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Holden Elementary School

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Posted September 8, 2013

As with all cities and schools there are the good and the bad. And Holden as a town has more bad than good. The problems with drugs is beyond the point local police can do anything. And the people that provide the drugs are not getting arrested. This town is not a great place to raise your child. As for the school, there are many good and amazing teachers that really care about the children. But when you go to the administrative level, watch out. Because all they care about are themselves and their CLICK. You will not have an issue taken care of and you will not be treated equally. To make this whole thing more understandable, 19 seasoned teachers left the school in one year. That is way too many to leave such a small school district. And these are teachers that were in the district for many years. If you need to move in this area. Do not choose Holden. There are too many issues that need to be taken care of, including old money that helps keep the drug dealer family members going. This town could be a great place. But right now as I see it, enter at your own risk!


Posted May 31, 2011

I have 3 children that currently attend Holden Elementary. I will have 4 attending next school year. I love Holden Elementary. Class sizes are perfect and my kids are treated as individuals not as just another kid. Teachers and Principals are very involved in each child's life like a family member would be and attend many outside sporting events for their students. Principals are very good about being seen walking around and visiting with students and are active in the school. They do a great job. School even has therapy dogs that are like family to the students and are in the halls visiting the kids and the kids love them. The school is very organized and parents are very informed. Principals handle any problems/issues immediately and respectfully. As you can tell, I am very pleased and we love Holden Elem. Extra love to Ms. Shipp, Mrs. Hertzog, Ms. Nash, Ms. Chaney, Mrs. Norris, and Mr. Sands specifically for making our years at Holden the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

Student to teacher ratio is way too high. Students must be 'quick learners' or they get left behind. Class sizes are large and teachers do not have aides to help w/i the room. If I had the option my children would not attend Holden schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
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
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
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
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
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 93% 74%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Black 2% 17%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 47%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Angela Helms
Fax number
  • (816) 732-2008

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1903 South Market
Holden, MO 64040
Phone: (816) 732-6071

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