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Quail Run Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 417 students

 
 

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Posted October 18, 2008

October 18, 2008 I am a former student of Quail Run Elementary. Basically, I couldn t have asked to go to a better school. Great education, great teachers, and great kids. It s challenging, and many times I would think I was being challenged too much, but later realize how much those challenging tasks would pay off when I got older, and I m thankful for that. It wasn t JUST a challenging school, it was fun, and can look back on great memories. I would probably give the school a 4 out of 5 overall. The reason I lack a star is due to some of the head staff members who make up the face of Quail Run. Not everyone, but a few of the staff seem to always greet you with a snooty, grumpy, and unenthusiastic manner. If those particular staff members would simply change their frame of mind, I would give the school a perfect 5 out of five score. In other words, it would be like the perfect elementary school. And it s close to perfect too. -Anonymous


Posted September 11, 2008

I have been a parent at QR for he last 2 years since switching from another in Lawrence school. This school is just quietly excellent. No fanfare, no pushing exceedingly hard for scores. Expectations for students are high, and accomplished. Principal,staff, and teachers are very approachable and is a almost ideal neighborhood school. Parent participation is higher than we were used to in the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

My 2 daughters attended this school from K-6 (1995 through 2006). Their progress and education is good to excellent (some areas better than others). Our experience with the teachers and administration has been excellent and we would do this all over again. The parents of the students support this school and the staff encourages participation by the parents. We were never disappointed with any of the teachers and had 2 teachers who had both of our daughters. This is a loving environment and the children learn how to study/ manage their time. There are multiple extracurricular activities available; the chess team has been nationally ranked over the time that our daughters attended here.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

67 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities64%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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
White97%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 77% 67%
Black 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 17%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
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 17%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1130 Inverness Dr
Lawrence, KS 66049
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