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James Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 407 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2013

Terrible, terrible, terrible school. Children are treated like prisoners, principal is so out of touch it is beyond crazy. Different rules for every one. You can't get the children to follow rules because their parents do not follow rules. Have to buy extra supplies because parents won't buy for their own kid(s). Did I mection terrible, terrible, terrible school. I only selected one star because I could not continue on if I didn't. I rate this school -100
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

Very wonderful school,my favorite. it is a pretty building,and nice library inside and i like the location too.


Posted December 1, 2010

What can I say minus 10... Worst school ever. Witnessed a lady outside belittling a child..a few days later met the principle for the first time.To my surprise she was the lady I had seen outside a few days earlier. Have spoken to teachers who cannot locate supplies to teach thier class. Have a child on the autism spectrum, when I asked what could be done to meet the needs of this child was told...nothing and that they have more than one child to educate. Principle, made comment that she had spent so much time with child that she was unable to do her paperwork. Have set in classroom that was totally out of control. Some teachers talk down to kids rather than encourage them. Inadequate record keeping. They even admitted in IEP meeting that there records were not acurate. I wont even tell you what was said by vice principle when asked what they could do to meet disabled childs needs, but it was rather unprofessional. Had to give a rating of one star but really it should be minus minus minus...


Posted May 27, 2009

James Elementary School is 100% better than before. The new principal is the best and she is getting excellent qualified teacher who work hard. This principal loves the students and works hard to help them. Although, I believe her school should have more safety as the school is in a bad part of town. The parents are 100% involved now and get a long as well can be expected. Her new parent liason is great too. She's excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

I just moved my children into a new school after attending 3 yrs at this school. I have come to find out now that my children who was top in their class at James is now 3 yrs behind in the new school. This is the worst school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

My students hated going to this school. Racial teacher comments made several times. Out of control class rooms. We have moved several times and this is the worst school my kids have attendexc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

I am a student working towards my elementary education degree, and I recently visited James Elementary to observe two of the teachers in their classrooms. I was very impressed by the school's LD resource teacher, Diane Woker. I would love to come back and observe her classroom again, she was excellent!


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.

About these ratings

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%
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 48% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
25%
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 Students31%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient students22%

Math

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilities30%
Limited English proficient students45%
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 Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students47%

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students44%
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 Students35%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students21%

Math

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students35%

Science

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students17%
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 Students22%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students18%

Math

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students36%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/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 2013-2014 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
Hispanic 70% 5%
White 15% 74%
Black 10% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Jo Lynn Nemeth
Fax number
  • (816) 418-3710

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5810 Scarritt
Kansas City, MO 64123
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