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Missouri Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 349 students

 

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Posted November 19, 2013

Schools like this are the reason SINA came into existence. Also thanks to the teacher post clarifying that it really is not about students' well-being but its about teachers maintaining their own agendas. The negative behavior/character traits displayed by staff at this school are ones that I would never condone in my own children and certainly do not think that people that work with children should have. As a college educated working professional, this is the worst place I have ever been, my family was treated horrible, and I'm glad to have pulled my children out of the district. Very backwards place, not a lot of higher level thinking going on.


Posted November 9, 2013

Since the last review of our school was so negative, I would like to add my prospective.Last year while there was virtually no principal, the teachers pulled together and raised the reading test scores dramatically. The school had been on state's SINA list: Schools In Need of Assistance, but because of lots of hard work, they are now off the list! The new principal is top notch. She works tirelessly to improve discipline and is making good headway in not only that area, but in creating a friendly cohesive environment for everyone. We have a PTO 2nd to none. Check out MV! It is great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 15, 2013

My child has been going to the Missouri Valley schools now for 3 years and I can't wait to get her out of there. They have bullying issues and students don't know the meaning of personal space and/or boundaries (they don't keep their hands to themselves), favortism among students, and teachers behave unprofessionally. There is one male teacher who teaches in the 6th grade and he has serious anger management issues, teachers use profanity in class and gossip about other students, they are unwilling to help students when needed. The elementary teachers were way better but the principal (who is no longer employed there) was worthless. I would NOT recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Mo Valley is a great community to raise your children in and the school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

My son was in his second year of school and we knew he was different but no one could give me any answers. His teacher called me at home an lined everything up to have him evaluated by their Autism Team. Soon after recieving the evaluation my son was formally diagnosed with PDD-NOS (a high functioning form of autism). His teacher this year has been very patient and wonderful and the school continues to make sure Joey has all the services he needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

My child struggled starting the 2nd quarter and it was not brought to my attention nor my husbands until it was too late. The staff is unresponsive and unwilling to help the kids succeed. We are looking at open enrolling into the Logan school district. We are very upset with the teachers and principle in the Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

I have three children in this school district. All three of my children are very happy when they come home each day, which tells me they enjoy school. My senior is looking forward to attending college in the fall, a challenge which she is ready for because of the wonderful staff at the Missouri Valley High School. Recently, my Jr. High aged child completed the DARE program, which he has shared with me at home, this program is implemented early to assist parents in the role of preventing drugs in our home and school. Sometimes parents forget to take responsibility for raising their children. School is there to provide an education, parents are should be there to help educated their children against drugs, sex, and other things they will face in life. Don't forget to be a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

Administration is unresponsive to students' needs. Teachers coast until retirement.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 77% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa 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: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa 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: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa 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: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 81%
Hispanic 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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602 North 9th St
Missouri Valley, IA 51555
Phone: (712) 642-2279

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