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Pinckney Elementary School

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Posted May 16, 2013

They don't do much with bullying..one teacher is a definite bully and never encourages my daughter..says to her she thinks she won't make it to 5th grade? You don't say this to a child!....My kids hate this school because of the bullying. My oldest has done a lot better since she entered west..There are a few nice teachers though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

I would ignore the person who couldn't get their child to school on time, and decided to use that as the basis to trash the entire school. Pinckney is situated in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lawrence, and serves a very diverse cross section of children - from the children of university faculty to working class families. The Principal knows every child by name, and she and the staff (including the very gracious secretary) have done a fantastic job with the students, creating a safe, welcoming environment, all while maintaining academic standards in this era of NCLB. Several students fro the school have done well in the local spelling bees and university-sponsored engineering fairs. This school is a gem, and it and the neighborhood are a five minute walk from the vibrant downtown, swimming pool, library and riverfront trails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2011

This school is extremely close-minded. My family was treated very poorly no matter what we did. We worked with the secretary (which should just retire and be done with it), and the principal with very poor experieneces with both. If you have the opportunity, take your child elsewhere! The school building is old, the child pick-up and drop off procedure is ridiculous and the majority of the faculty is rude. Countless times I overheard the principal congratulating different students (individually) for not being tardy. First of all, it is not the child's fault for tardiness. Secondly, being 1 minute late to sing a school song is not reason to treat any family or child poorly. I have been working with schools for almost ten years and never have experienced anything like Pinckney in my life. RUN!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

This school has teachers who care and will take the time to work with a child who has a learning disability. They are also very open with communication if you have a problem. This is one of the better schools in lawrence. I would highly recommend this school if you are moving to the area.
—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

 
 
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2009

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

28 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 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
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students97%
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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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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 70% 67%
Black 11% 7%
Hispanic 7% 17%
Two or more races 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
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 59%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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810 West 6 St
Lawrence, KS 66044
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