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Pleasant Lea Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 905 students

 
 

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4 stars

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted September 17, 2012

Plms is a great school! Best middle school in the district. My teachers are nice and funny. Everybody is great and the school has character :) LOVE this school! The 8th graders are really nice to the 7th graders! Everything is awesome and the transition from elementary to middle school is great and easy.


Posted March 1, 2012

Probably the worst middle school in Lee's Summit. Their test scores are below average every year. Children have been bullied by teachers and have had to be removed from classes because their psychologist feared permanent emotional and psychological damage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Awesome school...awesome school district. One of the best in Missouri.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

I love this school. There are a lot of extra-curricular activities going on, though I don't join the sports, they are still fun to watch. I think our academic levels are amazing. It's an amazing school. I'm now in eighth grade and about to go to high school. Truthfully I'm going to miss this school, teachers are really friendly here, but they can be strict if they have to be. I Love this school!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

PLMS is the best school. I love how most of my teachers are very nice. Although, I don't like all of the homework given, & all of the projects assigned at the same time. Thus making you overwhelmed with all of the projects. Other than that, I love PLMS. Go Tigers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2007

My daughter just finished 7th grade at PLMS and had a great year. The team concept that they use here is excellent for making a larger group of students seem more familiar to each other. She excelled academically and the classes that were offered were of high quality with well-trained teachers and reasonable class sizes. The teachers really got to know the students and spend time with them on an individual basis whenever needed. They have an excellent music and band program here as well that my daughter participates in. There are plenty of opportunities for parental involvement, and it is highly encouraged. The Principal is friendly and approachable and keeps very good control of discipline in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

The academic program in this school is wonderful. My daughter has done very well and loves school. It has many programs to choose from.
—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 55% in 2013.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
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 55% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students58%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities29%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students67%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilities39%
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 Students60%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students52%
Black36%
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilities22%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students60%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities28%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
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 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 81% 75%
Black 12% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian 2% 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 24%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Lee's Summit, MO 64081
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