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Armstrong Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 395 students

 
 

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Posted June 13, 2013

Armstrong Elementary needs some improvement with behavior. My son's teacher was great, but there's a lot of out of control kids (witnessed first hand when I attend parties, field day, etc). I don't like the fact that kids are bussed in. People move to good neighborhoods for a reason, no need to bring the bad neighborhoods to us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

Armstrong Elementary has gone downhill in the past 5 years. First the school district redid the district lines at that point we then imposed a dress code (I was on the PTA and supported this). Now the school seems to have students bussed in from the faltering city districts and these kids and parents don't care. My daughter spent the first 2 weeks of school learning about how to behave. The school centers around positive behaviour yet I do not see it and I assist in the school quite often. Teachers are often out, the subs do not have any control, and their Check In Check Out is a joke. The kids don't care if they have negative marks and openly defy any adult figure. Drop off in the AM is okay but Pickup in the PM has not worked for years. Any suggestions given to the administration is just passed over. Any 'sensitive' questions asked are not answered or glossed over with the happy stuff. If your child is a bus rider you do not see this. My child hasn't had a field trip in 2 years. Dig deep enough into the district website and you can find out all kinds of information on each of the schools in the district, you just need to know where to look.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

The teachers and staff here are great! There are 3 elementary schools located pretty much within a mile from each other, however, I am not sure how well distributed the kids are.


Posted October 5, 2009

Armstrong Elementary has teachers and staff that really cares about their students. All of the resources are there if a student ever needed something extra. The staff really cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers are awesome and the overall morale is always pleasant.This is my second child going to Armstrong Elementary and I am excited to be back at Armstrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

We have a wonderful staff, parents and kids! We are one caring community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2005

I have been happy so far with this school. I was torn between private and public school and I chose Armstrong. My daughter has been there for only one year so far, and granted she seems to enjoy it and I have had excellent communication with her teacher. I had mixed feelings about public school, but I do feel that I have made the right decision. With that said, I do think that they should rezone. Armstrong enrolls al lot the children from the outlining areas. The neighborhoods that they enroll the children from are less than desireable.And, yes, everyone deserves a good education but there are 3 schools within a mile of Armstrong that those children should be equally distributed. I feel that because of this factor, Armstrong is not as desired of an elementary school as the others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2004

Armstrong is a excellent school. I am a parent who went to this school back in the very early 70's when it was new. I am proud of the teachers who are very involved with the kids. They have a strong PTA that has raised a average of $14,000 per year for the last 6 years. This money is used for field trips, improving the library, teachers equipment needs, and other misc things the school may need. The school also has a strong Girl, Boy & Cub Scout program. They have done an excellent job landscaping the front of the school thanks to donations made by the PTA and Kirscher Block and Brick. We also have a terrific band thanks to Mrs Tabaka. Thank You To the teachers I want to say thanks. My kids have and are learning and having fun at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

This school has potential but so far isn't reaching it. Communication from teacher/faculty to the parents is not good. It takes days for the counselor to return calls and other resource teachers. This year we were told there was no money for field trips but other elementary schools took several. It seems that the kids may not be as important as I thought. The 'special' teachers, art, music, band, are extraordinary. They really seem to have it together. They have a computer room full of computers, but no one to teach it. The teacher aids they have are put into the kindegarten rooms to help with release. Can't the teacher do that and have the aid help in the computer room.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
30%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
21%
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 Students40%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students62%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch66%
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 Students37%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students37%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
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 Students30%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White47%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilities6%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students36%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilities6%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students29%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilities19%
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
Black 67% 17%
White 30% 74%
Hispanic 3% 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 67%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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6255 Howdershell Rd
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Phone: (314) 953-4000

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