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McKinley Elementary School

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Posted March 12, 2009

While this isn't a bad school, there are things that could be improved upon. Trying to get the principal to return any form of communication is difficult, although she seems involved with what is going on in the school and has a good relationship with the staff. The materials that get handed out for activities, etc. often get sent home late. There is lack of communication with parents and the PTO is really a joke. Very unorganized school.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
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 Students27%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students15%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch10%
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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
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% 74%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Black 8% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 78%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jennifer Doshier
Fax number
  • (417) 625-5369

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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610 S. Forest Avenue
Joplin, MO 64802
Phone: (417) 625-5365

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