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Frontier Middle School

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Posted January 24, 2014

This school is absolutely horrible!! The only good thing about my sons experience here was the counselor. I moved at the beginning of this years school year to get my son out of there!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

Our family is moving from Louisiana to Missouri. Finding a home in a great school district is important to us. We found a home in the district for Frontier Middle School. The closing has not taken place yet, but we wanted to go by the school and get the paperwork for starting school there. The staff that was there was so inviting, friendly and helpful - even knowing that we hadn't closed on the home! They gave us the information we needed and most of all, a feeling that they truly looked forward to having us at their school. It was just what my daughter needed to ease her nerves about going to a new school. I look forward to the school year myself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

No support from the school. Poor communication. I expect more from this district, and am very frustrated.


Posted December 8, 2009

Ahh I love this school.All of the teachers are great.I love them all.I used to not like school,but my two years here(I'm in seventh)I've learned alot.And there are alot of teachers who really make my day.And Mr.Regusky,he especally makes my day.The teachers are alot of fun and team 7B has alot of great ways to make the day great.Now, I learn more. Rock on Frontier
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2009

i love this school exspecially the 6th grade teachers they r so nice i love them...
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

Things have improved since my last review and I can say that due to the hard work on everyone's behalf, my son has shown considerable improvement. Some kids need the extra motivation to inspire them to do better and most schools are not equipped to provide anything other than a standard school setting. If you are not the right size and fit for the standard the school has created, then it becomes more difficult to succeed. Since extra effort was put in by the teachers, principal and parents (us), we were able to get beyond most of these issues. Some kids need to find other areas of interest to get them engaged in school to make it all seem worth the effort. I think we did a good job striving in that direction so that my son will feel more confident in his ability to succeed in high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

Frontier middle is the best school i have ever been too im not even joking i really like this school there r alot of cool teacherz and people!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2008

My son has attended Frontier for 2 years now and he really likes it! He has had some of the best teachers. He used to say he hated school. He never says that anymore. He comes home with fun stories and really enjoys getting to know his teachers. He wants to learn because he has respect for them and enjoys their way of teaching. The staff and principal are a constant in the hallways. They are very approachable and always are interacting with the students. There are many different activities for students of all grades. My son has been in newspaper club and intramurals after school. Always there is homework assistance after school. The school always feels alive with excitement. As a volunteer at this school I see many teachers and staff. This school is focused on giving their students the best education in a happy environment. Teachers are there to teach and staff is happy to support this learning process be the best it can be. You can feel that this school is well run. Keep up the good work Frontier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

I love this school. I'm in seventh grade right now, but will have to switch schools due to moving. This school has great after school activities (book club, care club, newspaper, yearbook, etc.) and great school sports (cheerleading, dance, girls & guys basketball, etc.). One negative thing about this school is that you have to be in eight grade to participate in the school sports. There are also school plays thoughout the year which I think is great if your child is interested in theatre. The principal is great. Not too happy w/the vice principals. I also love the counseler. She offers support groups for certain topics (divorce, girls only, abuse, etc.) which are held during school I think. Overall this is a great school. It was built just a few years ago. Very few negative points. Would definatly reccomend to any parent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2008

My son has attended Frontier since 6th grade and just started 8th last week. He loves the school as I do. It has the same problems all middle schools have when dealing with this age of kids. He has an IEP and has excelled with the support given by the Counselors. He has gotten support, been pushed to work and not babied at all. All of the teachers I have dealt with have been supportive, helpful and resonable. I'd highly recommend putting kids into this school. It is a new school so so of the activities are not established fully yet but are in the process. And I'm glad they don't have dances. 13 year olds don't need to be pushed into that kind of situation and the peer pressure. High school is soon enough. They have fun nights which are age appropriate. Thank you everyone at Frontier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

I went to Frontier for two years, and switched at the end of my 7th grade year to Meremac Valley and I miss frontier soooo much...it was so great there...the teachers were awesome, Mr. Ragusky is the coolest principal there is...everything about this school is great...it's just like any other school when it comes to the socialiazation of the kids...there's no better school in Missouri I think
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

I am in 8th grade, and have been at Frontier for all 3 years it has been open. Some staff is good, some... not so much. Some teachers are somewhat droll, and some have little patience (but I guess that is expected in every school!) The kids in the school are like that of any normal school. This school is larger than the other middle schools, so it does see more... excitement. But nothing to be afraid of, nothing serious has ever happened here, and it rarely happens. Overall, I think this is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2008

My son is in 6th grade and he loves Frontier! The staff is top notch and very welcoming to parents. Whenever I am in the school I see happy children and smiling teachers and staff. You are doing it ALL right Frontier! Keep up the Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I believe this school is the living example of how this area is growing. O Fallon has been recently ranked #39 in the entire USA as one of the best cities to live. I moved from NJ and the level here is excellent. From the principal to the teachers, they really have a very, very, very personalized attention to the kids. Since they are a brand new school, it will take some time to add all the extra classes and electives, other schools have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

I think the leadership in this school is a real disappointment. The principals won't allow school dances, which is redecious. I do believe this is the only middle school around who doesn't do this! I have, however seen significant improvement do to adding a few school sports this year. I would like to see more activities for these kiddos, afterall they will be in high school shortly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

My daughter has been at Frontier for two years now and her transition into middle school was a smooth one, due to the principal,teachers,admin. staff and school workers. Thanks Frontier and way to go on your review!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

This school is AWESOME, we moved to Missouri just for a year and I was VERY pleased with the staff, students and academics. My daughter loved attending Frontier for her first year in middle school. I highly recommend this school to anyone. You wont find a more caring staff or administration!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 52% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

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 Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilities34%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunch65%
Students with disabilities38%
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 Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
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 Students62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
Students with disabilities18%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students99%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
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 89% 74%
Black 7% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 24%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Frontier met AYP as determined by state MAP Test criteria and NCLB annual targets (2007)

Special education / special needs

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  • Special education
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  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:25 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Phil Ragusky
Fax number
  • (636) 625-1094

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Dance Team
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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9233 Hwy Dd
O'fallon, MO 63368
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