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Center Elementary

Public | K-5 | 321 students

 

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Posted March 12, 2014

This is a horrible school. For the faciltiy its just a job and a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

My Daughter attended Center Elementary for Kindergarden this year and I must say the Teacher did'not have the Childs best intrest at heart. The Principal Dr. D was the worst Principal ever to have to deal with she will tell you anything just to get you out of her office when you bring issues to her. I wouldn't recommend this school to a Bum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

Center Elementary have the best programs that I've ever attended.I'm a mother of four and a greatly envolved aunt of eight. The teachers and students get together and show off thier talent. It's the best excuse to get away from your work place. My son is spending his last grade there before entering the middle school in which I hesitate however, I know that he was preparated and geared for success. Thier fifth grade teachers really do care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My son is a first grader at Center Elementary. He loves his teachers and so do I. When my son was in kindergarten he was on a level 4 in reading which is excellent now in first grade he is on a level 8, most 1st graders should be on a level 4 in reading by the time the first quarter ends. I am please to say that Center has may a big difference in my sons reading skills.
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Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter went to Center Elementary. We have recently moved but I jsut wanted to say they have some fantastic caring teachers there. One teacher in particular was Lori Jolley....she was the first grade teacher there and I have been told has moved to third grade. She gave my daughter the best education anyone could. Even better than the private school that I put her in. Center school district might have there problems but no more than any other school district out there. I was very satisfied in the teachers at Center Elementary and the principal at eh time Barbara Fields really wanted the parents to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

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 46% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%
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 Students14%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students30%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
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 Students23%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students24%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
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 Students33%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students40%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students37%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 17%
White 10% 74%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 95%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Zora Durham
Fax number
  • (816) 349-3441

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8401 Euclid
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 349-3444

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