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Westwood Elementary School

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Posted April 24, 2012

I am disgusted at how I have seen some teachers and a few aides treat the children.Monday Mrs. Allen atkinson got after a little girl in the hall in the meanest way, that was the first sign this place was trouble. Just yesterday morning I witnessed an aide yell at the 2nd graders as if they were in boot camp! My daughter just moved to this school yesterday and she came home in tears today. I have never seen her so upset over school. Her teacher made her eat orange peels at snack and wouldn't let her have a drink...again. The only reason I gave this school 2 stars is because the only decent adults I have met were the office staff. I can't believe these adults are always yelling and mean to the kids and all of these parents think this place is so great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

4 of my six children have attended westwood and i am so pleased to know that the teachers and staff are some of the best in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

As a former student, I was thrilled when we moved back and I was able to send my daughter here. She has done fantastic. The teachers and staff are wonderful. I could not ask for a better school to have my daughter attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2006

My daughter had Mrs Allen- Atkinson for kindergarten and we were very pleased. She is an amazing teacher. My daughter learned so much from her. She was very excited about school and learned something new everyday. My daughter even learned her alphabet in a month. We love her. Best teacher ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

My daughter attended another school in Junction City and I took her out of that school and placed her in Westwood Elementary and the results were excellent. The staff is so postive and friendly My daughter did very well on her state test and that was all due to the teaching at Westwood Elem now she is ready for the Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

This is a really good school. They have a great reading program and also and great After school program(CCLC) thats help students with their home work.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 20, 2004

Westwood has an advantage over a lot of schools,they are lucky to haves assets like shelley kite and cheri (secretary). The school teachers always seem to have a smile on their face. Also, my son being a very intelligent boy has never shown his potiental until attending westwood. I would certainly recommend westwood to any child/parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

There is a good reading program. During lunch the children are not allowed to talk, if they do minutes from recess are taken away. May 2004
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%

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

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

46 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
85%
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 Students86%
African American77%
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students80%
African American71%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students82%
African American86%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities62%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students80%
African American93%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities39%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students91%
African American93%
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities77%
Proficient in English85%
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 Students71%
African American60%
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students71%
African American60%
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 35% 67%
Black 30% 7%
Hispanic 19% 17%
Two or more races 12% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1600 North Eisenhower Dr
Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: (785) 717-4150

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