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Branson Jr. High School

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Posted July 9, 2013

I went to Branson Public Schools from grade 3 to grade 7 and can honestly say it's the best school I've been to. Many of the people I've met there were absolutely amazing. Great community. The teachers were always fair and never seemed to be hateful. I've been to Nixa and many of the West Plains rural schools and none can compare to Branson. The school is especially great if you're into sports. Very close knit and everyone seems to help eachother when in need. Absolutely loved it. I really wish I could move back. And the people saying you won't make it if you don't have ties in the community are absolutely wrong. I had none and had the best years of my life. Love the school, the students, and staff!


Posted May 21, 2013

We have multiple children in Branson School district. Each of the schools seems to be the same senario's. Branson school has a lot of improving to do in quality, organization, leadership, equality among the students. Some of the schools within the district didn't even make the annual yearly progress on the state testing and as parents we received a letter notifying us. The district also don't have a handbook outlining discipline which listed all the infractions that could be committed with the consequences for those infractions. Many times children with the same infractions all get different consequences. Majority of the time the consequences are based on who your parents are or what your ties are with the town. If you have ties around town there is no consequences for infractions. The school district is very clickish. The district does not address bullying concerns from parents either. This school district is in need of a lot of improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

this will be the first year for my son here in branson junior high. he"ll be a 7th grader,we both excited cant wait to meet new teachers, classmates,staff. we been hearing just good stuff about the school and we cant wait. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

In January 2011 we decided to move our family, including 4 kids, to Branson,MO from St. Louis, MO. This has been a dream come true! We had 1 in elementary, 1 in intermediate, & 2 in Jr. High. They all finished off the school year better than ever. The schools were very welcoming (teachers & students). They offered extra academic help to our kids. The kids were allowed to play sports (which costed us nothing). And my kids experienced something they never saw in St. Louis: School Spirit...which is alive & well in Branson, MO
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

8/10 is an UNDERSTATEMENT! I'm a 7th grader at BJHS, and this school is nothing short of amazing. There are many academic options, such as clubs, musical classes (band, jazz band, choir), and sports. The teachers work really hard to teach us as much as possible, and we do have some of the highest test scores in our section of Missouri (NWEA scores). Don't believe whoever said "Very political, if your not 'someone' in Branson, your kid doesn't have a chance... not everybody is treated equally!" that is 100% NOT TRUE! I've only been going to Branson for three years, and I have found really good/nice friends, and have been treated the same as any other student by the teachers and principal/vice principal. Nobody's treated differently, even the trouble makers. The class of 2016, the class I'm in, is one of the best that the school has had, considering the astounding amount of kids in National Junior Honor Society and honor roll. The teachers work hard, and so do the students. This has to be the best junior high school in this area of Missouri, because it's just great!


Posted April 23, 2010

Branson Jr. High is the absolute best. The teachers are second to none,and are very positive role models for my son. They expect academic excellence, and they know how to achieve great results from studenst. The sports program is extremely organized and strives for good character and excellence in student athletes. There is absolutely nothing negative about this school - the teachers, administration and coaches are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

You want your child to go to this school its amazing i feel so safe there i have good friends all my teachers are my favorite they make learning fun what more cani say i love branson junior high go pirates
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2007

Hi, my name is estavez and I got to branson jr. High and i'm very pleased with the support they give us students. Also to mention opportunities they give us. Hope you guys agree with me on this one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2006

Branson Junior High School is a great school for those who have always been in the Branson School District. Parents run the school not Administration. Very political, if your not 'someone' in Branson, your kid doesn't have a chance! Although they say Branson has the best schools, it's true, but not everyone is treated equally. So for this reason, we have been very disapointed. I will not compromise my child's education because we don't meet your 'social standings'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2005

I think our school is nice. The only things I don't like about my school is that we do not have softball or babseball for 7-8 grade. We also don't have a drama club (which I like).
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2004

Our family has been so pleased with the Branson Schols district as a whole. My daughters are 13 and 11 and have been in Branson all through their school years. We have had nothing but a wonderful experience with all aspects - teachers, curriculum, leadership, friends and family that attend, etc.
—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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
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 55% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilities22%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunch66%
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilities24%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilities24%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilities30%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Free or reduced-price lunch93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 74%
Hispanic 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Black 2% 17%
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 54%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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263 Buccaneer Blvd
Branson, MO 65616
Phone: (417) 334-3087

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