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Black Bob Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 321 students

 
 

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Posted March 29, 2013

My kids have been attending Blackbob Elementary for 6 years. They have yet to have a bad teacher. I feel the 3rd-5th grade teachers are especially exceptional. Out of the hundreds of times I have been there during school hours I'm always impressed by the lack of chaos. I have found the principal, Dr. Cook, to be very involved in all aspects of the school. I am grateful to have access to such a great public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

There are some great teachers, good teachers, and bad teachers here. The principal can be difficult to deal with but is usually easy to contact. They do have extracurricular activities, such as running club and band. My suggestion is that you research the teachers well and talk with parents before selecting a teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I am a parent of 4 boys, including a Kindergarten student at Black Bob. The teachers seem nice and concerned about the students. The principal seems responsive and available. Parental involvement here is very high, with over 97% of parents attending the last conferences (oct 2008). The extracurricular activities do not seem to be anything out of the ordinary. The facilities are average and could use some improvement. However, I do like that they have the added security of a locked building during the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

I went to Black Bob from my Kindergarten year to my 6th grade one. Trust me, there is no better school around! All the staff are really nice. I am not just saying that this school is the best because I go there. I have been on field trips to the other schools and nobody else participates in the assemblys as much as we do. Also, the parents are super-involved but they let us learn and don't do the work for the kids. I think that anyone could see that the kids are so awesome, the teachers care tons, and it is just the best school EVER!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 19, 2005

This is a great school! Not too much homework and the 6th Grade teachers really prepare the students for Junior High. Very safe school and children feel excited to come to school and learn. Please Choose this school for your child!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2005

The principal and teachers really care about the children's education! Everytime there is an assessment, the children are preparing for months. The day before the assessments, the PTO raises money and feeds the children muffins. This is why this school is so high in academics! Black Bob has been a wonderful experience!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2005

This school is great! The teachers care about the students and parents. The principal greets each child every morning in the front lobby. During the mornings, the 6th grade honor patrol opens the doors to cars and greets the parents. I would totally recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to enjoy school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2005

Great emphasis on reading in the 2nd grade, which my daughter doesn't like but we love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2003

The teachers communicate and involve the parents with the child's curriculm and other activities at the school. The teachers should receive an Apple reward for the wonderful job. They truly love their jobs and children to be so successful.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
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

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

50 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 disadvantaged91%
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 76% 67%
Hispanic 10% 17%
Black 9% 7%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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 21%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14701 South Brougham Dr
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913) 780-7310

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