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Lansing Middle 6-8

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Posted April 16, 2014

This school is great if you are looking for the typical, only-teach-curriculum school. My child has not experienced a fun project that is hands on. The gifted teacher helps the kids out wonderfully. He's a great teacher. However, Lansing does not help gifted kids at all. They offer no advanced classes within grade level whatsoever. My child has not been helped by any administrator to adjust to advanced classes. The principal seems to disregard any special needs of gifted students, and he has spoken rudely to me about my children being in the gifted program. When our family moved here, my kids had previously been in a gifted program, yet Lansing required my kids to undergo many tests and they were not placed into the program until halfway through our second year attending this school. Again, this school is great if your kids are right on grade level, but I feel like my kids have been robbed of many excellent opportunities due to Lansing Middle School. They are disorganized and the only pleasant office worker is Mrs. Crisp. I wouldn't advise anyone looking for a fun school who challenges their children to go to Lansing.


Posted August 15, 2013

I have had two children of mine go to this school, my oldest, which is my daughter, and my youngest, who is a boy. They have both been here since the third grade, and the Lansing community has always been very welcoming to us. This community is a very close knit one, and one that you don't want to just spend a year here, with such a splendid community. They introduced a peer leader system, which helped my daughter when she was going trough a rough patch in her life get through it, and also taught her various life skills from it. Thanks for the person that made that happen! Lansing was a much more welcoming community than any other one that i have lived in, with exceptional staff, and creating years that will always be remembered. This school manages to have fun, while learning a great amount. Lansing schools are great!


Posted June 17, 2013

I love this school! I enjoyed my time here, though I am moving. The teachers are great, very friendly and only wish to help the students excel! The kids are very welcoming ( I have been there since second grade! ) and are eager to make the 'new kid' feel at home. Students are nice to everyone. No matter how smart/dumb, ugly/pretty, etc. you are, everybody gets along quite well. Test scores are amazing and we have received the standard of excellence each year! The school is also extremely involved in sports. I will really miss this school and everybody in it.


Posted May 4, 2012

My two children have attended LMS this school year. I have found the school to go above and beyond! We are a military family and are only here for the year, I wish we could stay so my son could continue onto 8th Grade. He has an IEP and is under the supervision of Ms Kranhold who is the most wonderful woman and has worked with my son like no other, I will truly miss all she does for him. My daughter will be going into the 9th Grade and I believe she has excelled at LMS also, and is ready for the transition into High School. The office staff are fantastic and on top of things and I also have to get a big thank you out to Ms Haag, my son's language arts teacher she is also an asset to the school. I truely can't say enough good things about this school. We bought a house here in Lansing and absolutely love the neighborhood, very family friendly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

This is my 2nd year at LMS and it is fabulous. The students and kids are all very nice and friendly. Great oppertunities for kids who are in to things other than sports. They just go above and beyond.


Posted February 9, 2011

This is our child's first year in 6th grade at LMS & the 6th grade teachers are good, especially the social studies teacher, the front office staff is nice also. However, I don't think the school or community do a very good job of welcoming the new families & helping them to transition; they don't realize how hard it is for military children to move around so much or they just don't care. At school registration I was taken aback by the unfriendliness of many people working there, they weren't very helpful-it made me not want to volunteer for the Lansing PTA! There's not enough extracurricular activities offered for LMS students, & no sports for 6th graders. The Lansing Parks & Rec is a joke and very discriminatory against non-local Lansing kids. We have decided against staying in Lansing & will move to another school district. Though the academics seem fine, that's not the only benchmark for us in choosing a school. Academics + the community matter, and we sadly don't like the Lansing community. I want more extracurricular, impressive clubs & educational options. Basically the Lansing schools are pretty good, with a few exceptions, however the community has ruined it for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

This school is great for teachingyour children but I have a concern about the vice-principle. Several times my son has told me of kids going to him about bullying, yet he did nothing, only to later have the principle step in and take care of things. He shouldn't have to be responsible for all of the discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Great school!!!! Both of my kids loved it there. Teachers and staff are very helpful. Teachers really care about the education your child is receiving. My son was very ill and miss over two weeks of school. The teachers were so concerned they called us at home, worried about all the work he was going to have to make up. They were very helpful in working on a time line to get the homework done while still doing his regualar classwork and not tiring him out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

This is a fantastic school that offers opportunities to all students without discrimination regarding race, social status and the likes. The programs offered are impressive and the enviroment is safe, the administration are very helpful and welcoming. If I could change one thing about the school it would just be the ability to think outside the box and allow a litle more creativity among the students, simply because my children previously attended a private school overseas and had a very liberal, creative learning enviroment--that came at a very high tuition too. I found Lansing Middle School to be an awesome surprise and a great learning enviroment for my 8th grader. As a military mom, the school made our move and the transition alot easier and has made us feel right at home in Kansas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

Lansing Middle School is above and beyond the best choice for schools in the country. They deserve regonition for all their efforts to embrace a teaching philosphy that helps students excel; it's too bad that the rest of the country as a whole is failing our kids. Most of our schools are failing becuase he we the imagination and experience from teachers and administrators; lansing has these qualities in abundance. I give this school my highest rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

great it has great teachers and there students are nice and respectful there probaly one of the top schools in kansas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

Lansing Middle School is wonderful! It compares both in academics and discipline to the best private schools I've seen. Caring teachers and an extra-ordinary principal make it an excellent institution!
—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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

196 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students85%
African American69%
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities78%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African American85%
Hispanic96%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities97%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
African American92%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities97%
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 American95%
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African American100%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students99%
African American100%
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities97%
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 American75%
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnic87%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities65%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African American92%
Hispanic96%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities85%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
African American100%
Hispanic96%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities88%
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 76% 67%
Hispanic 9% 17%
Black 6% 7%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 28%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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509 West Ida St
Lansing, KS 66043
Phone: (913) 727-1197

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