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Truesdell Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 878 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Ever since Mr. Davis became the Principal, I myself can agree that the condition of the school has substantially increased. An actual fact, but state assessment scores proved much better as opposed to prior years. Truesdell Middle School itself employs teachers of complete distinctions(They're diverse). The majority of teachers themselves are friendly, proficient in educating, and it'll be rare for them not to just chat with students about personal life. I am also an advocate of their willingness to assist students who are struggling with academics, through avant-garde means. Furthermore, I am a big fan of Truesdell's recent "Careers Fair", and they really want students to prepare for the future. The students were fantastic in their displays, and they were all dressed up fancy! Several extra curricular activities(Such as Team America Rocketry Challenge, the Dell Graphia, and the Soccer Team) have been developed, and the surprising thing is that Truesdell is what I dare say one of the few schools to implement ideas like this. You add more ways to get student involvement in the school, and I guarantee you this will make life easier for us parents, students, and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They offer free tutoring, updates on grades weekly, have a top notch leadership program and some dang good ball players. They have a large underprivalaged number but they strive to lift these kids up. Excellent reading program. They have helped my grandson so much already it is wonderful.


Posted June 26, 2008

Could not wait to get my son out of this school. The faculty and teachers were the worst I have ever dealt with. Horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

Horrible school, lot of problems with student suspensions, expulsions etc. Worst school I have ever had the displeasure of sending my child to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My son is in a special language class. Not special ed but a in-between class. I can not remember the name of it but at this time I think it is a good program. He is on the low side for his reading ability. I really hope that this program helps him raise his reading level. The parent involvement is something I haven't experienced yet. We had a math night which had a very low attendance and I must confess that I haven't been involved in anything as I haven't heard of much to be involved in other than the math nights I have attended. It seems that the avialability of music and art are adequate. The sports and extracurricular activities for the regular kids seem to be lacking. The activities are mostly academic related which do not appeal to my son.
—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 83% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

319 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
58%
U.S. History and Government

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

306 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

271 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
52%
U.S. History and Government

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

254 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
35%
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 Students42%
African American31%
Hispanic40%
Multi-ethnic46%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander65%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities31%
Proficient in English38%

Reading

All Students50%
African American37%
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnic42%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander65%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities43%
Proficient in English38%

U.S. History and Government

All Students48%
African American33%
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnic46%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander55%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities34%
Proficient in English35%
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 Students43%
African American22%
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnic64%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander62%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities21%
Proficient in English40%

Reading

All Students56%
African American37%
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnic77%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander62%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities39%
Proficient in English45%

Science

All Students45%
African American23%
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnic54%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander62%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities24%
Proficient in English36%
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 Students48%
African American36%
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnic56%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities24%
Proficient in English39%

Reading

All Students55%
African American43%
Hispanic45%
Multi-ethnic68%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities33%
Proficient in English36%

U.S. History and Government

All Students40%
African American20%
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnic42%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities24%
Proficient in English23%
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 39% 67%
Hispanic 28% 17%
Black 16% 7%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 88%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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