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Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 738 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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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 48% in 2014.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
32%
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 56% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

246 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

240 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

269 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%
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 Students29%
Black14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial33%
American Indiann/a
White29%
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient students10%

Math

All Students30%
Black21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial33%
American Indiann/a
White30%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficient students13%
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 Students36%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial57%
American Indiann/a
White34%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient students18%

Math

All Students41%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilities22%
Limited English proficient students24%
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 Students38%
Black23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial29%
American Indiann/a
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient students19%

Math

All Students30%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial25%
American Indiann/a
White32%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient students22%

Science

All Students36%
Black41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial29%
American Indiann/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilities23%
Limited English proficient students6%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
81%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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
American Indiann/a
White100%
Free or reduced-price lunch100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 62% 74%
Hispanic 20% 5%
Black 11% 17%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2800 South Hardy Ave
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: (816) 521-5380

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