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Spring Valley Elementary School

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Posted August 26, 2014

This school is great, that continues to improve. The teachers are dedicated and truly care about the students. It shows through that they desire to help students excel both in and outside of the classroom. Mrs. Converse in particular is a breath of fresh air. She motivates her students to accomplish great things!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2014

It gets 2 stars from me because of the families in this school's attendance areas. The test scores are the worse in the district. Look at it's Rating (1out of 10). I think there are a lot of behavioral issues with a lot of the kids. Unfortunately the principal thinks drilling the children and assessing, assessing, assessing will help. I disagree. Schools should do more hands-on learning. This school would surely benefit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2014

I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS SCHOOL !!!! I wish that my baby girl could go back i hate that she has to switch school districts, its sooo not fair at all. The Staff is great the Pricipal is wonderful even the parents are very involved with everything... it just breaks her lil heart that she cant go there for 1st grade... EVERYTHING WAS Great there i would recommand parents to send there their children there if they live in Raytown ...Imma sure miss this school even the music and art teacher were just amazing people... One of the best I've seen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

All my children went to this school. There have been many changes from staff to principals changing every one and half to every two years. It needs to become more stable for the district to leave teachers alone and stop moving them. Teachers have gotten frustated and moved on also. I was involved in the PTA for almost thirteen years there. It became very tiring not to have other parents get involved. If PTA seemed pushy it was because they needed help and were only trying to get parents involved in planning activities at their child school. What was once an above average has become an average school because of all the changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

All three of my kids have/are going here and I have always loved it. The teachers have been very caring and kind people, the education was quality and the office staff are all wonderful. The pushiness and righteousness of some PTA moms may be what scares away more parental involvement with the PTA but otherwise everything alse about the school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

Spring Valley Elementary is a great school with a very dedicated staff and PTA. Our children are so wonderful and loving. My younger brother attended school here years ago and now my children go to school here. Wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

I have three children going to this school, ages 11-5, and I have always been happy. The teachers are wonderful and always willing to work with the parents. The education that they have received is quality and compared to other schools in the area I wouldn't want them to go anywhere else! The PTA could use a little more parent involvement since that's what it is supposed to be but that can be worked on.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 49% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students22%
Black11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students20%
Black7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch13%
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 Students30%
Black20%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students31%
Black22%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
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 Students28%
Black20%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students33%
Black27%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students14%
Black4%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch12%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 57% 17%
White 28% 74%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 64%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Judith Jordan Campbell
Fax number
  • (816) 268-7275

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8838 East 83rd St
Raytown, MO 64138
Phone: (816) 268-7270

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