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Ridgeview Elementary School

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Posted August 11, 2010

I went here kindergarten through half of my second grade year. I remember crying the last day of my kindergarten year because I missed my kindergarten year! I remember my first grade teacher Ms. Holt and my second grade teacher Mrs. Gardner! I miss them all! I made many friends, and I switched school districts when we moved to Shawnee...I'm now a sophmore and I still remember all the fun we had!


Posted April 15, 2007

My son has been a student at Ridgeview since Kindergarten and I have been very pleased with the level of education he has received. His father and I have been very involved from day one, as we feel it is important to show him that we place a huge value in his school career. Recently we have been made to feel as if our involvement is not important or welcomed. We have trouble getting a good level of parental involvement here and are very sad that the little there is has lost it's value. I am, at this moment, considering moving him to a school that nurtures parental involvement instead of shunning it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

My son started ridgeview 3 years ago when we moved here from Tx.This school has been awesome to not only to my son but to our whole family.He had a really great teacher this year who has gone out of her way to make extra one on one time with him and encourage him in everything he does.I am very thankful for this school.This fall my daughter will start kindergarten at Ridgeview as well ,and I can't say how happy I am that she will be a Panther as well!!!One more thing,the principal is awesome to,she knows all the kids my name and always has a beautiful smile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2004

My son begun here as a kdg. He was having behavior problems. I asked the principal if it would help if I could be allowed to sit in his class and go anywhere he went, for four weeks, in order to fix the problem. I was welcomed with open arms. I got the chance to see first hand the different personalities, teaching methods, and how they responded to correcting behaviors and applauding behaviors of the teachers, volunteers, custodians and the principal on a daily basis. This is an excellent school in my opinion. There is the good people and the not so good but that's everywhere not just in schools. You do have a choice when it comes to your child don't be afraid to speak up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

This school has been wonderful. As a volunteer I truly enjoyed the school and the faculty. However, there were other parent/volunteers who seemed to try and stir up trouble between faculty members. These volunteers were by far the worst part of my experience. As far as the students and faculty go I think Ridgeview deserves an A+. The programs offered outside of the regular class hours shows this school's dedication to improving the lives of our children. My child's teacher's and classes have been unbelieveable in terms of support and ability to foster a good environment for learning. Overall, I have been truly satisfied with Ridgeview. All schools have good and bad characteristics but I definitely think Ridgeview's good far outweighs its drawbacks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

RV school has turned into the most unwelcoming school for parents. I volunteered there at an average of 3 - 4 days a week for at least 5-6 hours. I wasn't allowed to use any phone or wouldn't get messages about calls made to me. I was told many times that parents are in the way. And that all I was doing was causing trouble. I was accused of doing things when it wasn't true, or I was helping a teacher doing what I was doing. I got total disrepect from the staff in that. This year I'm tranfering out, so my family can have a fresh start at another school. The shame is, I'm not leaving this school because of the wonderful teachers it had. It was all the politics that went on. The teachers were afraid for their jobs to speak up for me or any parents.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%

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

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

30 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
60%
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 Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English61%
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
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English79%
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
Hispanic 62% 17%
White 31% 67%
Black 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 81%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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