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Maude Bishop Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 368 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2010

The district seems to have addressed leadership issues and from what I can tell, there is more structure. I moved my two children from another 501 school to Bishop because of the convenience of the gifted services being offered. Fortunately my two got great classroom teachers as well as good enrichment from the exceptional ed programs. Sadly, we had to leave the district due to my job, but Bishop is definitely a neighborhood school and the parents and staff have a lot of pride in their school. My kids really enjoyed it! And although their test scores don't rank very high state-wide, I'd say it's one of the better in 501.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

I have two children in Bishop, one in 4th grade and one in 2nd grade. They have been attending the school for the past 2 1/2 years. Some of the teachers are very good, but there isn't any overarching plan or leadership. My children have some noticable holes in their education, and especially it appears that during state assessment testing years, the kids are taught the test rather than how to actually use basic skills. Parents are not very involved, and there are communication problems with teachers not communicating what they need or what activities are going to occur far enough in advance for parents to plan these things into busy schedules. Bishop does have decent special needs support staff, my younger daughter had speech problems that were completely cured in less than 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

My son started at Bishop in the 3rd grade this year. I am very pleased with the school not to mention my son actually 'LIKES' it :). Transferring him was the best thing I could have done!!
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Posted April 14, 2005

I have a child who is a 1st grade and this year has been great, she started in k and she loves mr thomas and the staff. Parents need to be more involved in the scool with there children, and they will know more what is going on in there children education. I am very involved in my child school and i have learned alot this past 2 years. When a parent is involved they get to know the principal more and also know the teachers. It is also important for parent to check there kids book bags for homework and notes, this year i found out that most parents don't even check there kids book bag and thats lack of parent involvement. People should not blame the teachers or the principals. Know the school before you judge it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

I have two children at Bishop. I am unhappy with the lack of leadership at the school, on the staff level. We feel that there could be more in the way of outside activites, field trips for both of my young children. The Principal is not plugged into the going on's at the school. The drop off and pick up is a nightmare! Where is the Principal at these times? I wonder who is in charge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2004

Bishop School has been a learning environment for my daughter for 6 years - she has started playing an instrument in the band - which is before school @ 7:15 am & 7:45 am - I have been very involved in the schools PTO & all activities - most of the parents aren't - some are though - I think more parents need to be involved and have more teachers involved with school activities. School should be a fun place for learning - lunches should be a fun time for kids - not a time to lose recess and privileges. Kids need to be kids!
—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.

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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
70%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%

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 87% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

44 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
59%
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 American55%
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students70%
African American36%
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 Students63%
African American42%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic46%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities42%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students70%
African American42%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic64%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities67%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students69%
African American46%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic73%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students76%
African American80%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students65%
African American67%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 45% 67%
Black 26% 7%
Hispanic 15% 17%
Two or more races 12% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 68%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3601 SW 31st St
Topeka, KS 66614
Phone: (785) 438-4390

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