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Seltzer Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 619 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted February 9, 2014

Great teachers are hampered by a shockingly incompetent school administration. Due to state/district curriculum, science is almost nonexistent. Classes that develop and challenge advanced students are lackluster at best. Likewise, kids who fall behind are left behind. There is no safety net and limited help for kids who are struggling. Years of under funding the education system in Kansas is evident by the lack of quality programs, technology, and teacher aides available. Parent involvement by most is minimal. Band/Orchestra is not introduced until 6th grade (schools in surrounding states begin in 4th grade), so students are already 2 years behind others when they begin playing an instrument. The state of this school is unbelievable through the viewpoint of a person moving here from out of state coming from an excellent school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

Seltzer is a great school! Teachers care about the students and are readily available for parents. The principal is great and willing to work out problems with students and parents. Gifted program is awesome with a great teacher that pushes the students to their full potential and the special ed department is one of the best in the city. I am glad my kids go to Seltzer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2012

Seltzer Elementary School has high standards for their students. They insure that the kids that need help get it, and the ones that can excel do! I'm glad my daughter goes to Seltzer. I hope she gets to finish her Elementary school days there and not have to change schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

Great School !! The parents are great, all the teachers are wonderful and now they have new principal that is the best !!!! everyone is about at the same class also no Trash !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My daughter loves the school and her teachers, therefore so do I !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love the teachers & the staff! They are so great with the kids! They really try to get to know all the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

Seltzer has a culturally diverse population that is celebrated. My childrens' teachers are willing to assist and offer feedback home to me through phone calls, weekly newsletters, and agenda notes. Staff is there for the students and it shows. One thing I really enjoy about Seltzer is the curriculum nights each grade level presents, incorporating classroom learning with a music program. Also, PTO offers a monthly meeting and welcomes volunteers, not to mention puts on a wonderful carnival every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

Accelerated learning opportunities are not available unless you have been attending for sometime. Band is not offered until 5th grade and the music program dramatically deteriorated while my child was here. Reading and Math are taught in block schedules and pupils are rotated from classroom by ability grouping. The caliber of teachers has been shockingly poor. There is no reporting on special education students testing. Site Council and PTO do not offer minutes online or provide them onsite despite requests so if you can't attend, you are not able to participate in school decisions. Parent involvement is good but a click.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

Seltzer is a school that truly cares about its students. The bottom line is that the staff and the principal are there just for the students and it shows.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
60%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

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 87% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

101 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
70%
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 American50%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic80%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander79%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English61%

Reading

All Students67%
African American57%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic64%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander74%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students85%
African American79%
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander89%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities54%
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students93%
African American93%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander93%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities85%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students89%
African American93%
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander82%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities85%
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

Math

All Students83%
African American72%
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnic92%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander79%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities42%
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students81%
African American79%
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander80%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
Proficient in English72%
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 36% 68%
Asian 31% 2%
Black 11% 7%
Two or more races 11% 4%
Hispanic 10% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 52%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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