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Avenue A Elementary School

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Posted May 23, 2014

Avenue A Elementary is home to some of the best teachers around, however, lack of support is destorying the studentds' chances for success. Avenue A has the potential to be one of the best schools in Hutchinson, we must come together and change the way teachers are teaching our kids if we want them to grow intellectually. We need to teach the students HOW to THINK not WHAT to THINK. I am hoping district listens and understands my plea. Our kids need to be CHALLENGED not just "passed on" If it is really about the kids, lets get rid of the bad seeds and start fresh! These kids depend on us, Lets do something about it before its to late! Tomorrow could be to late.
—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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

24 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
58%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
81%
U.S. History and Government

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students47%
African Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanic89%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English84%

U.S. History and Government

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English63%
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
Hispanic 71% 17%
White 22% 67%
Black 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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111 South Madison
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone: (620) 615-4950

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