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F. P. Tillman Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 559 students

 
 

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Posted September 4, 2009

Outstanding leadership! Dedicated staff! Safe environment! Joyful learning community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

Lynn McCrary is one of the greatest most caring teachers that I have ever come across.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

The staff does 'whatever it takes' to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students at Tillman. It is an awesome place for children to learn and grown and be treated as wonderful human beings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

My husband went to Tillman and we enrolled our son there after he finished first grade at a local private school. We were concerned about the switch but his teacher made it nearly effortless for him, and now he is in his third year there. I love that the teachers loop with classes (my son had the same teacher for 2nd & 3rd and will have the same for 4th & 5th). It allows for such a good relationship and shortens the 'getting to know you' time substantially. The principal, BR, cares tremendously about the kids and is always available for parents (even responds to emails I send him). The kids LOVE him, and it's not like when I was a kid and everyone was afraid of the principal. My son has done extremely well and made great friends. It is a large school but truly feels like a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

School isn't structured like the old days, but kids seem to figure everything out and our experience with the principal and teachers has been nothing short of fantastic. We'll have three kids through Tillman in a few years and the time has been wonderful. Keep it up! If I were allowed to change one thing, I'd decrease the field trips and parties (way too many parties) and keep the kids learning more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

I love Tillman. THree of my children go there, and another will be joining in the fall. They have one of the best teaching staffs ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2005

I am a previous student of the Kirkwood School District and was delighted to finally have a chance to send my kids to the district. My son started at Tillman in 5th grade and has shown such drastic improvement since the first day he started. I was so impressed to see his teacher, Mr. Garrett Beck take extra efforts in trying to adapt my son to his new school, new friends and a new way of life. We have been delighted to be involved in so many activities in which the school hosts and as a family we have grown with the community. Thanks to them for such a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

I really enjoyed the time at Tillman Elementary, even though I had been through three principals. My daughter started attended from third grade, and she really enjoyed her time there, My son attended from Kindergarten, and now he graduated this year. I am so Happy with the results of my children progress, and so proud of them. Thank Goodness, I decided to send thme to Tillman, instead of leaving them in St. Louis city schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
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 Students70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Free or reduced-price lunch10%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students65%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students69%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
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 Students72%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilities42%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students75%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students70%
Black13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
Students with disabilities42%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 74%
Black 11% 17%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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