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La Crosse Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 154 students

 

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Posted November 28, 2006

We moved to LaCrosse in 2005 from a similar sized community in Kansas. We have been extremely happy with the school district as well as the community in general. My children are in the elementary school and the high school and are all very happy we made the move. We appreciate the high academic standards set in the classrooms and the athletic programs are also exceptional. The community support and involvement are impressive to say the least. We would encourage anyone looking for a small town atmosphere with excellent schools to look at LaCrosse. We are so glad we did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

My daughter and son started in the LaCrosse schools in 2nd and 8th grades. The town is a little clicky but the education quality is wonderful. My daughter is now in 7th grade and she has excelled in every subject. My son didn't take school all that seriously but did test very well on the state assesments and ACT and the Armed Forces examination. This school does provide quality education. Sports are also important in this school but I feel that if well balanced with academics children learn teamwork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

LaCrosse Middle School, High School and Elementary was a negative experience for my children. The lack of respect, structure, and class choices was ridiculous. Sports were obviously the top priority in this school and acedemics came second. The whole staff and student body seemed unopen to new people and ideas. They seemed cut off from the rest of the world. When my children switched to a larger school a few months after coming to LaCrosse, they were very behind in the curriculum. They had obviously not been taught occordingly in LaCosse. I would not reccomend LaCrosse schools. If you really care about your children's education, please take my advice and attend a school in Hays or Ellis, just a few miles away.My children were able to make a few friends while attending school here, but over all they agreed that LaCrosse was just not a good environment for learning or living
—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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

15 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
73%
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 83% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 68%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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511 Elm St
La Crosse, KS 67548
Phone: (785) 222-2622

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