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Kennedy Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 434 students

 

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Posted January 23, 2013

Very disappointed in this school. With the constant lice outbreaks, the fact people come and go as they please without signing in, and now two gas leaks in one school year. The principal don't seem to care about the children and is more in turned to the early childhood children. I've talked to many kids there who say she's scary. To top it off, they claim to address bully issues. Yet they see it happen and doing nothing. Worst School Ever!!! Better to transfer you child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Mr. Avery the principal just rocks, he is very firm with the children, Miss Angie and Miss Becky run that office just wonderful and Mrs. Curnes is good as well....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

The teachers and Principle especially have a lot to learn about Respect! The children that attend Kennedy come from low-income families. The staff at Kennedy have alot to learn about social skills and how to treat others. I am dissappointed and saddened at the way some of the kids have been treated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

I rate this Kennedy Elementary School a 5. This is an excellant school. They have the best teachers I have ever met! Also I fell safe leaveing my children in there hands. I know they are getting the best education in Lawrence!
—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.

About these ratings

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

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

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%

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 87% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

39 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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
86%
U.S. History and Government

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

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged66%
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 Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities80%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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

U.S. History and Government

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 68%
Black 10% 7%
Two or more races 9% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 1%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Asian 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1605 Davis Rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: (785) 832-5760

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