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Mcdermott Elementary School

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Posted September 8, 2009

This school is the first of it's kind in my book, a school that truly cares about it's students and making strong independent students who have an amazing ability to also be good people to one another. My daughter has attended McDermott since her Kinder year and is not in 2nd grade. She's in the Dual Language class, which will be so beneficial to her later in life that I'm glad someone out there finally realized the need for this. If you need a wonderful Elementary school in Liberal, I would highly recommend McDermott :)
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Posted May 7, 2009

My children have attended McDermott Elementary School. I have a kindergarten in their Dual Language program (Awesome). She is reading in both English & Spanish. Their reading program 'Success For All' is really helpful. My kindergarten student is reading at a the middle of 1st grade level and my Third grade student at an 8th grade level. I know it wouldnt of been without the encourgement and support of McDermott Teachers, Paras and Staff. I rate this school with an A (Plus).


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
90%
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
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic98%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English98%
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
Hispanic 78% 17%
White 16% 67%
Black 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 82%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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439 South Pennsylvania
Liberal, KS 67901
Phone: (620) 604-1800

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