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Blue Hills Elementary School

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Posted September 26, 2013

My son attends this wonderful school, we relocated from Alabama in 2012. My son is very happy at blue hills enjoys going there each morning.his teachers are a joy, i have never been in a school where you are so warmly welcomed,each member of staff has a smile on their faces come rain or shine..the whole staff from Headmistress (principal) to the janitors and other staff make the school so fabulous because there is team work going on, they work together and things get done.there is a genuine love for the children there, it is an honour to allow my litte boy to go to blue hills..all are treated equally and with respect..what an absolutely wonderful school !!!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

we like blue hills school. my husband is 72 years old and he went to blue hills as a child. its' a good school. both of our girls went to blue hills school.i would recommend this school to other people. i would recommend any other schools in the fort osage district. my husband and children all graduated from this school district. i was a school bus driver for the district and i had a grade school route at blue hills. i was a volunteer and i helped students read , i read to the kindergarten class and i graded papers. i also helped students get ready for school pictures. my husbands brother and sister went to blue hills and graduated from fort osage. his mother also drove a school bus from fort osage and so did our sister in law. our nieces and nephews went to the other fort osage shools and all graduated from here. i would say that we like the fort osage school district very well. we have a great grand daughter in buckner. she does well and likes her school too!
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Posted May 7, 2008

I went to school at Blue Hills twelve years ago and at that time it was the best school in the world (opinion). It was my honor to have done my student teaching there and now teach there. We have a staff that loves kids and is working hard to do what is best for kids. I may be biased but I LOVE this school and though I live in another district I will bring my son to work with me when he starts school.
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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 49% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
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 Students55%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
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

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 74%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Black 5% 17%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Monica Shane
Fax number
  • (816) 650-7445

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1911 North Blue Mills Rd
Independence, MO 64058
Phone: (816) 650-7440

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