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Bolivar Primary School

Public | PK-2 | 836 students


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Posted July 3, 2012

My son attended the Bolivar Head Start program and he had quality teachers and the overall excellent learning experience, so I was completely taken aback when the principle of the Bolivar Primary School misjudged a massive influx of new student enrollments and chose not to hire another Kindergarten teacher before the school year started. An entire class full of students had no teacher for the mandatory "First Parent/Teacher Meeting" and we were some of the victims of this lovely debacle. She ended up hiring a teacher that was talked into taking the position, hated teaching, disliked children and was extremely disorganized. And yes, ditto to another posters comments, pray you don't have to deal with the administration. The best words to sum them up is uneducated and inept. I pulled my son from their enrollment and home schooled him for the next 5 years. All ended well, he now attends the Bolivar Middle School, were the staff is excellent, and he is an all A Honor Roll student with perfect attendance. Too bad the admins at the Primary lost out on a head to draw funds for and to boost their horrible MAP Testing score results.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2010

There are no gangs in this town therefore none in the school system. There are no gang members in the classes which allows the teacher more availability to teach and the students more opprortunity to learn.

Posted April 27, 2009

My daughter is in Kindergarten and absolutely LOVES it. She has the best quality education I could hope for. The teachers and principals really take pride in the students' learning and being cared for in a positive atmosphere. My daughter thrives and is proud of the things she learns in class. I have been very impressed with every single aspect of this school. It is positive and fun for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 6, 2008

All of my kids attend BPS and I am extremely happy with the school administration, teachers, and staff!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 1, 2008

The teachers and support staff are great, but beware of the administration if your child has any kind of behavioral problems. My son has ADHD and we are still trying to find the medicine that works for him. Which anyone that has a child with ADHD knows that it can be a drawn out process. One bad day and it feels the principal has instantly labeled him as a 'bad kid!' Has called my house telling me I need to get him under control and to call the doctor to get his medicine changed, telling me it isn't just one bad day it's been more like weeks, but when I ask the teacher, there have been improvements and we leave each other notes daily, and occasionally talk on the phone so that I can stay updated on what is going on. My best friend has similar problems with her son too.
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Posted December 12, 2006

You will love Bolivar Primary- Teachers and staff are great!
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 74%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
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 49%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Mary Gregory
Fax number
  • (417) 326-2394


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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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706 North Leonard Place
Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone: (417) 326-5247


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