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Cedar Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 489 students

 
 

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Posted November 14, 2013

I have been a parent at Cedar Hills for the past 10yrs and cannot say one bad thing! The teachers and staff are amazing, caring and intelligent. I feel strongly that the comments made in a previous post were made by a parent who is not very well informed and was out of touch with CHE.For ex. they have a PTO not PTA and without these parent volunteers, many student activities would not happen. For the past 10yrs I have watched the school grow from being a good school to a great school! The majority of the teachers there now, were there when the school opened! Very low turnover! When I was enrolling my k-gartner before the school was completely built I spoke with the principal and was impressed by his goals for CHE.He shared that his passion was the Special Needs program and wanting to bring the school into the technology world.As a parent of a sp.nds child I was comforted by his words and throughout their 6 years there, I was never disappointed in their education.I am also proud to say that the technology there is top notch and admired by many who do not attend our school.In 2 years I will have graduated 3 children from there and could never imagine them attending any other school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

I am thankful that my kids no longer attend this school. There was a lot of bullying that was swept under the carpet and ignored in addition to the blame the victim mentality. The PTA and parent groups did include some of the "mean mom" clique and it was very uncomfortable for a lot of parents and children. There was a definite facade that everything was great, so you had to be bright enough or interested enough to look past the facade and see the reality. I looked and still missed some very sad occurrences that I heard about later. Those parents definitely felt that there was an attitude of the perfect "facade" is more important than the hurt "child". Although there are some really good teachers, this school also has had a lot of teacher turnover and a lot of inexperienced teachers (therefore the low mark). The impact of teachers is so far reaching. On one of the school nights where kids go back and see all their teachers, both my kids were like "none of the teachers we had are still here." The teacher turnover is way too high when grade school kids recognize it. The school did offer some really good electives that I was very pleased with and my children enjoyed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

This is an incredible school. From the moment you walk up to the building listening to the classical music that is piped in through the hallways, to the excellent leadership from the principal to the highly dedicated and professional teachers. There are a LOT of parent volunteers at this school which is also a great resource, but because the families that attend this school tend to have a lot of financial resources, be prepared for things like carnival, classroom parties, teacher gifts, etc. to be a little over the top. If you can get over the excess of some of the parents, this is a great place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

That school is where we live in our house. We reviewed the different schools as we wanted the best for our kids, and this school was clearly the answer. I am a doctor, and specialize in child development, and obviously wanted the best for my kids, and this school beats every single standard we were looking for....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

I feel very connected to this school. There is a great sense of pride that extends far beyond the principal and staff, it overflows into the parents. It is great to be able to volunteer and be appreciated for the time that is volunteered. I am glad they have classes that not every school offers, Spanish, Music, Strings and Art. I am very impressed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

One of the best educational experiences my child has had where in this area there is little to no diversity. We felt connected with the teacher, she cared about my child, and we were very happy with the Principal. Excellent school, and NEW!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

My son is a 5th grade student at Cedar Hills Elementary. He is a very bright boy but always struggled with his focus in class. Teachers would try to reach out to him but would ultimately get frustrated and he would receive less than satisfactory comments from his teachers. However this year is something special happened. A new teacher by the name of Ms. Daniels became his teacher. In the past I know my son has been more than a handful for most teachers, and as a result his enthusiasm for class has been low. I don't know what kind of personal attention she might give him but it is definitely something special because know my son comes how and eagerly talks about class that day, and is actually excited (believe it or not!) to go to school the next day. Thank you Ms.Daniels and thank you Cedar Hills for caring!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

I believe that Cedar Hills has made remarkable progress since opening in 04/05. The Specials are a great way to rotate the kids through what are known as 'electives' once they get older. PE for lower level grades is twice weekly and Coach Enge is great - all the kids like him a great deal. Parent can be as involved or non-involved as they wish at CHE. There are many opportunities (Class moms, DadsOfGreatStudents, etc)
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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99%

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99%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
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2009

 
 
89%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

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 87% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

85 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students97%
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 Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
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 Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
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 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
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 81% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Hispanic 4% 17%
Two or more races 3% 4%
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 3%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Overland Park, KS 66085
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