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George Guffey Elementary School

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Posted Friday, August 15, 2014

This is in response to the post dated Nov. 30, 2013. The "Weird Janitor" Mr Sam, was dearly loved & is truly missed by all of the students at Guffey who were there when He was. He is not weird, just tried to show all of the kids some attention and however he chose to do it, unless you had a "Weird Kid" , was done so with genuine love for the kids! We miss Him dearly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2013

Guffey was great except this school had problems unknown to the parent eyes. First off the principal made the students think Guffey was the best school in the district which is not true since all the schools in the foxc-6 school district are wonderful. Plus we had a pledge that went something like this Guffey is the best bettering everyone succeeding together. And the have a crazy art teacher there who made us smell sharpies or we were going to get a phone call home. Also the janitor who used to work there, Mr. Sam was weird and would pull little girls ponytails other than that Guffey was fine.


Posted February 12, 2012

My children attend this school and I couldn't be happier. The staff is great! They are making straight "A's" but still are being challenged at school. All the staff and the kids all seem to get along with very little conflict. Couldnt ask for a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

My son attended this school k-4th and I couldn't be happier! He had an IEP for the entire time and this school/staff are amazing. My son was in speech the entire time and just amazing! I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

My son started at GG Elementary since the beginning. Although many people / experts have "bad mouthed" the Fox School District in general I would have say they are completely wrong in my opinion. Maybe there are more "free lunches" than other districts but is that really a reason to talk down to a school. GG has been a great, guiding force behind my son's education. He has excelled in many subjects, has loved every teacher, has had fun learning, loves the before/after school program, loves to go to gym class and realizes that GG emphasizes a school of students with "character" in every aspect. We love George Guffey Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2010

My 18yr old son went to Guffey when they first opened and graduated from Fox Senior this year. He is going on to study Biochemistry, the education he has recieved from theses schools has made me one PROUD MOM! That is why my 8yr. old goes to Guffey!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Guffey is the one of the best schools in the district. The teachers give alot of free time for the kids including after school science lab, and sports. Our school has earned ' The character of Distiction award for 8 straight years. The principal and teachers are role models for behavior and it shows in teching everyday
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

George Guffy is a wonderful community. Our school has a very diverse socio-economic make up. We all work together to support our school and our kids. Guffey makes school feel like an extended family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Guffey has great teachers who challenge the children.


Posted October 5, 2009

My son, Thomas was a student and he passed away in the 6th grade. Guffey staff and parents made a great different in the resting of our son. The school even have a tree and a memory plate on the front of the school building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

We are impressed with the level of education and attention our children are receiving at George Guffey. Our children have attended two top A+ rated schools in Saint Louis and Florida and think George Guffey is doing very well comparably. Would recommend school to other parents living in or moving to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2008

I have had the best time at this school. The teachers have been nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

I have only had wonderful experiences at Guffey Elementary. I feel my children have received the best education possible from teachers who are very dedicated to their jobs. As a parent, I am very glad to see the technology that has been used in the classrooms and know my children were very fortunate to benefit from the e-MINTS classrooms. Thank You Guffry Staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I have a 4th grader and 1st grader at Guffey and couldn't be more pleased. The principal has been excellent - very dedicated to the school and students. The school has continually improved each year and I have been very impressed with the technology in the classrooms. We were initially apprehensive about Fox school district but are very happy with Guffey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2006

Some people have a negative view of schools in Jefferson County. We decided to try out George Guffey and was pleasantly surprised. Our son has attended kindergarten and 1st grade (currently) and for the last 1.5 years we couldn't be more pleased. His kindergarten teacher had a masters in education and was firm and consistent with her students. She even had many students greet her years afterwards at functions indicating how great a teacher she was. His first grade teach so far has shown great interest in our son. The after school program is excellent and offers discounted rates. Don't allow preconceived notions affect your decision until you consider all your options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My daughter is now a 5th grader at Guffey and my son is in 1st grade. The teachers have been wonderful and have always attended to my own children's needs. The teachers are are very accessible and are willing and able to help in any way. Parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children and the teachers and staff at Guffey help to make me feel at ease with my decision to put my kids in school at Guffey. Thank you! Parent - Jill Berry
—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 49% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

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 52% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
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 Students68%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
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 Students70%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
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 Students80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Studentsn/a
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 91% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 3% 17%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 33%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Jackie Waller
Fax number
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400 13th St
Fenton, MO 63026
Phone: (636) 343-7662

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