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Congress Middle School

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Posted December 10, 2012

Don't let your kid be in Mr.Jhonstons class, he is the worst out of every teacher


Posted April 19, 2012

I go to this school. There is nothing good about it there are some nice teachers but not many. There is also no motivation for people to do good in school.


Posted November 2, 2010

I am a student atending congress. Quite frankly to be honest, this school is an exuse of an education center. The nice teachers are few and far between, and most of the teachers are crabby. Some people watch the hallways and punish even the slightest sign of happines or individualism. This school has destroyed every last bit of my enthusiasm for learning. It sucedes only at failing at providinf sub-human standards for an education. If you can BY ALL MEANS DO NOT ATTEND CONGRESS MIDDLE SCHOOL!!! It will be the biggest regret of your childs life!


Posted October 27, 2009

This school was soo fun. I loved it, my 8th grader homeroom teacher loved us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2009

The teachers and program at Congress are top notch! My kids (two) both had a great time and were well prepared for high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

i love this school! It had some much fun things to help the student's with there learning, and keep them interested!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

Our oldest daughter attended this middle school, and I can't say that I look forward to my younger children going here as well. The top staff here leave a lot to be desired when it comes to providing a positive learning environment and lack effectiveness in impacting negativity when confronted with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2004

The academic scores from the tests they have are outstanding and the teachers will strive to make the students suceed. Why is the 6th graders seperated from the middle school? What kind of activities do they have? What is the curriculum?There is still alot of whats?
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2004

Awesome teachers. They relate with the students, and are there if the students need help. They do anything they can to teach the student. They help you before and after school or whenever needed. They make sure no kid id failing and will help them to suceed.
—Submitted by a student


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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 55% in 2013.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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 55% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students72%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students77%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunch60%
Students with disabilities57%
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 Students73%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilities43%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students54%
Black26%
Hispanic51%
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities36%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students70%
Black34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilities45%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
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 End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. 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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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 67% 74%
Black 14% 17%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8150 North Congress Ave
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: (816) 359-4230

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