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Glendale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 465 students

 

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Posted January 19, 2014

Glendale has the best Secretary, Principal and teacher involvement. The staff at Glendale really cares about the children and they know every parent and every student by name. They will go above and beyond to ensure that the parents and students are satisfied. Any time there has been an issue Dr.Siebert has gone above and beyond to resolve the issue and make my child as comfortable as possible. There have been some teachers that do not understand my child and fight with him and just understand him, but they work well with me to figure out strategies and how to help. He is reading at a 6th grade level in 3rd grade and loves his school. He would not do this well elsewhere I am sure of it. Great school, Great staff, and Great kids. It is like a family that my son has while at school and what parent wouldn't want a family away from a family while their kiddo is in school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

The staff and faculty are amazing! They truly care about my children. I feel like my voice is heard and respected. However, parental involvement is SEVERELY lacking, not from the school and PTA not trying. I feel that many of the children attending do not have the support needed, from home, to succeed. Glendale does everything they can to help this, but I feel that this causes the kids that are ready for more, to be held back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

Glendale is an awesome school. My daughter has gone from kindergarten, reading basic books on a kindergarten level, to now in first grade reading at a 3rd grade level. Teacher is very good at providing feedback and helping her develop the skills she lacks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

I would give this school a 4 rating. My son started his Kindegarten year in another school district but came to Glendale after christmas break. My son's kindegarten teacher is awesome. I can tell she really loves to teach children. My son is alittle behind in what he should know in order to move on to 1st grade. My experience with his kindegarten teacher has been great with keeping me informed on what he should know to get him caught up. I truly wished ahead of time I was informed of what they expected Kindegarten kids to know expecially when you are a transfer student. That has been my only problem. I believe glendale is a scholastic school thats why we moved him to this location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

My son started his Kindergarden year in another district but came to Glendale shortly after; that is when our problems began. I have heard that every child has one teacher that they do not mesh with and I hope his was this one. If I could move him to another school I would, it seems the kids are expected to be more like robots then kids. Their lunch time is unrealistic, I ate lunch with my son and did not have time to finish my meal, no wonder he always brings food home! I can say that their Kids Safari program is awesome, yes it is in the basement but my son loved it and hated when I picked him up early. We are going into first grade and I hope that we have a much better year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

Glendale is a wonderful school. I have a boy in 3rd grade and a girl in kindergarten. The school has a small town feel (very friendly). I once told my son we might move and he became very upset. He told me he loved his school and couldn't go anywhere else! He began to read in Kindergarten and can do math in his head (no calculator). As a parent, you've got to love that! The parents at this school seem to be very active. The teachers are very caring and get right back to you when you e-mail them a question. I couldn't be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

Glendale is a good school. Not a great one.. As parents we would like to see our child be able to spend more time eating lunch instead of having to hurry and eat quickly. 20 mins is not enough time for our kids. I suggest 30 mins like most schools. All children need some play time even if it is a short time.. I want my child to wake up in the morning and be happy its P.E Day or just happy to go to school. And not hear them say sadley they have P.E today or they have Racewalk today. Teachers are ok.. Some seem to be there only for a job as others are nicer and more caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

Glendale has the best teacher involvement. The teachers really care about the children. I believe it has a energized principal as the leader. The school over all is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Everyone feels welcome at Glendale. It is a safe and fun place to learn. There are activities every month for everyone to enjoy and the parent involvement is fantastic. The staff support from top to bottom is like no other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Overall this is a very good school. I would like to see the lunch time increased to 30 minutes. 20 minutes is only teaching the children to eat as fast as they possibly can, which is a poor eating habit to learn. I would also like to see more extra activities after school, funded by the parents, like Karate, dance, gymnastics, soccer. The children learn by opportunity, lets bring some extra opportunities to them to encourage physical activities. Racewalking did not go over well with a lot of the children, because they had to give up their recess time to do it, and it was not optional, most found it to be boring. I do believe all the reading programs they offer are wonderful! The C21 before and after program is pretty good overall, however it is located in a basement with no windows, you have to walk clear across the building to sign the kids in and out, which is very time consuming. They have also had a lot of last minute changes that were not communicated very well, they could use some improvement in that area. Overall, I'm impressed with Glendale, its a good school that has the potential to be a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Glendale is a clean tight nit school. Very well ran. Very disciplined. Students have fun. School plans lots of activities at an affordable /free price, so all can attend. Good school. Caring, hard working teachers at all the grade levels. No complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 42% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
22%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 46% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students43%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students52%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students33%
Black30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White37%
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilities0%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students30%
Black20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White37%
Free or reduced-price lunch12%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White36%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 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 69% 74%
Black 13% 17%
Hispanic 11% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 62%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Todd Siebert
Fax number
  • (816) 521-5638

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2611 South Lee's Summit Rd
Independence, MO 64055
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