Buffalo Jones Elementary School

708 Taylor Ave
Garden City, KS 67846
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Buffalo Jones Elementary School serves 292 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Buffalo Jones Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Buffalo Jones Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

Buffalo Jones Elementary School's student population of 292 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students292 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

Buffalo Jones Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,265 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Buffalo Jones Elementary School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#846 out of 1265 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
88%
20%
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Black
4%
7%
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White
5%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.220.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarden City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Buffalo Jones Elementary School is Garden City Alternate Education Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Horace J. Good Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Abe Hubert Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Garden City Abe Hubert Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 382 students
    0.6 miles
    1205 A Street
    Garden City, KS 67846
    (620) 805-8400
    0.6 K-6 382
  • Garden City Edith Scheuerman Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 208 students
    0.7 miles
    1901 Wilcox
    Garden City, KS 67846
    (620) 805-7350
    0.7 K-4 208
  • Garden City Horace J. Good Middle School Math: 15% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 695 students
    0.7 miles
    1412 N. Main St.
    Garden City, KS 67846
    (620) 805-8100
    0.7 7-8 695
  • Garden City Garden City Alternate Education Center Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-12 | 69 students
    0.8 miles
    1312 N. 7th Street
    Garden City, KS 67846
    (620) 805-8600
    0.8 1-12 69
  • Garden City Garden City High School Math: 10% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,072 students
    0.8 miles
    2720 Buffalo Way Blvd
    Garden City, KS 67846
    (620) 805-5400
    0.8 9-12 2,072

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