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Manchester Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 629 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 17, 2014

Excellent learning environment...great teachers...great students...The kids are line up...walk together...are eager to learn. The Olathe School system is a great school district.


Posted April 16, 2014

In my opinion, the teachers in this school are very good. If only the same could be said about the school principal. I recommend that prospective parents and students do a search for New Leadership at Manchester Park Elementary on the Change dot org website to see what others have to say about the school and its administrator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

My grandchildren go to Manchester Park Elementary and have wonderful caring teachers and excel in all classes. My grandson recently received a 100% on his state assessment test and has been encouraged to participate in the Math Wings Program...his team of 3 has won the regional contest. I have been there for Grandparent's Day and all of the children are very well mannered, and polite and listen to their teachers.


Posted August 22, 2012

We have children that attended Manchester Park for several years.The principal,Mrs.Degroot, makes even Joan Crawford look warm and fuzzy. She is unapproachable,militant and resistant to any parental input. The office staff is downright RUDE! They could all use a good dose of Manners 101. My son was BULLIED everyday at recess and NOTHING was done about it. We had NUMEROUS talks about this and were told it would be handled and it never was. The teachers we experienced ran their classes like a boot camp dictating lessons with a sharp,firm intent devoid of any emotion or praise. My children were filled with anxiety to the point of tears over the need for perfection these "teachers" expect. If you want to be disregarded,disrespected,and worry constantly about the safety and security of your child's learning environment,then Manchester Park is the perfect fit for you. This school is run with an iron fist and the staff utilizes that fear based method as a means for results. By the way,get your checkbook ready..The staff plays favorites to families who FINANCIALLY contribute to the school. So,good luck parents and good riddance Manchester Park.You should be ASHAMED of yourself.


Posted April 6, 2012

This school has so many bullies i dont even send my child to school anymore! My child is going on to Middle School next year and im thinking of moving. My real estate agent said I should try somewhere northern from Kansas. I have made a big mistake moving here I was living in Virginia but my dad has gotten ill but he has finally decided to come live with me so I am moving back great schools are up there and the school serves nasty food the bathrooms smell like pigs and the staf and teachers are downright RUDE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

My 3yr son is doing very well in school, thanks for the school's excellent teachers and programs, like State-sponsored Enrichment Program for gifted kids. I feel so glad that our house is very close to the school. Much thanks to the Principal and teachers for doing a tremendous job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

A very, very good school. I have 2 kids who have attended MP since kindergarten (oldest is in 4th). We've only had 1 teacher that I've felt was sub-par, and a couple that have been truly great. Mrs. DeGroot knows all the kids, and many of the parents. She runs the place with tight reins, which is needed, or some of the well-meaning parents would likely try to take over! My 2 boys LOVE school, cry on the last day, and look forward to going back at the end of the summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

My son has gone to Manchester Park since K (he is in 5th grade now) and I have watched it grow in only positive ways. The principal Mrs. DeGroot runs the school like a private school in my opinion (in a positive way). Although it is a larger elementary school, she knows all the children by name and most, if not all the parents as well. Every teacher my children has had has been fair, caring and communicated well with me as a parent. When your children actually wake up and are excited to go to school, I consider it a sign that they must be doing something right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

I'm a local real estate agent and parent of two children at Manchester Park. The instruction and environment provided at this school has been exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

This school is a good educational. School were your kids love it with awesome teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

A gem of a school. My daughter is in third grade and loves this school. Students are way above national and state averages. In my daughter's class, the average test score on the national exam was over 91%. Great school for academics and development!
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

76 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
White97%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
White95%
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 88% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 17%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Black 1% 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 2%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9810 Prairie Creek Rd
Lenexa, KS 66220
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