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Warford Elementary School

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Posted March 29, 2014

The school itself I don't think is bad. However, the principal, from my experience, needs to be replaced. He has no consideration or apparently any experience working with children who have ADHD or other psychological/behavior disabilities. This is my son's second year (1st grade) and I cannot wait to get him out of this school and out of this district. The teacher he had last year was horrible, personality wise. She did everything possible to get my son out of her hair, whereas the teacher this year is great. More so, the principal is the problem, from my experiences. He is totally against alternative methods of discipline and totally against diverse methods of teaching for children with issues. I had to go as far as making a complaint with the Civil Rights Office through the Department of Education, due to the school's lack of effort to offer my son alternative solutions, before the principal just consistently threatens to kick him out of school. He actually did kick him out of school last year, but unfortunately, my son had to come back. He most definitely will not be attending this school for his 2nd grade year, or any other year for that matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

The previous post about this school is inaccurate. The overall atmosphere of the school is poor; students are not treated with the respect that the school motto states, yet all students are required to repeat this every morning. My daughter has been bullied, first by one student and now by the entire classroom, since the beginning of the school year. The issue has not been effectively addressed at all and continues even while the teacher is present. In essence, the teachers do not care about their students. Teachers are unfair in their discipline and deal harshly with students when parents are not present (I've witnessed this). The principal is only concerned with test scores and attendance and not about the environment of his school and this effects learning and the way students and teachers treat each other. My advice would be to not send your child to this school if you are considering it. I am removing mine for their well-being before it is completely crushed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2013

The school provides a welcoming atmosphere. The parents and staff that stay involved really try to provide a healthy and learning environment. Teachers and PTA work together to try and keep parents informed. The LINC staff (before and after care) do the best they can with the tools available. Don't underestimate the affordability and value of this particular school. This school is only a few steps away from being above average to excellent. A little extra funding or the right teacher or parent can make the difference where a school like this already provides the stable and fundamental building blocks necessary. The PTA provides the right environment and could just use a few more key parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

While no school is perfect I believe that Warford is the best school in the Hickman Mills District. My children have been to Sante Fe, Symimgton, and Ingles as well and they all say that Warford was the best. There were things that I had issues with but nothing compared to what I have had to deal with in some of the other elementary schools in this district. My youngest had an awesome kindergarten experience there so much so that we wished that she could have attended this school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

I've often thought of moving my children to one of the suburban schools thinking that they will receive a better education there. After talking to friends with children in Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and the surrounding area. I realize that the education my children are receiving at Warford is the same if not better than the other districts. The teachers here do care about teaching and the children. I've read several reviews (see below) and realized that the key to a quality education is the parents. Do I wish the environment was better, yes but only for the upper (5th) grade (preteens). My children are doing well because I am actively involved in their education academically and socially. If something happens at school I am aware of it early so that the concern can be corrected.I sincerely hope that others do the same rather than complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Good school especially for special needs. My 3rd grade son is autistic. They have done a great job with him since kindergarten. My daughter is a first grader. She was tested right away in Kindergarted for the gifted program and goes once a week. As with many other schools in America, the curriculum there should be more challenging for students. Otherwise, I've only seen mostly positive things from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I love Warford Elementary and look forward to my preschooler attending with her older sibling. The school community is filled with loving and involved parents and caregivers. I only wish there were more male teachers and caregivers onsite. A lot of the children from single parent homes could benefit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

We should be allowed to remove our children from an unsafe setting where they are being tortured not taught, and put them into a school were they can actually learn something other than racial slurs and how to fight. We pay taxes for a school that should be shut down. My daughter does not sleep good anymore, she's quiet and withdrawn and worried that she will get her butt kicked after school. She's only in 1st grade. Missouri should be ashamed of this situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2007

This school is the worst in the district. But NONE on the schools in the district are worth anything. Abusive students, uncaring teachers and may God help you if you bring any of it up to the teachers or the principal. You might as well talk to a tree, you'll get more understanding. There's more political correctness than you'd see at the DNC. Bottom line: Don't even move to this area, let alone send you kid to this sick so-called 'school'...more like WarZONE, not Warford. We're moving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

I agree the staff that I have dealt with seem to be neglegent in their resposibility when it comes to dealing with the safety of our children. I think many of the memebers in this school have forgotten the very reason they became teachers or administration. Many of the staff seem very discontent with their jobs and it reflects on our poor children who are forced to to go to this sorry excuse of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

If you love your child at all, you will not send him/her to Warford Elementary. They are inept in their education, negligent in their resposibility to inform parents and protect children, and some teachers are abusive and others enable abuse from student to student by refusing to correct the problem. Our daughter was constantly called stupid white girl, white chocolate and other unsavory names while attending 2nd and 3rd grade before we pulled her out since the staff and Principal were unwilling to do what is necessary to stop it. After several meetings we decided our daughter is far better served in a home school setting where she is neither abused nor neglected, but loved and educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

I find the school and the teacher that my son has is totally great, my son started summer school before he actually tarted kindergarten and the teacher he had during the summer he has her for his teacher. The school is a very wonderful place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

I've appreciated some of the teacher's efforts and the principal is very involved, but I don't feel that the discipline level is appropriate. kids are allowed to repeatedly bully other kids to the point of sending some to hospitals, yet only 'suspended' for a few days. When your children come home crying and begging not to go to school there anymore because they are getting hurt by someone every day, there is a problem. when a parent calls and comes in trying to resolve the problem and nothing changes- there is a serious problem! also you have some teachers who just don't seem to really care if their kids are passing and others who fight just as hard as the parent, but thats at all schools.
—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 49% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
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%
Black48%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students52%
Black43%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
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 Students41%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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
Black 58% 17%
White 24% 74%
Hispanic 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr. Everlyn Williams
Fax number
  • (816) 316-8170

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