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Columbia Elementary School

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Posted May 6, 2011

My daughter is in love with this school. She is leaving for middle school next year, but she has very few bad memories from friends, but that's all. I, just me would say that Mrs. Lorimer, a 5th grade teacher is the best home room teacher for my child. Columbia has a very good amount of kids that are willing to work.


Posted January 8, 2009

Columbia is a school with very dedicated staff and an excellent principal. Mrs. Musser is no doubt the best principal in the Joplin school district. Columbia has a very active parent group that will welcome anyone who wants to participate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

Columbia Elementary is an overall good school. Ms. Durr is the best teacher my child has ever had. She was genuinely caring and helpful and very encouraging and patient without being a pushover. All the kids respected her. She is a fourth grade teacher. There are not too many extracarricular opportunities available through the school. Most sports, etc. are available through the YMCA or the Boys and Girls Club. I am not sure how involved the parents are, but on the parent/teacher nights, the school was always crowded. The school seems crowded with some classrooms being located in 'trailers' on the school grounds and a few located in the halls surrounded by particians. I have been assured that Columbia is one of the best elementary schools in Joplin and they were highly awarded for excellence in MAP testing scores. I believe that for a small town, this school is a great one.
—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 49% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students26%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
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 Students48%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
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 Students47%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 74%
Black 3% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lori Musser
Fax number
  • (417) 625-5329

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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610 West F St
Joplin, MO 64802
Phone: (417) 625-5325

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