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Santa Fe Trail Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted Monday, August 25, 2014

My family has been so pleased with Santa Fe Trail. It truly feels like a family when you walk in that building. We have amazing community with one another and with the staff. My children's teachers have all been fabulous.... so committed to their academic growth and also personal character development. Our family loves SFT!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Saturday, August 23, 2014

I teach at Santa Fe Trail and I can honestly say I would be comfortable having my child in any of the classrooms. Wonderful staff, wonderful families! LOVE this community school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted Saturday, August 23, 2014

Our family has been at Santa Fe Trail for 10 years. The teachers truly care about their students education as well as their overall wellness. The families we have met are down to earth, hard working people who care about the community and future of these kids. My kids have had a great experience at SFT and I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

Santa Fe Trail is a true neighborhood school. With only two classes per grade, students, teachers and staff are like a close-knit family. Three of my four children are currently at SFT, and each year our teachers have been excellent. They are invested in our children academically, but also care deeply about their development as citizens. My children know that each staff member wants them to succeed and aids them in that process. I am consistently astounded at how much of themselves these teachers give. I always tell people when they are visiting schools and making decisions to meet the secretary and custodian. Both at our school are phenomenal; they work harder than any I've ever seen in my profession (education). The entire SFT staff is cohesive and dedicated. I could not have more pride in our school. It is a true gem in the heart of north Johnson County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

I absolutely love Santa Fe Trail Elementary school! The teachers there are all on the same page as far as curriculum, discipline and keeping our children growing and learning. This is such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

Our family is so pleased with our child's experience at SFT. All of the staff and faculty have been wonderful. It shows when people love their jobs:) Not only do the teachers care about the students academically, but they care about the emotional well-being of the children as well. We love SFT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

My 2 children attend this school, and it is the best ever! The teachers are amazing and it's a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

SFT is a small school with a BIG heart. The staff obviously cares about all students and most parents work really hard to be involved. The principal knows the students and is in constant motion throughout the school. Everyone (students and parents) can participate in activities! The students represent the real world and are kind to each other! SFT has a strong sense of community which is important for kids to feel they belong and are accountable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

As a former student of Santa Fe Trail, I loved it. The teachers were all so caring and nurturing. It really gave me a great base for future schools.


Posted November 26, 2006

love this school! Teachers care about each students needs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2006

I also was very happen with the kindergarden class, Mrs. lincoln is great!The Y-Care available onsite was really good and make afterschool care super easy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

Kinder. program is wonderufl here.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

36 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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
89%
U.S. History and Government

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
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 72% 67%
Hispanic 15% 17%
Black 4% 7%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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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