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Geo E Nettels Elementary School

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Posted November 22, 2013

High air pollution, chronically ill children, which must to go to school because of the compulsory attendance; Ineffective communication between parents and teachers resulted in poor academic performance, low self-efficiency, and low motivation. Teachers HAVE a lot to do with their student s motivational level! This school s credo is mass production of low-quality pajama students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

GN is a great school. I went there, my daughter, (now in the middle school) went there and I have a 3rd grader. The PTO is awesome. I do not attend the meetings all the time due to my busy schedule but they keep you very informed with a monthly newsletter. I have never seen them turn any help away. With so many mothers working now a days, they welcome all the help they can get. The teachers are top notch and really care about the students. I love how I can get online and check their grades, lunch money balance, and email the teacher with questions. The principal is a season vet. who is down to earth and the kids love him. You could not ask for a better school, parents, or teachers. Thanks to all of them from one parent to another!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

I think GN is a wonderful school. The teachers are top notch. The pricipal is very down to earth and willing to help. I have 2 kids enrolled at the school and have been very please with their progress. The teachers have always been avaiable to answer my questions or concerns and have helped my child who has anxiety make it through the first of every school year. The PTO is great, I have never heard them turn away any parent, they are always asking for help. Parent involvement is the highest of any school in Pittsburg, teachcers welcome any parent. GN is accecpting of any student and welcomes all who walks through their door. I am thankful and very supportive of GN school and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

I think this school could be alot better if there were more parent involvement. I would love to help with my kids classes but the teachers say they do not need help because every minute is full. They hire someone to do the copying and if you are not in the click of the PTO your help is not wanted or they make you feel that way. The school is on the 2nd principal in 2 years as well as the 2nd counsler. As I mentioned the PTO is not very welcoming and does not like change or new suggestions especially from a newcomer. This is supposed to be the best Public Elementary in Pittsburg. I hate to see wht the others are like. There is some reason why so many send their kids to the private school in town. I can say the Success For All Reading Program is the best thing about the school as well as the math program. Other than that I would not rate this school very high and if moving to the area do your research and it might be wise to move to the little town north of Pittsburg called Frontenac the schools there are awsome as well as the staff. We are looking in doing just that so are kids can get into that school. they have the same Success for All reading program as well as the math program. But the principal their is great and the PTO is very welcoming and they do not turn parents help away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

George Nettles is in my opinion the best elementary school in Pittsburg. The staff and the students are wonderful. Both of my daughters have gone there. One just went to Middle School. My other is in Fourth grade this year. Wonderful 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 87% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%

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

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

45 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
96%
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 Students82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities90%
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 78% 67%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 3% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Pittsburg, KS 66762
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