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Bethel Elementary School

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4 reviews of this school


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Posted March 30, 2010

I love working at this school. The staff is great and we all work together to make sure all students are safe and can learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2008

This is a great elementary school! I love the cultural diversity and the quality education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

Excellent school! Great teachers and a principal who truely cares about each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

Bethel is an excellent school. My youngest daughter is currently attending in the first grade. The school is small and personalized to meet the education needs of my daughter. I have chosen to have her attend this 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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

47 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
45%
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 Students89%
African American90%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African American100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 Students79%
African American71%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities50%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students79%
African American76%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students0%
African American0%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
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

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 43% 7%
White 40% 67%
Hispanic 15% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 4%
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 75%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Kansas City, KS 66109
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