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Walker Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 347 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 22, 2011

This school needs help. The administration of this school is terrible, especial Dr. Arbetter. The principal needs to be replaced. My children transferred here from Lawson on Charbonier and the difference is night and Day. Lawson is a wonderful school, full of caring teachers and office staff. Walker is not. Some of the teachers are good, but for the most part they need to be replaced. Even the Scouts (boys & girls) at walker are messed up. In the past 2 years there has been at least 3 instances of leaders stealing money from the troop. I would not recommend this school unless you want to traumatize your kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

My son is in the third semester of his 1st grade year and they are still working on patterns in their math unit (he worked on these for 2 years in preschool, and then again in kindergarten). My understanding is that teachers are strictly bound by District- determined curriculum and have no flexibility in what they teach (at least for math & science units). Not the fault of the teachers, but they really aren't able to adjust lessons to meet the needs of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

Walker is the best school in the district. They have top notched teacher with the skills for success. My daugther has gone their for 4 years. We love it! I would recommend this school to anyone one looking for a school for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

Walker is currently educating my youngest of 4 children in the district. It has proven itself repeatedly to properly prepare them for the upper grades and the ciriculum in comparison to the private schools is overwhelming better.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

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 Students62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
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 Students57%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students73%
Blackn/a
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%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 75%
Black 33% 17%
Asian 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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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