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Indian Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 465 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2014

Excellent school! Both of my children have flourished in this school---great staff, teachers,and students. A great neighborhood school that treats each child individually and goes the extra mile to make sure students are not only learning the fundamentals but also about respect for themselves and each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

The entire staff is top rate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Indian Creek has an excellent caring staff and an excellent art program.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2009

It takes a great staff working with children and thier parents to make everythig come together. My grandchild loves learning (and doing great) and going to school. What more can you ask for when you here they love their teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

All the staff at Indian Creek are great! They are all passionate about the kids and their education. The principal is one of the best anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

Awesome with awesome teachers and an award winning principle!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

Love love love our School and staff and teachers. They make this a wonderful place to have your child. We will miss it next year when we have to go to Jr High- wish we could take them all with us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

The principal is awesome!!!!!!The teachers all seem to really care about the kids. They take extra time to talk to parents when needed. The office staff is one of the best I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

They are a great school, they are small but thier hearts are huge. I would love to see them get a chance at this for thier are schools going up and I would like to see them get money for extra's they deserve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

Indian Creek has a passion that runs deep in the fabric of the school for the kids and the education they provide. Cheers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I'm thrilled to have my children enrolled at this school. The staff is wonderful, and I love how positive an experience my children have had since we moved to this neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The faculty are excellent at communicating with you about your child and the principal is usually attentive about any concerns you have
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

I have one child at ICE who has attended for the last two years. I have been thrilled with her experience there. She has been blessed with great teachers (Kdg & 1st). She is working approximately one grade level ahead and the teachers work with her to keep her challenged, but keep her with her class so she can still benefit from learning with her peers that are on her emotional level. Principal Voyles is a wonderfull, hands on individual and is out every day in the school. Parent involvement is a downside to this school. There seems to be only a core group of individuals who are willing to step up and help out with PTO and other classroom events. Many of the classrooms are extremely small and cramped with desks and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Great school, Great Teachers & exceptional Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

This school has been great for my kids. They love the special attention they get from smaller class sizes here at Indian Creek. They have great leadership in principal Voyles. Great job Indian Creek & Staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

I have two children at Indian Creek and they love it there. The teachers are very involved and concerned about the children's well being and academic achievements. Principal Voyles is very hands on and a day doesn't go by that we don't see her out talking and interacting with all the students. The school is somewhat strict as far as acting out or misbehaving, as well it should be. In this day in age it is refreshing to see a school hold the kids accountable for any bad or unacceptable behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

From first glance, ICE is a great school. It's safe and clean. We were actively involved in events and room parties. As long as we were going with the flow, everything was fine. The moment we had an issue with teachers or policies, we found administration to be willing to listen but never take action to address our concerns. We got fed up with meetings and discussions about what could/should/would be done and decided to homeschool. It was the right decision for us. I have to say, on the way out the door, administration was gracious. Also, as we've gone back for special events, like the Fun Fair, and we've been treated well. My child still hugs her former teachers and principal...and they always smile and ask how she's doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

I have had 2 children in ICE and cannot say enough good things about the school. My oldest a boy having moved in from another district, was encouraged, challenged and excelled under the leadership here. My daughter has special needs and everyone on her team has her best interest, and that of our family, in focus. My son has moved on to junior high and was well prepared and excelling. My daughters emotional, educational and physical needs are cared for at a highly professional and kind level. Parent involvement is encouraged and appreciated. Leadership of teachers and admin is second to none. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

I have 2 children that attend this school, and although I have had some doubts in the past, every issue that has come up has been dealt with swiftly and efficiently. ALL schools will have problems, even private ones, this school is no different. I have experienced excellent teachers, and not so great teachers. Overall I have no complaints. The principal is VERY involved, not a day passes that we do not see her helping and interacting with the children. She is firm, but fair. My children are both acheiving above grade level, and the teachers strive to accomidate them. (although they sometimes need a little prodding.) I think that the main issues that this school has, are due to the parents lack of participation. We need to be in control of our children's future, and not expect the schools to do our job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

This school is terrible! I agree with the other posting about boys and this school. This school does not work with parents at all, like their school website boasts from the principal. The principal believes she knows what is right and won't deviate from the methods at this school; unfortunately, this is hurting our kids and not helping them be good adults. The methods we as parents use at home are not able to be used at this school (or any Olathe school) because it disrupts the other kids' learning too much. So kids are sent to the principal's office or a safe room to discourage their behaviors, also walking a line at recess for punishment! This school has many instances of contradictions that we have experienced first hand. They want the kids to make choices, but then get in trouble if they pick the wrong choice. This is unacceptable!
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

62 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

All Students89%
African American75%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students87%
African American83%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students92%
African American91%
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students89%
African American82%
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students93%
African American82%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in English92%
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 Students92%
African American90%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African American80%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities80%
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 60% 67%
Hispanic 17% 17%
Black 15% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15800 West Indian Creek Parkwa
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913) 780-7510

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