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Heritage Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 344 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 30, 2012

Our son is attending Heritage for his 1st Grade year, after going to Scarborough for his Kindergarten year. Heritage doesn't have full day kindergarten, where as the other school did. Our child has had some difficulty in school since he has ADHD. The teacher (Mrs Stanley), the Principal and the staff there has been very supportive and very good with helping our son succeed. He still slips up here and there, but they have been able to deal with it much better than his previous school. The office staff is friendly and supportive, the principal is very approachable, and the teachers are not only available to talk about your child, but they encourage communication, and solicit your input often. I give them 5 stars, and I think that they are well deserved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

3 of my school aged children have or currently attend Heritage. It is a typical Olathe KS grade school. Excellent principal who makes himself available to students/parents and teachers that communicate well with students/parents. One down side is the physical location of the school atop a hill with a small parking lot. Can be difficult to maneuvar in and out of the parking lot when dropping off/picking up kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

Parent involvement is great and teacher and principal responses were timely and effective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2006

The past two years have been the best we've experienced at Heritage. We have had children attending Heritage for the past 12 years and of the three principals the current principal is by far the best. He's visible and he treats everyone with respect - students & parents. He is approachable and willing to listen. He treats everyone equally and does not play favorites among parents like the previous administrator. The changes he's made have been a long time coming and anyone who is involved and at the school on a regular basis will tell you the same thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

I had one child at this school. There was a change in principal 2 years ago and the quality of the school dropped dramatically. My son was bullied throughout the year, his grades dropped, and my wife and I had numerous meetings with the principal. My son had always been an A/B student and was bringing home C/D/F grades. We contacted his teachers with e-mails (only 1 of 3 responded consistently) and were forced to have numerous meetings with the principal asking for help. My opinion--go to Clearwater Creek, where the old principal went or avoid the Olathe district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

I have 2 kids in this school and have found the teachers and staff to be excellent. We moved from another school in the district and found Heritage to be a vast improvment. The education is top notch and the staff seem to be dedicated and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

We have three children in this school and are very dissatisfied with the quality of the education that they are receiving. Often tests are sent home with answers that are wrong counted as correct and there are frequently basic grammatical errors in correspondence and curriculum. We are considering moving to enable the children to go to another school. To have an assembly to get the children all jazzed up about fundraising when the standardized test scores are so low comparatively is disturbing. Parent involvement is limited to fundraising and concern for curriculum is minimal.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

64 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
66%
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
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged62%
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 Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 73% 68%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Asian 6% 2%
Black 6% 7%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 27%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1700 East Pawnee Dr
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913) 780-7490

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