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William Yates Elementary School

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Posted December 18, 2013

Everyone I deal with at the school is not only helpful but also police and nice, every time. My daughter also attends the after school program at the school - she loves it and it is so convenient. My daughter's teacher is very responsive (and informative) to my frequent requests for updates not only on my daughters academic progress but also social and behavioral progress. And I am never made to feel a bother. My daughter is learning easily and quickly with the schools way of teaching and attention to her. She is also doing well in her progress as a person utilizing the 7 habits on a daily basis. Another important trait I have found helpful with this school is that they accommodate well to children whose parents do not live together, keeping both parents involved in a way that best supports and focuses on the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

We transferred from a Private school. I was very nervous how my kids would be affected by this transfer, and the Staff at this school has been amazing.. We couldn't of asked for a better district. Mrs. Dunn is wonderful principal.. GO BULLDOGS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

My child who has special needs, attended this school her first year. I was not impressed by the school or its administrative staff. I felt like a second class citizen at this school and I didn't feel like my child was integrated well with the other students. I didn't feel the principal took the time to even try to meet and understand the needs of parents who have special needs kids. She made our family feel like we were not an important part of the school. Plus, when I inquired about before/after school care, I was told it wasn't offered and later found that to be incorrect. The ONLY saving grace for this school was the teacher that my child had that year. It was her first year as a special needs teacher and I thought she did a fabulous job and I am grateful for her!
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Posted August 5, 2004

We moved to this district from raytown and I cant say enough about this school, I was so impressed with the curriculum and the small class settings that allows my daughter to receive and reach her potential. She looks foward to every school day and anticipates the new school year.
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Posted July 27, 2004

Fantastic school! The teachers, principal, and staff are a cut above the rest. We have great parent involvement in the classrooms and PTA. It is a very warm and nurturing environment, and I can't imagine having my child anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
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 Students73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students78%
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

Communication Arts

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students78%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch79%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 74%
Hispanic 13% 5%
Black 9% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
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 44%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Ramona Dunn
Fax number
  • (816) 478-6137

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Independence, MO 64055
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