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Prairie Star Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 549 students

 
 

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Posted January 21, 2014

This is the BEST school you can find around here. Not "one of". Everything is about the little one. The teachers are beyond expectation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

Everything is top notch at Prairie Star. So many great programs, teachers and the principal as well. We love Prairie Star!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

We love Prairie Star Elementary. All of the teachers are top notch and the principal is the best I have been involved with. She has elementary aged kids of her own (not at PSE) which makes her very relate-able. She strives to make every part of the school fantastic - academically, socially, via community service involvement and use of Blue Valley virtues. I can't compliment the principal, teachers, staff and school district enough. It's a VERY impressive school and district overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

We love our school. From Principal, teachers, down to staff, all are all hard working professionals. Test scores really tell the story. This school can not be matched! Parent involvement is wonderful. The parents here really care and offer up their time to help. The opportunities and challenges available to our children here are truly amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

Very little latitude for 'square pegs' in this 'round hole' environment. Teachers are well-educated and motivated, test scores are great and many parents are happy. But, if you talk with parents whose children are 'different' ethnically, culturally, socioeconomically or behaviorally from the norm, many will say it's very difficult for students to fit into the dominant culture. There is a sense of elitism, a culture of fairly rigid conformity and a number of kids fall 'through the cracks'. This may not be different from other affluent suburban public schools, but is still a huge concern in a school so hugely lauded for excellence -- that many kids with cultural differences, learning differences or special needs, find themselves left out/left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

Prairie Star is one of the premier schools of the Blue Valley School district. Most teachers have grad degrees. The principal is involved, caring and one of the best I have ever known. The technology in the school is the best you will find anywhere. We treasured our three years there and our deepest regret in having to move was not leaving our home, our friends...it was we regretted having to leave Prairie Star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

Ok school. Poor principal. Not a good school for AP level students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

Prairie Star has provided our family with valuable teaching and learning tools for our children. We can't begin to explain how much involvement the teachers and principal give in the well being of each child. It's easy to see once passsing through theses doors, how such a school earns awards of distinctions.
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

108 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities90%
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 Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White100%
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

Math

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities83%
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 76% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 5% 17%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 5%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3800 West 143rd St
Leawood, KS 66224
Phone: (913) 239-7100

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