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Posted September 26, 2010

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to another wonderful school year. A new school year is always exciting especially this year. As you know that BFMASS is a college prep public school, we are offering classes that creates a challenging atmosphere in school. Students are encouraged and prepared for a 4- year college of their choice. We are partnering with UMKC and offer Dual Credit courses. Another excellent plan is in progress about offering nursing classes in high school. There is an increasing trend in the number of students who are taking AP classes, SAT tutorials and dual credit courses each year. AP and SAT passing rates are also increasing. We want our parents to involve in every step while their child is going to college. Please show your support by motivating your child to attend these classes and maintain high grades. Instead of cursing to the darkness. Our main goal for seniors at BFMASS is to get accepted to a 4- year college of their choice. It is our intent to deliver the very best instructional program possible to our students. Our curriculum is aligned with state standards and offers a variety of enrichment opportunities. Most classrooms are equipped with technology used to enhance instruction. Staff members have spent time incorporating Smart boards, clickers, and document cameras into instruction, activities and assessments. Our work will continue next year in our quest to equip more classrooms. As our mission states, we are dedicated to prepare each student for higher learning in a safe, caring and collaborative atmosphere through a quality learner-centered educational program with a strong emphasis on math, science, engineering and technology. Our school has a reputation for innovation, dedication and excellence. We have a highly qualified and progressive teaching staff that is committed to providing our students with relevant and rigorous instruction. I can assure you that our staff will do their best for all students to be the best of their own potential. We have started Saturday Tutorials on 9/25/2010. Bus service is provided even Saturdays. Lunch is provided free to all participants. We as new administrators and all teachers are trying our best to help our young minds to let them reach their maximum potential. I agree about space limitations which we applied for PIAC bond to decrease physical limitations but disagree about teachers disqualifications. All teachers are highly qualified. Instead of demoralizing them support will be great to help our teachers and students. As we begin this year, please remember that this is your school as well and we welcome all parents' involvement. Your cooperation and involvement is greatly appreciated so that we can provide your child with the best education possible. Please take your time to talk with your children about their school rules and regulations. Your interest and concern in their school progress will motivate them to do their best. Contact with your child s teachers and other staff members to establish a successful home/school connection. And also remember that our staff may visit you at home to be able to listen to your concerns. I take this opportunity to thank one more time our staff and families for all the good efforts and hard work. And I wish that your children will have a great school year. Best wishes, Ismet Isik School Superintendent.

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Posted September 27, 2010

The school has already made progress, there is a basketball court, they are planning to built a complex in front of the school. Bus service is provided, They even give saturday tutoring free with breakfast, lunch, with saturday bus service. There is no such a school in KCMO School District. There some negativities like every other KCMO school district schools but the school makes progress. Teachers are great!. It is a typical urban city school where you can not omit the urban city problems. Parents are very helpful this year. I see them helping the teachers.


Posted September 27, 2010

This is one of the worse school in kansas city,they give the kids sub standard work,there is no place for the kids to run ,play and have some fun.The parking lot is a junk yard,the kids can get hurt playing there,if this school was located in Bluesprings,OP,Leesummit they would have a state of the art ,top of the line facility,but they could get away with this in the inner city, because the parents are blind and cannot see and would not speak up. It's all about the almighty dollar and not about the education of our kids.The authorities need to look into this school and close it down,they are building the American dream on the backs of these inner city kids. Deplorable.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 4, 2010

I don't like this school one bit! The discipline isn't good and there's a huge language barrier. I have attended this school for two years and it's only gotten worse. The quality of learning is poor and the teachers don't care and simply seem like the only reson they're here is for their measly paycheck.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2009

This School is terrible!!! no discipline, kids do what they want. No recomend this to any body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

As a parent coming from Blue Valley School District I was impressed with the curriculum offered at the school, and the free tutoring offered to help get students up to par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

The Brookside frontier is a great school. I suggest you to check their site and see what they offer.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 52% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

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32%

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22%
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.

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29%

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44%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

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55%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

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35%

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37%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

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35%

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29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

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26%

2010

 
 
26%
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

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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

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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

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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.

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2011

 
 
43%

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4%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%
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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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32%

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19%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

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English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

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73%

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62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

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Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

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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

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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

Algebra II

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Biology

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English

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English II

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Geometry

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Government

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U.S. History

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Hispanicn/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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 72% 17%
Hispanic 12% 5%
White 12% 75%
Asian 4% 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 78%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
Turkish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

Arts & music

Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Burak Yilmaz
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (816) 822-1332

Programs

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Student clubs

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  • Yearbook
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  • Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to another wonderful school year. A new school year is always exciting especially this year. As you know that BFMASS is a college prep public school, we are offering classes that creates a challenging atmosphere in school. Students are encouraged and prepared for a 4- year college of their choice. We are partnering with UMKC and offer Dual Credit courses. There is an increasing trend in the number of students who are taking AP classes, SAT tutorials and dual credit courses each year. AP and SAT passing rates are also increasing. We want our parents to involve in every step while their child is going to college. Please show your support by motivating your child to attend these classes and maintain high grades. Instead of cursing to the darkness. Our main goal for seniors at BFMASS is to get accepted to a 4- year college of their choice. It is our intent to deliver the very best instructional program possible to our students. Our curriculum is aligned with state standards and offers a variety of enrichment opportunities. Most classrooms are equipped with technology used to enhance instruction. Staff members have spent time incorporating Smart boards, clickers, and document cameras into instruction, activities and assessments. Our work will continue next year in our quest to equip more classrooms. As our mission states, we are dedicated to prepare each student for higher learning in a safe, caring and collaborative atmosphere through a quality learner-centered educational program with a strong emphasis on math, science, engineering and technology. Our school has a reputation for innovation, dedication and excellence. We have a highly qualified and progressive teaching staff that is committed to providing our students with relevant and rigorous instruction. I can assure you that our staff will do their best for all students to be the best of their own potential. We have started Saturday Tutorials on 9/25/2010. Bus service is provided even Saturdays. Lunch is provided free to all participants. We as new administrators and all teachers are trying our best to help our young minds to reach their maximum potential. I agree about space limitations which we applied for PIAC bond to decrease physical limitations. All teachers are highly qualified. Your support is needed. As we begin this year, please remember that this is your school as well and we welcome all parents' involvement. Your cooperation and involvement is greatly appreciated so that we can provide your child with the best education possible. Please take your time to talk with your children about their school rules and regulations. Your interest and concern in their school progress will motivate them to do their best. Contact with your child’s teachers and other staff members to establish a successful home/school connection. And also remember that our staff may visit you at home to be able to listen to your concerns. I take this opportunity to thank one more time our staff and families for all the good efforts and hard work. And I wish that your children will have a great school year. Best wishes, Ismet Isik School Superintendent.
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