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Hiawatha Elementary School

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Posted August 22, 2010

our school is one of the best public schools in kansas and our children are getting a wonderful education here. i wouldnt send my son to anyother school around. Take a look at big city schools and how they r ran compared to ours, huge difference and if u havent experienced that you wouldnt know. the teachers can only do so much and most of them already use money out of their own pockets to make classrooms more enjoyable and provide our children with more. if you want someone to blame u need to gook at our government or maybe you should just quit your job and teach your children yourself. Also im not saying all teachers are great because iv seen some who dont care and are just collecting a pay check and i personally think teachers should b paid based on how well his or her classroom does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

This school is a big disappointment! I have lived in this community all my life and went to school here. Special Education is NOT what it use to be and for this the children who need special education services are the ones who are suffering. I feel that the administration makes and changes policies as they go along. I know for a fact that Sp.ED services get more funding than the regular ed. does. I wonder where all the money goes. My child is in sp. ed, as a matter of fact he qualifies for SMH services, but he doesn't even see a teacher unless his behavior is bad. He is to receive speech service that has not happened in two years. It is up to his para to do all for my child. I even have to search and buy the items that I think will benefit for my son to learn. I was even asked to provide construction paper for my child. This school needs to focus on what they can do to really benefit this children and stop focusing on 'how everyone has to behave'. What happened to the 'No Child Left Behind'? This school goes by a point system and once you point out your out! Then you may return 180 after suspension. Gee! I would just quit when I turn of age. Why get the easy way out. I hope somebody reads this that will may a difference. GOD BLESS THAT PERSON!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

This school is run by very controlling administration in the district. There are very few services for special education children in the district and there is a concerted reluctance by all levels of administration to provide needed services to special education children, especially if services need to be contracted outside of district for the benefit of the child and other children in the student's classroom. The teachers are very controlling and even verbally abusive to children in the classrooms. When parents complain about the teachers, administration does not follow through with a thorough investigation of the complaint and covers up the facts. Administration and teachers do not pay attention to children's test scores and intervene when a child is in serious need for assistance. I had to almost request due process in order to receive special education assistance for my son with dyslexia, only after I paid for an outside evaluation.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
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

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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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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 80% 67%
Hispanic 8% 17%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Black 2% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 56%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Miami
Hiawatha, KS 66434
Phone: (785) 742-7181

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