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James E. Freer Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 349 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2013

James E Freer is a warm, caring school with lots of after school programs and opportunities for your child to connect and take ownership of "his school". Kids at Freer get excited about their school and the events that take place there! The student -teacher ratio keeps class sizes small enough for teachers to build a community within the classroom and connect with each child per any special needs. Freer fosters a love for community and education and is a great place for your child to be introduced to learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2011

I absolutely love this school and so do my children! The staff is caring and informative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

Freer is a very family oriented school. Parent involvement is greatly encouraged. As a parent, you can be as involved in your child's education as you want to be. Teachers and staff are accessible. By the end of her Kg year she was reading at almost a second grade level. My daughter is in first grade, both her Kg and current teacher were/are willing to discuss any questions or concern even if it's not parent teacher conferrence time. I volunteer on a weekly basis in her classroom. There are many different reading levels. The teachers (Mrs J Marks) does an amazing job of accommodating all levels and abilities. My son will start Kg next year. He has speech issues and I am not at all concerned because I know he will get all the attention and help he needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

I find that Freer is a wonderful school; we considered on moving, but we decided not to because of the wonderful teachers. My son is in the Second grade and is excelling every year with the help of his teachers; (Mrs. Greer) she is great for teaching the children how to read. I am in pure amazement on a weekly basis how much better my sons reading skills are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

Teachers do not have a good understanding of dealing ADHD and/or learning disabilities. Too much emphasis is put into medicating children instead of understanding the disabilities and making classroom/assignment accomodations. Constant parental intervention is recommended to ensure they are providing the services these children need...they will not offer these services freely...they have to be forced!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My child has Asperger's syndrome, ADD/ADHD and anxiety disorder. The school does not know alot about Autism Spectrum Disorders and how to handle it. Mrs. Wagner (K) is the best for this. The school does not understand all the needs of a special child with developmental disablities and a high IQ.
—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.

Grade level

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 49% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Free or reduced-price lunch79%
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 99% 74%
Black 1% 17%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Academic Distinction in Performance (2007)
  • Academic Distinction in Performance (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:15 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Jill Wright
Fax number
  • (636) 464-4471

Programs

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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Barnhart, MO 63012
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