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Brooks Technology and Arts Magnet Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 629 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2012

My daughter started middle school here. She had a math teacher that flat out refused to communicate with us and help her. She lost a year of her education while we were trying to come up with ways to help her. The VP finally said he could not make the teacher do her job, due to the union. Thankfully, that particular teacher was only there for another year and is gone now. However, we pulled our daughter out. There was a lot of defiance with the teachers and the new principal, which in no way was helping the students. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2010

Although we had one principal that worked diligently to help us move through what turned out to be a nightmare year for my child, he could not do it on his own and it seemed that this was the case for the majority of the year. I would not recommend this school for anyone who has a student that does not fare well in large groups or is shy in any capacity, as they will most certainly get lost in the crowd and become a victim. Unfortunately my child came in to this school with high hopes, high grades and high self esteem but left it devastated and broken in her spirit. I would be very careful in considering this school for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2009

teachers are so helpful and fun to be around. they know when to be serious and when to joke around. Even our vice principle is fun to be around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

My Daughter just loves this school because of what it has to offer the Kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

this is the greatest school on the planet . i would send my children here any day. i love this school. and no other school is better .
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2009

The school is a very good school all though some tahers do not teach up to the standards of me and my parents!Although they do not teach up to standards the exploratoryand extracurricular activitys are very nice...
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2008

This school is having a lot of problems with the principal. They are losing 6-10 teachers and staff this year. The principal took away the mac lab, which is what the school is known for.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 83% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
75%
U.S. History and Government

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 81% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%

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 84% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
68%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

189 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 Students70%
African American62%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnic65%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities43%
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students77%
African American70%
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnic72%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities48%
Proficient in English81%

U.S. History and Government

All Students70%
African American54%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnic57%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities50%
Proficient in English69%
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 Students56%
African American39%
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnic56%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander90%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities30%
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students80%
African American75%
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnic75%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander80%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities67%
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students81%
African American74%
Hispanic87%
Multi-ethnic76%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander90%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities67%
Proficient in English85%
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 Students77%
African American61%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnic80%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities56%
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students82%
African American72%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic75%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander91%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities65%
Proficient in English88%

U.S. History and Government

All Students62%
African American44%
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnic55%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander64%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities61%
Proficient in English69%
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
Black 40% 7%
White 31% 68%
Hispanic 14% 16%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Asian 4% 2%
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 72%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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