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Gammon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 512 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 31, 2014

Both of my oldest daughters attended here at Gammon and I loved it teachers are well attentive to their needs as young girls. Even though they were just in Pre K and Kindergarten, the teachers showed my girls how much they cared for them and their jobs. I will be taking my girls back to Gammon and pray that this new Principal has the same great morals as the last Principal.... Go Gammon Knights!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

My kids went to this school from k-5th grade and did very well. Most of the teachers here way back when were great beside a few bad apples. Now with the new principle positive changes have been made. Although, a few teachers here could learn to smile more and be less military style then they wouldn't have such a hard time with their students. Also, you don't see the parent interaction as you use to. Over all this school is a good pick!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2012

My child has been going since first grade and up until now I have not been impressed. Classrooms are crowded, at one time 27 children were in his class. Changes to the principal will be made for 2012-2013 school year which I think will improve significantly since the previous principal was never willing to see two sides and bend to make improvements. Teachers are half and half, some great, some that need patience or retire. Will not consider enrolling our next child here. But again, my low rating was due to principal and lack of leadership as well as team player with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

Some of the teachers are great, but there are certainly some bad apples in the school. After a really horrible experience with our oldest, we ended up moving just so our second child never had to go through this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Many of the teachers are excellent. The teachers have a high energy level and the Principal is very available to both students and parents. Lots of ways to volunteer and participate in school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

Gammon is a great school.My kids have been there since kindergarden. They have some of the best teachers, although, there are a few I don't care for. Overall, Gammon has been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Excellent teachers! I wish the classroom sizes were smaller though.
—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.

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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%

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

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

69 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
74%
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 Students78%
African American56%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander93%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students83%
African American63%
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander93%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 American67%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander94%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students93%
African American86%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander95%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students91%
African American81%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander94%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students86%
African American70%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students87%
African American80%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English70%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 35% 67%
Black 26% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 3%
Hispanic 13% 17%
Two or more races 9% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 64%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wichita, KS 67226
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