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New York Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2012

We love this school so much that, while we are considering an out-of-town move, we are also considering commuting the half hour it would take to bring the kids back here. NYE has a fantastic anti-bullying program, teachers who really get down on the kids' levels, support staff that go above and beyond their on-paper duties, and the parent community is spectacular. NYE has a strong support system in its surrounding neighborhood, and thus teaches kids a lot about what it means to be involved as a caring community member. The history of the school (Langston Hughes went here), and the community involvement are what lured us in. The teachers' very real care for the children and the fun and challenges have kept us here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

I have worked with New York school for several years as a LEAP business partner, substitute teacher, and also served on their site council. Subsequently, I have a good idea about the school's workings, teaching methods, structure and students' learning. Parents are supportive of their child's learning. The atmosphere is one of friendliness and old-fashioned learning traits for performance excellence,


Posted April 14, 2010

New York school is an amazing school because of everyone there. The community has saved it from being shut down by budget cuts...the parents are involved and care deeply, the shcool is diverse and teaches respect and care of others. Many people work very hard to keep New York school running and to just keep it open right now! Please help New York school, this school is not in the higher income part of town, yet the heart of the school is big. I love New York school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2010

This is one of the only neighborhood schools left in Lawrence by a school board obsessed with leaving the east side of Lawrence to deteriorate in favor of schools that will make nonwalkers more comfortable. All the faculty here are veteran teachers, and make do with supplies left over from better funded schools. An amazing, historic school.
—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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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2009

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
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2009

 
 
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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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

15 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
67%
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
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
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 disadvantaged100%
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

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
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

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 56% 67%
Two or more races 14% 4%
Black 11% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 1%
Hispanic 9% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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936 New York St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 832-5780

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