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South Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 560 students

 

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Posted September 20, 2013

This school used to be pretty good. However, they brought in a new principal, and the quality seems to have greatly diminished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

I feel truly honored to have my daughter attend such a wonderful school. The teachers, principal and support staff are very involved and encouraging to the children. My daughter is in first grade and loves to go to school every single day and every single day the principal is waiting at the car to tell her how great it is to see her. I love the fact that when I tell another parent where my daughter attends school they tell me how many wonderful things they have heard about our school. Also, parent involvement is above and beyond!!! Way to go South!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ozark South. My son is in first grade there and absolutely loves it. He went to kindergarten there as well. His teachers have been wonderful. The principal is awesome. You can really tell that he loves his job, and the kids love him. Everytime I am there or we are at a school function he's always involved. I think he know's every kids name in that whole school. This school is wonderful. I think what makes them stand out is that they don't do what's easiest for them, they do what is best for their students, and it shows. The atmosphere in that school is very encouraging!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

South has improved test scores and they are focused on student success.


Posted May 31, 2009

I am in the PTA at this school and I do feel that it is one of the best schools in our area. The teachers do truly care about the kids and have their best interest at heart. The office and support staff treat each kid as if it were there own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

My daughter started Kindergarten at Ozark South in August. The minute we met the principal, guidance counselor, and her teacher, we knew she would have a great year! My daughter was reading within a few months of starting school and has been progressing at an impressive rate. Her teacher, Mrs. F, is dedicated to the learning experience of her students. I have yet to meet a staff member who wasn't happy to help in any way they could. I appreciate the help we have been given by the principal, giudance counselor, teacher, nurse, front desk, etc. I truly believe that any parent complaining about this school, may need to take a look at their own parenting skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

My daughter has attended Ozark South Elementary for 2 years and loves it. I teach in another district and have not noticed unfair grading or negative behavior from any of the teachers at South Elementary. Infact, almost everyday has something special going on for the kids to be excited about. Each grade uses the same discipline approach with incentives for appropriate behavior. They have a wonderful website with easy access to student information. The PTA is extremely dedicated. This year one of their teachers even won Wal-mart's Teacher of the Year award. I also use their before and after hours childcare and have found that my daughter has a great time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

I was very disappointed to read the negative report on South Elementary. I have 2 children in South, one completing 3rd grade and the other 1st grade. Of the 6 different homeroom teachers my kids have had, I have been very impressed with all of them. As for music, art and pe, I have been most impressed with each of them. My children read above age appropriate levels, they each love school, and even though a lot is expected of them at a young age, in this day and age, you have to instill a sense of responsibility early, which is what I have seen at South. Our family has decided not to move just so our kids can stay in the system. I also appreciate their inexpensive after-school care program. It helps working parents provide a safe environment for kids after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

I am very very disappointed with Ozark South Elementary. The music teacher and PE teacher grades kids on ability rather than effort. The teachers have no support from the principal. The teacher my son has is obviously overwhelmed and as said this is her worst class ever. My kid is a good kid and because the other children are not good my son did not perform or learn well for lack of good teaching. I repeatedly tried to work with the teachers when my son's grades were dropping to no avail. We are moving away due to this terrible school. Don't let your kids go here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

Ozark South Elementary is an awesome school! The principal seems to know every student's name and is always friendly to students and parents. The teachers at South are also of the highest quality. Their dedication and love for the job is obvious. My children are attending Ozark South for the first time this year and I have been thoroughly impressed with the staff here. The PTA is very active and is always organizing fun events for the students. They have already donated many hours to improving the playground this year. What a great place to be! We love Ozark South!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

I think that there is a second grade teacher this year who just absoutly is the most positive person I have ever met, she is my oldest sons teacher and I think she really needs to have credit given to her for that this year. She can turn the worst things into very positive reasoning. That is what young children need in school today is the positive attitude of their teachers. So a big thank you to Miss B.
—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 42% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%
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 Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilities7%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 74%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
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 46%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kim Fitzpatrick
Fax number
  • (417) 582-4886

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1250 West South St
Ozark, MO 65721
Phone: (417) 582-5905

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