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Wheatridge Middle School

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Posted November 19, 2013

This school is so awsome, my daughter goes there.It is awsome, at he old school she was bad with others. Here she is awsome with others


Posted May 12, 2012

Our grandson went here and, in my opinion, it has some of the most dedicated teachers and administrative staff that I've had the pleasure of knowing. Our own children went to Shawnee Mission where there are pockets of good and pockets of inadequate schools. In Gardner, the kids are more than just a number.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

It used to be a high school on Gardner and then it had rebuild to a middle school. Wheatridge has great teachers with experiences and exellent programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2011

The worst school I have ever had the misfortune of being stuck with for my oldest child! There is a severe bullying problem with this school that not only I have noticed. Several people I know who have their children in this school have run into the same problem & then you're stuck dealing with an administration that wants to turn the other cheek. I HIGHLY recommend NOT going to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

They turn the other way to bullying. They only became concerned about grades when it came to the state assestments.
—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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

180 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
60%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
U.S. History and Government

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

180 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students99%
African American100%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities96%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African American100%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged98%
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 Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multi-ethnic92%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities97%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities97%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnic83%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities87%
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 Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities96%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic91%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnic91%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic92%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities89%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnic92%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities92%
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 78% 67%
Hispanic 11% 17%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Black 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 47%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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318 East Washington St
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: (913) 856-2900

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