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Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 662 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

love this school ..teachers staff..would not change a thing about it.. my daughter love the sports volleyball& swimming thunbs up to the coaches..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

I love Nowlin, but it clearly struggles next to Pioneer Ridge, Bingham, and Bridger. I've substituted at all 4. The students at Nowlin are a rougher crowd and a few of the teachers have thrown up their hands. I'm not saying the school is bad, it's not. You can get a good education here, but if your student struggles at all, they could get lost in the crowd. Parents of students here may have to step up and advocate for their kids more than at other schools. On the plus side, it's smaller, so establishing personal relationships with teachers and students is more manageable. The administration is good, so get them on your side early.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 52% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
32%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
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 55% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
25%
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 Students32%
Black16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students23%
Black3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White26%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
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 Students31%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilities12%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
White30%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students34%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Hispanic19%
White24%
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. 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 64% 75%
Hispanic 20% 5%
Black 13% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms. Jean Carton
Fax number
  • (816) 521-5633

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2800 South Hardy Ave
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: (816) 521-5380

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