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Argentine Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 594 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2010

It's gotten so bad and i just don't like it and there is really no good crowds to hang out wit so i just hang wit da bad kids
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2007

I do not really feel the school promotes a huge amount of parent involvement. The transformation from elementary to AMS was a trying time for me and my child. I found that the entire staff including teachers appeared surprised that I was even concerned or monitored my child's education progress. Several instanced where information was mis-communicated to me by staff members. I have contacted the school several requesting return calls to no avail. I promote my daughter's involvement in as many extracurricular activities that are available to her. The motivation from the staff over these programs do not seem to be encouraging to the students involved. I think that the principal should be held accountable this is because he in this case represents the leadership of the school as a whole. The staff is working under his direction and he should be aware of how things are going.
—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 83% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
57%
U.S. History and Government

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%
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 81% in 2012.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%

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 84% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
54%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

163 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
36%
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 Students55%
African American48%
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander30%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities32%
Proficient in English52%

Reading

All Students51%
African American40%
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander40%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities32%
Proficient in English51%

U.S. History and Government

All Students0%
African American0%
Hispanic0%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander0%
White0%
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 Students49%
African American44%
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities22%
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students58%
African American56%
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities39%
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students0%
African American0%
Hispanic0%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
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 Students15%
African American17%
Hispanic12%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities5%
Proficient in English11%

Reading

All Students20%
African American22%
Hispanic21%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
Proficient in English20%

U.S. History and Government

All Students0%
African American0%
Hispanic0%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 64% 17%
Black 15% 7%
White 15% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 96%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
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2123 Ruby Ave
Kansas City, KS 66106
Phone: (913) 627-6750

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