Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Retrieved June, 2020)
Seven out of eight School Districts in Pottawatomie County have a higher graduation rate than the State of Kansas’s average graduation rate of 87.3 percent.
|School District||USD||Graduation Rate||Dropout Rate|
|Rock Creek||323||94.5%||0.2% (2017-18)|
Source: Kansas State Department of Education, https://datacentral.ksde.org/report_gen.aspx (Retrieved June 2020).
The pupil-teacher ratio is the number of students who attend a school divided by the number of teachers in the institution. Numerous sources argue that lower pupil-teacher ratios are better at teaching students complex subjects, such as physics, mathematics, and chemistry, than those with a higher ratio of students to teachers. Compared to the national average of approximately 16.1 and the state of Kansas pupil-teacher ratio of 15.5, Pottawatomie County reached a good ratio of 13.6 in 2017-18.
|School Year||FTE Enrollment September 20||Total FTE PK-12 Teachers||Pupil-Teacher Ratio|
Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017 (Kansas State Department of Education, Selected Statistics by District)
|School District||USD||FTE Enrollment||Total Assessed Valuation per pupil||Total Assessed Valuation||Total School
Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2018 (KS Department of Education, Reports and Publications, Assessed Valuation Reports and Mill Levy Reports)
|4 Year College||2 Year College||Tech. College||Employment||Military|
Growing up in poverty is one of the greatest threats to healthy child development. Poverty and financial stress can impede children’s cognitive development and their ability to learn. It can contribute to behavioral, social and emotional problems and poor health. According to the National Kids Count (a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States), 14% of children (age 5-17) in Kansas were in poverty in 2016 and 2017. The line graph below clearly demonstrates the lower rate of poverty estimate in eight school districts of Pottawatomie County in 2017.
This indicator is included in the KIDS COUNT Child Well-Being Index. Read the KIDS COUNT Data Book to learn more: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/publications.
|Number of students living in the district who are transported at district expense and live 2.5 miles or more from their school||Number of students living in the district who are transported at district expense and live less than 2.5 miles from their school||Number of students not living in the district who are transported at district expense||Total number of students who are transported at district expense|