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John Fiske Elementary School

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Posted October 13, 2010

They work with kids with disabilities.My son has ADHD and they do whatever it takes to get him to learn.The teachers and staff are always finding different ways to keep the kids motivated and interrested in learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2010

My 2 oldest children have attended this school since kindergarten the teachers and staff are amazing. Not the best neighborhood but the school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The entire staff works hard to make sure the students reach state standards in reading and math. The staff and student body are friendly and hard working. Lots of parents give their time to help out at the school.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%

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 87% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

75 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
37%
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 Students75%
African Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English62%
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 Students68%
African Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities55%
Proficient in English63%

Reading

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities36%
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students0%
African Americann/a
Hispanic0%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
Proficient in English0%
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 Students72%
African Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English47%
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
Hispanic 69% 17%
White 15% 67%
Black 10% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 78%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Kansas City, KS 66105
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