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Ralph M. Captain Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 356 students

 

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Posted December 4, 2013

Dr. Doherty is a wonderful principal who acts as a crossing guard in the morning to welcome students and appears to be the last person to leave the building after events such as International Night. This is a wonderful, welcoming community. My daughter is very happy here, happier than she was at a private school. They have physical education classes EVERY DAY! There is the most wonderful music teacher, Mr. Mayer, who teaches the children classic American songs and has a children's chorus starting in third grade. Parents are absolutely passionate in their involvement. My daughter is happy here. My only complaint is that I wish she were a bit more challenged in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Ralph E. Captain Elementary School is a welcoming place where everyone is accepted, no matter what their race, social status, etc. The staff there does everything they can to help a child learn, no matter if they need extra help or are even extra ahead! It's a truly unique learning community and I feel fortunate my children attend school there !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

This is an excellent progressive school that promotes the arts, foreign language and parental involvment. My daughter has been going here for the better part of three years and I couldn't be happier. I'm only sad that we have to move!
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Posted August 17, 2005

The Administration and teachers at Captain are of singularly high quality. My sons both had wonderful experiences there. The focus on academic excellence is clear, but not at the expense of art and music programs. The teachers truly care about the children and their school experience. I highly recommend Captain.
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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 42% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%
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 Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
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 Students78%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunch73%
Students with disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students80%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch46%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students75%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities39%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students84%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students77%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities39%
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 70% 74%
Black 20% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 9%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Sean Doherty
Fax number
  • (314) 854-6190

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6345 Northwood Ave
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 854-6100

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