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Parsons Sr High School

Public | 9-12 | 391 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 24, 2014

If you are looking for a school that offers science, technology, engineering, art, math, athletics, and activities, this is it. After all, the 1995 National Principal of the Year, George Tignor helped put this school on the map. All staff are highly qualified and care about kids!


Posted September 23, 2011

503 Parsons is an awesome district. The teachers truly care about their students. The student body is well behaved and polite. I see joy in the eyes of the children. The administration is caring and willing to take the time to listen to the concerns of parents. I attended many years ago, as did my children and now my grandchildren. Keep up the awesome commitment to our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

I don't think this school is even close to great. They lack the proper classes to get a good start in a career. I managed to move away for half of a school year, and I've learned more in this half of a school year than i would have in all four school years at Parsons. I moved to Granite School District in West Valley City, UT. It has much better schools, and better teachers too. In the half a year i've been here I've gotten A+ and Net+ certified, which I would never have been able to do at Parsons, because they don't offer the classes. I suggest everyone stay away from this school if you really want an education that could help you later in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

I have been going to this school for 2 years now and i have to say that it really isn't bad. The teachers are all extremely willing to help you in any way they can but they won't put up with any crap either (well most of them. . .some we know are more concerned about being liked then actually making sure that all the students are able to learn) and it also offers a lot of courses, so i give this school a solid 4.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2007

Best school in south east Kansas!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2005

I waited as long as I could hoping the school would change my mind. After one year in this school it is very obvious that the teachers truly care but the administration is awful. I have had the opportunity to work a little with both the building level and district level administrators and I must say they are very weak. The teaching staff seems true and caring. The principals and asst principals and even the supt are very uncaring in the work they do for the kids and the school. I am completely offended by the lack of followup out of these people. This isnt just one incident. This is my opinion after one school year. I would be very careful in this school.
—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 84% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

99 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
55%
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

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Reading

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Science

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U.S. History and Government

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

108 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

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities80%
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 Students83%
African American46%
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 65% 67%
Black 12% 7%
Hispanic 11% 17%
Two or more races 10% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 59%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3030 Morton
Parsons, KS 67357
Phone: (620) 421-3660

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