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Apache Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 382 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2013

My daughter is completing kindergarten at this school, and I have seen her grow immensely in terms of her writing, reading, and math skills, as well as in her focus. The staff gathered to do an intervention on some areas and met with me to discuss it. I appreciate their team approach. With a focus on the positive, my daughter's attitude toward school also changed. She used to not feel like it was for her, but once she saw her own capabilities, she became excited about going to school. The degree of caring that they put into each individual student is what, as a parent, I appreciate most about Apache.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

I am the mother of three Apache children. We hate this school. teachers are uniformed and the principal is very disorganized. They didn't even have a crosswalk in front of school until January! teachers worry more about getting cars through the pick up line fast instead of worrying about the safety of the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

I'm the grandmother of a student who attended Apache, and had the opportunity to visit the school on many occasions and to see the teachers in action. It's a wonderful school, with caring teachers and a fantastic principal. My grandchild was very happy attending this school.


Posted February 1, 2010

I am extremely impressed with this school. My child is in kindergarten and her teacher is outstanding! The principal, Jennifer Monroe is so involved with the children's wellbeing that she very often stands out in the cold to greet the children as they are dropped off for school. I am very impressed with how organized and safe the drop off and pick up of the children is. In the morning, older children and some teachers help the students out of their cars/vans, to keep the line moving. My child has learned so much, so quickly that I am continually impressed. The teaching is very creative and they make memorization fun and effective. I can't say enough about this school and I highly recommend it to other parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Comparative to other Title I schools, there is a distinct difference in the learning, safetly, organization, and general appearance. Whether it's because of the income level or not is irrelevant. I apologize if my rating was a bit stereotypical. No need to take my rating offensively. My facts are just my opinion of many others, but I felt a need of sharing so that other parents know what they are getting into if they chose to move in this schools area. Sincerely, A PTA involved parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

Honestly? There is no sense in shunning our children or school because we are in a low income area & most of us rent our homes. This does not mean that we are any less involved with or concerned about our children. On a better note, It may help for you to become more involved in the PTA or one of our other great programs like most of us have! It makes a big difference when you become part of our schools community. Also, Apache is a Title I School, so the income level of the families should have come as no surprise, had you done the research.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

My husband and I are foster parents and haev recently enrolled our second sibling group at Apache. I can't say enough about the great teachers, staff and principal at Apache. Our kids can often be very challenging and everyone works so hard to make certain that they feel comforatble and do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2005

My child is in one of the Special Ed classes the district offers. His improvement from his previous school is almost 1000%. He has gone from last year being severely depressed about his school habits and self worth, to being on one of the honor roll all four quarters at Apache. The Special Ed program is phenominal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

Apache is a wonderful school with many of the teachers having >10 years experience teaching. The principal takes a personal interest in the students and is always visible from drop-off in the morning to pick-up at night. The PTA does an excellent job with many parents involved, not just one tiny group doing all the work like the school my child previously attended. It is not the most wealthy school in Johnson County but I am really amazed at the quality of both the teachers and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

43 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
81%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
73%
U.S. History and Government

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students86%
African American75%
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students81%
African American83%
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English40%
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
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English73%

U.S. History and Government

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English55%
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 52% 67%
Hispanic 17% 17%
Black 16% 7%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
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 64%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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