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Sterling Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 78 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted January 23, 2013

Our kids have not been at the Junior High for several years. The best things in the Junior High at the time were the language arts and math classes. Also, it was helpful for the school to be adjacent to the high school, as it increased some of the learning options.
—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 81% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%

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 84% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
84%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

38 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 96% 68%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Black 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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412 North 5th St
Sterling, KS 67579
Phone: (620) 278-3646

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