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Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts

Public | 7-12 | 660 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2014

Paseo is a great school art programs are phenomenal . the school is clean safe and the teachers are great this is one of the best public high schools in Kansas City in my opinion
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

This is a great school but they need to expel kids that are constantly bullying the same kids. This is the only problem and I think the teachers are great but the VP doesn't follow thru with certain things. Maybe if the school had more money it could be used for their special needs class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2012

Pros: They have a great library and the staff is very friendly. All the arts programs are well funded and award winning. The building is fairly new (opened in 1991). The halls are filled with top quality art projects. There are field trips nearly every week. Cons: There are field trips nearly every week. The core subjects suffer. Discipline at Paseo is lacking. From the principal on down the school gives students far too many chances. Teacher turnover is high. Attendance is low. Classrooms are not equipped with Smart Boards like many nearby schools have. Much of the technology they have is not being used to it s full potential. There are no sports. The custodial staff could be better managed. There is a sink in the bathroom that has been leaking for months all over the floor.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2008

Paseo does suffer from some of the organizational problems that plague all KMSD schools, but that is more than made up for by an incredible level of energy and enthusiasm for learning and creativity that is contagious. I felt perfectly prepared for college. There are lots of opportunities for driven students to live up to their best potential in math, science and English as well as the arts. However, I would not recommend Paseo for students who have no ambition and need to be pushed to succeed, because that will not happen.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2007

I attended Paseo and I feel that it was not a the best school! There are so many things that we as students and as teachers could change to make it better. We have no sports. So many students are missing out on scholarships and the oppurtunity on attendeding college for free and there on this whole kick about how we should focus more on our majors but they hardly even do that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2007

I went to Paseo and I gained knowledge and real life problem-solving skills that will carry me the rest of my life..
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2007

i attend paseo and i know i have a really cool school, but there are somethings i know my school could work on to make me feel even more proud about attending paseo. i dont feel that all of my teachers are here because they want to help young minds grow, but i feel they are only here to make a paycheck. we have ALOT of differen programs that are fun and educational but we dont have fieldtrips that allow us to take our learnings to a higher level, and i would love it if we did.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2006

Yes Paseo is the school to be at. We have great academics, were learning, we have numerous extra curricular activites and it's all about the arts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2006

This is a great school because of the teachers!It's hard to be an inner city school but we have some of the best programs.My daughter loves debate and Paseo has the Best debate teacher and program ever.Most of the schools in the Kansas City area don't even get to go to out of state debate competitions.Not only do our student go but out school district pays for all the cost.Last year my daughter got to go to UCLA for a two week debate camp.Something that I couldn't have afforded to do for her.Debate is only one of the many college minded programs at Paseo.Every year there is a Shakespeare's competition for theater students and countless theater productions.
—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 55% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students31%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students19%
Black23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
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 Students22%
Black17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students5%
Black4%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch4%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students16%
Black10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch10%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
41%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%
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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
5%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
37%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
13%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
15%
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 Students19%
Black17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
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

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students61%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students43%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students54%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students36%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/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 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 86% 17%
White 7% 75%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian 1% 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 81%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • A+ School (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:25 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Dennis Walker
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (816) 418-2300

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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4747 Flora Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110
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