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Bluejacket-Flint

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted April 29, 2014

Blue Jacket Flint is a great school. We have a great principal that cares about the well being of the students and the staff. Most of the teacher are very good with the kids. There is a few that do raise their voices and yell at the students to much, we have been luck not to have those teachers. I would like to say that the art and music teacher are amazing!!!!!. I could not ask for better special teachers. My daughter also likes the gym and library teachers. My only complaint is that it seems like there is only a handful of us parents that volunteer and help out. I understand both parent probably work full time so not alot of parent can help but it would be nice to have more parent support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Teachers especially in the upper grades make frequent use of "group punishment" (loss of recess, silent lunch, extra homework, yelling at the class), for the misbehavior of only a few students. High-achieving well-behaved students are left to teach themselves. Parent-teacher conferences are minimal and superficial in that parents are shown standardized test scores and sent on their way with no discussion of how to further challenge a high-performing student. Nightly homework often exceeds the district standard of 10 minutes per grade level. There is a serious lack of joy in the upper grade level class environments. I agree with the prior reviewers who stated that if a parent has a choice, find another school for your child unless you want your child to detest school for the rest of his/her life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

Interesting how most of the positive comments are from teachers that obviously work there. This school needs an overhaul with an attitude adjustment towards the children that are forced to walk through the doors everyday! If I could afford to move and put my kids in a different school, I would do it in a heartbeat! If you want your child's love for learning crushed like a pancake...bring them to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

Very supportive PTA. Many activities for students. Choir, strings, art, band, student council, morning announcer, fitness, community involvement, physical education, library, and computer labs. The teachers are caring and work very hard to make sure each child is learning, no matter what their challenges. Parents are active and supportive. A great school for every student!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 20, 2011

I have greatly enjoyed my teaching experience at Bluejacket Flint. The staff, students, and parents of BJF are a close family always supporting one another to ensure success of all. Teachers collaborate on a weekly basis to create positive and memorable learning experiences. Our parents go above and beyond with their involvement in and out of the classroom. Students are polite, hardworking, and have many opportunities to participate in activities and leadership positions. I feel very fortunate to be part of this family!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2011

i went to this skool last year. it was truly a gr8 experience. i met all of my friends there. but i have to disagree with ther review about no extra copys. my teachers always gave me and extra if i needed one. there was alot of homework, but they always gave us like 30 min to do it, i liked all the teachers i had and they were willing to help me with the work. may i add when i went there we didnt have a VP so it may be more strict now but idk


Posted January 11, 2011

Our children are transfer students to Bluejacket-Flint. We chose Bluejacket-Flint because of the outstanding staff and we knew that our children would get a quality education in a positive learning atmosphere. Bluejacket-Flint is a wonderful school where the teachers and faculty are amazing and truly care for the students. I am proud to send my kids to Bluejacket-Flint!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

All three of my children have gone to school at Bluejacket-Flint. I have had nothing but positive experiences there! The teachers truly care about the children and set a very high standard of expectations for their students. My children went on to middle school and high school very well prepared thanks to the training they received at BJF! I owe a great deal of thanks to all the teachers who helped my children along the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

BJF is a wonderful place to be a teacher and student! Parents are extremely supportive and eager to help in the classroom. They work together with teachers to help their children, as well as other children be successful in learning. Students at BJF work hard and participate in many extra-curricular activities such as math club, choir and a fitness club. Students and teachers are constantly rising awareness, money and goods for those less fortunate. It's a wonderful place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 7, 2010

Winner of Kindest School in Kansas City! Loving, hard working teachers and staff. Six Standards of Excellence in reading and math! Award winning programs and recipient of numerous educational grants! Atmosphere is positive and productive. Students are well behaved and love to come to school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 26, 2010

I have the same problem as the last parent. Everytime my child gets in trouble for talking they expect me to take him to the doctor to get medicated. One teacher told me at a parent teacher conference that "I guarantee the problem won't stop until he is medicated" which were her exact words. After taking my son to numerous doctors, we find out he is not ADHD and it still seems to come up at every parent teacher conference. I have had to deal with so many problems at this school that my recommendation is that if you have another option in a school, go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

BJF is a really god school because everyone is on board when there is a project. They take part in many physical activities and they try to keep the school clean as far as the halls, students, and the recycling. It Rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

My son has attended Bluejacket Flint for almost seven years now and the overall experience has been good. The leadership at the school with Dr. Tinsley and the new Vice Principal is excellent. Kids for the most part seem to listen to the teachers and respect each other. I have noticed a lack of male teachers in the school. The majority of teachers are female and I've heard that some give special treatment to the female students there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

This School is asome!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

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 87% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

67 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
78%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

63 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 Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
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

U.S. History and Government

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 73% 67%
Hispanic 18% 17%
Black 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 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 46%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Shawnee Mission, KS 66203
Phone: (913) 993-2000

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