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Burke Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 378 students

 

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Posted January 14, 2009

This is my son's first year at Burke and overall our experience has been great. However the only thing that concerns me is the amount of times my son has came home complaining of older children mistreating him in the morning during breakfast and during restroom breaks. I really can't say much else about the school as I stated earlier this is our first year. I will say that I sincerely hope that in the school would put more focus on math and science as they are as important to be successful as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

I took my child out of Burke one year ago because of her lack of growth in reading and math. She now goes to a private school and has struggled all year because of the lack of fundementals that were given to her. I am so disappointed to be a middle class american and live in a middle class nieghborhood and have to pay someone to teach my child because of a failed public school system. I happy to hear about the new reading program. That was not offered when my child went to school. In the 1st grade, more than half of her peers were not reading. She was one of the smartest in her class. In private school she was 3rd to last. With a lot of learning gaps in math. I wish the staff at Burke the best. Please keep in mind, math is just important as reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

The School spends to much of their attention in reading. They need more focus in math.


Posted February 16, 2008

Talking to the reading series, the way they are teaching reading now is great. I have seen so much growth in my students reading ability this year. The teachers at this school are great and you feel like you are always in the loop. The feel of the school is friendly and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

Mr. Kapmeyer is wonderful. He can be a little green, but he loves the children and is very smart. He is the reason my children were pulled from Pembroke school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

Highly disappointed in the direction Burke has taken in teaching the students. The fact that they are focusing so much on reading my child and all other children in this school are being shortchanged in Math and Science. And the new Math curriculum is abhorrent. To find out that my student is getting 3 or more hours of reading and only 40 minutes or so spent on math and science, all I want to do now is pull my child from this district. Teaching to the tests is the worst way to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

My Family loves Burke. The teachers are caring and have gone out of their way to help my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

This school definitely needs to improve the tutoring services available to the kids. Also, they need to focus on the kids that lack in math and reading skills. The test scores are profoundly horrible, compared to other districts. I just recently relocated from Colorado to Missouri and reading the overview of the test scores for Burke are appalling, it displays to me that the teachers do not care or lack of funding, but with these test scores improvement is inorder. I regret moving to a Hickman Mill Dist., my child is not going to excel!!!!
—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.

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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
20%

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

All Students14%
Black17%
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 Students29%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
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 Students26%
Black29%
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

Math

All Students27%
Black34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
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 Students32%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students36%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilities30%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students28%
Black17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilities30%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 64% 17%
Hispanic 20% 5%
White 15% 74%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 92%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Casey Klapmeyer
Fax number
  • (816) 316-7745

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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111th and Bennington
Kansas City, MO 64134
Phone: (816) 316-7750

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