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John Weldon Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 795 students

 
 

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Posted December 4, 2009

John Weldon is one of the most caring schools my children have had the pleasure to attend. They are not all in high school and middle school and I credit John Weldon with their early education success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

I have 3 children who have attended John Weldon. Every experience has been wonderful! The teachers care and get to know every child and their family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

We have spent 8 years at John Weldon and I concur with an earlier review. It is EXCELLENT K-3 for high achiever or under-achiever. But ones in the middle or on the brink, are overlooked. Some of the problems are reflective of public education - arrogant teachers, average students ignored, and at times, over-supportive parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

I don't care for the principal and it seems to me that they don't want help from the parents. They do want your money though. There are some great teachers. You just get a cold feeling going to the office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

I have had 2 children attend John eldon form k-5 and have nothing but a wonderful experience from the moment you step in the office doors, the secretaries are very friendly and helpful and then you go thru the hallways and everyone greets you with a smile and a hello and we have been nothing but blessed with every teacher that we have had, they all have cared about our children and cared not only about their education but also about their well being! It is time efor us to move on now and we will sincerly miss everyone at John Weldon, they have loved my children like their own! If I had to complain about something it would be about the head principal she does a great beind the scences job but she needs to be a little more outgoing and friendlier to the students and parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

John Weldon is a fine school K - 3 grade as long as your child does not have a reading problem or special needs. If your child stays in their box you'll be fine till 4th grade. 4th grade is horrible. They show no compassion for the children at all and will just tell you and them it is time to grow up! The curriculm is way too tough and your home life becomes a total battlefield with homework requirements! Than you move on to wonderful 5th grade where they kids can be a kid at last and have some fun but it is too late for the parents, the damage is already done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

We have had a very positive experience at John Weldon. The teachers care and I feel like my girls are receiving a quality education in a neigbhorhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

My daughter is in Kindergarten at John Weldon and so far I have been very impressed with this school. The level of parent involvement is very high and the teachers and staff are outstanding.
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
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 Students84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
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 Students82%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students82%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students76%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 74%
Black 6% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 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 11%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7370 Weldon Spring Rd
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Phone: (636) 851-5500

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