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Bridger Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 930 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted July 19, 2013

While this school may be older than Bingham and Pioneer, it is well maintained and has just as much technology. Bridger has a pool and none of the other schools around here do. The best thing about Bridger is the feeling I get in the building. It feels like home. Teachers and students have good attitudes. The school is very welcoming. If I was offered a position anywhere in the district, I'd choose Bridger.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2013

my kid love going to school there help her out with any thing. the teacher so nice there .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

They do a great job with a very lower middle income group of kids. They try to treat everyone the same. There is only a little bullying going on at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

My oldest went to Bridger and loved it there. My youngest is now in 7th grade and loves school. I will say that my oldest wasn't challenged enough in Math.. They did something for with 4 other students and offered them more challenging assignments using High School math.They do go mile to help the students from what I have seen. Kim
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

If anything at all, the curriculum isn't challenging enough. My son attends Bridger and is an effortless honor roll student. My 1 complaint about this school is it needs a serious face lift. The school has to be at least 40 years old. Also kudos to Mr John Sutton...an outstanding asset to this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

As a student at this school, I am fully aware that all my teachers are doing what they're paid to do. No teacher gets paid enough, but they do it because they like to. This school is amwesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2005

The math cirriculum in this school and the other middle schools is cripling these students. He just continues to fall behind and his math teachers don't seem concerned enough to notify us if he fails unit tests. They continue to move forward to the next unit with out the proper understanding of the previous units. He is not alone. Many students struggle with this cirriculum, yet they continue to push ahead, leaving students 'behind' So much for NCLB!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

292 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%
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 Students40%
Black17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial62%
American Indiann/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilities25%
Limited English proficient students19%

Math

All Students44%
Black20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students53%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilities29%
Limited English proficient students21%

Math

All Students60%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial33%
American Indiann/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilities23%
Limited English proficient students26%
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 Students46%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial43%
American Indiann/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities17%
Limited English proficient students7%

Math

All Students46%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial58%
American Indiann/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilities26%
Limited English proficient students27%

Science

All Students53%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial57%
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilities17%
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

Algebra I

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%
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 69% 74%
Hispanic 12% 5%
Black 11% 17%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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18200 East M78 Hwy
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 521-5375

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