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Shawanoe Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 360 students

 

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Posted August 11, 2010

I went to this school for part of my second and part of my third grade year. I'm now in tenth grade. I met many nice teachers. I remember the cards they sent home. If it had red, you were bad, green was excellent, yellow was you were okay, maybe a couple of problems...I didn't get to stay here long, but I miss everyone!


Posted April 3, 2009

The problem at this school is the principal. She is cold and undesirable. I have twice tranferred my children out! It's absolutely horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

The teachers here are wonderful. Principal Zirbel really cares about the students. My children love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

This is a great school and the staff truly does care about the kids. They Principle here is amazing and is one of the most dynamic Administrators around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

The teachers at this school have been great. The class size is small, and my son really enjoys school. My only complaint in 3 years has been persistant problems with the afterschool care program. The director and staff are inexperienced with children in discipline. The have not adequately responded to discipline issues with several children in the program. Just today my son along with the other children were sat in a gym for 20 minutes silently because they were 'not following the rules of the game.' Seems a bit harsh for kindergarten through 5th grade. This issue remains unresolved, and I will update these comments as they become resolved. I chose to transfer my son to this school because of afterschool care, and next year will be transferring him out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2003

Wonderful teachers that spend lots of time encouraging and working one on one with students. My children have learned more here than any school they've attended. The after care program leaves a bit to be desired, which is the only complaint I've ever had. The principal is anxious to talk to parents and listen to concerns, and the teachers call when there is a problem. This school really makes you feel as though a team effort is going into your child's education, and I couldn't be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


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

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

46 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
61%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
U.S. History and Government

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students79%
African American40%
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students73%
African American60%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students88%
African American80%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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

Math

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English65%
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
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English79%

U.S. History and Government

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English100%
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
Hispanic 44% 16%
White 28% 68%
Black 19% 7%
Asian 5% 2%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Shawnee Mission, KS 66214
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