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Lowman Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 356 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2007

The Staff of Lowman Hill is dedicated to helping all student reach their fullest potential. The current Principal has worked hard to bring in Comer philosophy and applying such. Like many 501 schools, unfortunately, I feel academics is being put aside to get passing test scores. The staff and PTO works together to bring in outside activities and learning adventures. More parent involvement is needed. 06/07 school year we booked more than 400 volunteer hours with approximately 70 volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

Lowman Hill's kindergartend teachers are excellent. I believe all of the teachers are loving and helpful and full of knowledge they willingly share with the kids. My son loved going here. The new principal is nice, but still a bit stand-offish. The speech team was great. My son will miss his teachers when he moves to another school. He learned a great deal from Mrs. Gisi. Thanks LH!
—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 87% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
62%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

38 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
50%
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 Students55%
African American32%
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities41%
Proficient in English33%

Reading

All Students53%
African American37%
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities47%
Proficient in English27%
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 Students63%
African American57%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students63%
African American50%
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students81%
African American79%
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities80%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities29%
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 41% 67%
Hispanic 29% 17%
Black 22% 7%
Two or more races 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 92%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Topeka, KS 66604
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