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Griffith Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 384 students

 

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Posted October 14, 2013

As a new teacher at this school, I would have to state that this school is a community. Dr. Lewis brings education to the levels of the students and holds them responsible for their actions. There are improvements that could be made, but parent involvement would be the best medicine for this school. I am a proud Griffith Dragon!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 10, 2013

This school is attentive, caring and responsive to the needs of the students. I have a child that needs IEP. She has improved tremendously over the last 3 years. Very pleased with her progress and the performance of the school.


Posted August 23, 2013

As an Independent Arts Consultant, I could tell that this was a super positive school. I received a lot of smiles, eagerness, and positive feedback from the children and teachers in an after school arts workshop that I facilitated. It was some years ago, but I could tell that the audience and entire faculty environment was very receptive to the arts enrichment exercises that I taught!


Posted August 22, 2013

Love the support of the teachers. Mr. Danes has a positive attitude. My sons think he is a COOL guy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Parents need to be involved more at this school. There is a problem with discipline . The uncontrollable students are taking learning time away from others. The teachers are excellent but a new disciplinary system needs to be established.


Posted March 26, 2009

This is a great school with a positive energy! The kids love to learn and the teachers are very motivated and creative. The principal is never in her office because she is in the halls and classrooms interacting with the students. She is dedicated and dynamic. This is a school that is truly trying to make a difference in the lives of its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

There is real room for improvement at this school. The school has an authoritarian feel to it. The school has a positive behavior system in place, but it fails to recognize positive behaviors in students. Griffith is very MAP driven and little 'student driven.' Students all read books on the same level and take the same spelling tests as well, which is no beneficial to a diverse group of students. I feel like that I never know what is going on in the school. I would like to get involved in the PTO, but I often do not know when the meeting is. I usually get the PTO notice letter the day of the meeting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

There is room for improvement. There is lack of parent involvement, and teacher commitment in certain grades. My child was not turning in homework, and I do weekly progress checks on my child. I was not told until report cards came out. I asked the teacher beforehand and was not given any information. I feel the only material being taught to the students is what is required by MAP testing. I have had problems with the PTO fundraiser, where my money was taken but no merchandise was given. The principal did not return my phone calls, and I had to corner her at her office. She was hardly ever in her office. There is a new principal, now. Since I have graduated, I have seen changes occur not for the best. Hopefully, there will be positive changes for the children.
—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.

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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 42% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
15%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 46% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 51% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
12%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 48% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students13%
Black12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students23%
Black19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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%
Black21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students26%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students26%
Black23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students18%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students16%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students12%
Black10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch11%
Students with disabilities0%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students8%
Black8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch5%
Students with disabilities0%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 55% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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
American Indiann/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 2013-2014 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
Black 93% 17%
White 4% 74%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 85%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Robin Witherspoon
Fax number
  • (314) 521-2820

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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