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Clearwater Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted June 18, 2013

We have both of our kids going to this school and it is fantastic. Mr. Smith, the principal, is one of the nicest people we have ever met. He is so involved with all of the kids. All of the teachers we have had are also great. If we could, we would give this school and the faculty 10 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

We have had kids at this school for six years now. I am amazed at the quality of the staff and how Mr. Smith (principal) makes the kids his top priority. We've thought about moving many times but can bear the thought that all our children may not attend such a great school. It seems like such a family since there is low teacher turnover. One of my children can be a behavior problem at times and the teachers always do whatever they can to help him do the best he can and own his actions! Mr. Smith and the PTC really listen to parents' concerns and implement various activities that are family oriented. I know my kids are cared for, safe and well educated each day they attend this amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

The rating of 5 sort of surprised me. I think this is a fantastic school. My kids love it and look forward to going each and every day. On the rare occasion that a problem arises (i.e. my son had a physical altercation with another boy), the situation was quickly remedied and there were no more problems after that. The teachers really care as does the principal. There is a fair amount of income diversity but sometimes I think I'm the only one who notices. My husband and I want to move to another town but the school system here in Olathe makes us stay. It's good quality education and both of my kids are exceling. I'm afraid the kids wouldn't excel as much in a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

Our son was moved to CWC in the middle of the semester after being homebound throughout the winter because of a lowered immune system (this is typical for him every year). When we were ready to set up an IEP again, we were very nervous (these are usually a bit rough). We were amazed at how they were willing and open to anything we suggested! This school has welcomed our son (and us) with open arms as well as the children and the parents (because of prep by the CWC staff). We know that we are not a 'typical' family but even with all the special needs our son has, they made us feel very welcome and accepted immediately! Clearwater Creek is a true blessing to our family and all of the families who have children that attend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

We tranferred in to this school from another Olathe school and we are very happy that we did. The Principal (Mr. Smith) is great with the kids! He is somewhat shy around parents, but is polite and treats you with respect. The teachers are better than average. The only drawback is that Mr. Smith could be a little more strict with his teachers. They seem to get away with a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

Our move to the area was suppose to be temporary with husband's job but we love this school so much we have made our move permanant. This is our 5th year here. Mr. Smith is the best pricipal! He is SO involved with the kids! From dressing in costume on special days, to greeting at the door in the mornings and even camping on the roof when the students reached reading goals. The teachers are WONDERFUL and always willing to help. There is a wonderful community/family feel here that we haven't found anywhere else! If you are thinking of relocating to the area, you will find most of the schools here to be top-notch.Clearwater is the best of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 87% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

61 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
74%
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 Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities70%
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 Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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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 80% 67%
Hispanic 8% 17%
Black 4% 7%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 11%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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930 Clearwater Creek Dr
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 780-7360

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