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Oakland Junior High School

Public | 8-9 | 774 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers and the staff there are dedicated to the students in every way. They encourage and support the students and go out of their way to make themselves available to help the students and to meet with students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

I have two boys that attend Oakland and our experience has been great! The administration and teachers are excellent. I have some concerns with the academics since classroom sizes and behavior problems in some classes. Most teachers are young and often try to be 'buddies' instead of teachers and have been told by my sons that often 'minor' curse words have been said by teachers in class! I am a very involved parent in the Family Partnership and this is what is important in children's lives: active and loving parents! I wish more improvements could be made building wise for Oakland! The building is somewhat old and can been seen in most places!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

At Oakland, there are great teachers that realy care about your student. Many of them are just like school counclers and are able to connect with the students. Many students feel they can talk to these teachers about anything, a great help in keeping Oakland a wonderfull place to learn. This school seems to pride itsself in it's tremendous amount of school spirit and the promotion accademics coming first . The sports programs are wonderfull. Football, basketball, vollyball, track, and cheerleading are all offered. There are many other before and after school clubs and activities including the National Junior Honors Society, as well as science, math, and drug prevention based clubs. Before and after school help is provided for students who need it. Oakland prides itself on it's commitment to excelence. Oakland is also proud to say that is's principal was named Outstanding Middle School Teacher of the Year!
—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 55% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students43%
Black20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilities11%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students21%
Black10%
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
Students with disabilities6%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students36%
Black12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilities11%
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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
41%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

359 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%
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 Students37%
Black13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilities10%
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 55% 75%
Black 28% 17%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3405 Oakland Place
Columbia, MO 65202
Phone: (573) 214-3220

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