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Jayhawk-Linn High School

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Posted April 13, 2010

Faced with enormous cuts and hard decisions, the board, teachers, parents, and community have rallied behind this junior high/high school. With a very strong support system and team work, the students are still among some of the brightest. Board members and teachers have continued strong leadership and students are still thriving in this rural community. The programs may have been scaled back, but the student love this school and are still very actively involved in making it the best. The school spirit is unsurpassed. At every event, the entire community is involved to participate. Most importantly, students continue to graduate in exceedingly high numbers. Teachers are encouraging and have remained focused on providing the best curriculum even amongst forced pay cuts and few lay offs. For a district in a poverty income level area, you would never know the disparities when feeling the pride walking into this school. Teachers have given the utmost respect and dignity by the superintendent and board members. Students even attend some board meetings to share projects or show slides. It truly is a dynamic setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

I am a current senior at JLHS and I am quite disgusted with our school. The curriculum requires zero effort to complete. You could go through your entire high school career without studying for a single test and do fine. Extra curricular activities are also a joke. If you would like to do an activity, that is not a sport, such as scholar's bowl or forensics look elsewhere. Student participation at school events and in the classroom is nearly nonexistent. The lunches are absolutely despicable. We are served a minimal amount of food that is poor quality and can sometimes be hard to choke down. It is really quite a sad place to go to school. It feels like everyone just goes through the motions and there is not heart put into learning, or teaching for that matter.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2009

I am a student who has spent my entire high school career at Jayhawk-Linn. I feel as though the school has been declining in an unfortunate way. The amount of truly qualified and passionate teachers can be counted on one hand. As a soon to be graduating student, I feel as though I am woefully unprepared for college. 99% of the classes can be passed without any studying, and as such, many students have no study skills whatsoever. Parents: I strongly urge to consider your children's future before you enroll them at JLHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2007

I think Jayhawk Linn has declined some but it is still a good school. It has many caring teachers. There are some not so good things at Jayhawk but there are some schools that are having bigger problems. I do agree that some teachers do not care the way they should but more credit needs to be given to more than just the drama and science dept.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

This school has been gone downhill rapidly for the 06/07 school year.This used to be a good and balanced school, no more. No one seems to be in charge or no what they are doing. Kudos to the drama and science dept.(meaning mr 'B') for hanging in there and putting the kids first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

During the past 7 years I have had 3 children in the Jayhawk Linn system. Without a doubt a major decline in quality of teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

I have had 5 of my children go through JLHS. I feel that the 2006-07 school year, has seen the school greatly decline, new teachers who seem to care very little about the students, and a completely new administration, unfamiliar with the school and community have all contributed to this. The school does have a few excellent , caring teachers, such as in the science and drama depts. Less then excellent is the math dept. JLHS does offer a safe school environment, and parents are treated respectfully when calling with a concern. JLHS should offer more extracurricular activities that don't involve sports, so all students can feel involved with the school in a positive way.
—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 81% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

44 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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 84% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

46 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
89%
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

2012

 
 
n/a
Reading

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students77%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Hispanic 2% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 54%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14675 Ks Hwy 52
Mound City, KS 66056
Phone: (913) 795-2224

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