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Briarcliff Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 328 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 30, 2013

Wonderful school and staff. Very happy with this school, as a parent I'm always skeptical when it comes to the things that have to do with my kids and Briarcliff is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

It is a pleasure to see my child wake up in morning ready to go to school. Teachers are well prepared and organized for daily lessons. The principal seems to be on top of what goes on in school. Kudos to all the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

Great school! Great staff! Great learning environment! Kids love going to school! Good parent- teacher communication. Fairly small classes where teachers interact with students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

Several teachers appear to be disorganized and lacking positive teaching skills. The Principal is the best asset the school has and he is leaving. I wouldn't recommend this school if you are expecting your child to be ahead of the curve. They do good to hit the basics!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

Does not keep parents or the community informed of activities. Webpage is never up to date.


Posted October 30, 2009

Briarcliff teachers are passionate about educating children. Their positive attitudes shine through in our children. Many students return to Briarcliff in later years to visit their 'favorite' teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

The staff love our kids and make their education fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Briarcliff is a warm, wonderful environment filled with caring, committed staff. I feel like we hit the lottery when we moved into this school's boundaries!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

It is a great location with a great principal, faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Briarcliff has a principal and teachers that truly care about children. I know my son is in good hands and is being taught well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

As new parents to the school our 2nd grader has enjoyed the transition. He brags about everything from lunch, to extra recesses, to computer, to library and he really is enjoying his teacher, Mrs. Sharp. We, as a family, have been very pleased with the warmth and kindness of the staff. By them providing a loving environment it encourages children to excell in their academics. We are very pleased to be at Briarcliff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

It is a small neighborhood elementary school with lots of diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

The teachers,nurses,cafeteria all genuinely care for the health and well being of these students and well as their elementary education. I feel at ease to send him there knowing that he's safe and cared for outside of home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

The entire staff... principal, secretary, teachers, counselors, assistants... have nothing but the welfare of the children and their families in mind! My son has thrived at Briarcliff, and we're blessed to have such a wonderful environment to learn and grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Briarcliff is a big family that always makes you feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My granddaughter loves her teacher and the school has good reports from her parents, too!


Posted July 26, 2007

This has been a great school for parent involvement. I am very involved in my sons activities, and programs during the school year. Academic programs are of high quality to me, as well as music, art, and I like the variety of field trips too. Parents get involved here. PTA is a strong group at Briarcliff. The teachers and the Principal keep us (parents) up to date and involved more than a lot of schools compared to some of my friends I know with kids in other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%
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 Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students0%

Math

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students40%
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 Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
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 Students64%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students64%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students45%
Black20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 74%
Hispanic 18% 5%
Black 13% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 53%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4100 NW Briarcliff Rd
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 413-4950

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