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Jefferson West High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 303 students

 
 

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Posted October 7, 2009

I absolutely love this school!! Of course nothing is perfect, especially with teenagers, but the teachers are very understanding and helpful with all the students. Not only do they teach them the books but they also prepare them for the real world!! Not only is it a great place for students but they keep the parents well informed of what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

I am currently going to jeff west and it is an amasing school the teachers are friendly nice i have never seen any bullying at the school by a teacher. There is only one teacher that chooses favorites in her class but that is it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2008

Jeff West is an amazing school and I feel I have been given an advantage over other students because I have attended Jefferson West High. Not only does Jeff west excell in Band, but also in numerous sports. Despite the other comment, the art deparment is outstanding in comparison with nearby schools. The students are very accepting and more friendly than most high school students are. I admit there is a lack of culture diffrences, but Jefferson west always has a wide array of forgien exchange students, along with an exchange program to go to Bebra, Germany. The teachers are amazing and extremly willing to work with the students. Currently Jefferson west has a 'late start wednesday' at which time, students have the opportunity, from 7:45 to 9:00 , to meet with the teachers and get extra help. This is extremly benificial to students especialy those who are involved in sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2008

I have not been impressed woth this school at all. It allows bullying by teac hers, exclusion by students and ingnores the needs of kids with disabilities who do not meet the requirements for an IEP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

Jeff West is a Fantatstic High School in my Opinion. It is amazing in band and excells pretty well in band. In my opinion Jefferson West is a tremidisouly good school. Our Elementery school has a good learning atmosphere along with the intermediate and middle shool. Highschool is a very organized and easy going schoool. Very Student Friendley.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2005

This school is in a small suburb just 10 miles from topeka, ks the state capital. This school excels in band, and sports,to help creative development, yet the school lacks international education re: foreign countries, the arts, culture. The school lacks in liberal education of larger cities, and us theatre, dance, and work force preparation . Parents are very rarely involved in student activities, and the school and parents do not work close together.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 84% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

83 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
93%
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

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Reading

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Science

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U.S. History and Government

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%
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 Students78%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 67%
Hispanic 4% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Meriden, KS 66512
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