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Mccollom Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 448 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 25, 2014

I love McCollum! This is a great elementary school with a wonderful staff and Teachers who value education. Thank you Ms. Harris, Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Sphar, and all of the other teachers there that have impacted my childs life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2013

Mrs. Harris is the worst teacher my child has ever had. She is very inattentive, lack of communication, treats some children better then others ( and parents ) My child missed out on a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

my son has been attending this school since kindergarten, he is now in 5th grade.we love this school!! the principal is amazing! we are going to be very sad at the end of this year because it will mean our time at mc collom will be over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

I have a son who went K through 5th grade at McCollom and still have a daughter there in 5th grade and I couldn't be happier with the school. The teachers are amazing and always make time to talk to me about anything I feel I need to talk about. The office staff and principal have a very open door policy and never make you feel like an inconvenience. The students seem to really thrive and the assessment scores prove it. I am so glad my kids were lucky enough to go to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

My daughter has been at McCollom for the past two years and it is with great sadness that we have to move. The way the curriculum is presented to the students is also communicated to the parents through HomeLinks, so the child has a consistent approach from all angles. The staff are warm, yet set high standards for behavior, respect, and participation that equals out to well rounded, secure, and confident intelligent children. The curriculum is also not drilled into the children, but presented in a very engaging format that also allows advanced children to keep moving forward, while also giving them skills to encourage other students. The ones that need more time are afforded it and still able to move at pace with the other kids. My daughter's self esteem has soared with not only a focus of praise on her ability to read well, but also her talent for art.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

There isn't room to list everything we love about McCollom Elementary. We live in the Maize district but go to McCollom. There is a new principal this year, & he is very accessible & caring. The gifted program (which our child is in) is the best I've seen anywhere; if your child is gifted, s/he needs to be here! It has a good autistic program too. The school has high academic expectations without being "pressured"; the staff try to give what each student indivudally needs (even if that means more work for them); it has a family atmosphere with good, caring teachers. Parents are valued & welcome at the school; we are also encouraged to participate (many do). My child has been here 2 years & has had fun as well as been challenged academically. If you want a quality education from great, loving teachers, come to McCollom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

When we moved to Wichita, my sister kept insisting that we move to the Maize district. We found a house in McCollom's boundaries, and I am so happy that we did. I think it's important to judge each school as its own entity, rather than lumping it into the less-than-stellar statistics of USD259 as a whole. The current principal is fabulous: she's caring, accessible, encouraging, and involved. My child's been at the school for 2 years and all his teachers have all been incredibly hands-on. My child is in the gifted program as well as in the regular classroom. We've been very happy with the challenges that the gifted program has presented to my child, and we also love the diversity of the students at the school. If you want a school with a loving, caring staff, send your child to McCollom!
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

80 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

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities77%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities79%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities86%
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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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 76% 67%
Hispanic 9% 17%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Black 6% 7%
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 38%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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