Award Year: 2020

Bostic Traditional Magnet Elementary School

8103 East Gilbert Street
Wichita, KS, 67207-2341

(316) 973-1800

Mr. Jared Grover, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School

Wichita Public Schools

School Website

Mission

Expect and value maximum academic performance from every child and prepare each child to be successful, productive, and responsible citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 20%
  • White: 37%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • Asian: 21%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Application
Working Together Makes Learning Fun at Bostic Traditional Magnet

Working Together Makes Learning Fun at Bostic Traditional Magnet

Bostic Traditional Magnet is an esteemed kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school in Wichita, Kansas. We are a school of choice for families located in the southeast quadrant of the city and believe that the diversity of our student population enhances the educational experience for all learners. As a traditional magnet school, we know all students are capable of learning and developing good character through critical thinking and perseverance.

Bostic Traditional Magnet students historically perform very high on summative assessments. While this is a point of pride for our school, we attribute this success to rigorous instruction that enables students to be thinkers as opposed to proficient test takers. As a school we focus our professional development on questioning strategies that can be used in every subject area including Music and PE. We want students to be critical thinkers regardless of who their teacher is during the day. Additionally, every teacher at Bostic reviews student performance data. Using data to guide instruction allows our teachers to fill in the learning gaps students may have. This focus on data-driven instruction coupled with goal setting gives our students opportunities to succeed and build confidence.

Bostic families also play an important role in the success of our school. Parents coach students in our school's competitions such as Battle of the Books, Chess Club, Robotics Club, and the school spelling bee. Bostic Teams and individual students often advance to area-wide and state competitions. The teamwork between parents and teachers has contributed to a culture where students are expected to excel in the classroom and in these competitive learning opportunities.