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Nipher Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 605 students

 
 

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Posted June 26, 2013

Nipher is an excellent school. From the teachers to the counselors - they are progressive in their approach to educating middle-schoolers. We have the option of private school (not just parochial) but find Nipher hard to beat in academics & social support. Our son is entering 7th grade at Nipher - he is gifted but with learning disabilities. They understand - helping him with his disabilities but recognizing his strengths as well. Truly a caring group of educators. These are not classrooms where the kids just sit at a desk and are lecture to, then given worksheets. They are interacting, doing different projects, working in groups. It's a great preparation for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

We love this school. We relocated from another state where we were very happy with the schools. Although we weren't happy with the elementary school that we ended up with, we are so happy with Nipher. The teachers that we have encountered are nothing less than dynamic. The administration has a wonderful energy & our 7th grader - soon to be 8th grader loves to go to school! He is challenged academically and has learned so much from almost every class that he has taken. Most importantly, he enjoys the process! This family highly recommends Nipher.
—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 48% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 56% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%
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%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students84%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White90%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilities41%
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 Students78%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students79%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students69%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilities33%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students59%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities42%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students73%
Black19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilities44%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
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
White 78% 74%
Black 17% 17%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 5%
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 14%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone: (314) 213-6180

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