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West Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 507 students

 

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Posted June 12, 2014

I would not recommend this school to anyone! The education really is awful. My daughter does the same stuff in kindergarten that she did when she was 3 at daycare. She told the teacher that the work was too easy and the teacher said "I know," and walked off. My daughter comes home and talks about fights on the playgrounds, and the teachers just sit on the bench and do nothing. There are no expectations for children there. The teachers apparently don't care if a child is bullied either. We are hopefully moving soon and primarily because of this school. If you actually want your child to get an education and be cared for, I would recommend a different school. High Pointe in Nixa is great and I wish that I never moved to Ozark!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

My daughter has been going to this school since 1st grade and she is now in 4th. The teachers are amazing, so caring and really help the kids be excellent students as well as learn skills for later in life. We are moving soon and Im so scared that I wont be able to find a school half a good as this one. LOVE LOVE LOVE Ozark school system!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Ozark schools are a great feature of our community. The teacher and parent involvement is second to none. Both of my boys have excelled at this school and are happy there. I'd recommend it to any parent and hope my kids continue to have this type of experience throughout their schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

My son has attended kindergarten and first grade at this school, and it is wonderful! The teachers and staff are great, the PTA is super, and the environment is very warm and friendly.
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Posted March 26, 2009

My kids went to Ozark South and Ozark West, both are great! We had to move for our job and went to a 'big city' school that is suppose to be the 'best', not compared to Ozark! The teachers and staff at Ozark do everything to make sure your child gets what they need. My son has an IEP and received the BEST help at Ozark, was growing by leaps and bounds, even had a one on one reading tutor every morning before school. (Mrs. Dugger is the BEST) He gets help in the new school 'when ever someone has time to see him'. You will love the school, the teachers LOVE the kids, they really want them to succeed, and my kids did wonderful because of the quality of education they were receiving. Mrs. S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

Fantastic school! Great teachers who truly are concerned with our childrens future.
—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 42% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

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 Students68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
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

Communication Arts

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilities9%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilities27%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 74%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Black 2% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Mark Hedger
Fax number
  • (417) 582-5761

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3105 West State Hwy Cc
Ozark, MO 65721
Phone: (417) 582-5907

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