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Leawood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 484 students

 
 

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Posted March 22, 2013

I have put four children through LES. half way through our principle changed and i was concerned- as filling principal harris's shoes was going to be hard; he was so amazing. but mr palmer did it! i loved how he knew all the childrens names by heart withiin a few weeks. i don't think any school is perfect, but this one would be close. every one on staff is caring and attentive. they have a "PAL" program for parents to volunteer at the school. so you can be as involved there as you would like. i eat lunch with my kids at least once a week and they are welcoming. their educational standards for excellence are high, as well as what they expect from a well mannered, caring child. its not just about education here. they help teach the children respect, honor, friendship, manners and virtue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2011

I am really happy with the school, teachers, principal, supporting staff. The kids work really hard at school and the homework load is appropriate. There is also a great community spirit and kids are taught wonderful values such as respect. One of my child is on an IEP and I am happy with the support he is getting. The only minor thing I am not crazy about: in some classes, children are given too much candy as a reward for good work or behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

I have lived in and around many cities in Johnson County for many years. I have been in several Olathe, Shawnee Mission, and Blue Valley schools. Whilst I can say positive things about all of the schools my children have attended, I am most pleased with the caring, commited, and professional atmosphere I have withnessed at Leawood. No school is perfect, but Leawood comes very close. This school handles it's responsibilities well and when a concern is brought to their attention it is handled with efficiency and care. I have been very pleased by my interactions with staff, both classroom teachers and other support staff. The secretaries are knowlegeable and welcoming. The principal is new (as of 2010) and seems to be very organized and on the ball. My children's 1st and 4th grade experience has been wonderful. I really feel that they are being prepared for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

The school has great teachers and a great education program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Very dedicated staff and principal. All of them very willing to listen your concerns and needs. Every student is important to them. No one is discriminated against.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

3 children thru LES. Overall a very good school. The good: Very clean, safe, and overall caring staff. Affluent suburb so no problems of any sort. Very achievement motivated and push for performance from the kids. Teachers are into their jobs. The not so good: While I would never say it is a bad school I will say it is a school more suited to students with only 1 working parent. The homework load is tremendous & I get the impression that because it is in an affluent area the teachers push alot of the work to the parents thru heavy homework loads. The suburban mothers encourage this w/ their hyper-focus on their children & school politicking. They are a hoot to watch scurrying around the school panicking when Johnny/Jane don't get straight A's. Teachers are very good at this game of pushing the parents to do the teachers job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

Leawood Elementary School is like a big, warm hug for students and parents alike. The staff is very seasoned, being one of the oldest buildings in the Blue Valley School District, and its academic performance is exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

This school is Amazing! My daughter has special needs and attends the pre-school there. I can't believe how lucky we are to attend a school where the teachers are so dedicated to preparing our little one for kindergarten and for life. Our fourth grader also had an incredible experience with the new fourth grade teacher, Mr. Kort! The PTO in this school is second to none. A+ to Leawood Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

This elementary school is in an affluent suburban community. The kids are the #1 priority in many, if not all, decisions. The campus, restrooms and cafeteria areas are tidy and clean. The PTO is very well funded, active and supported by many. The Principle is awesome yet conservative and he sometimes struggles to delegate or encourage the leadership of others with various projects. Safety issues are patchwork and in need of updates. Traffic control at drop-off and pick-up is emerging as a growing priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

Leawood Elementary is exceptional. I have had three children at this school, and have never been anything but 100% pleased with the education. Access to music, art, computer education, foreign language and physical education enhance the children's learning environment to produce a well rounded education that prepares them for a lifetime of achievement. A child cannot help but to succeed at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

When will Leawood Elementary get all day kindergarten? I would also love to Spanish (much more useful) than French for our kindergarten class too. You can't beat the quality of this school and its teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

I have two children in this school and have had amazing and positive experiences with teachers, administrators and other parents. I will not move out of the district until my kids are out of elementary school. That's how good it is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

I have been very pleased with the academic climate and helpfulness of the teachers at this school. I have had children in 5 different schools over the last ten years and would rank the atmosphere at Leawood as one of the best.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%

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 88% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

79 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities67%
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 Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
White96%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
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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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 80% 67%
Hispanic 8% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
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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3411 W. 103rd Street
Leawood, KS 66209
Phone: (913) 239-6600

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