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Clever Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 237 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2014

I grew up here and always wanted my children to go here, BIG MISTAKE! Horrible teachers, the kids are mow "teaching" themselves in math! Are you kidding me! The judge mental teachers, talking behind kids and parents just sickens me! If you like drama and kiss teachers and coaches hind-end then this is the school for you, it's not for me and my children any longer! #houseforsale
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

This school is awful. The faculty and administration are bigger bullies than the students. There are no books. No homework. No learning. The teachers humiliate and ostracize their students. The disciplinary protocol and curriculum is a joke. We moved here in 2008 and it was the worst mistake i could have ever made for my children. If children are unhappy at school, they do not learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

They change some type of system every year. An example would be this year they changed the grading system. Instead of keeping it the same A, B, C, D, F system it's 4, 3, 2, 1. What's the point in that? They say its for the greater good of the students but changing every little thing confuses them more than helps them. Some really great teachers though. Some.


Posted October 13, 2010

The saving grace of this school is Benjy Fenske, it's principal. I have never met a more caring, dedicated professional. However, I have major concerns. My daughter attends 8th grade, middle school. This is a great school for people who want to be involved in their child's education as little as possible. The kids are not allowed to take books home, so I have no clue what is being taught. There is no homework, and they have even found a way to get the teachers out of conferences! It's called "student-led" conferences. Basically, it's an open house, where the students show the parents a collection of their work. This is supposed to build self-esteem. In my opinion, this is bunk. If you want to actually speak to a teacher, you have to make an appointment with each one. We'll be leaving this district asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

This school has to be the best school that I have ever went to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2006

Clever R5 has a strong academic program however I disagree with their 'Strike Policy'. They don't offer much for sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

This school is in the process of buliding a new Elementary, but the first Elementary isn't that old. The middle school is the one which needs improvment. The 5th grade lockers are pretty new but the 6th,7th, and 8th grade locker don't shut all the way because they are so old. It has a big ant problem which none of the other schools have and some of the classroom doors need to be repared as well as all of the bathroom's in this school. The doors in the bathrooms don't have a lock on them and some don't shut all the way. One has a hole in it which is upstairs. Also in this school the teachers really need to help the kids with learning problems like ADHD. They give up really easy. They label them as bad kids but their not they just need a little more help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2004

The Administration in this school lacks in the ability in communicating to the parents. Unless, it's something they want. If a parent tries to become involved, they are labeled a troublemaker. And from then on, their child is marked. There is to much partialism being shown in some of the students. Overall, the teachers are astounding. The 7th & 8th Grade Math teacher, is wonderful in particular. As well as the English Teacher. The most important thing, is this school needs to figure out a way to get parents more involved in the childrens education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2004

This school could be an outstanding academically school. There is too much favorism being shown towards the school board members children and the teacher's, faculty and staff's children. This needs to be re-evaluated. The Accelerated Reading Program is a Farce. My child will not pick up a book now to read for nothing. If your child does not exceed or isn't Special Education, this school is not for your children. The School Board Members need to learn that it's ok to disagree with what the Superintendent wants. Or to think it should be done another way. This school needs to utilize their budget more properly. Spending money on 'PIZZA Parties' and then cutting cooks wages, that really sounds logical to me!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2004

Don't let high test scores fool you. If your child keeps up, plays sports, is an outstanding student, things are great. If you have a middle of the class child, don't expect much. If you have a child that is 'below average', forget it. The school board listens to the principals and the principals report to the superintendant. Don't try to help out in any way unless asked - you won't be wanted. Don't question the 'authority' of the principal - your child will suffer indirectly. This school needs an overhaul of the worst kind.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2003

The principal at Clever middle school is super with the kids and helps to solve all matters in a professional way. Teachers are excellant, the building is always presented clean and neatly kept. Thanks Middle school for caring for our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My family has had three generations that have attended the Clever School System. My child is currently in the Clever Middle School. The school has seen a great deal of growth but this has only added to its charm. The school encourages parent involvement as well as studen involvement. The school tests high on all academic levels. It still has small town pride with academic excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


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Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 48% in 2014.

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Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

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63%
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 56% in 2014.

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64%

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45%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

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63%

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44%
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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

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42%

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48%
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

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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

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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

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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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

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Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Black 1% 17%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 41%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:30
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Benjy Fenske
Fax number
  • (417) 743-4822

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401 West Inman Rd
Clever, MO 65631
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