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Martin City Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 662 students

 

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Posted September 29, 2013

We have been incredibly blessed to live near this school. The early childhood in the area is wonderful, too. The special education teachers are very caring and equipped to deal with a multitude of special needs. They have gone out of their way to help my sons with services, even though they are in regular classes. The assistant principal is fair, but stern, and knows the students by name. The front desk staff at the elementary and middle school are extremely friendly and helpful. The autism department is great and my neighbor's son is in their program. The school has everything we need AND a great before and after school program, LINC. The employees have a low turnover rate. The cafeteria ladies are nice and considerate and care about food allergies. The nurse is friendly and makes sure medications are dispensed. Even ISS has a caring teacher! Every teacher there has been amazing and this is the school to be at if you're in the Grandview School District. Negatives - There is low parent involvement and the middle school shares a building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

Wonderful school. I can't beleive how much my child has learned this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

This is my daughters first year at Martin City and I am very impressed with the level of learning she has received from her 4th grade teacher Ms. Walters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

The teachers are fantastic. The principal is involved and personable. It has been a great experience for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

I work in the Before and After School Program, this school is excellent I wish I had a young child that could attend this school the teachers are helpful, friendly and very nice. They go out of their way to make you feel apart of the school. The principles are also very helpful and fair. I love working here.


Posted October 10, 2007

My children transferred into Martin City Elem. this school year. I love it! I am secure in knowing that they are in a safe and nurturing environment where teachers work a meeting the individual needs of each child. The class sizes seem large, but that does not take away from the individual attention each child receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

i really like the school. and so far very pleased with thw teachers my child has had
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I have a son at MCE starting 2nd grade and a son in MCMS starting 7th grade next year. The academic programs at MCE are excellent. They introduced 'Reading Night' a couple years ago and it just keeps getting better and better!I would like to see more after-school activities--available for all grades. I have been involved in the PTA for 6 years and will be PTA President 2007/2008. There is a core group of parents (many full-time working) who spend many hours making all the events possible at the school for students, families and staff. I would love to see more parents give even 1, 2 or 3 hours this coming year. We have opportunities to fit everyone's time frame! MCE is a great school and I would recommend to anyone. The principal and assistant principal are wonderful and love the kids deeply!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2006

I love this school and I think it is great! It is very diverse. The parent involvement leaves a little to be desired. I am the room mother for my daughter's 1st grade class and I have no help from the other parents in the class. I am also in the PTA and we could use more parent help. It is always the same parents up there helping out and doing things there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

MC elem. is a good school. I have a son entering 5th and a son entering K. Most of the teachers welcome communication w/parents and PTA involvement during room parties, etc. I feel my children are safe during the day, as MC doesn't seem to tolerate the 'bullyness' in kids. Not enough parental involvement! I encourage all parents to get involved in the PTA for interaction with other parents and the teachers . . . there are lots of opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

I have a child that is in kindergarten this year. I was very excited to watch her learn and grow. I believe the academics at this school are pretty good. Her teacher is absolutely the best. The main problem that I have is that I feel like parents are not encouraged to be a part of there child's school. The feeling that I get is that they want you to drop your child off and pick them up and that is it. My friends and family in other schools are very involved and always doing something at school. I am very disappointed to send my 6 year old to school for seven hours and not feel welcome to be a part of her days.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 49% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
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 52% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
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 Students49%
Black57%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students45%
Black39%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
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 Students50%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
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 Students50%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students57%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
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 Students48%
Black28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students54%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
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 Students51%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students5%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch5%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students43%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 38% 17%
White 37% 75%
Hispanic 21% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 73%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Barbara Schell
Fax number
  • (816) 316-5751

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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201 East 133rd St
Kansas City, MO 64145
Phone: (816) 316-5700

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