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Mcpherson High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 53 students

 
 

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Posted September 16, 2009

We have a great academic & extra curicular schedual that helps our young people


Posted July 25, 2007

I taught speech and debate, and directed the annual senior play, during my two-year career at McPherson H.S. Those two years were the mosting rewarding during my years of teaching. Merle D. Ulery, ex-teacher.


Posted July 26, 2004

I'm a student at Mac High. This has been one of the best schools I have ever been at. The other students are very nice. There isnt a huge problem with 'groups', everyone is friends with each other and they don't put you down for who you hang out with. The teachers are some of the nicest teachers I've had in all the schools I've been to, and they really know how to teach. They go at our speed and take the time out to help us understand. There are so many extra activities students can do. There are a ton of different clubs, and of course, sports. It's really easy to find your way around the school, too..after you get to know it. If your student could pick any class, I would highley recomend band, even if your student can't play an instrument. That is one of the best classes here.
—Submitted by a student


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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 84% in 2012.

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80%

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84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

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2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

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2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

162 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
44%
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

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%
Science

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
3%
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 Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Science

All Studentsn/a
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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 Students43%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities14%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities14%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students25%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities5%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students3%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White3%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities16%
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 83% 67%
Hispanic 9% 17%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 7%
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 35%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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801 East First St
Mcpherson, KS 67460
Phone: (620) 241-9500

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