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Mccurdy Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 372 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted August 3, 2014

It's depressing to read most of these comments. I actually went to this school as a child. I always wanted to work for the Hazelwood School District. Good thing I found better opportunities in Georgia and Florida.


Posted January 2, 2014

The principal is the worst I have ever dealt with. Her people skills with parents and staff are non existent. In 3 1/2 years I don't think I ever saw the principal smile. She drove away the best teachers to other Hazelwood schools. Student discipline is not working. Student behavior is continuing to decline. She tries a command and control approach with everything including the PTA. She has violated PTA by-laws with her actions at PTA meetings. She undermines PTA volunteers. I would never ever recommend somebody send their child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

High teacher turn over, why?? The teachers are leaving to go to another Hazelwood School does not seem right. Is it the Principal? Hmmmmmm it's a shame
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

In years past, there were a LOT of parents who were very disgusted with the principal of this school. Now there is a new principal who has been there since about 2009. She is very cold, and she's very stand-offish with parents. She speaks in a condescending manner to the majority of the parents. When it comes to the school activities, the principal here is genuinely supportive. However, if there is anything that the parents want that she does not want, she find a way to make sure that it doesn't happen. She will not respond to emails regarding issues with my children. My children tend to do well at the school, however there are always concerns. Good luck, however, trying to get this principal to see your point of view. The programs at McCurdy could be slightly more challenging, however a lot of children seem to be struggling to keep up with the basic curriculum. So I understand why the curriculum is not more challenging. The secretary in the front office is HORRIBLE. She will NEVER assist you with anything that you ask her to. She will always have an excuse as to why she cannot. The instructional specialist here is good. She is intelligent and well informed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

The kids love their teachers and have learned a lot from them. However, a new teacher from last year seemed extremely overwhelmed and without the support from the principle. When we talked to the teacher she would always work with us to make the best year ever. I was chased down by the asst. principle because my son did not flush the toilet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

I am very disappointed in the teachers and the principal of McCurdy School. Teachers seem to only know how to teach one way. I would like to take my child out of this school in the future. Hopefully to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

Ultimately, I feel somewhat disappointed with McCurdy--and the Hazelwood District as a whole. We moved from an area with an excellect school district, and the difference between the social opportunities, the curriculum etc are very drastic. For example, the expectations of the children and what they should learn each year is far less than the aggressive curriculum of other schools. Also, there is a lack of 'community feel' to the school, and generally less apparent interest of parents in working together for the benefit of the children. On a the positive side, the majority of children are of just two major ethnicities, but well-integrated and seem genuinely friendly toward one another. Not all of the teachers are equal either. Some seem fresh and capable. Others seem mean and stagnant,--which includes the teacher aides. Lastly, the office staff is unprofessional and snippy, as if they aren't expected to be respectful toward parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

My husband and I are very dissatisfied with McCurdy. The teachers seem to be very willing to work with us, however, the Prinipals willingness to work with parents and/or staff has A LOT to be desired!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

The teachers definitely do have a high turn over rate and it is true about the lack of support from the principle as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

This school has wonderful teachers, but it has a high teacher turn over rate. Most teacher transfer to other school due to the Principals lack of support to the teachers. Most parents and teachers aren't involved in the PTA due to the lack of support from the Principal.
—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 42% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
30%
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 Students28%
Black0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunch18%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students52%
Black23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students34%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students28%
Black16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students44%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students44%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students57%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
Students with disabilities9%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 74%
Black 34% 17%
Hispanic 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 55%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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