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Mccandless Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 451 students

 

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Posted May 25, 2010

This was my daughters first year in school and although this school has a lot of kids (over 500) and some come from bad home situations we have been very happy at this school. The teachers really care for the students. Many life skills can be learned in this school besides just the book academics. This school also has a strong PTO that raises a lot of funds to give the kids the extra field trips and items in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

I like McCandless becaused the teachers work hard with the childrens.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

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 87% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

65 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
59%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
75%
U.S. History and Government

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students67%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities57%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities86%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities79%
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 Students67%
African Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic50%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities53%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic90%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities37%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic60%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities26%
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 56% 67%
Hispanic 24% 17%
Two or more races 11% 4%
Black 8% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 91%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 North Baker
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone: (620) 615-5150

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