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John B. Lange Middle School

Public | 6-7 | 855 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 17, 2013

I am proud to have been a part of lange middle school. It is a great school with great kids and staff. Also lots of people that don't like lange want to tell others but others that do like don't think about giving it community feedback because they don't have any problems so it doesn't come to mind. Just a little psychology lesson.


Posted July 17, 2013

Very good, friendly diverse. dont pay attention to test scores. Any one that goes there has a great chance of success.


Posted May 9, 2013

Lange is a great school. Its a great place to learn and make new friends. Also, I remember you who wrote the last 1 star rating. I hope you are doing great at your current school but i dont know why you said some of the things you did. You were laughing a lot and i dont think people were picking on you. You might of thought so though. On the peeing thing, the kid who did it was sleep walking and had an adrenaline rush. Im sorry that happened but it was in no means on purpose as much as i learned.


Posted October 14, 2012

Lange is a terrible school. I have went there for 3 monthes now, and I get picked on, bully'd, and even pee'd on. I wish I would have stayed in centralia. All there is, is Bullying, Violence, Theft, Fowl Language, and other nasty things. I hate going there, and I want to switch schools NOW.


Posted March 23, 2010

While many say that Lange is a school where discipline isn't the best, Lange is my school. I go there and I actually have fun--in school! Why? Everything! Sure students will say classes are boring, but we're in middle school! We're still kids! And we learn a lot. We get our work done. While some students need to be guided with a tougher hand, most of us only have our occasional outbursts. Maybe other schools get better scores, but teachers will help when necessary. I'm here to say you aren't going to find a school like Lange Anytime soon. Lange, is a great, school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2009

I love Lange. I couldn't want to move anywhere else like Gentry or Smithton. The teachers are superb. Better than all the rest I might add.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

this is the best school that i have ever went to. the teachers are amazing and they make sure that you are getting the education that you need and help you when you are stuck.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2009

I go here the classes teach you some good stuff alot of the classes go way to slow and then the teachers go and cram up a 3 week lesson in 2days. Or it goes by so fast that you dont understand it im in the lange 6th grade team called the Belivers
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2008

Its ok but the language,atitude,lack of disapline. I can't even get to my locker! I do not sugest this school to any parent or student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2008

Lange may be in a great school district, but it not living up to my expectations. While there are some really good teachers, the level of behavior and discipline problems is unacceptable. It interferes with my son's learning, and is disruptive. The amount of foul language, rude and disruptive behavior tolerated was very surprising. Attitudes of staff just illustrate the underlying problems: gym clothes stolen from your locker? You left it unlocked, what did you expect?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

Lange is a terrific school in a school district that is truly dedicated to education. The classes are challenging and fun and I can't say enough about how impressed I am with Columbia Public Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

Lange is an excellent schoold with teachers and administrators that care about the needs of all students.
—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 52% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students41%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial55%
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students42%
Black20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial65%
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students39%
Black16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students46%
Black23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilities14%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students100%
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 53% 74%
Black 33% 17%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 58%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Columbia, MO 65202
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