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James Lewis Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 444 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 4, 2013

My daughter just switched to this school for 2nd grade this year. She loves it and her teacher loves her class as if the are her own. I'm very satisfied overall with our year here so far. As for the reviews about the office staff, they have pretty much cleaned house over the last year. Everyone I have talked to has been very friendly and helpful. They also implement all the safety measures a school should to keep our kids as safe as they can!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2011

Very unfriendly office staff. Make you feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. Some good teachers. Overall, not impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

I agree with the post below regarding office and support staff. JLE teachers rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

JLE has wonderful teachers and has a fabulous literacy program. Unfortunately, the office support staff are unfriendly and unwelcoming making visits and voluteering very uncomfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Moved to thsi school after attending another B.S. Grade school. The principal is great knows the students and always says hi. The maintenance individual is wonderful about making sure the kids make it in the building safely and is nice to all of the kids. The teachers are very good and the overall enviroment is great. At the last school the principal was not friendly. I am very pleased to have moved my daughter to this school. Also has a great PTA participation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

I love JLE... The principal is Great with the Kids! and the Teachers are Great too! Very Thankful for such a caring environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2007

What a great school! Wonderful teachers and a respectable principal that knows every students name. A great Primetime program. Nice size classes but still has the small school atmoshere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

The school could use some more clubs like math club etc. The people and teachers are very friendly and the curriculum is challenging. The before and afterschool program is good, however, the security at that time needs to be reviewed as students in prime care deserve the same security as students during school hours. I rate the school overall a 4 star. PTA involvement appears to be above average for other schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

I don't believe the school has helped my children. I have found the school makes it difficult in helping your child advance in problem areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

This a very friendly school! They have a great Special Education Program and a great gifted program. Compared to the other elementary schools in Blue Springs I think JLE is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
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 Students68%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
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 83% 74%
Black 7% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 34%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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717 NW Park Rd
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: (816) 224-1345

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