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Mulvane Grade School

Public | 3-5 | 387 students

 

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Posted November 22, 2009

From our experience, this seems to be the weak link in the Mulvane school system. For example, we had 2 children enter this school that loved to read, and the teaching methods left them indifferent at best. They became avid readers again once they graduated to the next level. The problems we experienced here appear to be systemic, and start from the top down to the bottom. Communication is poor, and my kids learned to dislike school here. Fortunately, that has passed as they left this school. There are some good teachers here and those are the reason this school didn't get a lower rating but unfortunately there are many bad ones that offset them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

So far I am not assured that the education received here will be as it should be. It seems that some communications are lost here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

This school has always been very professional and supportive to both of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

This review concerns the Intermediate school. I found the performance of the teachers and the principal severly lacking. The 5th grade program began to place more responsibility on the students to complete tasks and assignments with less supervision then in 4th grade. In principle, that is a good idea, however, allowing a student to reach over 50 missed assignments without contacting the parent is not the way to do it. I was told in a conference reguarding a F that my son had that the by the teacher that she was not concerned, she knew he could do the work. This is not acceptable to me. After seeing grades slip and my son relize that there were no consequeces for not doing homework, I moved him to another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

For the most part I am finding that Mulvane schools cater to the middle range child. If a child needs differentiated instruction the schools are not open to meeting the needs. These schools are very teacher centered as opposed to child centered. One would find a few really dedicated teachers who will work hard to educate every child, but for the most part the teachers are mediocre at best and the schools are ran to meet the needs of teachers rather than students. The grade school has been a real disappoint to us as our child hates school. This child is a very intelligent child who sits and does worksheets and colors all day. Real thinking is not part of the curriculum. This, of course, is my opinion and experience as a parent with this school system. Other people have been very satisfied with the schools here.
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

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

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

146 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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities73%
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities93%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities93%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities96%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities90%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 90% 67%
Hispanic 4% 17%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 7%
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 36%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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411 SE Louis Blvd
Mulvane, KS 67110
Phone: (316) 777-1981

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