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Gardner Edgerton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1273 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted September 12, 2013

At 1st we were excited to move to Gardner. We heard so many "good" things about GEHS. Wellits time for the real deal... As far as teachers you have good and bad of course. Overall not too bad. But as far as athletics. WOW!!!! What a shocker. Never have I seen so much belittling of young men from head coaches on the football field. Personal vendettas. Band is interesting. Better than many schools in the area. Bottom line. If your son is really into football FIND another school. If I could go back in time knowing what I know now I NEVER would have put my son through this garbage they call a "team" in GEHS. If it were not for the talents of the young men on the field there is no way they could ever win. Coaches seriously need people skills. Oh yeah. Don't complain to the coaches. Your son may never see the field again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

My 3 children attended GEHS. Excellent teachers, counselors, and administrators. School prepared them for college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

Great school, great community, great football team, great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

With so many public schools cutting out the arts, languages, physical education, and extra-curricular activities, this district is still offering and encouraging these classes, in some cases requiring them. The band gets new instruments, the sports teams have great coaches and equipment, etc. The district realizes that a well-rounded education includes more than the five core courses, although they do know the importance of these classes as well and it is evidenced by the 'State Awards for Excellence' they are continually earning. It is for these reasons that I would not dream of moving out of this area until my son has graduated; I wouldn't want to chance having to make him go to a school with less to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

Some of the teachers are great others dont do anything to help you, and when asked for help on an assignment they say, 'Ask one of the people around you that understand'.(I'm sorry but after a teacher has just finished teaching something to the class, and none of the students in the class understands it there is no way that another student can teach it to me when the teacher is the one with the teaching degree) Most of the newer teachers have their own concepts of how to work out problems and or answer questions, but these are not the same as the text books. At the start of the school year my parents paid a text book rent fee for 9 of my classes including semester classes, I only used a book continually in 1 class. I as a student do not recomend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2007

From what I have seen, GEHS does allow an acceptable level of parental involvement and they have a decent amount of extracurricular activities. However, the quality of academic programs is much lower than it should be. Teacher at this school are much too lax and give students so many breaks with theirwork that there is little to no discipline being built within students. They are not being prepared for collage, and in some classes, they are not even being taught the material.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2006

i think that this school is a very good place for a student. It showes what life is really like and the teachers are amazing and show students life skills
—Submitted by a student


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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 84% in 2012.

316 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

330 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

246 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

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Reading

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Science

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%
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 Students91%
African American70%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnic92%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities85%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African American73%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities84%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multi-ethnic92%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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

Science

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

U.S. History and Government

All Students92%
African American82%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities70%
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 84% 68%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Black 3% 7%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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425 North Waverly
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: (913) 856-2600

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