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Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 23, 2013

Same school my 2 children went to except it's went from a 4 star to a 2 star school as far as I'm concerned. Nice principal. We learned thru my granddaughter that the teacher actually belittled a child in front of the class and my daughter had to go up and complain because she didn't want it happening to her child or any other. I guess teacher jobs are protected so nothing was done. They teach math to 4th graders using a video of some kind. They have a buddy room they put the disruptive kids in when their behavior is not being controlled by the usual methods and this obviously isn't working. Just tired of my intelligent granddaughter not getting the kind of education she deserves. I will be looking for a private school at some point in the near future. Sad. They could improve this school by getting rid of the 2 grouches and anyone else who doesn't greet the kids with some smiles. Not sure what can be done with the teachers since they have their own curriculum style they're teaching from and seem resistant to change when questioned. And kids should be held more accountable for classroom behavior with parental involvement. Private school is probably the answer for us.


Posted June 14, 2013

This school has gone downhill in the past year. IEP meeting used to be collaborative and out-of-the-box thinking was encouraged. Now everything is driven by test scores-- never mind what parents or teachers see with their own eyes or what they think would acutally work. Current principal talks down to parents and gives a vibe that favors athletic kids (especially boys) over non-athletic ones. I used to love this school-- now I am looking for greener pastures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

This is a great school with lots of parental involvement. The best thing is the caring staff and great leadership. The teachers go the extra mile to assure your child gets what they need. I have enjoyed the overall feel of the environment as it is a strong community full of great people. There is plenty to get involved with and the people are welcoming. The children feel the positive vibes put off by staff and parents. A very conducive environment for learning. I feel they have given my child a really good start in life both academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

65 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
83%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

72 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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities72%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 67%
Hispanic 7% 17%
Black 6% 7%
Two or more races 4% 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 17%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15600 West 83rd St
Shawnee Mission, KS 66219
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