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Lansing Elementary School

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Posted August 14, 2014

Communication with parents prior to the school year is insufficient and occurs just days before school begins. School supply list for a kindergartner is outrageously large for a school that charges an additional fee for materials. Student Handbook and Pacing Guide are not current. Online schedule system is inaccurate. K program does not help children and parents with the transition to full days of school, nor does it address concerns of parents putting their child into full day school for the first time. Some faculty are friendly while the assigned teacher was cold, unwelcoming, and inconvenienced by questions regarding academic requirements and safety. Her demeanor was disrespectful and the opposite of what a parent would desire in a K teacher. Most concerning, the accountability of students during arrival and departure is terrible. The school does not have a published procedure for accountability procedures during arrival and release in the Student Handbook, and the details weren't sent until after the start of school. I don't believe the school realizes they have a responsibility to the community and are accountable to the residents of their district and Lansing's taxpayers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

My kids went to Lansing elementary and moved from Blue Valley school district and were informed by a couselor that Lansing is set up to mirror that school district. We loved the school and the teachers who were all very nice and helpful. The kids loved the school and I think the size of it compared to BV was something the kids really enjoyed. After all, size isn't everything. They did struggle a bit since this school is more in depth than other schools they have attended. It is one of the best ever!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

By far the worst school that my son has been to. We moved here when my son started second grade, they do not follow the IEP's now that he is in 3rd. They have 3rd grades switching classes as if they were in middle school or high school. Teachers just sit behind their desk and do not attempt to help students. They have had students walk off campus and go home and not even realize they are missing until the parents come to pick them up at the end of the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

My TAG kid went here for first and second grade. The administration is not very helpful or cooperative with military. Mostly they cater to permanent students. Some newer teachers are great but the "old school" ones aren't accommodating to parents who want to be involved. If you know what your child needs and what you are entitled to receive, you can get it--but be prepared to fight for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

My son is autistic and attended preschool and kindergarten here (so far). The special education teachers are wonderful and have really helped him to overcome his challenges. His speech has improved tremendously! The administration is OK, they aren't incredibly communicative but the school runs well. If you want up to date information on what's going on and how things work it's easier to get information out of teachers and other parents than the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

I went to Lansing from Kindergarten through graduation and so did both of my younger siblings. Now I am so happy to have three of my children going to Lansing, and out of the Leavenworth school district. I also have friends who now swear by the Lansing schools, after taking their children out of Leavenworth to home school them, and then work to get approved for out of district enrollment for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

We are in the military and stationed at Ft. Leavenworth for 3 years. Our oldest son is autistic and in a main stream classroom at Lansing Elementary. He has his own para and has speech and OT with the school as well. We have been extremely pleased with his progress. His Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Cioppa, is fantastic. She is exactly what he needed to help him build a strong foundation both academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

We are military and were stationed in KS for one year. Our oldest (Jason) went to Kindergarten and he loved his teacher Mrs. Rothmeyer. The school environment is great also. My son misses his teacher and I hope his next teacher is just as involved as Mrs. Rothmeyer was.
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Posted November 29, 2009

We love Mrs. Moorehead! My son is eager to get to school every morning...he loves kindergarten!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

177 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
33%
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 Students76%
African American75%
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities50%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African American67%
Hispanic87%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities71%
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 American60%
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnic85%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities81%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African American67%
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities73%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students95%
African American67%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities85%
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 Students78%
African American62%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnic75%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities59%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African American85%
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities81%
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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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
White 76% 67%
Hispanic 8% 17%
Black 7% 7%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 30%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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450 West Mary St
Lansing, KS 66043
Phone: (913) 727-1128

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