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Meramec Heights Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 631 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2013

We just moved from another district, I have a child with special needs, I am so impressed with the way the teachers have helped my child. I had to fight for services in the last district we were in, in this one they saw what my child needed and are helping him much more. My child also has a metabolic disorder, I was scared to death for kindergarten, but they ensure he gets everything he needs because of it and update me on anything happening with him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

My kids have been (and still are) going here for the past 20 years. Despite being an older building, the teachers/staff/principals are all excellent. And to the person who complained about the NCLB issue- don't forget, Meramec Heights educates special needs kids in the building, and these kids are included in NCLB numbers, whereas other school districts send their special needs kids to a separate building and therefore do not include those numbers in the general population, and since ALL kids in a building are added to the total, that artificially brings MH's numbers down. Meramec Heights is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

Great school huh? Hahaha Right! Wrong!!!! Their AYP ( adequate yearly progress) put them in the spotlight with the NCLB (no child left behind) I am sure everyone got a letter, well a few did, not all of you may be aware of this, but this school... that's so great, is a LEVEL 1 school and the NCLB is sending TRANSFER forms out to parents that want too see their children have a better education. Teachers are nice, So I read, I think I might have met one there that was, and she was a sub. I have two kids there, I got a form for my child that is severely Autistic. I did not get a form for my other child that is not,. So if this school wants to play like that.. Let's play. I will not be pushed around by these Level 1 losers anymore. I have a written confession of how my child's hand got finger nail marks in it. People please if you love your kids.. Don't send them here. From one parent too another. please love them where ever they may go, but don't send them here. Do not get me started on that nurse, Isn't she a P.O.S. guess that's why shes there, she fits in well with the rest of them. I am sure my kids will miss their little friends, but I'm sure they will see them @ the new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Some teachers are very good and others could use some practice. The school is older but functional. My biggest complaint, the drama of the students, thats not the problem most kids have drama, but the teachers, councelor staff, nurse, principal all get involved and thats a problem. The kids need to work it out themself. We cant run to them every time someones feelings get hurt. The teachers and staff need a lesson on whats bulling and whats normal drama.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

I love this school and the teachers are very great with my children. They understand their needs and some of them come see the boys play baseball too. They are a 100% great and caring for the one that has ADHD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

I have 4 kids going here after we moved not even a mile up the road they had to transfer from clyde hammrick. we have been here since the beg. of jan. and all of the kids say that the school may be one of the safest around but not the friendliest. some of my kids need extra help and this school feels like they dont need to go that extra step and help. they say they will when you talk to them and it goes good for a week and then stops. if i could transfer the kids back to clyde i would in a heart beat! they have always put their kids first. not this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

Our daughter has only been there for around 3 weeks now, so I don't feel comfortable commenting on faculty and staff yet. However, we were suprised when we moved here from out of state just 3 weeks back, and went by the school to get her enrolled. The school itself looks pretty small and old from the outside, and the play area's are pretty sad looking and and look many years past replacement. The inside of the school looked just the same, and made us feel like we were in a very poor community. But, the staff and teachers seemed nice, so we didn't want to judge a book by its cover and choose to get our daughter enrolled. As I said, its only been a few weeks, and already our daughter has complained about her class mates being out of control. Were changing schools this week.
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Posted August 6, 2005

Our daughter attended this school for K. Her teacher Mrs. Andrews was wonderful. The staff at this school is friendly & family oriented which creates a great learning atmospher. There are fun after school activities which are organized by the parent club. The students are respectful of their peers and other students. Our son is looking forward to going to a great school.
—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.

About these ratings

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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 42% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 46% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 48% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilities35%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilities25%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilities29%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
Students with disabilities33%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 74%
Black 3% 17%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 48%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Randy Gilman
Fax number
  • (636) 282-1472

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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  • Volleyball
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1340 West Outer 21 Rd
Arnold, MO 63010
Phone: (636) 296-4385

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