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Osage City Elementary School

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Posted October 1, 2009

its not just the teachers that are great so is the principle and his staff they care about all th children and families. if you dont have a phone they come to your house if needed.the new school nurse goes out of her way to help make appt. if the parents have problems doing it.


Posted January 7, 2008

Typical small town school. The children with parents that work at the school have a lot more pull than other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2007

Wonderful, wonderful school. As with most schools, there are issues that are faced within education that parents that are on the outside looking in have all the answers for, i.e., tight budgets, NCLB, tests, federal mandates, 15-20 students in a classroom with different learning needs, and teachers that work above and beyond to make it work. What more can you ask for?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2007

This school does not promote educational excellence. If your child has special needs and wants to be babysat - then Osage is your school. If your child is exceptionally bright, and wants to be bored to tears - then go to Osage. If you like teachers who don't pay attention to your complaints and live in the world of last year's accomplishments then go to USD 420. Some good teachers live a frustrated life trying to deal with an administration that does not want to change. Even when a group of parents tries to voice concerns, their voices are shouted down by those in charge who can't take constructive criticism. My family no longer attends Osage City, although we continue to hope it improves for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

I have 2 children that go to this school. We had some trouble in the begin of the year with my daughter she is in kindergarden. The teachers and staff work with me to find out what the problem was and worked it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

I have had six children graduate from this school. Their experience was fantastic. Many former students have moved back to Osage City just so that their own children could attend school there. The band is award-winning. Students have the ability to take dual-credit classes in high school to receive college credit. Excellent teachers and strong leadership are the key. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

This district is mediocre at best with some hard working teachers in a system that works against them. Weak administration. The school board is not parent-friendly. Have felt too many times that children's best interests was not in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

After a bad experiance last year in Burlingame. Mrs. Wischropp's first grade in Osage City was the sunniest addition to our daughter's educational life. Not only did she keep my daughter challenged, but also kept the classroom in harmony. I would give six stars if I could.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

Not impressed. This district lacks leadership from its administration. Textbooks are old, teachers are not enthused about their job. Nice building but it is what goes on inside that counts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

Very easy to ask question to and they will get you an answer as soon as they can. Very accesible my child enjoys it and is showed alot of progress there!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%

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 88% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

38 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
100%
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
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities73%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities82%
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
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 92% 67%
Hispanic 5% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 4%
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 55%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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420 South 4th St
Osage City, KS 66523
Phone: (785) 528-3171

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