Sundance Elementary

Summary:

Sundance Elementary is a public elementary school located in Sundance, Wyoming, serving grades K-6 with a total enrollment of 242 students. The school is part of the Crook County School District #1, which is ranked 20 out of 42 school districts in Wyoming and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Sundance Elementary consistently outperforms the state and district averages in proficiency rates for ELA and Math across all grade levels. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's 6th-grade ELA proficiency rate was 71.9%, compared to the state average of 59.8% and the district average of 64.8%. Additionally, Sundance Elementary's 5th-grade Math proficiency rate was 85.7%, significantly higher than the state average of 53.7% and the district average of 78.7%. The school also has consistently high rankings for its performance with specific student subgroups, such as female students and students with special needs.

While Sundance Elementary has a predominantly white student population, with over 96% of students identifying as white in the 2022-2023 school year, the school's strong academic performance suggests that it is providing a high-quality education to its students. The school's relatively high per-student spending, ranging from $17,425 to $19,357 over the past few years, and low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 10.0 to 11.2, may contribute to its academic success. Overall, Sundance Elementary is a high-performing elementary school that is consistently ranked among the top schools in Wyoming, offering a quality education to its diverse learners.


Detail:

Public K-6

 100 Fairgrounds Loop Road
       Sundance, WY  82729


(307) 283-1227

District: Crook County School District #1

SchoolDigger Rank:
22nd of 146 Wyoming Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,691 Help


Students who attend Sundance Elementary usually attend:

High:    Sundance Secondary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.2 Help
Number of students:  242

Racial breakdown:

White:
96.3%
Hispanic:
1.2%
American Indian:
1.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sundance Elementary ranks better than 84.9% of elementary schools in Wyoming. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (96.3%), American Indian (1.2%), Hispanic (1.2%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sundance Elementary is 11.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sundance Elementary is $17,691.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sundance Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sundance Elementary 22nd of 146 Wyoming public elementary schools. (See Sundance Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Crook County School District #1:

SchoolDigger ranks Crook County School District #1 20th of 42 Wyoming school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sundance Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sundance Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.02 26th 131 80.2%
2005 71.97 30th 136 77.9%
2006 66.04 42nd 145 71.0%
2007 50.61 82nd 149 45.0%
2008 62.74 49th 151 67.5%
2009 58.34 59th 150 60.7%
2010 59.71 62nd 150 58.7%
2011 51.44 83rd 152 45.4%
2012 38.88 103rd 143 28.0%
2013 55.57 70th 142 50.7%
2014 61.22 52nd 147 64.6%
2015 70.71 34th 154 77.9%
2016 61.25 56th 148 62.2%
2017 61.08 54th 151 64.2%
2018 69.44 38th 147 74.1%
2019 70.60 39th 153 74.5%
2021 70.19 34th 153 77.8%
2022 74.41 27th 144 81.3%
2023 81.12 22nd 146 84.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sundance Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.50 6th 77 92.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sundance Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.39 26th 99 73.7%
2019 60.75 48th 132 63.6%
2021 66.33 26th 119 78.2%
2022 72.85 18th 110 83.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Sundance Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.77 33rd 125 73.6%
2019 81.42 15th 136 89.0%
2021 49.48 71st 132 46.2%
2022 66.05 33rd 126 73.8%
2023 81.96 15th 129 88.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sundance Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 70.58 12th 72 83.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Sundance Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.51 37th 126 70.6%
2019 63.27 48th 138 65.2%
2021 72.33 30th 134 77.6%
2022 71.70 28th 127 78.0%
2023 70.41 31st 132 76.5%
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Rank History for White students at Sundance Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.95 40th 103 61.2%
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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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Enrollment information for Sundance Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 243 243
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 237 237
1991 260 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1992 254 0 1 2 7 n/a n/a 0 264
1993 247 0 1 1 5 n/a n/a 0 254
1994 230 1 1 0 6 n/a n/a 0 238
1995 228 1 0 0 9 n/a n/a 0 238
1996 228 1 0 0 9 n/a n/a 0 238
1997 214 3 0 2 8 n/a n/a 0 227
1998 209 3 0 2 6 n/a n/a 0 220
1999 193 2 0 4 6 n/a n/a 0 205
2000 191 0 0 4 12 n/a n/a 0 207
2001 160 0 1 5 9 n/a n/a 0 175
2002 171 0 2 4 3 n/a n/a 0 180
2003 171 0 2 4 3 n/a n/a 0 180
2004 159 0 2 3 3 n/a n/a 0 167
2005 165 1 1 2 4 n/a n/a 0 173
2006 161 1 1 2 2 n/a n/a 0 167
2007 168 0 1 2 2 n/a n/a 0 173
2008 170 2 1 0 4 n/a n/a 0 177
2009 169 1 1 0 3 n/a n/a 0 174
2010 178 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 184
2011 184 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 188
2012 195 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 200
2013 199 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 204
2014 199 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 204
2015 198 1 4 6 0 0 3 0 212
2016 194 3 0 6 2 0 0 0 205
2017 198 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 207
2018 191 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 199
2019 188 3 0 9 0 0 0 0 200
2020 195 3 0 6 0 0 2 0 206
2021 185 2 0 5 1 0 2 0 195
2022 214 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 222
2023 233 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 242

