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Andover Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted January 27, 2013

AMS is an excellent school. The faculty is excellent. In fact, Mrs. Smoke was named Kansas Teacher of the Year a few months ago, and is headed to Nationals. She is one of many excellent teachers. They individualize instruction to the student. I cannot say enough good about the teachers. The students are (in general) very respectful and kind to each other and to the teachers and staff. AMS has a family feel to it, and my kids have done very well there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

My daughter, a moody preteen, loves AMS and has thrived there in her first year and is looking forward to another great year, Her teachers always challenged her to do her best and keep working harder. (even my daughter liked this about them-wow! who took my daughter and who do I have with me?) There is a no nonsense attitude from all staff at AMS and I'm thrilled that when our children are in the care/supervision of other adults (AMS staff) I can rest assured they are not free to act like fools and get away with it. My daughter says she was welcomed openly from day one. I do not always feel that way as a parent, but the reality is that I do not spend a fraction of the time there that my child does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

I love Andover! its the best school i have ever been to! Mr. White is an amazing principal! Almost all the classrooms have smartboards! and id just recommend this school to anyone!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2007

Not the best school in the nation by any means...but not a bad school either. My son seems pretty happy there, and thats sometimes hard to acheive with a 14 year old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

I felt that the school is old and crusty. It needs better teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

215 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
96%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic93%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities97%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander94%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities94%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities90%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities97%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities92%
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities81%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities76%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities76%
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 83% 67%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 16%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1628 North Andover Rd
Andover, KS 67002
Phone: (316) 218-4610

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