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Broken Arrow Elementary School

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Posted May 29, 2011

Both of my boys went there and had a great education until 5th grade. 5th grade started the 'I hate school" and 'The teacher hates me" . Both of my boys have always had great grades and loved school. 5th grade changed it all. Even after multiple meetings with the teachers my husband and I didn't get the problems solved. At one point I was told by the teachers they 'couldn't help' their feelings and they had no intention of changing. They even admitted they don't care for boys. Also they really get into taking away recess for the whole class when it is constantly only one kid getting into trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2010

We have loved Broken Arrow and are so sad to be moving away. I have loved being able to volunteer in the classroom on a weekly basis in my daughter's first, second and third grade classes. We have also helped with the school's educational gardens, which are such a great teaching tool, just steps outside the classroom door. The teachers are first rate educators and really want to see your child succeed. I can't say enough good things about Broken Arrow. They recently received a national Blue Ribbon award for their outstanding achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

This is my 6th graders last year at BA and I've been happy with the school and the teachers as a whole. The only year that was frustrating was his 5th gr. year. I felt the 5th gr.teachers didn't relate at all to boys or to that age group. It was the first year I ever heard the dreaded words ' I hate school'. My husband and I even met with his teacher to discuss our concerns but didn't leave feeling anything had been accomplished. This year is great and it's not a hassle every am to motivate him to get up and get going. Linda Coover
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Posted April 30, 2007

My daughter went there last year and then came to another school not in lawrence for her 5th grade year and she told me that the teachers are really grumpy and hard to talk to and her math grades suffered at the beginning of the school year because she was afraid to ask questions...She may be going back for her 6th grade year not by my choice though and i am really concerned about her well being if she does go back there. she has told me how much she hates that school and the food is terrible.
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Posted February 13, 2004

Broken Arrow is a wonderful enviornment. They have alot of support staff for all the teachers and the teachers are wonderful.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

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 87% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

39 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
54%
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 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

Reading

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
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 disabilities100%
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
White 69% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 1%
Hispanic 8% 17%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Black 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2704 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
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