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Ostmann Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted May 20, 2014

This school is awesome, my daughter loved every year of her elementary years at Ostmann.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

Love Ostmann! Almost all of the teachers have been wonderful with my kids. The vice principal, counselor, secretaries, and nurses are all so caring and helpful. The principal seems nice, although I haven't had any direct dealings with him. My kids love it here, and it's a great environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

Ostmann Elementary is a fantastic school! We moved here a year ago and are thrilled with the staff and school. The school has such a fun environment and kids are happy to be there. Couldn't ask for a better school for my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

Ostmann Elementary is a very good public school where parent involvement is high and teacher's are above average. Class sizes are just right and the facilities are well-maintained. We had a complaint about a bully and the teacher, principal and vice-principal addressed it promptly and thoroughly. My two daughters both love this school as do all of the other students and parents I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

Like any school, there are good teachers and those who should never enter the classroom. However, when the principal will not listen to parents and defends the teachers no matter what, then you can't resolve issues. He is arrogant and not held accountable. Myself and other parents are currently looking at other schools or moving. The problem with this school is the leadership directly asscociated with the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

Ostmann is an excellent environment teaching character, honesty and integrity to the students. The teachers are child-centered and the administration is committed to providing a safe and warm learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

Ostmann is an excellent school. The Principal is outstanding and the staff are caring and dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

A fantastic school. Great principal and great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

I would not recommend this school based on personal experience. The principle needs to retire. If your kids do not have any special needs, or if you do not ever disagree with anything, you might not notice the arrogance of this principle. He does not know how to listen to concerns without being defensive, which keeps him form looking out for the best interests of the children. I even know people who have sold their homes just to get out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

This is a great school for you kid if he or she come from a environment that is never held accountable for their actions. The principle in this school hates confrontation. Kids that follow the rules and do their best get the short end of the stick at this school. They still get punished with the ones that misbehave and miss out on time the could be learning because of the misbehavior of other kids. The some of the teachers are great but, they can't teach well because of the lack of support from the principle and the denial of the parents. This school as well as the dist looks great on the surface but looks can be deceiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

Our son is a first grader at Ostmann with mild behavioral issues. I can't begin to say enough about how fairly he has been dealt with and how well the communication has been from his teachers all the way up to Dr. Sartorius. The teachers are outstanding and parental involvement is incredible. We are truly blessed to have such a great elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

I have noticed a drastic decline in my son's attitute and behavior, since the new Principal assumed responsibility of this school. The teachers have always worked with my son and in my opinion have done a good job with him. My son's negative behavior is a direct reflection of this principal's negative environment that he has created. What was once a happy and positive environment at school, has now changed with the new leadership style! The school use to focus on the positive, rather than the negative. This environment is not conducisve to toward education. Kathy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

The teachers are great and care about the children, however I feel that the Principal is arrogant and out of touch with education. I do not have any confidence in this Principal because he talks down to everyone. I believe the Principal's attitude reflects the leadership style of Central office. L Smith
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

We have been so happy with how this school is run day in and day out. Communication is #1! The teachers are fantastic and the kids love it here! We also have a fantastic PTO!
—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 49% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
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 54% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
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 53% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
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 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%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
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 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 Students68%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
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 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 89% 74%
Black 4% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 5%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Meriwether Lewis Dr
O'fallon, MO 63368
Phone: (636) 281-3382

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