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Westside Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 338 students

 

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Posted January 20, 2013

My baby girl goes here and she was very sheltered, not having to ever attend daycare itc. I must say this school helped us abunch in her transition and HUGE thank you to Mrs.Campbell. Also they help me with me with watching over my kid until i get out of class.. Very Kind,close community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

Both my children have been going there for two yrs. I have seen major improvements in my kids interest in reading and math. Both areas that I worried about with them.
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Posted October 9, 2010

This school houses the poorest of the poor in our community and really strives to give all the children the best it has to offer.


Posted March 27, 2007

Have been VERY impressed with the reading ability that my child has and he is only in first grade. The new reading program that was implemented last year gives him the confidence to sound-out new words. This helps him in all other areas. And, he is excited about reading!!
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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

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

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

40 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities40%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged62%
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 Students72%
African Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students69%
African Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 66% 67%
Hispanic 21% 17%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Black 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 83%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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430 West 5th
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: (620) 235-3170

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