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Southwest Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 396 students

 

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Posted August 31, 2007

The teachers, staff and administration are wonderful. Children are provided a great learning environment by teachers who really care about each of them. The teaching staff keeps parents informed and involved in their children's education. We moved from a nearby community just so our children could benefit from what we believe is the best school district in the region.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

Excellent academics, and they have great programs if your child is delayed in learning. They send out weekly newsletters to let you know what is going on in the classroom as well as send information on the student on a weekly basis in lower grades, and if asked after 2nd grade. Great atmosphere, but not much security though it is a very small town.
—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 42% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

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 Students47%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White47%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White44%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 74%
Black 1% 17%
Hispanic 1% 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 33%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Holly Simmons
Fax number
  • (816) 296-3202

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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307 West Moss St
Lawson, MO 64062
Phone: (816) 580-7272

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