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Abilene Middle School

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Posted March 3, 2014

The bullying at the middle school is unreal. It is ignored by administration. There answer to issues brought to them is bullying the parent so they remove their kid from the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

My child used to attend AMS. The bullying at this school is out of control. Unless you are part of the basketball team which the Principal personally coaches, then you don't matter. Anytime there's an issue he along with the staff bury their heads. I truly feel sorry for any parent who sends their child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

I think the school's here in Abilene are wonderfull, but I do have a problem with the middle school. There is alot of bullying in this school, and no one seems to care. This is an important age and its important to knock the bullying out, and to really do something about that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2004

Although parents, students and/or teachers etc don't always agree on things I must admit that the staff and the curriculum are fabulous. We've relocated to Florida and I've found, sadly, that the public middle school here, with it's 1400 students, cannot compare to AMS or it's teachers. Keep up the excellent work AMS! And please believe me, you are sorely missed. Sincerely, Wendy Rockhold(Casey Clifton 2002-2004)
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

120 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities69%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities78%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities75%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities86%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities77%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities95%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities45%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 67%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Black 2% 7%
Hispanic 2% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 Northwest 14th
Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: (785) 263-1471

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