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Custer Hill Elementary School

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Posted August 23, 2011

My 3 daughters are in their second year and I am glad we are moving next month. My youngest's first day of school was trying (we found out she has Autism Spectrum Disorder) and the principal suggested that she was not ready for school. Can you believe that??? In spite of her Autism Spectrum Disorder, my daughter reads, spells, and comprehends at a much higher grade level, but apparently she wasn't ready for school. Luckily she had a fantastic teacher who, unfortunately decided to retire. One of the office staff members is really nice and actually actually knows my name and my wife's name. The administration of the school is a disorganized mess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

The previous teacher was great during 2nd grade...then we started 3rd grade, this teacher has used intimidation, humiliation, and physical correction for discipline. I am not supposed to mention names on this website, but this teacher still teaches there! My child has never been scared of school until this! After we moved, my child has been happy, is now in 4th grade and is currently getting A's and B's...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

My children have gone to Custer Hill for 3 years and we love the great invironment and the love that is given to the children each and everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

Wouldn't it be nice to see all the positive comments about CU rather than just the one negative once in a while. CU is a great school with all its staff highly dedicated to the success of its students. Parent involvement has increased incredibly this year alone. Testing scores are looking great. All schools have rules that need to be followed to ensure the safety of all in the school. My children have attended CU from K-5, and I have been very involved. Pleased to have called CU our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

This school by far is the worst. The teachers are very nice and really seem to care for the children. My the office staff, sec. assist prin. and prin. are absolutely awful! They treat the school as if its a military school. The lunch room, they are always yelling at the kid's, the kid's are not allowed to talk, or they have to sit at a table by themselves. Something really needs to be done about this school, its not fair to the kids...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

My children have attended Custer Hill since August 2006. I am very pleased with this school, and the teachers that my children have. Every need has been met, and my children have done nothing but excel. My daughter is above average and goes to a higher grade for reading. My son needs speech, and is given that on a regular basis. The only thing that disappoints me with this school, or any public school is the fundraisers. Although this school has a fun carnival, which the kids just love, it is very difficult to attend those kinds of things with four children that want everything they see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

I used to think that the school was wonderful and then my child started attending, and boy was I wrong. The staff is very snotty when there is parent involvement and try to teach respect and responsiblity but son't give it to the children. Several times spelling lists and other school papers were not ready in time for the children to study and the test was still given! On another occasssion my daughter had been sick but still wanted to attend school, which I allowed. Half way through the day she felt she was going to get sick and tried to get to the garbage can, at which point she was told to sit down cause she didn't have permission to be out of her seat...then she got sick all over the table and the teacher proceeded to complain (in front of my daughter) how NOW her class smelled!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

Both of my children have attended Custer Hill since Kindergarten and I have nothing but the highest praise for the teachers there. Anytime I have requested a conference, the teachers were glad to meet with me. Parent involvement is crucial to your child's education, it is not just the teachers responsibility. I have always volunteered in my children's classrooms and been active at school as well as in the PTO. The teachers have always welcomed me into their classrooms. Custer Hill provides a well rounded education for ALL students and a very caring staff. I am thankful that my children have had the opportunity to attend this school and receive a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

My children have been going to Custer Hill Elamentary since 2002. I could not be happier with the staff and faculty. Both children are above average students and have been adequately challenged by their teachers. There is a program for gifted children as well as a Tile One program. The Title One Program helps those children who are struggling and those who excell in both math and reading. Custer Hill provides ample opportunity for every parent to participate in their childs education in and out of the classroom. Just recently, enough money was raise for new playground equipment and was installed by the faculty and parents. There has been many functions this year, such as, a school carnival, Family Fun Night, Turkey Bingo, STUCO car wash, open house, Christmas sing along, and just yesterday an awards assemlby. So as you can see this school is well deserving of its Blue Ribbon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2004

While this school is great if your child is slow or barely average, this is not a school I would ever choose for an above average or highly intelligent student. Intelligent students are completely ignored by the teachers and when asked directly about it they didn't even seem to understand why anyone would be uhappy about it. One teacher actually said to me '(my child's name) is great, I never have to do anything with her'. That is verbatim! My child was refused assistance the few times it was needed and told to figure it out on her own that the teacher 'didn't have time for her'. The office personnel are wonderfully nice but disorganized at best. Overall, this school is a prime example of teaching to the lowest common denominator!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

This school lacks parent involvement.They are very strict on their policies. No individual student attention. No parent input appreciated. Notes from teachers very poorly written, if any at all.
—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 87% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%

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 88% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

26 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
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 Students81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 67%
Black 14% 7%
Hispanic 14% 17%
Two or more races 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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