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Mccarter Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 432 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2010

I love this school! I appreciate the way the school has divided the students by the level of learning. The teachers are wonderful and do an excellent job of teaching and providing guidance in their classrooms. I have two children that attend school at McCarter and I recommend any parent looking for a good school to consider McCarter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I am Grandmother Would be a good school , but have too many kids per classroom , But classroom are too big for the kids too learn . I think the teacher have too many kids too teach at one time


Posted September 17, 2009

The staff at McCarter is always evaluating student progress and performance and making changes where needed. They focus a great deal of effort on academic performance, but they never leave out the fun school activities that make great childhood memories! Thanks McCarter Staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

McCarter totally awesome. My daughter says 'it's the Best school Ever.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

I go here and it's awesome!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2007

McCarter elementary is a fantastic school. They go above and beyond the call of duty for the kids. The teachers really do care, I feel that they believe in leaving no child behind. Tons of family nights and school activities.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

66 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
64%
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 Students84%
African Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities46%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities62%
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 Students92%
African American91%
Hispanic87%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African American91%
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students95%
African American91%
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities100%
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 Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 67%
Hispanic 23% 17%
Black 12% 7%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 68%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5512 SW 16th St
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: (785) 438-4660

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