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Babler Elementary School

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3 stars

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Posted November 13, 2013

Babler is a terrific school! We do what is best for kids and work hard to make sure they are achieving. All our staff members really care about each other and the students. I am very proud of our school!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2013

Reading these reviews, I cannot even believe we are talking about that same school. Our kids have been going here for 3 years now and we are very please with ALL the staff. I have had some discipline issues with one of my kids and everyone seemed great with it...the counselor, principal and teacher. I would definitely recommend this school. If there is principal issues, I haven't seen it. & no, no one asked me to post a positive comment. lol
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

I am a new parent in the district, as our family moved to the area this summer. At first, I was hesitant to even purchase a home in the Babler district, given the reviews on this website. However, after having had a very long phone conversation with Dr. Metz and several conversations with random parents in the neighborhood, we decided to proceed with buying our home. Fortunately, my first grade son loves Babler and his teachers. The admin responded quickly to my request to accelerate him in math, as my son was very bored in K at his last school. His teacher, Mrs. Tremper, is incredibly responsive, very organized, and genuinely caring. Babler has hosted two events to help new parents become better acquainted with the school. Overall, I am very pleased. I feel sorry for the teacher(s) who is (are) having a difficult time with admin, but I'm very thankful for the sweet and helpful staff I have encountered (especially Darlene Henke, Mrs. Tremper, and Mr. Cole). I truly hope that all internal issues are resolved amicably soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

Babler is a great school because of the staff. The teachers are wonderful and the support staff is outstanding. My child loves going to school at Babler and the teachers go above and beyond to meet his every need. He is truly learning at this school. I know that the staff in the buidling really do care about the students. I have read the posts on here about administration and must say that I have witnessed a few of these things myself. The teachers slap a smile on to make things appear like everything is well, but teachers are not being supported, as most can see by the lack of discipline. I have seen teachers give ideas and get shot down in a very disrespectful way by the principal. Most teachers tell me they love coming to work because of the students. They really try to make Babler a great place for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

Babler is a wonderful school! I enjoy working there and I think most other teachers do too. The administration is helpful and very supportive. We work together to be sure each child is successful. The students are the number one priority. They get an excellent education at Babler Elementary!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2013

Great teachers who really care for the students. Marvelous PTO, who really makes it a point to take care of teachers. Principal is concerned about how she looks on paper. Assistant principal is in over her head. Teachers are not allowed to discipline (and are rarely supported when misbehaviors are brought to the office) and very seldomly does administration discipline. Students are out of control and it is allowed. Student learning is difficult to achieve in some classes because of other students misbehaving and teachers not being allowed to discipline.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2013

Babler is an amazing elementary school. I am so thankful my child gets to attend what I feel is a superior public school experience. There is a real sense of community between staff, teachers, students and parents. The comments on the website concern me regarding the principal as I had no idea there is such a rift with her leadership. I have yet to see an issue, I have seen her involved with PTO and also very concerned about families personally...just what I have encountered. Each family has their own perception and experience, ours has been wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

AVERAGE teachers, HORRIBLE school discipline, TERRIBLE administration. This place is a train wreck and no one cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

My husband and I have thought long and hard about removing our son from Babler. The teachers care a lot but the principal and assistant principal are both terrible. Either central office doesn't see this problem or just don't care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

The school is a former middle school, so the layout is a little bit different. The students are not pushed to perform their best. The children get almost no homework, no larger projects etc. but that seems to be the tradition at all schools here in Missouri (compared with several different staes that we have lived in before). Thank goodness for the school districts gifted and talented program. Without that we would have taken our children out of the public school system a long time ago. And as someone else mentioned there is almost no student discipline in or outside of the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

The school is old, but has been updated in areas. Technology is high, the library is average, and the physical education program is nationally recognized. There is no student discipline in or outside of the classroom. The administration is a combination of an inept principle and a new assistant principal ( former counselor) who is in over her head.


Posted January 23, 2012

My son is in full-day kindergarten at Babler, and I couldn't be more pleased. His teacher goes the extra mile to meet the individual needs of the students, while still challenging them to be their best. My son has participated in various afterschool activity programs, both educational and entertaining, and he looks forward to going to school every day. I'm a very satisfied parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

The teachers are nice enough. 4th grade took a beating in Math in 2010 but still above the state average. Technology is strong in the classrooms, the library is run well. Principal leadership is weak. Parent involvement is always welcome The Character Education program isn't working. The P.E. program is state of the art. The curriculum is well written. Teacher in-service is strong. Another year for a new assistant principal, it's time for a new principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 31, 2011

Great teachers, great PTO, horrible Principal! The school has good technology for students. The counselor is fantastic. The building is old but updated.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 26, 2011

I'm disappointed at how the student discipline at Babler has declined over that past two years for our child. The teachers have no ability to enforce discipline, the halls are noisy when classes are moving to specials and the entire "School of Character" program is a running joke. The school board needs to investigate this zoo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

Parent involvement is the strong point of Babler. The administration is dishonest with parents and when things get tough, disloyal to the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

The teachers work extremely hard. The administration does also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2010

We recently moved to Wildwood. We moved to our home because of the schools. We are new to Babler. However, the principal has not been at school most of the year. We are not sure who is running the show. Our child thinks the assistant principal is the principal. He is a very nice man and is doing the best he can but even he is new to the building like we are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

My child learned a lot from this school and loved the teachers that were there. She has so many fond memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

Babler has been extremely supportive and helpful for our children. We had some hesitation about placing our children in public schools, but have been very pleasantly surprised. From the principal down through the teachers through to the staff, everyone cares about their students and wants to see them succeed. I doubt you'll find a more involved and enthusiastic faculty body anywhere. For those concerned about the three negative reviews you find here, take careful note that they were all posted on the same day (7/15/2009)- a little suspicious if you ask me ...
—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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
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 Students66%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
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 Students75%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students82%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students79%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
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 81% 74%
Black 13% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Glencoe, MO 63038
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