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Osawatomie High School

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Posted May 29, 2009

I transferred to this school at the end of my freshman year. I moved from a 5A school in the city to a 4A school in what most people call the country. The amount of people in my class was the amount of people in my new school. I was uneasy about it being so small, but I got over it. I was in shock for the most part but when I settled in I realized that the school was great. There are many different types of classes students can take like; computers, business, gym, choir, and art. Students can also be a teacher s aide and help teachers do some of their everyday tasks. This high school has an alternative education program also that provides a closer relationship between students and teachers. Also teenage pregnancy cannot be a problem in an area because it is and will always be the teenager's


Posted February 18, 2008

That is so great that the high school has all these great programs...now. The fact that the principal was so unwilling to work with teenage pregnancy, which seems to be a problem in that area, is a huge disappointment. Some of the teachers seem to prefer to engage in the lives of the student despite the invitation or not.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2008

it is a smaller school, but the kids and staff are very nice, and helpful. and, every student gets a lap top
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2007

I've been in 5 different schools in two states and the Osawatomie school system is by far the best. There are many after school programs offered, sports programs, art programs, study nights, college classes, and much more. During the 2005-2006 school year, Osawatomie High became innovators in learning by offering *all* of their students laptop/tablet convertible computers. I am currently in my second year with the laptop program, and the things that we can do are amazing. I see high schools in the paper from time to time bragging about how all of their students have Palm Pilots.well, our elementary school students have palm pilots and they've had them for three years. With the advent of a YMCA (funded by the town!) merged with the school in the 2006-2007 school year, Osawatomie is yet again innovating.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2005

I am a student at osawatomie high school and personally i love it. we moved and we came back its not really about who your parents are its just how well you do whatever your doing. sure there are a ton of people who do sports but its not all about that. the teachers here are all great. there are a ton of classes you can take for art, and music, we also have a ton of different buisness classes you can take throughout your high school career. I think Oz has something for everybody whether it be buisness,science,music,fitness,or art theres plenty to pick from and they keep adding more classes each year to make your high school years better. if i were you i would pick Oz to send your teenager to.
—Submitted by a student


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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 84% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

89 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
60%
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

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities73%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities67%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities29%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
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 91% 67%
Hispanic 4% 17%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 7%
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 61%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1200 Trojan Dr
Osawatomie, KS 66064
Phone: (913) 755-2191

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