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Wild Horse Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 574 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted February 9, 2014

We moved out of the district after a very disappointing first year here. The principal who was promising left after only one year, which says something about his experience. Communication from faculty (particularly if you're a working parent and aren't able to volunteer in the classroom regularly) is poor and you may not find out about issues until report card time. At that point any of the teachers' comments that are a surprise to you become a part of your child's permanent record. The class size is out of control - the worst (i.e. highest for elementary) in the St. Louis area. If you have an average 5/6 year old who can't sit perfectly still with their head on their desk for 20 minutes + without moving or speaking (while a single teacher works her way around to 23+ kids with no aide to help), expect problems. I know of several parents (particularly with boys) who are considering (or have) left the district (some to private schools), because the teachers have suggested average kids need ADHD meds because they can't control their classrooms. The only reasons this school gets 2 stars are because the music teacher and Adventure Club staff are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

As a parent of a 5th and 1st grader I can honestly say that Wild Horse is a phenomenal place to learn and grow. From catering to individual learning styles to serving in the community, we couldn't be happier with the teachers our children have had in the classroom and in specials. The new principal truly 'gets' and cares about the kids, family and his staff...and truly encourages parent involvement. The 'vibe' at WH is a wonderful blessing and we are thankful for all the Staff and Teachers there who dedicate their lives to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

I agree with the positing regarding the lazy leadership. It's sad, but the principal was promoted in the school district. Also, since the teachers union is so powerful, it is very difficult for a parent to express any issues with the teaching staff. The principal at the time , who has been promoted, did not assist us when my child's teacher was extremely "negative" with our child and other children. This teacher has many complaints (kids coming home crying, etc..) . We also moved our kids out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

No action on bullying, lazy leadership. I agree that the music teacher is great, and would add that the art teacher and Adventure Club staff are wonderful. That said, the school failed to address a bullying issue other than to run from responsibility and attempting to redefine the word bullying to justify their lack of effort. After working on this for months with them we finally pulled our kids out. They also lost our child for part of a day and did not notify us, nor did they offer any apologies or take action once we notified them of same. They promote themselves as "the best" and as such fail to acknowledge or learn from faults. If you do not mind working around a lazy, self-congratulatory leadership it is otherwise a decent school, and if Rockwood fixed the leadership issue this could easily be a three or four star school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

The music teacher alone would warrant 5 stars-- but everyone here is top notch. The dedication never ends when the school day is over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

This school has been wonderful to me and my children! They care about the childrens education and #1 on parent contact. The teachers are great we've been here since k both of my child attend this school if you are looking for a great school Wild Horse Elementary is it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Wildhorse has an amazing principle that has surrounded herself with a great team of teachers. They are innovate in trying new approaches to learning. the special services that are provided to the students that need them are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

has wonderful programs music and special ed . staff excellent and find joy in their job.


Posted July 28, 2009

I believe the school is a great school not because of the principal. I think her leadership is bad. I have seen her in action and she does'nt for the students only results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

I love this school! My kids get more attention because smaller classes and the teachers are all so caring and they really work with my kids and focus on any areas they may need help on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

What an awesome school. Parents are welcomed at any time and the staff could not be more helpful and friendly. The curriculum is top rate. We love this school and so do all our neighbors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2004

Our child has been attending Wildhorse for 4 years and has had an incredible experience since kindergarden. Two district Teachers of the Year, excellent test scores and enrollment in the districts Center for Creative learning (Talented and Gifted program). She does math a full year ahead of her class and is reading at the 6th grade level. Her teachers have been kind, caring and attentive. They encourage classroom participation so truly what we as parents put into the program we get out again. There has been a total shakeup of the senior staff including principle, vice-principal and secretarial staff. The PTO is strong and encourages parent participation. All in all an enthusiastic endorsement for the school.
—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 49% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
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 Students71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students76%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
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 Students83%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students87%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 75%
Asian 18% 2%
Black 9% 17%
Hispanic 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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16695 Wild Horse Creek Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Phone: (636) 537-4398

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