Journey Elementary

Summary:

Journey Elementary is a public elementary school in Casper, Wyoming, serving 396 students in grades PK-5 as part of the Natrona County School District #1. However, the school consistently underperforms academically compared to the district and state averages, ranking among the lowest-performing elementary schools in Wyoming.

Journey Elementary struggles with low academic proficiency across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 20.4% of 3rd graders, 17.2% of 4th graders, and 39.6% of 5th graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to district averages of 43.9%, 40.4%, and 49.6%, respectively. The school's mathematics proficiency rates are also significantly lower than the district and state. Despite spending significantly more per student ($15,672) than the state average, Journey Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of Wyoming elementary schools, receiving 0 out of 5 stars from SchoolDigger for the past several years.

Journey Elementary's academic struggles extend to various student subgroups, ranking in the bottom quarter of Wyoming elementary schools for female students, male students, Hispanic students, White students, special education students, and low socioeconomic status students. The school's demographics also differ from nearby higher-performing schools, with a higher percentage of White students (75.76%) and a significantly higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (53.54%). The proximity of Ft. Caspar Academy and Southridge Elementary, which consistently rank among the top schools in the state, further highlights the stark contrast in academic achievement between Journey Elementary and its neighbors.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2014 Hickory Street
       Casper, WY  82604


(307) 253-3700

District: Natrona County School District #1

SchoolDigger Rank:
142nd of 146 Wyoming Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,672 Help


Students who attend Journey Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    C Y Middle School
    Casper Classical Academy
    Centennial Middle School
    Dean Morgan Middle School
High:    Kelly Walsh High School
    Natrona County High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  396

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.8%
Hispanic:
10.6%
Two or more races:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Journey Elementary ranks worse than 97.3% of elementary schools in Wyoming. It also ranks last among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Natrona County School District #1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.8%), Hispanic (10.6%), two or more races (10.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Journey Elementary is 15.4. 13 elementary schools in the Natrona County School District #1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Journey Elementary is $15,672. 14 elementary schools in the Natrona County School District #1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Journey Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Journey Elementary 142nd of 146 Wyoming public elementary schools. (See Journey Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Natrona County School District #1:

SchoolDigger ranks Natrona County School District #1 37th of 42 Wyoming school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Journey Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Journey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 18.71 118th 131 9.9%
2005 42.41 80th 136 41.2%
2006 16.30 139th 145 4.1%
2007 12.35 146th 149 2.0%
2008 15.24 144th 151 4.6%
2009 49.63 80th 150 46.7%
2010 49.78 88th 150 41.3%
2011 36.18 116th 152 23.7%
2012 46.44 89th 143 37.8%
2013 48.65 86th 142 39.4%
2014 25.69 126th 147 14.3%
2015 31.56 118th 154 23.4%
2016 21.77 129th 148 12.8%
2017 28.00 123rd 151 18.5%
2019 12.74 144th 153 5.9%
2021 4.98 150th 153 2.0%
2022 10.03 136th 144 5.6%
2023 7.01 142nd 146 2.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Journey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 15.74 69th 71 2.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Journey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.47 115th 132 12.9%
2021 12.40 115th 119 3.4%
2022 18.53 99th 110 10.0%
2023 17.02 108th 115 6.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Journey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 13.97 129th 136 5.1%
2021 4.45 130th 132 1.5%
2022 11.75 121st 126 4.0%
2023 6.05 127th 129 1.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Journey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 15.14 130th 138 5.8%
2021 11.35 130th 134 3.0%
2022 13.50 120th 127 5.5%
2023 11.38 125th 132 5.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Journey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.42 70th 75 6.7%
2023 22.91 48th 55 12.7%
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Rank History for White students at Journey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 11.99 114th 120 5.0%
2021 3.71 112th 113 0.9%
2022 13.96 96th 103 6.8%
2023 8.20 100th 101 1.0%
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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 Journey 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 262 262
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 275 275
1991 226 2 1 16 1 n/a n/a 0 246
1992 238 1 1 11 0 n/a n/a 0 251
1993 208 0 0 7 1 n/a n/a 0 216
1994 218 0 0 7 3 n/a n/a 0 228
1995 233 5 4 9 4 n/a n/a 0 255
1996 233 5 4 9 4 n/a n/a 0 255
1997 212 2 3 7 3 n/a n/a 0 227
1998 198 1 2 6 6 n/a n/a 0 213
1999 203 1 1 5 2 n/a n/a 0 212
2000 182 1 2 6 2 n/a n/a 0 193
2001 162 2 3 9 2 n/a n/a 0 178
2002 171 4 1 17 2 n/a n/a 0 195
2003 171 4 1 17 2 n/a n/a 0 195
2004 185 4 1 15 3 n/a n/a 0 208
2005 205 3 1 15 0 n/a n/a 0 224
2006 168 6 3 21 0 n/a n/a 0 198
2007 154 5 2 18 4 n/a n/a 0 183
2008 179 6 0 24 1 n/a n/a 0 210
2009 178 4 0 21 1 n/a n/a 0 204
2010 162 4 0 23 2 0 0 0 191
2011 163 3 0 20 1 0 1 0 188
2012 170 4 0 19 4 0 9 0 206
2013 179 5 0 30 4 0 10 0 228
2014 181 6 0 30 3 0 9 0 229
2015 185 4 0 32 1 0 6 0 228
2016 185 2 0 23 2 0 7 0 219
2017 193 1 0 22 3 0 3 0 222
2018 244 3 0 42 10 1 10 0 310
2019 366 5 2 52 9 1 21 0 456
2020 328 6 3 46 14 0 23 0 420
2021 318 2 2 51 18 0 29 0 420
2022 308 4 0 45 15 0 32 0 404
2023 300 4 0 42 10 0 40 0 396

