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Holliday Montessori

Public | PK-6 | 519 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2011

My first grader at Holliday is reading well above his grade level, and writes in cursive. My 4 year old brought home an easy reader about Max the Cat and proudly read it aloud to us. Holliday offers art, music, PE, computers class and library. The teachers there are very dedicated. The test scores (for whatever they are worth) are above average for the district. The school is new and attractive. Each wing has a small courtyard garden that the children tend to. They have lots of field trips. Because of Kansas City's lousy public school reputation, we thought we would have to move across the state line to send out kids to school. Holliday was a wonderful discovery. Holliday is struggling right now under the new District superindendant, who either does not understand what Montessori is about, or just doesn't care. His draconian approach to closing schools, firing teachers and cutting programs may appeal to some, but I am not at all pleased with him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

We left this school in 2008 after there was a major administration change in 2007. Both children started as P3 and attended for many years. We would not recommend this school to anyone because of the current leadership as of fall 2009. The school has taken a terrible turn for the worse since the administration changes. It was such a great school for so many years. It is a shame since most of the teachers are very qualified and caring but without strong leadership they can only do so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

I am a former student now parent. My child is not school aged, however, I fully intend on trying to get him into Holliday when he does become that age. I received the best education a parent could ask for. When I moved on to high school, I felt like I was overly prepared. I was far more advanced the some of my fellow classmates. I still come back periodically to visit the teachers that were very instrumental in my education. I felt it was a group effort amongst the staff, not just by my teacher, but the entire staff.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 5, 2006

I have a child at Holliday, this is her second year. While I do believe she is receiving a quality education, there are a few areas where improvement is needed. Safety and discipline policies should be clearly and strictly enforced. There have been instances where I feel the school is to accessible. Parents/guardians should not be allowed to pick up children outside in the playground area after school. All parents should enter the front door and sign their children out first, then pick up their child. Children should not be allowed to misbehave or 'act out' without serious consequences. Also, there should be a less tolerant uniform policy. Holliday provides a warm, nurturing environment and a great educational opportunity. I would highly recommend this school to parents looking to place their children in this kind of environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

I have 3 children at Holliday for '05-'06. The multi-age classrooms and individualized work flow have been essential for my very high-performing 5th grader. She has been encouraged to progress at her own pace and is performing well above grade level. My 1st grader has some speech issues which have caused some delay in language arts these issues have been addressed with concern and professionalism by the staff. In a traditional classroom environment he might feel like the odd man out but the range of abilities present in a montessori classroom have destigmatized his problems. His love of learning is a testament to the method and the wonderful teachers at Holliday. I am very involved at school and appreciate all of the family support our school recieves. The work of our PTA is a great asset to the development of all our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

I have a child in P4 who is in Mrs Favor classroom. I believe that this room accomodate her and the needs of the children very well. The restroom, water fountain and sink is right there at their disposal. This setting is very educational for the children it helps them to become very dependent and responsible. I occas ionally sit in on the classroom to see how my child is behaving and interacting with the other children. He has become very independent as far as being able to go to the restroom and washing his hands without being told to do so. I really enjoy and thank Ms. Jolynn and Mrs Favor for everything that they do to help me with my child and helping him to become more independent. Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My daughter attended Holliday in grades K - 8, and my son, from the age of 3 through 6th grade. My parents were both teachers and principals, and I am a teacher myself. Although I have always lived in a suburban district, I wouldn't send my children anywhere but Holliday. I like it so much, in fact, that I took the Montessori training, and am in my fifth year of teaching at Holliday. (I taught 16 years at a very good traditional school before that.) My daughter is literally at the top of her class in her suburban high school, and my 7th grade son will be taking 8th grade math. Holliday has excellent parental involvement, and peer pressure is very minimal. This is a good, safe place for children to learn and excel in a multiracial environment.
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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
20%
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 52% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
25%

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

All Students35%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students51%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
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 Students43%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students18%
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

Communication Arts

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students23%
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

Communication Arts

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 89% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
White 5% 75%
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 47%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms. Karen May
Fax number
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7227 Jackson
Kansas City, MO 64132
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