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Brown Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 350 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 5, 2012

I have two kids at Brown, the staff is excellent but the class size has become too much for me. Parent involvment has fallen to an all time low and too much concern is placed on the uniform policy rather than education. The school seems to be a dumping ground for kids with behavior issues and unconcerned parents. Not sure if we'll make it to the end of the school year. Looking into private school at this very moment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

Brown is an excellent school. My child is in the 4th grade and has been there since 1st. I love everything about the school. I was concerned that the new prinicipal (Mr. Phillips) wouldn't be able to live up to the old principal's(Mr. Heckel) standards but he has and he is equally as awesome! All of the staff is loving and caring and very passioniate about the kids and their education. My child started in private school and I was concerned about placing her in a public school but I couldn't have found a better place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

I have been w/ Brown for 8 years now and I have to say that it is an exceptional school. Our previous principal was Outstanding and after his retirement, we have an equally qualified and connected principal. All of our teachers are involved and care (not seem to care) about the success of all the students. My children have each had EXCEPTIONAL teaching in their years at Brown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

My son receives special instruction but between his classroom teacher and special instruction teacher, my child has had an outstanding year. The PTA is very active. The school seems to have their things in order. The teachers have been wonderful. Only compaint is the student -teacher ratio, is a bit high. GO BROWN ELEMENTARY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

I think this is a great school. My biggest concern is the number of students in the classroom (its a lot). However, my child did exceptionally well, the teacher was outstanding. I was well informed, the workload was satisfactory. His special instruction teacher was great. I was overall well pleased--considering I was thinking about private school before the school year. I look forward to my son's time at Brown Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

The principal outstanding. He shows great leadership for his staff, students, and parents. He is very involved with the students on a daily basis. He knows them all by name. The teachers are great. The building has been updated to provide the best learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

brown is a great school. Mr.heckel is a very good principal. He knows what goes on in his school and is very involved with the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

Brown has proven to be one of the best schools in the Hazelwood School Dist. I was considering private school before my son started at Brown. Once there I found the entire staff to be concerned for our children and their education. Mr. Heckel is an excellent principal. Being involved in the PTA was extremely important to me and I am very pleased we have such dedicated group. We are very ivolved in everyday activities. The bottom line is parents must be involved in our children's education to allow our children the full benefits of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

I personally had a bad experience with Brown School. My child struggled with reading because she was not taught appropriately. When the situation was address we were told that she was passed along to next grade because they thought that she would grasp hold of the concept. Later she was held back to repeat her current grade. We were told that she had a learning disability. We seeked outside help and had her tested to and found that her phonics skills has not been mastered (no learning disability). My childs self-esteem was really lowered due to this stiuation. Now the school do have a new principal and alot of her past teacher are gone so things are looking a little better now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

I love Brown Elementary because they are very personable with the students and parents. The PTA is very strong and financial supports school activities. They really all work together.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
54%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students40%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students33%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
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 Students42%
Black41%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students30%
Black29%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
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 Students36%
Black30%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students56%
Black51%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students27%
Black16%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
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 76% 17%
White 18% 75%
Asian 5% 2%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Florissant, MO 63031
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