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Academie Lafayette

Charter | K-8 | 737 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 28, 2008

I love the size of the school. The fact that the teachers know all of the students and, in some cases, the parents as well goes a long way in saying 'Stay with us, we appreciate you and your children being here!' Parent involvement is immense and it shows in the kids, test scores and behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

The Academie is the perfect size. Small. Each student there can have their needs identified immediately. As a parent you can get to know the other parents and work together. It allows the student to think I can see the world, I can travel, and most important to expand the thoughts of their potential. The academie has so much to offer, it excels in it's teaching the love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

This school is small but awesome. It's possible to know everyone in the school because there are few kids. The thing that isn't so great about this school is that you don't actually have extra curricular activities in school only basketball. You don't dress out during P.E. And when you're in Middle school there there are few kids to interact with, hardly anywhere to change classes to. So when you graduate into Highschool you have to change EVERYTHING from getting used to changing out and changing classes more. When you reach 7th grade, there are only about 20-30 kids in your grade. But I still adore this school for it's capabilty in speaking french throughout the school. You can't exactly join in 2 grade and up because you MUST know french or else you can't understand anything.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 42% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%
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 48% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%
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 Students50%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students81%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch69%
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 Students69%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students52%
Black28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilities50%
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%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students71%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White87%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students70%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
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 Students67%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students87%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Free or reduced-price lunch81%
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 Students77%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White89%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students83%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Free or reduced-price lunch80%
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 Students70%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students72%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students77%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunch72%
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

Algebra I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/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 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 63% 74%
Black 25% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 24%N/A45%
Female 55%N/A48%
Male 45%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eric Nelis
Fax number
  • (816) 361-5788

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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6903 Oak
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: (816) 361-7735

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