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Cold Water Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 409 students

 
 

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Posted February 6, 2014

We like the individual care that teachers and administrators show our children. My children love to participate in Friday morning run club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

My daughter loved going to school. We moved from out of state and this was her first and only year at this school. She truly enjoyed school. Her teacher Mrs. Fischer was absolutely the BEST teacher I have ever experienced. My daughter had homework everyday except Friday and holidays. Although there were monthly assignments for her to work on. There weren't too many fundraisers. Maybe 1 every month or two. Overall we both enjoyed the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

*After having my children here for four years, I've changed my mind (my rating is so low to balance out my previous rating of four). Since my first child started here the school has gone down in quality. Many of the good teachers have retired, and the principal has changed too. My last child had the same kindergarten teacher as my first, and even she's not the same as far as teaching goes. Safety is good, but they don't seem to care as much as they once did. There's increasingly more tolerance for bad behavior (even by the teachers) which is shifting the once very friendly environment to average at best. One thing I really don't understand is their method of gauging behavior. My son gets on green (good) everyday, yet when I got his report card he had a lot of "U"s for his behavior in his main class. So either he isn't actually terrible, or his teacher isn't taking the time to discuss with us what needs to be worked on. Either way it makes absolutely no sense. What irritates me most of all is that my children have less, and less homework. One has none at all, EVER. I don't know if it's because a lot of the newer teachers are young, but this staff no longer meets our needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

They care about my child's education and they communicate with me about all that goes on there. They make me feel comfortable to discuss anything that has to do with my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

We have always been impressed with the amount of communication between the teachers,staff ,students & parents. Students are acknowledged in groups as well as individuals with the primary goal is to encourage as well as enable them to succeed in all their endeavors
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Cold Water has done a great job in educating our daughter. I believe that the teachers that our daughter has had over the years really care about their classroom and focuses on the well-being of each child. There is also much support around PTA events. Overall, the school runs very smoothly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

they are good teacher and the environment is good for learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The school has a good security system, teacher and friendly people
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Cold Water has a great group of teachers, and wonderful Principal and an awesome PTA that really supports the school and parents. When you visit the front office, you feel nothing but helped and well greeted too. They have the best office staff as well. I know the school would put the money won to use for the best interest of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Cold Water is a caring school with dedicated students, families, and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

great teachers, great orchestra program and great gifted program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Cold water is an excellent school with wonderful,well educated teachers and administrative staff, very involved and supportive parents and students that strive to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 10, 2010

I have taught school for 34 years. I have been at Cold Water for the last 5 years. The staff is the most dedicated group of teachers I have ever worked with. Everyone has the same goal: to do what's best for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I love Cold Water Elementary! The teachers are the best! The education and caring that my children have received is beyond exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

The nurse is the best!! Keeps kids healthy and happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

The faculty and staff at this school go above and beyond and truly care about the children! The PTA is one of the best I have seen in the area in a long time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I love the Homebound program...I have 2 boys with Severe Hemophilia A and they miss a lot of school for medical reasons, the Homebound program allows them to keep up with their school work so that they do not fall behind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

*I don't feel that my child is bringing home material equal to his grade. There are things I'm teaching at home because his class hasn't even begun to learn them. Like telling time, or adding large numbers not to mention multiplication, and he's in second grade. The environment is great, but I'm considering transferring schools. If Cold Water's Great Schools grade goes down one more time it's a certainty. When he started in Kindergarten their score was a 7, it is now a 5. I'm very disappointed, and I hope things turn around quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The staff at Cold Water is really great and the school is just wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The schools has teachers that are caring and interested in their students
—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 42% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%
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 Students45%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students58%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students47%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students42%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
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 Students47%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students47%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students51%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 64% 17%
White 30% 74%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1105 Wiethaupt Rd
Florissant, MO 63031
Phone: (314) 953-4150

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