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Tomahawk Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 371 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 25, 2013

I am a grandmother of one of Tomahawk's students. We just got custody of her last summer and this is her first year at Tomahawk (2nd grade). Because of a terrible situation before we got custody, she has a number of learning disabilities, but I want to say that she could not have been transferred to a better school. I am amazed at how caring the teachers, counselors, and nursing staff are. With the help of these folks and the amazing family that she now has, she is making leaps and bounds. We are ending a spiral of abuse and trying to ensure that this little girl has everything she needs to become a happy, useful, successful, etc, member of society in the future.Thanks Tomahawk.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2006

Our children have been served well by Tomahawk. The school is sensitive to each child's needs. I cannot say enough good things about the staff. The teachers I have had contact with have surpassed my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

Tomahawk has provided a good, solid, academic program for our children. The teachers who provide this strong program are highly qualified and first rate! What we like most is that they communicate positives and negatives about our children's performance when they are proud and or concerned. The school s principal, teachers and staff make everyone feel welcome. This warm welcome is part of the reason for our strong parent involvement. We have also been able to enjoy the extracurricular activities that is made available for our children, especially the music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

I think that Tomahawk is a wonderful school for my children to attend. The quality of the academic programs has been very good. The availability of extracurricular activities has been good. The level of parent involvement has been excellent. I am concerned about how the Olathe school district splits this school to go to 2 different junior high schools, then sends them to Senior high schools that do not feed from the junior high schools they attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

Unfortunately, this school has made a turn for the worse over the past few years. It is in desperate need of strong leadership and discipline amongst the students. Additionally, the concern for the students and their education, not only on behalf of the teachers but the principal as well, is less than desirable. We are not looking to place any of our children in this school after this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

My children love Tomahawk, there is a family atmosphere and the teachers are great. My children have become excellent readers and they have become very confident about their school work with the help of encouraging teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2003

If you are concerned about your child learning the basics (reading, math, spelling), this school isn't for you. The principal is good at promoting the school, but the truth is the school needs better leadership. The school does not prepare the students for junior high school and the junior high school teachers are aware of this deficiency.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

55 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
78%
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
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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

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 64% 68%
Hispanic 19% 16%
Black 11% 7%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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13820 South Brougham Dr
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913) 780-7690

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