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Morse Elementary School

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Posted October 28, 2013

Morse Elementary, Olathe, KS Great curriculum and fantastic teachers! We have our oldest of three sons attending this school and he loves it! Thanks Morse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

We love Morse! It is very much like a family instead of a school. The teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I am very happy that my children will be attending Morse Elementary. I have a son that is in the 1st grade and will have a daughter going through as well. The curriculum they provide as well as the quality of teachers is second to none in an elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

Wonderful principal. He is great and knows all the kids by name. Great teachers and staff. They all are helpful and friendly. You will be very happy with Morse Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

Great community. Great parents. Great kids. Great teachers. Couldn't be a better place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

As a parent of a Kindergarten student this year, I am just beginning to see the spectacular benefits of a Morse education. The curriculum is challenging and very much in line today's prevailing philosophies about learning. The school has a small-town community feel -- the principal really goes the extra mile to make all the students feel important, and the faculty and staff at Morse are very helpful and friendly. Morse truly provides the highest quality education and school life for a growing child - any Morse parent will tell you that. And the test scores speak for themselves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

Morse Elementary is a wonderful elementary school. The principal is so involved and knows every child by name. He visits and participates with each and every classroom frequently. He greets each child as he/she arrives in the morning and he says goodbye to each child as he helps them in their parent's car at the end of the day. Morse has a wonderful staff of teachers. Their curriculum is challenging, yet individualized. Students at Morse start learning Spanish in Kindergarten and continue through their elementary years. Parents are so involved, and the Morse PTO is wonderful. My child attended a different Blue Valley elementary school last year, and Morse is hands down so much better. You can't go wrong sending your child to Morse.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%

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 88% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%

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

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

78 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 87% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 3% 17%
Black 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 4%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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