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Nike Elementary School

Public | PK-4

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 20, 2014

While I am not trying to diminish other parents' experience with Nike, I have a hard time understanding the dissention directed towards the school. When my son had started kindergarten here last year, he was not only new to school but to KS. Thanks to his peers and the Nike staff, he adjusted well and is thriving academically and socially. The principal can be seen every morning walking the halls and greeting her students by name. The office staff has gone above and beyond to ensure that parents and students have what they need in a quick and efficient manner. They are always happy to help, no matter how many times you call on them. I've never felt unwelcome visiting my child here, whether it's attending movie night or dropping by for the holiday parties. There hasn't been any pressure to perform academically, and the teachers give you everything you need to supplement your students learning at home to retain what they've learned at school. My son did not attend preschool, and he does very well here. Often we can lose sight of the fact that it's a parent/teacher collaboration that helps our student learn, not one or the other. Great school with a wonderful staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

So far it is only the second day of Kindergarten. My vaccination info was lost before school even started. Meet the teacher night, had to go up to my sons teacher 3 separate times before she even acknowledged us to say hi. Then had to go back the 4th time to get his name tag. I found this very frustrating, and it hurt my sons feelings because he felt like she didn't like us and didn't want to go to school. First day of school my son did fine, walked him to class and advised the teacher that I would be picking him up that day and after that he would be riding the bus to and from school. Next day bus tried to pick him up at the wrong address, and the teacher forgot that he was riding the bus (all my paper work was filled out in his enrollment that he was a bus rider) I was not happy to get a call to hear that my son had not made it on the bus. I feel like this school lacks professionalism, communication, and overall just doesn't care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2012

We have not not been impressed with the overall professionalism of the office staff or leadership of the school. We usually feel unwelcomed by the office staff whenever we try visit our student. Our overall impression is that the leadership of the school views parents as a nuisance rather than partners in educating our children. We have been blessed with a good teacher for our child. Unfortunately, I believe she has beeb told to focus on bringing up test scores for the entire class rather than educating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

My son attended Nike from August - January; we were in the process of moving to Olathe and did everything possible to work with the school's staff to create a good experience for our son and to transition him well. Our impression was that they only cared about getting him out of the school once they heard we were considering moving. We did not feel any sense of concern or empathy for the transition impact to our 6 year old; they provided us with inappropriate expectations about being able to complete the school year and then we ended up having to start him at a new school partway through his last semester of Kindergarten. Not one of the staff members said anything to us about his departure (sorry to see him go, we hope it goes well, anything we can do to help, etc.). We left with a VERY bad impression. We received inconsistent communication from his teacher, we weren't aware of what he was working on in class so that we could help reinforce at home. The only communication we received was a weekly "newsletter" with overall highlights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

I had all three of my kids going there. The faculty is second to none! Always great communication from principal on down. The only complaints we have ever had were with some district policies never with the school itself. When kids got out of hand they handled it immediatly and with great judgement. Moving out of state this year and regreat that my kids will not be attending Nike any longer. Alicia
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%

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 88% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

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

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities80%
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 disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities86%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities93%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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

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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 85% 67%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Black 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 26%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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19500 South Gardner Rd
Gardner, KS 66030
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