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Bell Prairie Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 385 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 5, 2014

I was fortunate enough to have great support from this school district as we moved into it. The Autism coordinator for the district ,emailed me back from her family vacation in the Grand Canyon asking me to immediately send her my son's IEP so she could see if our neighborhood school could handle it. When she saw it could not, she directed us to Bell Prairie. Since then, I found the special education staff at Bell Prairie to be on their game, taking the initiative to give help and suggestions, great with daily communications even sending and posting pics of the accomplishments that my son does during the day. They work well with the gen ed staff. In my son's case, the kindergarten teacher herself had once been a para in the autism room and the the staff works together beautifully to get the most out of the gen ed time for my son. His teacher prepped his kindergarten class to understand him without violating his privacy or state laws and had his class supporting him and making him feel loved and part of the group. Long story short, They are a great team!!!! I truly appreciate everything they are doing for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

Bell Prairie is an amazing school with amazing teachers. Our principal is a quiet, gentle woman whose calm personality is reflected in the entire school. Prior to Bell Prairie being built, my children attended another local school and I always found it a bit loud and crazy when I went there for anything. I think Bell Prairie is a wonderful school especially for shy or quiet children who may feel overwhelmed with a loud, seemingly unorganized school. We feel blessed that it was built so near our home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2011

Two years ago My husband and I began looking at houses in the Staley Farm area. The elementary school is Bell Prairie for this subdivision. We arranged a tour of the school as we have twin boys who were on the cusp of starting kindergarten. Bell Prairie is a beautiful school with a roof top garden and lots of natural light. It would be a nice museum but is a terrible elementary school. The teachers I met were politely cool. A couple even asked where my husband was employed at (a professor at UMKC in the Bio-Chemistry department. I'm sure the sporting of the the converses by the DOCTOR but them off a bit.) The principal was cold and uncaring. I am thrilled we took a tour! We also toured Nashua before deciding on Fox Hill, only two miles away from Bell Prairie but so much friendlier with students and learning involved. All that glitters is not gold.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
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 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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
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 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 Students60%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
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 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 75%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Black 4% 17%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3000 NE 108th St
Kansas City, MO 64156
Phone: (816) 413-4200

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