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Wydown Middle School

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Posted September 20, 2011

Quite disappointed in the school. Lack of challenge at all levels, poor communication, no flexibility shown to do the right things for their students. Problems start with the Principal and work their way down to all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2010

I really love my school, there are programs, like math extensions and exploratorium, made for students who are ahead of their class, and there are programs for reading, writing, math, and after school programs made for students that need extra help with academics. The band, ochestra, chous, and jazz band are all wonderful! There's even an honors orchestra for advanced strings players. The elective program is awesome! There are so many choices, I can't even list them all. There are different computer, art, music, drama, engineering, animation, and many other electives, all of which are choices for every student. The kids here are all very different from eachother, everyone who comes here makes friends imediately. The teachers and principals are great, they all would do most anything for the good of the students, and the counselors are really easy to talk to. This is the best school to send your kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

They do everything for the kids first. Middle School is a tough age but the faculty, administration and staff are devoted, smart and caring. I love Peace Day - with paper cranes, hundreds of colored pinwheels in front of the school singing out for peace... and Ben and Jerry's ice cream!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

I have three children who have attended Wydown. We have a range of talent in our family - some of our children are in accelerated (gifted) programs and some receive assistance from the Special School District. In every case, the staff, teachers and principal have been outstanding. These comments are based upon 5 years of experience in the Clayton School District. Our expectations and standards are high, as our our children attended private schools the previous five years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

Our family loves the clayton school district. Both my children are bused to the school. They enjoy all the after school activites that are available. I rate the school a 5. The teachers are wonderful and always willing to assist the students when asked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

Very week school. Teachers are too worrried about keeping all the kids that are bused in up 'to Par'. No focus on the gifted child. Teachers are not dedicated to the students. No after school hours or extended effort. Principal will not make changes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

We love all Clayton schools. We came USA last year and my daughter would start 6th grade after elementary school. It was the hard time for her. She was very anxious and she was not sure about her English level. She was always first rank in our country and she was afraid not to be successful as before. But after 3 weeks summer program she was very confident. She adapted easily with all teachers' helps. Academic program very dense but they have PE class every day for relaxing. She was very happy here. All teachers are very friendly . I have never seen any teacher with frown eyebrows. They make it happen program that all students like it. Mrs. Goldberg saying GOOD MORNING with her smiling face is in front door everyday. What a good beginning for a school day. Coordination with parent are wonderful in their adolescent period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

This school has phenomenal academic programs that ask a lot of your child especially for a public school. They offer chorus, band, orchestra, visual arts, fiber arts, computer arts and photography, basketball, football, crosscountry, track, lacrosse, and more. There are many parents involved in the school. Some of the parents are on the school board, teach at the school and are just really involved in doing extra things like the poetry slam, the fall play, the spring musical, the talent show, and the PTA. It's a great school with a lot to offer so check it out.
—Submitted by a student


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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 52% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students76%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students77%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
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 Students69%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students75%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students75%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students77%
Black44%
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students66%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
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

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
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 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 61% 74%
Black 24% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 2%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 6%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6500 Wydown
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 854-6400

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