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Kensler Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 634 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 27, 2011

What great strides this school has made. If the rating was updated for 2010-2011, this would be a 6 school. The math scores across the board exceed the state, and reading is nearly in line with state averages. Great work Kensler!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

I have two kids at Kensler and couldn't be happier with this neighborhood school. My children have special needs and they are getting great help. The PTA at this school is very active and has lots of fun activities for families. This school truly welcomes family involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

The test results explain everything. The atmoshpere and attitude of the staff seem to explain the test results. While there are some impressive teachers, the administration, under Hearn, leaves a parent with a sense of dispair. I would advise looking elsewhere, if you have options. Simply not up to par!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

Good teachers, friendly staff, great kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

I have a first grader at Kensler and I am very impressed with the staff at Kensler. The teachers have been wonderful and the administration is passionate about the kids. I really appreciate this school and feel that they are truly interested in educating our children. I have also appreciated that the administration still recognizes that kids are kids and that they still need rest time and recess for exercise. 'No Child left Behind' has put the kids at risk for losing out on physical activity. Kensler admin. has made sure this has not negatively effected the students! I could not be happier with Kensler.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

Kensler is a great school! The Kindegarten classes and teachers were really fantastic. My son has easily learned to read and do simple math problems. His teacher has been very nice and accomadating when I had questions or concerns. My son had art, music and gym classes as well as his core. They have taken many educational field trips and have done nteresting activities in the class. The only thing I did not like was the fact that the school does not beieve in graduation, so my son did not have a kindegarten graduation. I think it's ridiculous, but I really can't complain because of the great experience we have had at Kensler.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

Wonderful school. Although they do not have a gifted program, they were very responsive, when asked to test my child for that program. I've had 6 years with Kensler and it has been my experience that the staff of teachers has been both professional and interested in the well-being and education of my children. They are there to teach and they expect you to help. You couldn't ask for more. I highly recommend Mrs. Klaus, first grade teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2003

School doors, except for the one next to the office need to be locked at all times when students are in class. If parents get upset over having to go through the front door, they will get over it.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

84 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students79%
African Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in English61%

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities81%
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities44%
Proficient in English74%
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 53% 68%
Hispanic 28% 16%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian 6% 2%
Black 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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