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Bentwood Elementary School

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Posted June 30, 2014

Bentwood is a great school with outstanding administration and teachers. The level of parental support/involvement is very high. Great neighborhoods surround the school. Teachers here regularly receive awards and grants. There are lots of extra activities where your child can become involved. The school also has several big events that are always fun - Fall Festival, Burger Night, Lap-A-Thon - as well as the seasonal class parties. I disagree with the 'military academy' comment. The students are expected to be respectful in the hallways as in any school. Visit the school and see for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

My school is great, teachers and staff are awsome, the spirit is always high and the goal is be yourself respecting the neigbourgh
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

Bentwood has excellent teachers and staff members, and smart students. There are numerous opportunities for learning, leadership, and community service. My child is very happy at the school. From what I've experienced over the years, there are too many boundaries for the students and not enough boundaries for over-controlling parents. The school will have a new principal for the '09-'10 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

Bentwood has many advantages -- parent involvement, many good or excellent staff, children who are motivated to learn. The tone, though, is similar to a military academy -- walk straight, mouth shut, hands at sides, eyes front. The goal is literally silent halls, every day. Over-structured. As my son observed, 'They have more rules here than at my old school but the kids act worse.' In my opinion, it is because the students' behavior is micro-managed. It would be a much more positive experience if the administration would expect the kids to internalize the reasons for the rules -- e.g., we need to be reasonably quiet in the halls so we don't disturb other classes -- and then back off from micromanaging 4th-5th-and-6th graders. The goal should be developing self-regulated children who act 'pretty good' most of the time, without adult intervention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

Bentwood Elementary is a student/parent focused school with an awesome principal, Dr. Mark Heck, who knows every child by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

Bentwood Elementary is nothing short of being a fantastic school. We have been so pleased with how the school is ran and feel good about the quality education our child is receiving. The entire staff at Bentwood operates like they are an extended part of your family and treats us as such. Everyone is so nice, caring and genuinely concerned about the well being of every child attending this school, which at the end of the day this is what matters to me. We couldn't be more pleased with Bentwood and feel honored to have our child attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2005

My children have attended Bentwood for K-3 and K so far. The quality of the teachers is very good and the principal knows everyone and does a great job. The school is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2005

I went to Bentwood. It is a fabulous school. the teachers, principal and staff were amazing. I would recommend this school to anyone. The test scores are amazing. Go Bluejays!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 5, 2004

Both of my kids went to Bentwood and the principal, teachers and support staff are top notch. We could not be more pleased with the superior academic education that my children recieved. Very caring and knowledgeable staff. We have moved and we miss the quality of Bentwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

This was our daughter's first year at Brougham. What a fabulous experience! Her teacher went above and beyond to keep us informed and enrich out daughter's school experience. Mr. Lowe, the principal was always involved and always had a friendly smile. If you are moving to this community, consider Brougham home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2004

Bentwood is a fabulous school with a principal who is a great leader and example for students. He really tries to connect with the kids. Teachers at Bentwood are of the highest caliber! Bentwood is a very safe environment for children. I would recommend this school as one of the best in the district!
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

101 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
77%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities64%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities55%
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
White100%
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
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students98%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
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
White91%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 3%
Black 3% 7%
Hispanic 3% 17%
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 5%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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