDigger ranks Park County School District # 6 14th of 42 Wyoming school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sunset Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sunset Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.29 14th 131 89.3%
2005 51.31 59th 136 56.6%
2006 70.66 31st 145 78.6%
2007 77.63 19th 149 87.2%
2008 75.05 25th 151 83.4%
2009 58.38 58th 150 61.3%
2010 67.11 46th 150 69.3%
2011 72.63 30th 152 80.3%
2012 72.32 28th 143 80.4%
2013 61.90 52nd 142 63.4%
2014 57.88 58th 147 60.5%
2015 68.25 36th 154 76.6%
2016 77.09 23rd 148 84.5%
2017 82.26 15th 151 90.1%
2018 67.91 45th 147 69.4%
2019 67.37 43rd 153 71.9%
2021 69.31 37th 153 75.8%
2022 56.16 69th 144 52.1%
2023 55.01 68th 146 53.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sunset Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.94 48th 64 25.0%
2019 55.59 29th 75 61.3%
2021 32.75 52nd 71 26.8%
2023 40.05 50th 77 35.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sunset Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.37 23rd 99 76.8%
2019 45.61 72nd 132 45.5%
2021 77.45 12th 119 89.9%
2022 49.93 54th 110 50.9%
2023 53.73 46th 115 60.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Sunset Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.49 22nd 125 82.4%
2019 80.51 17th 136 87.5%
2021 72.82 25th 132 81.1%
2022 56.59 56th 126 55.6%
2023 55.44 57th 129 55.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sunset Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 27.31 60th 72 16.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Sunset Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.68 56th 126 55.6%
2019 55.73 58th 138 58.0%
2021 67.80 36th 134 73.1%
2022 54.43 60th 127 52.8%
2023 54.09 63rd 132 52.3%
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Data source: test scores: Wyoming 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.

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: Wyoming Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Sunset Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 411 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 413
1992 399 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1993 414 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1994 439 0 0 3 2 n/a n/a 0 444
1995 351 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 357
1996 351 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 357
1997 378 1 0 7 3 n/a n/a 0 389
1998 347 3 2 8 3 n/a n/a 0 363
1999 325 2 3 11 3 n/a n/a 0 344
2000 295 3 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2001 277 3 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 294
2002 255 2 7 11 0 n/a n/a 0 275
2003 255 2 7 11 0 n/a n/a 0 275
2004 271 0 5 10 5 n/a n/a 0 291
2005 259 0 5 8 2 n/a n/a 0 274
2006 268 0 4 7 3 n/a n/a 0 282
2007 271 0 4 12 2 n/a n/a 0 289
2008 259 0 4 14 0 n/a n/a 0 277
2009 264 0 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 273
2010 267 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 271
2011 297 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 305
2012 310 0 3 13 0 0 0 0 326
2013 306 0 5 9 0 0 0 0 320
2014 301 1 3 12 0 0 5 0 322
2015 301 2 1 9 1 0 5 0 319
2016 301 1 2 9 0 0 4 0 317
2017 302 1 1 5 0 0 2 0 311
2018 301 5 0 4 2 0 0 0 312
2019 289 6 1 6 2 0 0 0 304
2020 290 3 3 4 0 0 7 0 307
2021 280 2 4 5 0 1 3 0 295
2022 289 2 3 3 1 1 4 0 303
2023 292 2 3 9 2 0 3 0 311

