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Oak Brook Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 486 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted June 2, 2014

We love Oak Brook and our experience has been positive for both our kids. The staff is courteous and helpful. We like direct access to the principal and vice-principal on all student matters. The open door policy is much appreciated. The school has new classrooms and lockers for students. Most teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2014

Oak Brook is a great school with great facilities. I'm not sure what the old review from 2005 was about teaching from trailers. The building is well designed with "pods" for each grade level that are more than spacious enough. My experience with the teachers, staff, and principle have all been excellent. Oak Brook / Parkway is the best school district in the area. There is also a strong sense of community at Oak Brook among parents and great events organized by the PTA. Parkway also offers full day kindergarten for free which has produced increase literacy rates among students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

The facilities and staff at Oak Brook are excellant. My daughter has excelled there and is even ahead academically of her friends at other Parkway elementary schools. The open classrooms, while taking some getting use to, are great in teaching the children to focus on their task at hand. It also leads to greater social interaction between all students at the grade level as many time the classes are combined for special learning events. I am very pleased that we made the decision to move out daughter from another nearby Parkway school to Oak Brook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

The classrooms at this school are in a constant state of chaos. In 4-6th, all of the classes in each grade are located in one giant room with no walls. There is constant noise and mess in every corner. Every inch of the outer walls are covored with posters and signs in most of the 'rooms'. The luckiest students get to be instructed in a trailor. The teachers and staff are unattentive and often expect children who can not sit still in this overstimulating enviroment to be medicated. This school does offer excellent music and art programs, including many afterschool activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2003

I attended Oak Brook Elementary when it first opened as a fifth grader. Now that I am an elementary school teacher myself, I know that Oak Brook and Parkway Schools are the best!


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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 49% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

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

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
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
White64%
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 Students72%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
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 Students79%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
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 67% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 2%
Black 5% 17%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 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 7%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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510 Big Bend Rd
Ballwin, MO 63021
Phone: (314) 415-6550

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