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 Sundance Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 243 n/a n/a n/a
1990 237 18.0 13.1 n/a
1991 260 17.0 15.2 9.2
1992 264 13.0 20.3 15.9
1993 254 20.0 12.7 20.5
1994 238 20.0 11.9 15.1
1995 238 18.4 12.9 14.3
1996 238 18.4 12.9 14.3
1997 227 18.4 12.3 17.6
1998 220 17.4 12.6 19.5
1999 205 16.4 12.5 31.7
2000 207 18.1 11.4 30.9
2001 175 18.1 9.7 47.4
2002 180 17.1 10.5 33.3
2003 180 17.1 10.5 33.3
2004 167 18.1 9.2 28.1
2005 173 17.0 10.2 26
2006 167 18.0 9.3 29.3
2007 173 15.0 11.5 28.9
2008 177 16.8 10.5 23.2
2009 174 16.7 10.4 22.4
2010 184 16.4 10.9 26.1
2011 188 n/a n/a 34
2012 200 24.9 8.0 28
2013 204 n/a n/a 30.4
2014 204 20.5 9.9 27
2015 212 20.0 10.6 30.7
2016 205 20.0 10.2 36.6
2017 207 19.3 10.7 31.4
2018 199 19.4 10.2 34.2
2019 200 19.3 10.3 31
2020 206 19.3 10.6 25.7
2021 195 19.3 10.0 21
2022 222 20.3 10.9 17.1
2023 242 21.5 11.2 18.6

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 Sundance Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 243 n/a n/a n/a
1990 237 18.0 13.1 n/a
1991 260 17.0 15.2 9.2
1992 264 13.0 20.3 15.9
1993 254 20.0 12.7 20.5
1994 238 20.0 11.9 15.1
1995 238 18.4 12.9 14.3
1996 238 18.4 12.9 14.3
1997 227 18.4 12.3 17.6
1998 220 17.4 12.6 19.5
1999 205 16.4 12.5 31.7
2000 207 18.1 11.4 30.9
2001 175 18.1 9.7 47.4
2002 180 17.1 10.5 33.3
2003 180 17.1 10.5 33.3
2004 167 18.1 9.2 28.1
2005 173 17.0 10.2 26
2006 167 18.0 9.3 29.3
2007 173 15.0 11.5 28.9
2008 177 16.8 10.5 23.2
2009 174 16.7 10.4 22.4
2010 184 16.4 10.9 26.1
2011 188 n/a n/a 34
2012 200 24.9 8.0 28
2013 204 n/a n/a 30.4
2014 204 20.5 9.9 27
2015 212 20.0 10.6 30.7
2016 205 20.0 10.2 36.6
2017 207 19.3 10.7 31.4
2018 199 19.4 10.2 34.2
2019 200 19.3 10.3 31
2020 206 19.3 10.6 25.7
2021 195 19.3 10.0 21
2022 222 20.3 10.9 17.1
2023 242 21.5 11.2 18.6

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 Sundance Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $372 (2.1%) $17,234 (97.9%) $17,605
2020 $362 (2.0%) $17,452 (98.0%) $17,815
2021 $291 (1.5%) $19,067 (98.5%) $19,357
2022 $968 (5.6%) $16,457 (94.4%) $17,425
2023 $1,777 (10.0%) $15,914 (90.0%) $17,691

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sundance Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 39th of 153 Elementary schoolsRanks 22nd of 146 Elementary schools
 10.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sundance Elementary)65.458.3
 7.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Crook County School District #1)63.857.1
 6.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)54.848.3
 6.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sundance Elementary)73.177.8
 4.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Crook County School District #1)65.770.2
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)53.553.5
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sundance Elementary)66.760.6
 6.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Crook County School District #1)52.658.7
 6.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)49.145.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sundance Elementary)5066.7
 16.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Crook County School District #1)61.864.1
 2.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5351.1
 1.9%
4th Grade Science (Sundance Elementary)62.572.7
 10.2%
   4th Grade Science (Crook County School District #1)56.670.7
 14.1%
   4th Grade Science (Wyoming)5250.2
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sundance Elementary)51.460.7
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Crook County School District #1)5261.7
 9.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)55.654.9
 0.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sundance Elementary)63.985.7
 21.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Crook County School District #1)52.578.7
 26.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)55.453.7
 1.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Sundance Elementary)7571.9
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Crook County School District #1)70.164.8
 5.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)60.859.8
 1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Sundance Elementary)67.971.9
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Crook County School District #1)58.667
 8.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)55.151.5
 3.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students200242
 21%
African American30
 100%
American Indian03
Asian00
Hispanic93
 66.7%
Pacific Islander00
White188233
 23.9%
Two or More Races03
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31%18.6%
 12.4%


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Sundance Elementary ranks 22nd of 146 Wyoming elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 242 students attended Sundance Elementary.

Students who attend Sundance Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Sundance Secondary School

Students at Sundance Elementary are 96% White, 1% Hispanic, 1% American Indian, 1% Two or more races.


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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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