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Buckner Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted May 11, 2014

I loved Buckner last year unfortunately this school year has not been equally amazing after getting a new principal. I have been concerned about behavioral issues and my child's non affective teacher, upon bringing my concerns to the principal in phone messages and emails she has yet to contact me. We will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

My kids absolutely love Buckner and I love it too. The teachers are great and the atmosphere is wonderful. Every time I go to a performance or assembly I am amazed by the amount of discipline and talent shown by the kids and teachers. The performing arts really do matter in the development of a well rounded child. The teachers are caring and invested in the kids, not just focused on test scores!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

I am a 25-yr-old who attended Buckner in the early '90s, at the time that it switched to a performing arts magnet. I am currently working as a college instructor in the visual arts. I have to say that every experience I can remember from this school is something I value highly, as an individual, as a student, and as an educator. If you want your child to grow up with a well-rounded education, learning leadership skills and self-reliance, do not hesitate sending you child to Buckner!


Posted August 15, 2006

I have had a child in this school for the last 7 years. I have been nothing but pleased with not only the teachering but the administratife staff as well. My daughter was shy when she started, she has come out of her shell and couldn't wait to get back to her classroom this year. That should say something about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My daughter has gone to Buckner for nearly 4 years now. She loves her principal and has loved all of her teachers so far. Parents and teachers work very closely together and children thrive on that. My daughter loves to sing, dance and act, and this school is perfect for that with it's performing arts! We rate Buckner as a top elementary school.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
77%
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

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

51 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
73%
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 Students69%
African American57%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students70%
African American57%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
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 Students84%
African American77%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students84%
African American77%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students82%
African American79%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
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 Students86%
African American76%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students79%
African American62%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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
Black 58% 7%
White 18% 67%
Hispanic 10% 17%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 72%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wichita, KS 67220
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