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Richard Simpson Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 445 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2009

I Think simpson is a good school, my child has gone there for 2 years and he said he loves that school, the only thing I don't like is that they don't have enough teachers watching the kids during recess and my child has been hurt so many times because theres only one teacher watching all of the kids and she doesn't see everything going on. Also, I wanted to comment on another review about the kids talking at lunch, I have ate lunch with my child on several ocassions and the kids were all talking so they must of changed their rule about talking during lunch. So, other than the recess thing, I think its a good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

This school is the best! don't take it from me it gets education rewards every year for the last 7 years. If we ever have to move I will be very sad to leave this school, and my children would be heartbroken.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

My son went to Simpson Elementary for one year and I would homeschool before I let him go back. Some of the teachers at Simpson are very caring and do a wonderful job but others are not given any accountability for what the students in their class actually learn. The PTA is a joke too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

I have found Simpson Elementary to be extremely strict with the children. The children are not able to talk during lunch. The principal really needs to visit other schools in the district and see how differently they handle the children at lunch time. This is a school not a jail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

I am extremely impressed with Simpson elementary school. The staff at Simpson have a sense of pride and professionalism that reflects in the quality of the education they administer. I have 4 kids who have attended Simpson, and all of them have had great experiences there. I would not have wanted any of my children to attend any other elementary school. It has always impressed me that the teachers are so caring and devoted to what is best for the children. The facility has an 'open air' type of feel to it, and is very well kept. Overall I would rate Simpson very high on all aspects of elementary education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

Simpson is a wonderful school. I have two children attending and one more in two years. I would not change schools if they paid me. Not only do my children have a wonderful place to learn, but I have also made many friends through this 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 49% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 54% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 53% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 52% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students53%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 75%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Bryan Clark
Fax number
  • (636) 282-5174

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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