Georgia Matthews Elementary School

  • Georgia Matthews Elementary School serves 168 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (which is approximately equal to the Kansas state average of 34%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-29% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Georgia Matthews 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36%.

Top Placements

Georgia Matthews Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

  • Georgia Matthews Elementary School's student population of 168 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students168 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Georgia Matthews Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Georgia Matthews Elementary School is 0.47, 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 School Rank (16-17)#817 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
71%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Georgia Matthews Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Georgia Matthews Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
15%
64%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Georgia Matthews Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Georgia Matthews Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.470.54
This chart display the diversity score of Georgia Matthews Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
23%
10%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia Matthews Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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

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Not the greatest of schools. The school staff are way too laid back especially on bullying and treat the schools recess as their own; they can usually be found talking to each other, while the children run amock. Academics is decent and is at par for an average school. USD 457 as a whole does not have advance classes for the advanced student and treat such subjects as taboo. One main reason for the schools laid back policy is their principal and her inadequacate responses to this parent's concerns. The principal does not take a stand on issues that require her to take action against any of the school staff. The school is not recomended and USD 457 as a whole should be avoided because your child will be ill prepared for college, unless, it is suffice for your child to work at the meat packing plants when he or she graduates high school.
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