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Georgia Matthews Elementary School

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Posted November 1, 2007

I have had many children attend Georgia Matthews School. These people care about my kids. I have had so much support from the teachers and the staff as well as the principal. I am so fortunate to have a school like this for my kids to attend. I can't say enough of this school. Best school in town!!!!!
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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
85%
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 Students80%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English55%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English75%
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
Hispanic 59% 17%
White 25% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 3%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 7%
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 78%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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