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Johnson Wabash Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 410 students

 

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Posted March 22, 2009

I have two sons at Johnson-Wabash, and I highly recommend this school! The focus is on academics, children are taught citizenship and given many opportunities to participate in the school community. The teachers and principals are open, welcoming and involved with parents. Any time I have had a question or problem, it has been addressed professionally and swiftly! No school is perfect, but this school has always helped my kids feel at home while pushing for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

My son has been attending JW since kindergarten..Over the last two years it seems as if the communication between the teachers and parents has decreased. Some of the teachers seem to think that telling a child to relay information is acceptable communication. Not!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I just moved to the area and everyone told me that Johnson-Wabash was a great school. My son is in the 2nd grade and he never brings home any math homework and when I work with him on things that he should be learning at his level, he doesn't know anything about it. He was better off in the state that he moved from. The teacher is more interested in his handwriting than his math skills.
—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 49% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
6%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
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%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students35%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
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 Students43%
Black45%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students39%
Black40%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
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 Students23%
Black22%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students14%
Black12%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students14%
Black12%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch13%
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 Students32%
Black30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students32%
Black30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 17%
White 5% 75%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
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 91%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Suzette Simms
Fax number
  • (314) 524-1149

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Ferguson, MO 63135
Phone: (314) 524-0280

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