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Wanamaker Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 472 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2009

Great school and great teachers especially Ms.Anderson of Kg'ten is the best . she isamazing teacher.kids really enjoys her method of teaching.not only my kid but also as a parent we miss her . we had to move out of state.i really adore and respect the way she handles kids.
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Posted March 24, 2009

This is a great school.Everyday my daughter was excited to go school.Teachers are very caring and understands each child's needs.My daughter's progress was outstanding and all credit goes to teacher.Since we had to move out we are really missing the school .Wonderful school .Students are very disciplined.
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Posted February 7, 2009

This is a great school. My sons have been going to this school since Kindergarden and they just love it!!


Posted September 26, 2008

This is a great school! My son has been going here for a couple of years and it is the best thing that has ever happened. The teachers and administration are awesome and it really makes a difference.
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Posted June 3, 2008

My son attends here and we love his teachers and the administrators, as well as the support staff. Kudos!
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Posted November 24, 2006

My son went here from k-6th grade. The teachers worked with him any time he needed it and he is a solid straight 'A' student now in high school. We moved to this district strictly for the school.
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Posted April 22, 2003

my son has been to 3 schools since 1st grade(now a 4th grader) I feel that this has been the best in academic learning for him by far. And he has enjoyed the school and the people at wanamaker better.


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About these ratings

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
98%
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

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

81 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
84%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities85%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities85%
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 Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities71%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities85%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities92%
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 Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
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

Math

All Students98%
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

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 67% 67%
Hispanic 13% 17%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Black 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 39%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6630 SW 10th
Topeka, KS 66615
Phone: (785) 339-4800

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