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Bingham Elementary School

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Posted April 21, 2014

my school is the best because the teachers care, from the time I went there in the 60's until now when my grandson goes they are always on top of their game.


Posted August 13, 2013

My kids love this school. I have never met any of the teachers that were anything but helpful and nice.... They truly care about your child's education... The principal, I give him an a+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

New principal is wonderful, involved and wants to engage with parents. My daughter completed Wonder Years-5th here and my son is about to finish 4th grade. We are moving but staying in this area BECAUSE of Bingham and Dr Meador.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

Unfortunately my daughter and I have both had far more negative experiences in the almost three years she has gone to Bingham. Parent involvement is low and most teachers are apathetic or worse. Administration does not respond well to parent involvement and this is reflected in the disorganization and problems many students experience in the classroom. we are currently waiting on transfer approval to another school. I would rather drive extra miles to a better school than subject my daughter to a poor educational environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

At the beginning of the 2009/2010 year, Bingham got another new principal. He is really great and very involved! My daughter just finished third grade. I wasn't as impressed with the teacher this year, but he was okay. Unfortunately, parent involvement is really low, and the PTA is struggling. The facility is sound and friendly. Most teachers are very helpful and know the students and parents readily. The academics are a bit behind what I wish, as it is a Title 1 school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

New principal at Bingham and she is great!!! The school now has organization when it comes to dimissing classes. She has the children sit inside the building and staff calls the children's names on a microphone in order for them come out and meet their parents. Long over due and much appreciated. I have talked to the principal regarding a few issues with a sub. and the matter was taken seriously. I really like the changes that are being done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

My child has been bullied ALL school year. I have brought it to the attn of the teachers, principal, counselor, etc to no avail. They tell me what they think I want to hear and then my son comes home @ least every other day telling me he's been hit, kicked, pushed by the same two boys. I am NOT happy with Bingham at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

For the most part I like this school, but the teachers are hit and miss. My oldest loved the school, and my youngest tolerates it. I think they are WAY too strict at lunchtime, though. After school is chaotic, teachers can't keep track of three doors. Overall, though, if you can get one of the teachers that care, the school is just fine for a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

My husband and i think bingham is a wonderful school! our son is a 1st grader this year and is very happy and successful. We have been blessed that he has had two great teachers, so far. Bingham has a new principal this year and he is doing a great job. I realize that not all of the teachers are good ones, but a handful of them will be retiring after this school year. However, I am disappointed by the lack of parent involvement. I realize that people are busy, but come on, these are our children. Who or what is more important? The music, art, computer, and P.E. Teachers are also great! They love these kids and it shows. I would highly recommend Bingham to anyone. I am proud to be a Bingham Elementary parent and the 2006-2007 pta president! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

This school is the worst. The Teachers dont care about nothing . Thay dont teach are students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

My little girl attended this school and I had very close contact with my daughters teacher.We worked together on many issues. I was pleased with that aspect. I was very disappointed and continue to feel that the safety of children are in danger after school when dismissing the students. I feel there is a huge lack of organization when the students are headed home or to the cars. I had a few incidents where the teacher had no idea where my daughter was. I was panicked. I have seen three other parents who had the same problem. I really think they should supervise the students much, much more. I am afraid one day it will come to haunt them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids but my kids come home crying at least 3 times a week. I have tried several times to get a parent teacker confrence to ask why my children are not getting along with teachers and why my children feel that they are being picked onby the teachers but can not even get a return phone call. I went in to talk to the principal and he literally talked to me like I was 2. He told me my daughter is not happy because she is not a good 3rd grade student that she would make a better 1 or 2nd grade student. I give this school a 0.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

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 54% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students31%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
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 Students46%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
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 82% 74%
Black 10% 17%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Adam Meador
Fax number
  • (417) 523-3495

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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