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Sycamore Hills Elementary School

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Posted July 21, 2011

This school has been the better than I could have ever hoped for my children. I have one about to finish and one just starting and I am so glad I get to stick around! I have been active in the PTA which is very inclusive, wanting all parents involved! The Teachers and Principal want the best for each child and go above and beyond to make sure everyone is educated well! There are many clubs such as student council, newspaper, basketball, garden club, art club, and many more. If you are looking you have found the place! The feeling you get when you walk in the door is that this is a organized, positive, caring, and learning enviornment. You will feel at home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

My son is 3 and in the early learning program (preschool) & it is absolutely fantastic. We started a few months ago and it has been everything we hoped for & more. They are accredited through NAEYC and the teachers are college educated (not the case on either note in many preschools), don't have to be in district-we live in Blue Springs, less expensive than most, 6:30 am-6 pm There is an advocate who unites with the family to provide a continuem of care for the child that extends beyond the classroom (referrals, family crisis assistence etc.) The teachers are loving and warm yet firm and structured. I found the level of educational programming to be far superior to anything in the area. I cannot say enough about the school and would recommend it to anyone who is looking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

This is without a doubt the best school in the Independence School District. It's wonderful to have staff as invested in my daughter as my husband & I are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

i say this school is best for my kids they have learnd more than when they when some other school! sycamore hills is the best plays to send your kids well in my mined it is the princapal Ann Ladwig is very smat and is a great role model this school is better than excellent and eney other word in the world every singal couger in that school is smart nice and loveing the teachers are like antes and uncles or grandmas and grandpas this scool is a great big familey filled with brothers sister moms and dads aunts and uncles grandmas and grandpas this is the scool for you to pick!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I have had 2 children go through this school from K-6 and K-5 in a 12 year span. The second managed to get 2 of the same teachers as the first. My husband and I love this school! When we bought our house the main concern was to be in the Sycamore district. From the principle down to the janatorial staff nothing but caring persons everywhere. We are saddened this is our child's last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

We love the school and they help the childs with thier work. The teacher are very nice too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

Top notch faculty however the district is feeling the pressure of the failing Kansas City Missouri school district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 49% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
62%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
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 Students64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
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 Students54%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 74%
Hispanic 14% 5%
Black 8% 17%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 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 50%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Ann Laudwig
Fax number
  • (816) 521-5649

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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15208 East 39th St South
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 521-5465

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