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Briarwood Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 29, 2014

My daughter attended Briarwood for two years and we had a very positive experience with the school in general. She really enjoyed the teachers and did well in the structured learning environment the school affords. The staff was friendly and effective, keeping parents informed and up-to-date on school news and important dates and events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2014

I have had 3 children at Briarwood and have been pleased with nearly every year and every teacher. The 2 principals have been professional and do lots of programs on bullying and have worthwhile, fun things like science night, carnival, book fairs, and the "bulldog jog". I am also a teacher at an area school and see a know quality when i see it. The classes at Briarwood can be large and the school is full because it is a great environment. One of the best after care programs around and also lots of after school club options. Very involved scout troops and beautiful landscaping that kids and parents volunteer to care for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

My daughter transferred to Prairie from another school this year. She loves it and I couldn't be more excited about this school. The teachers are engaging, parents are really involved, the principle is very involved, the kids are friendly and the academic standards are top notch. They have a science clud, art club, math club, band, choir etc. Wonderful!
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

69 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
80%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
U.S. History and Government

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities100%
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
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English60%
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
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in English60%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in English64%
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 69% 67%
Hispanic 18% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Black 4% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 25%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5300 West 86th St
Shawnee Mission, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 993-2200

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