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Pitcher Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 359 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

Bad school for your child to attend. The curriculum is descent. Bullying is a major problem with nothinhg being done on bus as well. The principle has the worst attitude, rude, flutered and doesn't try to work with the best for your child so how can u expect the teachers to do so! My child told me that another parent hit my child, the first theing the principle said my son wasn't telling the truth. It came back that it did happened and she said she would follow up with me but didn't. I called several times beforr getting ahold of het and she said she couldn't give me any information. I've sat at this school plenty times, my child has no more energy than others and they makw it seem like he is a problem child. In which he isn't. He was put on a bus twice when he wasnt supposed to be they were looking around the school for while he was sitting at home in the pooring rain. I was furious especially being that when I asked initially the principle said they would not have put him on. My son came home almost everyday saying his day was bad because of the teacher. He was unhappy here. He is an extremely smart student and im also not sure if he is challenged enough here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

some of the teachers only care about the curriculum the bullying there is unreal it has went as my daughter being sexually harassed to my son getting beat up in the bathroom nothing is ever done except if it has something to do with the grades of the students dont get me wrong there are a few good teachers there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

Pitcher Academy - All the good teachers are gone or held back from actually teaching our children. I have yet to see one school book come home. Dr. Howard does not support her teachers or parents. We are looking else where to send our kids for the 2013-2014 school year. Pitcher does not offer much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

I believe the school has good teachers, some better then others. Just hope your child has the right one... The after school tutoring is amazing and the best program the school has to offer and as far as the LINK program, its OK. Some of the LINK helpers are extremely unorganized and young acting... Over all I would like the school to be a bit more organized and the children to have more structure in the LINK program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

This school is the wrost school you ever put your children in.
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Posted December 14, 2006

There are a lot of good teachers at Pitcher, but the problem lays with the principle. She doesn't support the teachers and she doesn't want to listen to the parents either. These children don't get field trips, and their is no fun activities for them to participate in. We do fund raisers to help but never see anything from them. Where does the money go?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2005

This school confirms to me that all the schools in Kansas City's distict have failed the students. Teachers here care more about controlling the students than teaching them, no wonder why Kansas City is one of the lowest academically rated schools around, also these teacher's need more training in the emotional development of kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

Pitcher has the best teachers. I love all the teachers. The Principal does not know how to discipline children correctley.
—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.

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
16%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
18%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
22%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
7%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
7%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
30%

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 Students9%
Black6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White27%
Free or reduced-price lunch10%
Students with disabilities0%
Limited English proficient students0%

Math

All Students49%
Black41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient students40%
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 Students20%
Black8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White18%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students43%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White36%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
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 Students29%
Black30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White18%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students33%
Black20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White27%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students28%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White36%
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 Students19%
Black5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students34%
Black16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
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

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
Black 55% 17%
White 25% 74%
Hispanic 20% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 83%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Vickie Murillo
Fax number
  • (816) 418-4560

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Kansas City, MO 64133
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