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Macon Co. High School

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Posted June 3, 2014

Macon Co. R-IV is a fantastic school. Small class sizes provide individualized schooling for students. The faculty challenges the students with creative lessons. The administration is amazing. I couldn't ask for more. My daughter loves going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2012

A great place... to get an absolutely mediocre education. I graduated from this school awhile back, but, still having connections to the community, I gather that it hasn't changed much. There are actually many good teachers, but the curriculum is not challenging at all. It would be a great school for remedial education, but for any student destined to get over a 25 on the ACT, the lack of challenge in the curriculum really just encourages them to be lazy. And that catches up to you in college. Besides that, this is the kind of place where you memorize what you need to for a test, and then it all flies out of your head. There is very little practical application of the material, so it doesn't stick with you. I can honestly say that most of what I truly *learned* during high school, I taught myself. Now, about rules- they are unevenly applied at MCR-IV. The administration, and some of the teachers, have serious favorites. If you are one of them, you have it made. If you are one of the kids labeled 'bad,' the administration almost seems to think of ways to get you in trouble. Anyway, I'll remind you that you should not "judge a book by its cover," even if it has a nice one.


Posted March 1, 2005

MSIP is more than just cleaning. Macon Co R-IV has multiple activities for students to be involved in. The students have to show interest in the activity for it to be able to do well. The student has to make the school what they want it to be and they can make it to be something great. I was given a chance to attend a school for my senoir year but decided that Macon Co R-IV was a perfectly fine school and the staff was willing to prepare me well for college. There are plenty of teachers that are willing to help out extra with any student that needs it. Sports are not the only activity here. This year we added a FFA chapter. Our academic bowl team has been very successful in the past years and are looking to continue our success.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2005

I have been there since 4 and love it I am in 8th grade.I love all the programs .My realationship w/ the school is awesome I love it. My parents and more support the school alot aspecailly homecoming,and basketball games,or candels with music. All of us are so small we are like family.we aren't 'big',and might not have alot of 'money'but that isn't important what is-is that we stick with one another no matter what.I couldn't be more proud of our staff,teahcers,and all the people that help out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

Leaving New Cambria last year to go to another school was the best decision I ever made. Now that I am in a better school I look back and see all the true things about a school. Wouldn't it be nice to walk in a building and feel welcome there? Well at New Cambria, I wasn't. Now, every day, it is a pleasure to be at the school and know that wherever you are you ARE welcome. New Cambria is one of the poorest school systems I know of. It may look good, but being a former student, I know the real truth about it!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2004

I don't understand why this school says how great they are when they really aren't. If you compare them to neighboring schools, they are way behind, maybe they should think about spending some money on this and not just on paying for sports trips. Sports are good, but of the average coming from New Cambria, How many are actually going to ever make it past high school in sports? maybe 1 out of every 50? Compare that to fine arts, about 1 out of 5, but we still cut the fine arts nnd not sports? Especially when MSIP came around, and they had students cleaning for it...why do we hire Janitors? The superintendent can say allI have never been so disappointed in a school disterict in my life, and now I can say that I am very she wants about that our school passed Msip, but it wasn't the right way!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 55% in 2013.

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60%

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43%

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Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

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57%

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80%
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.

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20%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

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80%

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57%

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36%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

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40%

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57%

2010

 
 
43%
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

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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

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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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
0%

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23%

2010

 
 
54%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%
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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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9%

2012

 
 
9%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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46%

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88%

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English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
83%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

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79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
33%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students50%
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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

Algebra II

All Students9%
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Biology

All Students60%
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English

All Students60%
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English II

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Geometry

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Government

All Students64%
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U.S. History

All Students40%
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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 95% 74%
Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
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 42%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Carol Burstert
Fax number
  • (660) 226-5618

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501 South Main
New Cambria, MO 63558
Phone: (660) 226-5615

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