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Berryton Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 508 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 29, 2013

GREAT school for children of any level; from excelerated learners to special needs children. Challenging and enriching; the staff is very dedicated to each and every student that enters the building. I cannot say enough about the special education department and the investment each individual educator contributed to my son's learning experience, beyond what was outlined in an IEP. Great place for spectrum children. I will forever be grateful for what they have done for my child. The PTO is very active in this school and parental involvement is highly encouraged. Lots of activities throughout the year. Summary: Great people. Great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

My son started mid year last school term (2011-2012). We moved here from Illinois where my son was diagnosed as ADHA/mildly autistic (aspbergers). The school system in Illinois would not help out with the assistance he needed in order to succeed in the classroom or any other social environment for that matter (even though the doctor at the hospital where he received his evaluation said that the school was required by law to get him the therapy he needed, they fought us tooth and nail so my husband took a transfer to Topeka for a better school experience for our son. After MONTHS of research, we decided on Berryton and let me tell you, I am SO gald we did. Since moving here, my son has been evaluated, put on a full IEP plan and has been appointed his OWN paraeducator. Mrs. Maloun ( Special Ed), Mrs. Cline (his 3rd grade teacher) and the other special ed staff have been SO SUPPORTIVE and real troopers, fighting for the success of my child. Berryton has been an answer to our prayers. There are some not so good teachers (mostly specials teachers) that I could do without but for the most part, an A+ school. And, it is true, principal does not return calls and emails - I go around her!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

My three children have attented Berryton Elementary for the past 3 years. I wanted to LOVE Berryton. But, truthfully, I've seen a lot of problems. We've had some really great teachers who have been so supportive, innovative, and very competent. But, we've also had some teachers who treated our children with great disrespect and acted as if they really hated teaching. When I've had issues and needed to speak to the principal, she completely ignored my emails and phone messages. It's been a really frustrating experience all around. I feel like my children are definitely learning. They are not falling through the cracks. However, I have to say that some of the policies and practices there leave me scratching my head and wondering were the logic is. If we had it to do over, I think we would have purchased a home in a different area so that we could've avoided Berryton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

Great school, great teachers, and everything is just so perfect
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Great district and teachers. The principal is a christian and cares alot about the students as well as the teachers. Great parental involvment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

Berryton has always been a school with parent involvement. Parents at this school believe in guideing and helping the teachers out what ever way they can. Since boundaries has changed a little along with new sub divisions we have noticed a lot of new faces. Hopefully this feeling stays with the new families. I have had two kids go to Berryton and my third one is in 2nd grade and I can't say anything bad about the teachers or the system. It is a great school for kids to learn respect, honor,and get the support and help from the staff regarding school. Regarding the principal I can't say anything negative but I haven't got to know him since he is new to the school. The other pincipal had been there for 30 years and he was fantastic.
—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 87% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%

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

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%

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 87% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

70 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
62%
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 83% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
82%
U.S. History and Government

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities96%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities87%
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
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities82%
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 Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities64%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities64%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities91%
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 79% 67%
Hispanic 8% 17%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Black 5% 7%
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 25%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2921 SE 69th St
Berryton, KS 66409
Phone: (785) 861-1300

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