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Gordon Parks Academy

Public | K-8 | 365 students

 

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Posted July 22, 2013

This is a really great school and the staff is just as awesome. Class size is small so each child can get the attention they need. I wish they would do more parent involved activity within the individual classrooms. But that is a minor drawback being IB I understand the focus is on academics, and teaching our children to be the best they can be. My child enjoyed her first year at GPA. I look forward to what they have coming up in 2013-2014.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

My oldest son started back in 08 when the school first opened. Since then my other son has joined him. I have gotten a chance to interact with Kindergaren, 1st and 2nd grade teachers and have been both pleased and impressed. The Teachers are wonderful and strive to make sure you are aware of your childrens progress. We have moved to Washington and I am said that my youngest son won't be able to experience the education that my 2 oldest have received. A wonderful school, your kids will love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

My children are getting a good education and all 3 are at 1 school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

My daughter is in Kindergarten and she is already learning about being respectful, principled and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

It a wonderful school with a great staff.


Posted October 13, 2010

I love Gordon Parks Academy because it is becoming a school of readers!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2010

Love the excitement & committment level of the teachers . . . that is hard to find among teachers now days!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

We are reflective, open-minded, caring, knowledgeable, risk-takers & thinkers! We are IB!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2010

Smaller size classrooms allow for more one-on-one with the students and teachers. Students have a better opportunity to participate in extra-cirricular activities than they might at a larger school. Staff and administrators can get to know the students better as it is a K-8 school as opposed to elementary/middle schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

My daughter started at GPA two years ago in Kindergarten. She loves the school and teachers. I couldn't agree more. She has learned so much throughout the IB units and the IB learner profile traits. We love GPA!
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

40 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
58%
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 83% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
61%
U.S. History and Government

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%

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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
61%
U.S. History and Government

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

20 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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

All Students79%
African American74%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students64%
African American59%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 Students60%
African American54%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students61%
African American59%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students63%
African American58%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 Students77%
African American68%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students73%
African American63%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
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 Students59%
African American47%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students72%
African American62%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students66%
African American62%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students48%
African American35%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students72%
African American60%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students69%
African American60%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students64%
African American59%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students72%
African American71%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students62%
African American47%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 65% 7%
White 15% 68%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Two or more races 8% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
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 86%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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