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Spring Branch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 355 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2012

My daughter attended kindergarten at this school 2011 and unfortunately we had to move out of the state mid year. But in the time she spent there she made friends and loved her teachers who were so very supportive in making learning fun for her. We were sad to leave and were a little anxious about her new school experience. If it will live up to the high expectations set by Spring Branch and Mrs. Nicole Bunch my Daughters teacher there. We miss the school greatly, but because of the foundation given to my daughter at her K class by Mrs. Bunch and the other teachers she is thriving here in her new school. We wanted to thank Mrs. Bunch and the school for its support and positive energy for making our few months there a strong and successful one. I would recommend spring branch to any parent looking for a bully free and nurturing environment to sent their child to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

My grand daughters have gone clear through this school, from K-5 to 5th grade. With a very few exceptions, Spring Branch is an awesome school, with an awesome principal and teachers (MOST teachers).


Posted September 13, 2004

I have two sons in special education and I am proud to say my children go to Spring Branch Elementary. After moving here from Maryland in 2000 with the school district there giving up on my oldest son, I came here and they have worked wonders for my child. Any child attending Spring Branch is very lucky. We have a new principal now and eventhough I haven't got to work with her long, I am sure she will be just as wonderful and caring to the students as Mr. Couch was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

I've been a part of a school with such a strong sense of community. Mr. Couch has worked wonders for that school. It's a shame he's leaving after 12 years. What he's put together over the years is quite an accomplishment.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
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 53% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
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 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%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
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 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 Students81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students83%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
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 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 75% 75%
Black 12% 17%
Hispanic 8% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Janet Richards
Fax number
  • (816) 521-5647

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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20404 East Truman Rd
Independence, MO 64056
Phone: (816) 521-5455

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