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Northgate Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 787 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2014

My school is Northgate Middle School. The education my daughter received was so bad that we actually paid to send her to private school. Eventually we moved and are extremely happy with our new school. My daughter's teachers were beyond mean and I would qualify some of them as mentally abusive and uncaring. My daughter was bullied and brought it to her teacher Mrs. Wallace's attention several times and instead of the teacher helping she jumped on the band wagon. I had my daughter tested before attending Northgate and her reading scores actually went down a whole grade level. Her math teacher was pretty good but the school as a whole is really bad. I would strongly recommend avoiding this area of town and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

I concur with a previous parent that Northgate was very disappointing to the extent that we are moving to the Park Hill School district. I am an involved parent with my child. Most of the teachers and administrative staff are "set in their ways" and after many conversations I now see was just "lip service", "public relations nonsense" or "customer no service", take your pick. The Power School online grading program is under utilized and does NOT reflect accurate grades as I have on several occasions had to contact the school to have the grades corrected. With a couple excepts have refused to inform me of upcoming task my child was required to complete so that I may proactively monitor his work so consequently it has unnecessarily multiplied the challenge for me to assist and my son to complete his work. The couple of teachers who was proactive in this area helped to prove my point. It is much better to be proactive then reactive. Northgates's unofficial but obvious position with parents is "speak only when spoken to". In talking to other parents I have found the school is quick to blame the student at least in part in their defense on many occasions. SHAME ON THEM.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

Northgate was a dismal experience for my child. She was bullied and staff made no effort to remedy the problem - even after it was brought to their attention. The kids at that school are apparently not taught the basics of respecting other individuals. There were a couple good teachers that my daughter had, but overall, teaching efforts were targeted to the lowest common denominator. My child entered middle school all excited about learning, and her experience at Northgate beat that right out of her. We're having to do a whole lot of work to undo the damage inflicted by her year at Northgate. I am most unhappy. I used to be a big proponent of public schools, but no more based on this experience. Public schools, starting with Northgate, should be dismantled and parents given vouchers to enable them to send their kids to schools of their choice. We're lucky because we can afford to take my daughter out of Northgate and send her to a private school - which she will be attending next year. I really feel for the parents of kids who don't have similar resources and who are stuck in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

I loved this school! I attended Northgate from 2005-2008 and have met the nicest people there. The teachers are there after school to help you and I was prepared for high school this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2009

This school is horrible. The diversity isnt there. I have a biracial child that got teased and made fun of because he was different what are we teaching kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

PSH! this is the best school ever. Love Chelsea
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2005

A progressive area school. This is a well-run, friendly, family-style school which provides a steady atmosphere for kids at a sensitive juncture in their lives. We had all three of our children attend 6-8th here. A very competent and effective administration and counseling staff make this a wonderful place for parents who want to join in their students' experience. There is a strong parent involvement and community spirit reverberating throught the halls of Northgate. Our children developed socially in leaps and bounds through their years here. Developing life-long friendships seemed easy in the bright, welcoming environment. The faculty was friendly, attentive, and open. We met regularly with our kids' teachers and they always seemed appreciative for the involvement. The teachers seemed to have a good rapport with the students and the parent-student-teacher relationship was strong.
—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 48% in 2014.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

297 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
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 56% in 2014.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%
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 Students36%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic34%
Multiracial17%
American Indiann/a
White44%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilities3%
Limited English proficient students9%

Math

All Students46%
Black28%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial44%
American Indiann/a
White47%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient students31%
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 Students55%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial74%
American Indiann/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilities0%
Limited English proficient students27%

Math

All Students54%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial64%
American Indiann/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilities12%
Limited English proficient students48%
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 Students45%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient students0%

Math

All Students30%
Black12%
Asian/Pacific Islander18%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilities26%
Limited English proficient students18%

Science

All Students53%
Black22%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial60%
American Indiann/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilities26%
Limited English proficient students9%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Free or reduced-price lunch91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 74%
Black 17% 17%
Hispanic 17% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 58%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Steve St Louis
Fax number
  • (816) 413-6105

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2117 NE 48th St
Kansas City, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 413-6100

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