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Sunflower Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 614 students

 
 

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Posted January 31, 2014

I love Sunflower Elementary School. They keep a great communication line between the parents and teachers, the speech teacher is great and my son is reading on his own and we are only half way through kindergarten! I'm excited to see what else he will learn this year! Love the Principal--very involved and available whenever needed!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

I have a Kindergartener (In Dana Wells class) And a First Grader (In Carla Lindsey's Class) I have had a wonderful experience with this school. My Kindergartener is shy and I was worried about her going to full day but Mrs. Wells has been great! The Principle is ALWAYS out with the kids and very involved. No problems with bullying or trouble kids as of yet. The only improvement that could be implemented is taking the processed food out. It's better then some schools but COME ON! This is our kids! We want the best for them. Non GMO, Organic and non processed would AWESOME! Thanks Sunflower!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

This is a great school. The principal is great and the teachers are very dedicated. Very friendly families. We love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2009

I was very worried about sending my child here and was considering moving or doing a transfer prior to starting kindergarten. I had not really heard anything terrible, but I was hung up on some of the test scores and the level 6 rating. I was so wrong! Sunflower is fantastic! The staff is wonderful and I always feel welcome and appreciated. The facility is clean and state of the art. The principal has only been there a few years but the test scores seem to be increasing since his arrival. He seems very involved and hands on. The teachers so far seem wonderful. I am so glad that we stayed with this school. It is top notch!
—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.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

83 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
82%
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 83% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
93%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students85%
African American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students92%
African American73%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities83%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students96%
African American93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities73%
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 Students96%
African American83%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students92%
African American67%
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities86%
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 Students92%
African American76%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African American53%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students89%
African American76%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 67%
Black 15% 7%
Hispanic 9% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 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 30%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Shawnee Mission, KS 66219
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