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Aurora Jr. High School

Public | 7-8 | 340 students

 

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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 56% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
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 Students43%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White47%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White29%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilities23%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilities18%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
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

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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 88% 74%
Hispanic 10% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 17%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 53%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. John Kirby
Fax number
  • (417) 678-2487

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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500 West Olive
Aurora, MO 65605
Phone: (417) 678-3630

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