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Mid-Buchanan Sr. High School

Public | 7-12

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 3, 2012

We have a daughter at Mid-Buchanan and we are very happy with her education and teacher quality. The parents and the staff are very involved and give the children many educational opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

I agree with the parent's review (see 2006 review). The school hires ex-students to teach there so the 'good old boy' attitude continues. I have seen good, talented students put behind the students that their parents are on the school board and/or was a jock at the school years ago and now expect their child to continue for the old glory days. Some teachers, that are really good, do not last because when they treat the students equally and when they give a low grade to one of the good old boy students their contracts do not get renewed. Some teachers think teaching involves showing movies and taking field trips several times a year. The movies have NOTHING to do with the class; they re just used for filling time because the teacher is too lazy to do a lesson and actually TEACH the students. Some teachers get on the phone or computers and do not pay attention during their classes (and several students have complained about this happening not just my child). I have had several children go through the doors of that school and have dealt first-hand with the attitude at the school, especially the Junior and High School for the Elementary part has usually done a fairly good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

I am a student at Mid-Buchanan and I highly disagree with the last review. MB is a GREAT place to go to school and it is FULL of support and love. As a senior, I see MB as a fun place free of bullying, unlike city schools. And i dont understand why they would say its a 'last name' 'jock' school. That makes me laugh because I dont know what last names they are talking about! The school is full of opportunities but the student must reach out and set there own goals with the help of the teachers. Small class sizes, many different classes to chose from and a DRAGON sized spirit! Mid what?? MID-BUCH!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

In the Jr. High and High School something happens. The teachers say it is the hormones but I say it is the lack of the teaching ability for some of the tenured teachers. The tenure attitude is not good for the students. The school has a very pro-last name and pro-jock attitude. Some teachers try to help students, which get picked on, but they become frustrated with the lack of support they receive from the administration. For the most part this school lets the 'last-name' of the student prevail so the bulling continues. The administration needs to identify the teachers, which have high failure rates in their classrooms and make them accountable for their lack of attention to the struggling students and they need to address the bullying situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 55% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
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 Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
78%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
62%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
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

Algebra II

All Students100%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students95%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
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 96% 74%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3221 SE State Rte H
Faucett, MO 64448
Phone: (816) 238-1646

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