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 Sunset Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 413 21.0 19.6 15.3
1992 399 18.8 21.2 n/a
1993 419 18.0 23.3 13.8
1994 444 18.0 24.7 13.7
1995 357 19.0 18.8 16.2
1996 357 19.0 18.8 16.2
1997 389 20.0 19.5 16.5
1998 363 20.5 17.7 14.3
1999 344 20.0 17.2 25.9
2000 310 20.0 15.5 32.9
2001 294 20.5 14.3 62.6
2002 275 21.5 12.8 24.4
2003 275 21.5 12.8 24.4
2004 291 20.0 14.6 32.6
2005 274 20.0 13.7 28.8
2006 282 21.0 13.4 25.5
2007 289 20.0 14.5 26
2008 277 22.2 12.5 29.6
2009 273 22.2 12.3 30.4
2010 271 22.2 12.2 35.1
2011 305 n/a n/a 40.3
2012 326 31.5 10.3 40.5
2013 320 n/a n/a 37.5
2014 322 29.2 11.0 33.5
2015 319 30.0 10.6 30.7
2016 317 27.0 11.7 31.5
2017 311 27.7 11.2 29.3
2018 312 28.6 10.9 32.1
2019 304 29.6 10.2 27
2020 307 28.5 10.7 24.1
2021 295 29.5 10.0 23.7
2022 303 28.6 10.5 28.1
2023 311 28.5 10.8 28

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 Sunset Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 413 21.0 19.6 15.3
1992 399 18.8 21.2 n/a
1993 419 18.0 23.3 13.8
1994 444 18.0 24.7 13.7
1995 357 19.0 18.8 16.2
1996 357 19.0 18.8 16.2
1997 389 20.0 19.5 16.5
1998 363 20.5 17.7 14.3
1999 344 20.0 17.2 25.9
2000 310 20.0 15.5 32.9
2001 294 20.5 14.3 62.6
2002 275 21.5 12.8 24.4
2003 275 21.5 12.8 24.4
2004 291 20.0 14.6 32.6
2005 274 20.0 13.7 28.8
2006 282 21.0 13.4 25.5
2007 289 20.0 14.5 26
2008 277 22.2 12.5 29.6
2009 273 22.2 12.3 30.4
2010 271 22.2 12.2 35.1
2011 305 n/a n/a 40.3
2012 326 31.5 10.3 40.5
2013 320 n/a n/a 37.5
2014 322 29.2 11.0 33.5
2015 319 30.0 10.6 30.7
2016 317 27.0 11.7 31.5
2017 311 27.7 11.2 29.3
2018 312 28.6 10.9 32.1
2019 304 29.6 10.2 27
2020 307 28.5 10.7 24.1
2021 295 29.5 10.0 23.7
2022 303 28.6 10.5 28.1
2023 311 28.5 10.8 28

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 Sunset Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,025 (6.8%) $14,145 (93.2%) $15,169
2020 $1,086 (7.1%) $14,191 (92.9%) $15,276
2021 $1,662 (9.8%) $15,383 (90.3%) $17,044
2022 $1,670 (10.5%) $14,270 (89.5%) $15,940
2023 $2,872 (15.8%) $15,361 (84.2%) $18,233

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sunset Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 43rd of 153 Elementary schoolsRanks 68th of 146 Elementary schools
 18.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sunset Elementary)63.364.6
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Park County School District # 6)70.662.7
 7.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)54.848.3
 6.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sunset Elementary)53.164.6
 11.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Park County School District # 6)65.466
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)53.553.5
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sunset Elementary)57.739.6
 18.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Park County School District # 6)63.444.2
 19.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)49.145.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sunset Elementary)54.730.2
 24.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Park County School District # 6)65.946.8
 19.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5351.1
 1.9%
4th Grade Science (Sunset Elementary)56.637.7
 18.9%
   4th Grade Science (Park County School District # 6)65.948.7
 17.2%
   4th Grade Science (Wyoming)5250.2
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sunset Elementary)7067.9
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Park County School District # 6)74.271.6
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)55.654.9
 0.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sunset Elementary)7675
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Park County School District # 6)73.675.9
 2.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)55.453.7
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students304311
 2.3%
African American62
 66.7%
American Indian22
Asian13
 200%
Hispanic69
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White289292
 1%
Two or More Races03
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27%28%
 1%


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Sunset Elementary ranks 68th of 146 Wyoming elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 311 students attended Sunset Elementary.

Students who attend Sunset Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Cody Middle School
High : Cody High School

Students at Sunset Elementary are 94% White, 3% Hispanic.


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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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