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Olathe East Sr High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2075 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2013

Great school if you are wealthy or into sports. Other than conferences, VERY POOR communication with parents when students are struggling.Half of two years has been a huge disappointment for the alleged reputation this school has. Huge. Some teachers need to be reminded they are there to educate not just to gather a paycheck or be on a power trip. A few teachers are flat out mean and act immature towards students. It ruins it for the great teachers at this school, that obviously are devoted. A teacher's attitude comes home with the students. They talk about the good and the bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

This school has officailly been ranked one of the top 20 High schools in America due to Academics, Sports, Leadership, Community, volunteering etc. This school is TOP notch! there is not a school out there that can beat it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My daughter loves her school and her teachers. I believe she is getting a top notch education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

It is one of the best school in the whole world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

Contrary to popular belief, East isn't the school that everyone cracks it up to be. I've been able to experience the environments at both Olathe North and East. East is much more clique ridden and it is harder to make friends out of your social 'group.' The teachers at North really cared about me as a person and I was able to create connections with them on a personal level. The science dept. at North is WAY better!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

There is so much work in every class, you cant even keep a job. Teachers book you with tons of work, but the teachers are nice and the students are excepting of others. This school isnt the best school ive ever been to. This school is a hassle to keep up with good grades, and im an honor roll student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2008

I enjoyed my experience at this school very much, there is a slight favoritism to athletics over academics but the academics are still very strong as the test scores rank constantly at the very top in out district, and above average in the state. The teachers are there to help you, well most of them, and I was able to learn a lot from the fantastic ones, and I learned how to teach myself from the not so fantastic ones. But overall, all of the teachers that I learned from were very friendly and willing to help. The extracurricular activities are wonderful with state title holding sports teams, an award winning drama department and so much more. This is a school where everyone is welcome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2005

I went to Olathe East from 98'-01' and I thought it was a great school. I came from a small town school that was only a 2A and made the jump up to a 6A school. I didn't know what to expect. But I found out very quickly that they have very good teachers that acually are willing to help you. So from a former students point of view I'd say that Olathe East is a very good school to send your student to. Sincerly, TJ Anderson - Class of 2001
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 25, 2005

Although I am not yet a parent, I graduated from Olathe East ranked #1 in my class. The diversity of opportunities is rather astounding, and I have often reflected on Olathe East as an important source of my preparation for college and a professional career. For the most part, the staff is highly qualified, and each teacher (that I took) portrayed a sincere desire for their students to be successful. Although challenging, it is manageable, and students will feel prepared for the future. Parents are highly involved in both academic and extracurricular activities, and you can really get a sense that an environment of learning is supported. With regards to academics, Olathe East is blue ribbon school that consistently yields test scores higher than state averages. For students hoping to receive college credit, the local community college is very cooperative. Overall, Olathe East is simply a phenomenonal school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2004

This school is defenitly outstanding. It is college bound has programs for 'street smart' smart kids, 'book' smart kids, numerous different languages, programs. The students & teachers are very diverse. Fantastic range of after school programs, for arts, music & sports. The attendence is very on point, the principal at the time was very open can relate to him didn't pick & chose children over one another. I think I can go on & on with great comments if you are looking for a good school for your high schooler this is definitely your pick, trust me!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2004

The only thing I didn't like about this school was a few of the teachers. Some of them seem not to care if their student passes or fails and with an attitude like that I don't feel as if my student is getting the best learning experience he could be getting. The principal also seems too preoccupied with appearances. Obviously the students don't respect him because he doesn't try to get involved with kids that aren't participating in extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

This school has very high academic standards. A 3.5 average will only put you in the middle of the class standings. There are a lot of high achieving students in every area, academics, athletics, performing arts, etc. Many students excel in multiple talents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2003

This school is undoubtably at the top when it comes to high schools in the state of Kansas. This school is advanced in every area. Extracurricular activities is its strong point which I know by experience. There are so many ways to get involved and the experiences you come out with are ones that benifit students for years to come. All the activities at Olathe East HS are high quality and Olathe East in among the top schools in the state when it comes to Performing Arts, academics, and sports. There is an all around tradition of excellence in all of its programs that very few schools can match. This school is actually fun to go to and it has so much to offer. Olathe East High School is part of many other great schools that the Olathe School District has to offer.


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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.

523 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

497 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

545 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

484 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
79%
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

2012

 
 
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Science

2012

 
 
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U.S. History and Government

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

499 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students93%
African American85%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnic80%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander90%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students96%
African American95%
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander90%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities88%
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students91%
African American81%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnic70%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander91%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities61%
Proficient in English57%
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 Students87%
African American84%
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander85%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities57%
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 77% 67%
Black 9% 7%
Hispanic 7% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 2% 4%
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 19%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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14545 West 127th
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913) 780-7120

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