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Garden Plain Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 405 students

 

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Posted June 13, 2014

Great K-8 school with caring staff and dedicated principal. Building is well-maintained. My own students felt welcomed immediately by students and staff alike. I would highly recommend Garden Plain Elementary to any young families that are looking for a community-based school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2014

The teachers at Garden Plain Elementary are exceptional, but the principal is not a nice, positive person. She may come off at first as friendly, but erupts like a turbulent volcano here and there. She reacts too quickly, ridiculously, and very erratic. Exhausting! The students get very tired of it. I can only imagine what the teachers must go through!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

I believe that Garden Plain is a perfect place to raise a family, the school system is great and the town is an awesome place to live. Its not just about sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

Our family moved to Garden Plain for the sole purpose of enrolling our child in the Garden Plain school system and we have not beed disappointed. Our son absolutely loves the school, the teachers, and his classmates. He looks forward to going to class and has been given all the help he needs. He has a slight speech problem and the staff at Garden Plain has been excellent in mapping out a plan for improving his speech level and working to achieve the desired goals they have set forth. I would strongly recommend the school to anyone who is interested in sending their children to a great school that consists of excellent teachers and great families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

My son has been going to Garden Plain Elementary since Kindergarden and is now in 3rd grade. The teachers have bent over backwords to help my son and have even contacted me with issues that they thought would help fix problems that we had. My son absolutely loves the school and the teachers. Even the administrative staff had bent over backwords to help make sure my son is getting the best education possible. Kudo's to them! I would highly recommend people to the town and the school. The community is a wonderful, safe place to raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

Garden Plain is a horrible town... I wouldnt recommend the schools to anyone. I attended Garden Plain for several years and hated every minute of it. The teachers judged students and did nothing to help the students gain more knowledge. Garden Plain is based solely upon sports... nothing else just Football, basketball and track, nothing more nothing less. The town is a horrible place to raise a family.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%

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 88% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

50 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
66%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%
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 81% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

47 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 67%
Hispanic 3% 17%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 21%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Garden Plain, KS 67050
Phone: (316) 531-2261

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