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Allen Village School

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2011:
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Posted August 28, 2013

Hi, I'm a concerned parent with a child who attends Allen Village High School. It would be a very nice school, if their was more learning, and compassion for students. Also a higher teacher student ratio. Together with the learning process, along with parent involvement I think we'd have all the steps to make this all come together. You have to think you can, and know you can what ever the challenge is you can. My main concern is the Attorney hired for discipline and suspensions. He makes you feel as if your child was a convicted felon or something. He's most uncomfortable. I would think that after a parent has experienced this endeavor with him, they would reconsider enrollment there. So Parents, please go inside of the book, and not just the cover. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

My girls have been going to Allen Village for 2 years. I feel I have a great relationship with both my girls teacher's. One of my daughters had an issue with being bullied the first year she was there and her teacher took care of that issue quickly and continued to follow up with her, to make sure it was not reoccurring. I, however, do not agree with the principal having family that are students and teachers at the school. Obliviously there is favoritism to these individuals that is noticed by other students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This is not a quality school. The principal and the rest of her staff are rude, self serving and extremely disrespectful to the students and their parents. Pick a different school where the teachers opinion of you does not affect your childs education or self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

My children have been attending this school for a few years and I am disappointed with this school. The attitude of the staff has taken on an arrogant attitude since the disaccreditation of the KCMO school system. I have gifted children and instead of working with my children they put them back because they don't want to work with them. My child is at least 3 grade levels ahead of the current grade they are placed in. This school runs like an army. No mercy for anyone. All the rules apply for the students but the teachers and staff are allowed to break rules. There is no nurse. The teacher turnover rate is high. If you want a quality school with growth for your child and to know they are being challanged and are being worked with at school and cared for this is not the right school. If you want a school that treats your child as a number and not a child or student then this is the right place for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Great teachers are hired at this school, but they are demeaned and demoralized by the principal, who clearly encourages them to do the same to students. My children were there for 5 (the first 3 without incident-until my wife and I spoke up for our children) years and I watched good teachers become nervous hamsters who cowered under the iron hand of the principal. There was much talk from many of my kids' teachers about controlling the children so they wouldn't lose their jobs. Their is no PTA or SAC and no extra-curricular activities...no debate, no basketball, tennis chess - nothing! Children can be happy here if the do not express an opinion, stay quiet at all times and do not smile...that's disrespectful. Students are presumed troublemakers and on the many occasions I was in the school, I heard children being berated and embarrassed loudly and in front of others. Here's the cherry on top: The five administrators, not to mention countless other employees, are all related to the principal by blood or marriage, Still considering this school? Ask about teacher turnover... and how many fired teachers who weren't 'good enough' are now principals or vice principals elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

This is my first year at Allen Village and to be honest I didn't know if I was going to be able to make it through the year. The school expects alot out of their kids and parents and that was something that I wasn't use to. I am glad to say that we have made it and my son will be back next year. I love the inner action that I have with my sons teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2011

Wouldn't send any child I cared about to this school. Rude teachers, ignorant self serving principal. This school is no better than public schools and does not hold a candle to private education in the area. Two thumbs down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

My child will be entering her 3rd year at this school and they do an exceptional job. She comes home excited about what she has learned and can convey the information. She loves the science club. They have an excellerated curriculum, involved teachers/parents. They demand respect & obedience so the class rooms are fun/efficient learning environments. If you cant afford private school this is a wonderful alternative. 3rd grade mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2010

We are the parents of three that will no longer attend allen village. We were shocked and horrified by the school's use of shame and fear to manage the 40+ children in each class. We do not recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

My daughter will be starting her second year at Allen Village and I must say we both think that it has been a good decision. The teachers seem like they actually want the students to learn and do their best. Her classroom was not full of behavior problems and the teachers as well as other staff are really dedicated to making sure the classrooom is for learning and not clowning around. I am very glad I found this school for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

I Love this school we have been part of the Allen Village family for 2 years. I love the way the kids are so well mannered on the bus and in the building. I love that the boys and girls are in separate classrooms when they enter the 6th grade. Some of my daughter s friends that do not attend this school have already start talking about boys but because they are not in her classroom all day she does not pay attention. I wish they offered more sports like a volleyball team or a step team. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

This is a great school! I've went to this school for a year and they always go above and beyond with helping us students. If you do not want your child in a public school, this is a great school. They also reward us as we do the right thing and get good scores. We are in the best school in Kansas City, Misouri. I like the equality with the students and the teachers. I just love this school!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2009

A wonderful school with excellent teachers and staff. The school sets high standards for their students, encouraging them to perform at their best. A strong learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

This school is soo great, I love it this is my third year here and it's awesome. At first I was a nervous wreck, but now i'm used to it and I love it. I love you Mrs. Washigton! Love, Anonomus
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2008

I love this shcool! I love the way the teachers do not allow any problem to go unsolved. The kids at this school respect the teachers and their classmates. The kids at this school behave well on the bus and when they do not they get wrote up and kicked off the bus. The children on the bus do not have to tell what is going on the driver is aware and reports it to the school, who handles the problem ASAP. Allen Village runs just like a happy village.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

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29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
27%
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 52% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students33%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
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 Students30%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
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 Students41%
Blackn/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Hispanic63%
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Hispanic34%
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
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 Students49%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch58%
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 Students55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch60%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
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

Algebra I

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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
Whiten/a
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 5%
Black 43% 17%
White 10% 75%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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706 West 42nd St
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 931-0177

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