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Russell Blvd. Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted December 25, 2010

I know that this is an excellent school for one reason......I went there as a child. Dr. Shoemaker is a fair director and Ms. Robb an also equally good vice director. This school emphasizes writing, reading and arithmetic. Now because of that school, I am writing two major books at the moment. I also write dozens of poems. Some have been published. Unfortunately I had to leave in my fourth year. But I have made sure that the ideas of Russell have been spread throughout Bosnia. Snaps for Russell!!!


Posted April 24, 2010

Russell is a terrific school with great teachers, administrators and staff. I've had 2 kids go through Russell (K-5) and have always been happy with their experieinces.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Dr. Shoemaker is an excellent Principal, as was Ms. Robb. My daughters have always had teachers that us, as parents, and my daughters have liked and appreciated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I transfered my daughter to Russell after being at a different school here in Columbia and I can not even start to tell of all the differences. At the other school my daughter was labled and bad child and was in the office more than not! This year she has only been in the office once! Her behavior and studies have both improved! I believe that all the staff cares about each child! We are treated like we are all family and my child has made many new friends that I believe she will have for a long time! I know many of the other parents and never feel left out of anything that is happening at the school! I love Russeel and wish that we had started out there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

My child looks forward to going to school each day, which speaks volumes! A diverse school that emphasizes academics, fitness as well as appropriate behavior. The principal, vice-principal and all of the teachers are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

I have been doing observations at Russell as part of getting my certification in elementary education. I have also spent over a year as a substitute teacher in the Columbia School District, so I know a lot about the different schools. I feel that Russell is by far the best elementary school in Columbia, with great teachers, a wonderful staff, and the best principal I have ever worked with, as a student, teacher, or anything else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2008

This is a wonderful school with high values on learning, behavior and cultural differences. A very caring staff. An administration that wants to work with parents. And it's a school with a rich history!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

Russell is an excellent school, with great teachers, a caring/responsive administration, and 'real life' diversity in its student population--both ethnically and socio-economically. While the facility is starting to get dated, Russell is getting A/C and other, much-needed technological upgrades. My high-achieving child is getting a great education, along with a controlled introduction to the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

My children have received an excellent education at Russell. All of the teachers that my children have had are outstanding. The faculty really cares about the students. They create an excellent learning environment without the distractions caused by the disciplinary problems at many of the city's schools. My children and their friends at Russell take great pride in their school and enjoy attending 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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
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 Students51%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch19%
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 Students74%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 74%
Black 16% 17%
Hispanic 8% 5%
Two or more races 6% 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 32%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1800 West Rollins Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
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