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Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 167 students

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Posted May 11, 2010

This school is fantastic academically and the interaction between students is phenomenal. But there is a major communication problem at this school. We never ever know what is going on. We find out about everything very last minute. I'm hoping that we will have a new principal in the near future who can organize and communicate better. Also they need to move to a bigger location. The classrooms are the size of shoe boxes. Children in some classes sit on the floor ALL day (no desks). Not to mention that parents are crazy drivers at drop-off and pickup. It's just too small a lot for this growing school. After all of that I still love this school. It provides so much. They just need bigger facility and new leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

Great interaction between staff and students. Excellent learning environment where teachers really care


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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

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 46% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
26%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
32%
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 Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students26%

Math

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students26%
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 Students37%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students29%

Math

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students29%
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 Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students47%

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students41%

Science

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students18%
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%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students46%

Math

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students46%
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 Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students47%

Math

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students53%
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 Students37%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students39%

Math

All Students21%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students16%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students15%
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
Hispanic 65% 5%
Black 13% 17%
White 12% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A45%
Female 47%N/A48%
Male 53%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • North Central Accreditation (2009)
  • Urban Light Award (2008)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Nicole Goodman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (816) 231-5181

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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544 Wabash Ave
Kansas City, MO 64124
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Phone: (816) 231-5788

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