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 Journey Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 262 n/a n/a n/a
1990 275 14.0 19.6 n/a
1991 246 15.0 16.4 30.5
1992 251 11.0 22.8 37.1
1993 216 15.0 14.4 36.1
1994 228 15.0 15.2 40.8
1995 255 16.0 15.9 50.6
1996 255 16.0 15.9 50.6
1997 227 15.5 14.6 56.4
1998 213 16.5 12.9 49.3
1999 212 17.3 12.3 68.9
2000 193 14.4 13.4 65.8
2001 178 14.5 12.3 98.3
2002 195 17.1 11.4 66.2
2003 195 17.1 11.4 66.2
2004 208 15.7 13.2 71.6
2005 224 17.5 12.8 59.8
2006 198 14.7 13.5 55.1
2007 183 13.4 13.7 52.5
2008 210 15.5 13.5 74.3
2009 204 12.6 16.1 57.8
2010 191 12.5 15.0 72.3
2011 188 n/a n/a 77.1
2012 206 16.2 12.6 71.4
2013 228 n/a n/a 75.4
2014 229 16.5 13.8 76.9
2015 228 17.0 13.4 68.4
2016 219 17.0 12.8 62.1
2017 222 15.5 14.3 63.1
2018 310 23.5 13.1 34.2
2019 456 29.0 15.6 62.3
2020 420 28.1 14.9 63.6
2021 420 27.3 15.3 62.9
2022 404 24.7 16.3 59.2
2023 396 25.5 15.4 53.5

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 Journey Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 262 n/a n/a n/a
1990 275 14.0 19.6 n/a
1991 246 15.0 16.4 30.5
1992 251 11.0 22.8 37.1
1993 216 15.0 14.4 36.1
1994 228 15.0 15.2 40.8
1995 255 16.0 15.9 50.6
1996 255 16.0 15.9 50.6
1997 227 15.5 14.6 56.4
1998 213 16.5 12.9 49.3
1999 212 17.3 12.3 68.9
2000 193 14.4 13.4 65.8
2001 178 14.5 12.3 98.3
2002 195 17.1 11.4 66.2
2003 195 17.1 11.4 66.2
2004 208 15.7 13.2 71.6
2005 224 17.5 12.8 59.8
2006 198 14.7 13.5 55.1
2007 183 13.4 13.7 52.5
2008 210 15.5 13.5 74.3
2009 204 12.6 16.1 57.8
2010 191 12.5 15.0 72.3
2011 188 n/a n/a 77.1
2012 206 16.2 12.6 71.4
2013 228 n/a n/a 75.4
2014 229 16.5 13.8 76.9
2015 228 17.0 13.4 68.4
2016 219 17.0 12.8 62.1
2017 222 15.5 14.3 63.1
2018 310 23.5 13.1 34.2
2019 456 29.0 15.6 62.3
2020 420 28.1 14.9 63.6
2021 420 27.3 15.3 62.9
2022 404 24.7 16.3 59.2
2023 396 25.5 15.4 53.5

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 Journey Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,275 (17.1%) $11,042 (82.9%) $13,317
2020 $2,550 (17.5%) $12,033 (82.5%) $14,583
2021 $3,888 (24.5%) $11,991 (75.5%) $15,880
2022 $2,868 (19.6%) $11,764 (80.4%) $14,632
2023 $3,667 (23.4%) $12,004 (76.6%) $15,672

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Journey Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 144th of 153 Elementary schoolsRanks 142nd of 146 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Journey Elementary)28.220.4
 7.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Natrona County School District #1)49.843.9
 5.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)54.848.3
 6.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Journey Elementary)26.825.9
 0.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Natrona County School District #1)50.652.1
 1.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)53.553.5
4th Grade English Language Arts (Journey Elementary)30.317.2
 13.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Natrona County School District #1)43.340.4
 2.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)49.145.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Journey Elementary)39.417.2
 22.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Natrona County School District #1)48.546
 2.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5351.1
 1.9%
4th Grade Science (Journey Elementary)33.317.2
 16.1%
   4th Grade Science (Natrona County School District #1)46.645.3
 1.3%
   4th Grade Science (Wyoming)5250.2
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Journey Elementary)38.139.6
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Natrona County School District #1)5149.6
 1.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)55.654.9
 0.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Journey Elementary)38.731.3
 7.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Natrona County School District #1)50.246.4
 3.8%
   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 Students456396
 13.2%
African American54
 20%
American Indian910
 11.1%
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic5242
 19.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White366300
 18%
Two or More Races2140
 90.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.3%53.5%
 8.7%


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Students at Journey Elementary are 76% White, 11% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 3% American Indian, 1% African American.

Journey Elementary ranks in the bottom 2.7% of Wyoming elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 396 students attended Journey 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 Wyoming Department of Education.

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