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Jana Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 21, 2014

Both my children went to Jana and our experience has been mostly positive. They have had some very awesome teachers over the years. There were a couple of teachers we didn't care for and they are no longer at the school. I feel my kids got a good education and were very well prepared to move on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

My son is about to finish Kindergarten at Jana and we've had positive experiences there this year. His teacher is always very responsive to emails and invites parents to help out atclass parties. I've also had positive interactions with the school counselor, who has been very genuine in supporting my son's learning. Most of all, I appreciated his help when I had concerns about my son's recess time being taken away as a punishment for acting out behavior. He spoke with the teacher about our concerns, and when my husband and I met with my son's teacher about it, she was understanding and receptive to suggestions of alternative consequences for the behavior. Lastly, our son had the opportunity to participate in the GO! St. Louis Read, Right, Run Marathon with the dedicated leadership of one of the P.E. teachers. We really love Jana, and are a little sad that my son won't be able to continue there because we're moving to another part of the district in a couple of weeks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

I like jana. My daughter has learned a lot from her teachers. My son is learning good educational things also. The teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

It is unfortunate that our students have to endure such unfairness. The principal of this school is one of the worst that I have seen in my lifetime. She is very bias, she shows favoritism, and treats the children as if they were inmates; not to mention she loves to play warden. The principal belittles and looks down on her staff and speaks unkind to her colleagues. This brings me to my point of how the principal abuses her position. It is clear that parents are not as involved as they want to be mainly because of how unwelcome they feel. The school's principal is also very harsh on the students with consequences and reprimand. She is quick to suspend an elementary student rather rectify the issue in other forms. Some of the teachers at Jana are not tentative to the children and allow dangerous events to occur. Students do not feel safe and this is a huge issue. At some point Jana was a great school but I guess until a person of good leadership comes along, Jana will continue to decline instead of develop!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 1, 2013

Jana used to be a great school. I have had children there since 1996 and let me tell you it has gone down hill.I've been through 3 principles, countless teachers and let me just say that every year is worst than the last. This is my last year to have kids there and I could not be more excited to be done with this school. I actually have a countdown for how many days I have left. The new princple has ran it into the ground. As long as she is there, there is no hope for the school to turn around. It's sad to see a school that used to be one of the best in the district turn out to be one of the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

this school's principal made this school from a 5 star school to a 1 star school. they teach the kids that you have to compeit to win their attention, witch makes kids try to stand out but when they do, the school punishes them for the teachers bad judgement so all i have to say is that you'd be better of home schooling your child then exposing them to unsatisfactory behavior. sorry jana, it's the truth!


Posted February 27, 2008

Jana is a fantastic school. I was a very active on the PTA and we begged for parent help with very little response. That would be the one thing that could better this school. Parents need to stop complaining and start getting involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

I am a mother of two children that go to jana. One is in 4th grade and I am very dissatisfied because the classes are not racially equal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

I have two children that attend Jana for the past 6 years. Very disappointed with the school. Not a warm environment. Teachers most of the times don't speak. The children tell you that they are being treated unfairly. I think parents should be able to visit the classroom at anytime or the playground as well. They make you feel uncomfortable about being a parent helper. And you are not aloud on the playground to watch your child. I did join the PTA for two years, until I found that they just wanted the fee and not the parent involvement. There is very little parent involvement in the school on a daily basis or even just PTA meeting .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

I am very disapointed with Jana and have been for 5 years. The teachers seem to resent parent involvement with our children's education. I never receive word back when I have sent notes or phone calls. The focus on the MAP test is horrible. They have taken spelling and handwriting out of the curriculum because the MAP does not require correct spelling. That is a district wide policy. They have made handwriting a like skill grade. My daughter is in the 4th grade and she cannot write in cursive! The kids only have to write their names in cursive. I have a gifted child who gets no challenge at all. He was getting higher level reading, but that was stopped. I asked for help but was told by teacher that she didn't know how to teach him. I don't have space to go into the bullying problemthat is being allowed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

Jana is a terrific school.The teachers are great and communicate well with parents! I am very happy sending my children to Jana!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

My son started Kindergarten there this year 2005 and I am so far very impressed. He's starting to sound out words in Kindergarten! WOW. The teacher has such a no nonsense philosophy for teaching and my son is completely responding to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

I have been impressed with Jana Elementary. The principal, counselors, teachers and other staff are very responsive to the needs of my child and he seems to be learning a significant amount of information about a variety of topics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

Jana is pretty good. They taught my son how to read, but I am not sure if they concentrate on writing enough. I would like to see more worksheets and homework (never thought I would say that..lol!) But, there is definatly alot of parent involvement. The playground is nice for the kids, too. Two big complaints I have are the major traffic jams that happen before and after school and the slim choice of daycares that pick up and drop off at Jana. Other than that it is nice.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
25%
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 Students44%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students44%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
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 Students51%
Black44%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students40%
Black37%
Hispanicn/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 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 Students49%
Black48%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students46%
Black36%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students48%
Black41%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
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 63% 17%
White 32% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 5%
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 45%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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405 Jana Dr
Florissant, MO 63031
Phone: (314) 953-4350

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