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Parkade Elementary School

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Posted June 21, 2014

We have been at Parkade for six years. I have three kids at Parkade. The staff and teachers go above and beyond every single day. They are amazing! The teachers always help my children excel, but they also help the entire family. We've had an amazing experience. We would not want to be anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2014

We have had our daughter at Parkade Elementary for two years now and we absolutely love it! We have had a wonderful experience with all of the teachers, faculty and staff! We have been impressed with the growing academics as well. Our daughter is now able to read at a grade level above her current grade! We would highly recommend Parkade Elementary to other families as well! We are shocked and disappointed that "GreatSchools" only has our school ranked as a 2! Our only guess is that they are greatly misinformed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2014

My Daughter has been at Parkade now for 3 years (k-2nd). Every experience we have had with this school has been great. The teachers all know my daughter by name, and all have been very friendly to my family every time we deal with them. Parkade is always challenging the parents and community to get involved with the school and their children, and my child has homework 4 nights a week. I can't believe GreatSchools has this only ranked as a 2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

I am new to the City of Columbia and leasing in the district for the public school Parkade until getting familiar with my surroundings. From the looks of the school it didn't appear very safe seeing it looked rough and the play ground in the back wasn't even fenced in. The staff in the front office insisted that the school would be great and they seemed polite at the time BUT as soon as my children were enrolled and within a few weeks of them getting use to the setting then the staff transformed into rude and unprofessional people. The children to this day have not had homework and I feel if education was important then from my past experience they would at least have had one book sent home to practice reading. Aside from that my child tells me in a month period that their class has left school premises when I don't think that's safe especially seeing that they did Not receive a written consent from me. As a parent assuming my child is where I dropped them off, which is Government property in me feeling secure I would assume that they would take in consideration of that and get consent from me before they let my children leave school on any trip but it wasn't./Very Disappointed/
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

We LOVE this school and could not be happier with the teachers, administrators and staff. Parkade goes above and beyond to create special events/opportunities to connect the school with the families that it serves. Our child has thrived in Parkade's caring and positive environment, and has developed a love for learning. Her teacher is outstanding and we have full confidence in the teaching and guidance of the faculty. The principal at Parkade was named "Administrator of the Year" and for good reason! She reflects the amazing attributes of an amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

This is a wonderful public elementary school. Our daughter is in kindergarten at Parkade. Her teacher is amazing. The PTA is very active. The principal knows all of the children and greats them at the door each morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2010

My child GOT HIT/SPANKED by a 2nd grade teacher at this school... The Principal really did nothing. MY child did not need a teacher with a counseling background and nursing background. My child isn't imbalanced. I was very infuriated that the teacher didn't get FIRED.... I couldn't believe it. This teacher didn't even have the GUTS to own up to SPANKING my child..... There was only ONE GREAT teacher there... Mrs. VOTH.... MRS. VOTH is THE best.... Mrs VOTH is the most patient and loving teacher a school could ever have... The SPANKING TEACHER could take some LESSONS from MRS. VOTH.... That school is dragging MRS. VOTH down... I know that if one teacher such as THE SPANKING TEACHER would hit a child there are more of her kind there.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Parkade teachers and staff realy do care about the welfare and well being of their students. Can't help my bias... Power to the teachers they ALL need great salaries to continue the outstanding work in shaping our childrens minds ands hearts. Preparing them to help them deal with and resolve conflicts without totally condeming the child or destorying his or her self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

I have had the fantastic opportunity to be both a parent and a staff member at this wonderful school. Both of my children have attended Parkade and I can't say enough good things about this school. We have wonderful kids and wonderful teachers who are very dedicated to them. The administrative support is fantastic. The parental involvement seems to be improving. I will be very sad when my youngest graduates next year and we move on to the upper grade schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

We moved from Texas last August to Columbia and both of my children attend Parkade. If it were not for my sons second grade teacher he would never have got the quality help he needed to get to grade level reading. He was also tested by this school and determined to have ADHD. This school is very helpful and cares about the students individually. My son and daughter have excelled at this school and I really appreciate all the help they have given my son. If it were not for this school my son would still be suffering and behind in reading and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

My son is in Mrs. Porters Kindergarten class. She is a wonderful teacher with a gret deal of patience and remarkable teaching skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

My son is in the first grade and his teacher is Mr. Hill. Mr. Hill is an exceptional teacher. He has the ability and patience to reach the children and makes learning fun. We are very fortunate to have him in our school - he should win the Teacher of the Year award!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2006

The teachers and principals @ this school are great. I have 2 childern here and 2 more to go. I enjoy helping out @ the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

I have 3 children at Parkade. This is a great school. Parent involvement is very important to them. A weekly report is sent home to let you know how your child is doing. There are alot of extracurriculur programs in music, art, and health awareness. We will miss this school when we move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

Both of my children have or are attending Parkade Elementary. In the past I had heard Parkade wasn't a good school. I disagree! Parkade has wonderful teachers and administration! It is a loving and caring school. I hate to see my youngest graduate from there this year. I think Parkade has received a bad reputation and it is incorrect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2005

We are thrilled that our son attended Parkade this year. The principals and teachers are very warm and friendly. I interface daily with them and I feel at home in the school. The reading curriculum is very individualized. My son is being instructed at his own level, as is everyone in his class. Thanks to his teacher's instruction, he is reading at a higher grade level. We enjoy all the activities Parkade offers. The staff go all out to provide a great sense of community. Parent participation in my son's class seems great to me. At one activity, there were so many parents the room seemed very full. I also love the diversity in the classroom at Parkade. Also, I have never seen the principals in their offices as I would expect. They seem very involved in the day to day functions of the school. Highly recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

While Parkade has excellent teachers, it does not provide a safe environment for the children. The Principal will have to increase discipline in order to regain control of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

When my daughter was getting ready to enter the school system I was skeptical about Parkade in fact I seriously debated transfering her to another school but decided to give Parkade a shot, at least for kindergarten. I was very impressed with my daughters teacher and the quality of education she received. I wish that more parents would get involved but I understand why some can't. I make sure to be involved as a room mom and on field trips if at all possible and keep in contact with my daughters teachers to make sure I know everything that is going on. I have now dealt with 2 teachers at Parkade and I feel like I have had nothing but support from them and wonderful teaching of my daughter! I think Parkade is underestimated in its potential to be a really good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Regardless of what the statistics on the MAP reflect, my child has received a wonderful education at Parkade. I have even transferred both of my children to this school because of the quality of education I feel is received at this school. Parent Involvement is not very high perhaps due to the elevated number of children who are at the poverty level. I think that Parkade is a wonderful school and am proud to have children who attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 49% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
23%
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 Students30%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch16%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
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 Students35%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Free or reduced-price lunch17%
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 48% 74%
Black 33% 17%
Hispanic 8% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 52%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • (573) 214-3631

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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111 Parkade Blvd
Columbia, MO 65202
Phone: (573) 214-3630

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