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Truman Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 433 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2008

I am very happy with this school my daughter came from the KC school district and had a host of problems. when she got to truman she had an immediate turn around. Mrs. Schlesinger is a wonderful teacher and goes above and beyond her duty to make sure my daughter is sucessful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

Execelent staff and administration. Teachers go above and beyond to assist in the total educational experience. Principal Fowler is fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

I think the availability of testing resources for children with special needs (example..Dyslexia and other learning disabilities)is lacking and a general disregard by the principle and regular teachers is inexcusable . The special education teachers go above and beyond with the resources they have available and are unable to provide necessary assistance because of a lack of district cooperation.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%
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 Students24%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students23%
Black22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/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 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 Students38%
Black35%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students54%
Black51%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
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 Students28%
Black22%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students36%
Black26%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students36%
Black24%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
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
Black 63% 17%
White 17% 75%
Hispanic 14% 5%
Asian 6% 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 86%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Rhonda Gavel
Fax number
  • (816) 316-8111

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Kansas City, MO 64134
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