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Tanglewood Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 25, 2014

My son is falling behind in his academics due to the lack of attention from his teacher. Very disturbing to see red notations on his homework yet nothing corrective has been done about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2003

This is a wonderful school that truly cares about children. We have had nothing but a postive experience. The staff always goes the extra mile for every child. I have seen them spend long hours working with a child in need, and also those that need extra enrichment! The parents are always welcome and encouraged to come up to the school to help in the classroom. The Principal is wonderful, she greets the students and parents by name every morning. I have always felt at home when I step in the door! I am not sure where the parent that made a comment in June of 2003 is coming from. I have to wonder if she or he had some issuses concering attendance, the school is required to take action according to state law. Aren't we all just looking out for what is best for all children. If parents won't do it, I thank the schools for making parents accountable for their childs attendance! Let's not bash a school that cares about every child's future! Thank you Tanglewood for providing a wonderful learning enviroment for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2003

I just read the comments from a parent regarding dr. appointments & such. My daughter has had several appointments, has come in late, I've had to pick her up early before, and the school has never once treated me disrespectfully, or questioned my intentions as a parent. I'm sure they have to question 'some' that perhaps are abusing the system, and perhaps causing difficulty for their own child. Our family has had nothing but the finest experiences at this A+ school. I have a kindergartner getting ready to start & I would think of no other school than this one to put him in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2003

The Teacher's at Tanglewood are not as open as other schools in the Derby District to allowing Parent participation in the classrooms. The 'leadership' portrays the idea that working on fundraising with the Parent And Teacher's Association(PAT) is sufficient intrusion from Parents. Woe to the parent who decides to take his/her child for an appointment during school hours, without first making it clear to the school the exact nature of the appointment, and having it approved. While on the surface this may appear harmless or protective, it can be quite disturbing to a parent when the 'leadership' decides the Doctor's appt. should have been scheduled after hours and telephones the parent to inform them of the 'school's' decision. (This happened to more than one set of Parents during the 2002-2003 School Year.) My overall impression of this school PRIOR to my child attending, was a great one. After having experienced the environment with my child, I believe the 'leadership' to be quite controlling of and condescending towards parents as a group. The 'leadership' seems to have the idea that Parents are not capable of making quality decisions for their own children. Yes, we strive to develop schools with Teachers and Principals who care about the children they teach, however, this school has crossed the line.


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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

51 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
82%
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
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities100%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities69%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities85%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities85%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities70%
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 85% 67%
Hispanic 7% 17%
Black 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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830 Ridgecrest Rd
Derby, KS 67037
Phone: (316) 788-8565

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