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Wm A White Elementary School

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Posted January 18, 2012

this school has really changed since 2004. . . if you are going by the rating on this site, you will be sadly mistaken. . . this year, we have received gold in Reading, Science, and Math. We are currently the highest ranked elementary school in the district and consistently post the highest checkpoint scores in the whole of USD 500. We have received numerous awards from the state of Kansas, including the governor, for our high test scores. . . in 2006, Mr. Jones, our then principal, got rid of the teachers who were ineffective and only taught using worksheets. These people were disgruntled (check the dates on the bad ratings, these were probably submitted by these same people!).
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 18, 2007

Mr. Jones is an excellent principal and I wish him the best and pray that he continues in his efforts to help W.A.W in the journey to excellence.However, if parental involvement and test scores are low, nothing the state will ever implement will work until parents recognize their power and responsibility in their childs education. Increased parental involvement will bring the extracurricular activities some are looking for it should also increase our students test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2006

This school has gone so far downhill that it's barely recognizable. So many teachers have left that 75% of the staff is new. Academic programs are falling apart and they don't even have a student resource team, let alone extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

Things have changed. Staff morale has dropped, as have test scores. Very few parents are involved in the PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2004

This school has a new principal who is one of the best I have ever worked with. Mr. Michael Jones visits all the classrooms, plays football at recess, sweeps in the cafeteria, gives pizza parties to the classrooms, dinners for parents and trophys for the honor roll. Mr. Jones is one in a million. We need more principals like this man! He is definitely involved with his students and staff. He arrives early and stays late every day.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
40%
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

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
70%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

49 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
39%
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 Students92%
African American84%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students83%
African American79%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 Students91%
African American91%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students67%
African American79%
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English38%

Science

All Students0%
African American0%
Hispanic0%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students93%
African American93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students81%
African American93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English70%
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

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
Black 51% 7%
Hispanic 34% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
White 5% 67%
Two or more races 1% 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 89%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2600 North 43rd Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66104
Phone: (913) 627-6250

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