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Ottawa Middle School

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Posted May 20, 2009

i am in 8th grade right now and im done with school tomorow and i had the best years of my life here at ottawa middle school they had two people i ever felt like i could open up to and thoose two people were mrs.lyman and mr.circle but all staff are very good from counslers to princeable this is a very good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2009

I have had the best years of my life here! Great teachers,and staff,and many activites. You always feel welcome and you feel safe and are able to talk to someone if you need to! I would recomend this school to everyone! Truely a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2008

Great school, staff and group of students - focus is on kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

I like the sports in this school. We are doing very well. Although we might have not scored that well on our academics tests, we are all trying to improve. It may be a while, but slowly and surley we will. The after school program H.E.L.P. has been a great help with may grades along with many other people that go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2005

Our daughter was promoted from this school this past spring. She had a wonderful experience academically and in the extracurricular areas. Some of the warmest and challenging teachers she has had worked at Ottawa Middle School. They were truly caring and experienced individuals in a middle school format. My wife and I were very involved in our daughter's education; however, I cannot say that for a majority of parents. The school has tried many things to get students to achieve better in the mathematics and reading areas. But, this has been a slow process. With a change in the administration this summer, a more positive and encouraging environment should occur. It is a school of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

I am very excited to have my son enrolled as a 6th grade student at OMS. I try to attend events that he may or may not be involved in and have so far enjoyed them all. He is being afforded many different opportunities that he otherwise would not have been able to experience at the small rural school he attended K-5. I am very impressed with the administration that I have interacted with at this point. It seems to be a caring environment and the staff (teachers and admin.) have been helpful and courteous. I truly appreciate the after school program H.E.L.P. and extracurricular activities available to my student. What a GREAT experience at OMS. When I look back at what OMS was like when I was there (1982-1985) and compare it to now,I wish those opportunities would have been there then. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

Great facilities and new building. Technology is up to date and new. The teachers are excellent but the administration is hard to work with. Overall a safe learning environment and great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2003

The teachers at Ottawa Middle are wonderful. However the our experience there was not a pleasant one. The militant style behaviors of some of the admin. was totally unacceptable to our family.
—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 83% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
82%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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 81% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
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 84% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

185 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
62%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities52%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities52%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities49%
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
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities79%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities76%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities56%
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 Students78%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities50%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities36%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities56%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 67%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 56%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1230 South Ash
Ottawa, KS 66067
Phone: (785) 229-8030

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