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Atchison High School

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4 stars

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Posted February 12, 2014

I rate this school a ZERO.. This is my childs first year at this school and with any luck, we wont even finish the school year out. My child came home so upset and stated that they would rather be dead and kill theirself than spend another day with any of teachers and staff. One teacher went as far as to call my child "Supid" infront of other studens and began a discussion on just how "stupid" my child is. My child was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome (a form of Autism) and a couple of other mental disabilities. My child is NOT stupid, actually the total opposite. When you go out of your way to "pick on" a child just to feel superior, you then become the STUPID one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2013

We just moved here from another state, our son Is a special needs child. We have found that the Atchison school district and the high have been Been very welcoming and expecting of our Son. The students and staff are very friendly. We have found that education is wonderful Being the test scores are better than we thought They would for a small town, plus they are on The cutting edged being every student is given a iPad .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Atchison HIgh School is great! There's plenty of activities to consider joining! The building is kept well, and it's beautiful. I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2007

Atchison High School is second to none. We have a great faculty that is more than qualified and capable of leading our children into a great future. We have many programs that help each and every student succeed. You can't get a better education anywhere. Go Atchison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

Atchison is the most wonderful school in the world. The teachers have been there for years and really care about their students, on more than just a professional basis. The school offers advanced courses in music, art, and drama. They have state champion debate and forensics team who have banners hanging in the cafeteria. I went to this school and feel as though I received the best education possible. The parents are involved tremendously, chapperoning events such as prom, homecoming, and regulating afterprom. The only quib about Atchison is that the principals have a tendency to leave. In my four years of high school, I've had four different principals, all of whom worried more about failing students than watching them succeed. The material is new and up-to-date, allowing students to get the best learning possible. There are new computers and laptops available for students whenever they need them. It earns: A+.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 84% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

98 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
47%
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

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Reading

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Science

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students83%
African American77%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities36%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African American91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities30%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students75%
African American75%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities29%
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 76% 67%
Black 11% 7%
Hispanic 5% 17%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 59%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 West Riley St
Atchison, KS 66002
Phone: (913) 367-4162

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