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River Bend Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 243 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

River Bend is a friendly school. I have been disappointed in how they treat my son who has been diagnosed with ADHD since mid kindergarten. The school counselor pushed us very hard to medicate our 5 year old even suggested doctor shopping when our pediatrician resisted. We now have an IEP and get resources for him in reading and writing. They have no resources for math. First grade has been difficult as well. We are still urged at every meeting to medicate. He was passed over for the federal reading intervention program but later qualified. This has helped tremendously. In a short time his reading level has grown significantly. I respect the principal. Teachers are ok. Special school district and reading intervention is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

wonderful spec ed program and also have an Early Childhood class there now too which my daughter attended.
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Posted November 17, 2005

Great School and small which is nice! Have son in spec ed and they have a wonderful spec ed program and also have an Early Childhood class there now too which my daughter attended. The whole school staff from the principal on down really cares for the kids! Unfortunately my son had to have a placement change. We will miss River Bend!
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Posted April 21, 2004

this is an outstanding exemplary school. The Teachers are some of the best in the state. my son has exclled to a higher standered of learning. He enjoys the atmospher and the teachers are very well adapted to their enviornment. I believe that this school deserves more recogntion than it has give.
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 42% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 46% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 51% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students68%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students78%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students61%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students55%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students67%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilities36%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students69%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilities36%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students61%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilities43%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 74%
Black 17% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Hispanic 8% 5%
Two or more races 5% 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 19%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Bonnie McCracken
Fax number
  • (314) 415-6669

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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224 River Valley Dr
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: (314) 415-6650

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