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Rosehill Elementary School

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Posted August 29, 2014

I am a former student at this school and I loved it....in fact, I had such wonderful teachers at Rosehill, many of whom are still there, that it inspired me to become a teacher too.


Posted August 29, 2014

I have lived in this area for over 20 years and it is a wonderful community to raise a family. All 3 of my children have attended Rosehill, which is an excellent school with caring, supportive teachers and staff. They also have attended Indian Woods M.S. and Shawnee Mission South and we have been very pleased at the quality of the education they have received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

The teachers are great especially mrs. Ryan the kindergarten teacher. I can't stress how happy I am my daughter attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about Rosehill Elementary. I am shocked by this rating and feel that it is unfairly low. I would send my kids to Rosehill Elementary over and over again. We even moved out of district and asked the district to allow our kids the opportunity to complete their elementary education at Rosehill. Rosehill is the best of the best from the Administration leadership to the fantastic teachers at every grade level to the awesome PTA support. I am so happy this is the school and these are the teachers that built my children's elementary education knowledge and helped them created wonderful memories. If you make your decision to not attend Rosehill based on this rating alone, you are doing yourself a disservice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2013

We are new to Rosehill and came in with reservations due to this score. How misplaced this is! Rosehill is a great match for our son. The teachers and principal are excellent. I watched the principal call each and every student by name at drop off in the second week of school. The teaching principles are sound and on target for my child. We love Rosehill and can't believe we even thought about sending our child to private school (in part) due to this rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

I am shocked at this rating. Both of my children have attended Rosehill from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade. My son graduated in 2013 and my daughter in 2012. The staff, from Mr. Lawrence the school principal through great teachers like Mrs. Cappocia, Mr. Wyand,, Mrs. Ovida, all the way down to the janitors, Mr. Jerry and the rest of the staff were of the highest caliber. They were easy to talk to and always very concerned that the children came first in safety and education. The test scores are an aboration as there are a few children of illegal immigrants, all very nice people mind you, that are struggling, and they throw the curve. My children were perennially on the honor and Principals Honor Roll. I was honored, honored that my children went to school at Rosehill and if given a chance, I would choose to send my children here again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

Communication between teachers, the principal and parents are well below expected. You are never informed of anything until what seems like the last minute, by paper, which is brought home by your student. This is extremely inefficient. There should be direct contact with staff and parents, whether it be by phone, email, or a website that is updated regularly. This would cut down on so much unnecessary confusion so we can get to the business of educating our kids. When we call the principal to voice concerns, he was rude and confrontational, which made us feel alienated from our children's education. He did call later and apologize, but as parents, we have the right to have our concerns heard and have some plan moving forward to reach a mutually beneficial outcome. I believe the teachers care about their students and do their best despite budget cuts in our state, but we need to communicate effectively with one another so we can help each other meet the educational goals set by the kids, parents and the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2012

Rating a school based on the race of the students is very inappropriate. It is great to have a diversity in a place where children are being prepared to face the real world. This school has a diverse population of kids, Hispanic, Black, Indian (not Native Americans), Asian, European and of course Caucasian just to name a few; this makes it a culturally rich place. So, bottom line, the school is great, staff is very friendly, efficient and helpful. Teachers are well prepared and do their best, and like in every school, this applies to most of them. If because of lack of education and ignorance you have racism inclinations, you should probably stay away from the public school system.


Posted May 25, 2011

My son has been attending this school for four full years now, and it's really amazing. I'm kind of in shock about the parent that made a big deal about it being an ESL school, and the possible "social issues" that could occur. This school really is magnificent, filled with great teachers, a caring staff, lots of activities for the students, and a top notch education. This school doesn't judge against those without money, or who aren't fluent in English. They treat everyone equally. Kids are kids, regardless of their parents economic status or skin color. My son was in the Olathe school district previous to this and had more issues with bullying in his one year there than in the four years he's had here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2005

This school has an enthusiastic PTA that sponsors many activities throughout the year. Rosehill is one of the largest elementary schools in the Shanwnee Mission district - and one of the most ethnically diverse schools in Johnson County. Rosehill is an ESL center for SMSD and brings kids with new English skills into the general classroom as early as possible. All the kids benefit from this exposure to many cultures and languages. The overall scores in part reflect both the size of the school and the cultural/economic diversity of the student body. The Rocket Reader program is incentivized and has a high participation rate. Math students participate in the Shawnee Mission Pentathlon several times/year starting in 3rd grade. Brenda Boyd is an authoritarian principal, and works closely with the PTA for success. PTA activities 2005 included 70's Dance/Silent auction, Ice cream social, Mexican Fiesta, Moms and Muffins, Dads and Donuts +++.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2004

I went here and it is an awesome school! Theya re great, all except a few teaches. Everyone is so involved and it is an amazing learning facility.
—Submitted by a former 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

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

81 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
72%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
83%
U.S. History and Government

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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

All Students80%
African American54%
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students77%
African American62%
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English48%
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
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 American75%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students80%
African American58%
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities83%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English65%

U.S. History and Government

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English48%
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 45% 67%
Hispanic 35% 17%
Black 11% 7%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 59%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9801 Rosehill
Shawnee Mission, KS 66215
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