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Boyd Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 254 students

 

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Posted May 30, 2012

Boyd is a great elementary school. It has the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, so the kids learn everything that every other school with this program around the world are learning. The school offers Spanish from K-5. The school culture is open and friendly. There is a lot of cultural diversity in the student body. Overall, my kids have gotten a solid education. I like that there is not a lot of peer pressure to look a certain way, and wear certain brands like there is in other schools in the area. Boyd is a safe place for kids to grow and achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

Boyd Elementary is an incredible school that always seems to go the extra mile in academia and demonstrating love to our children. My son was in kinergarten and received instruction in Spanish and computer technology. The also planted a garden in the Spring. (The only recommendation I have was that I wished the Spanish instruction was more conversational than vocabulary words.) There are not enough words to describe how truly incredible his kindergarten teacher and principal are!!! Many schools may use the excuse of having an old building, but this did not hinder the caliber of education and the level of captivating enthusiasm of the teachers in the slightest! I am so impressed!! If only more schools could be like Boyd Elementary!!
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Posted January 17, 2008

Boyd Elementary is an awesome school...the teachers and staff know every student by name...as well as the parents...every parent is a member of the pta...my kids have both excelled at this school. They use a different teaching curriculum than most public schools. The program is an international system run in a joint effort with Drury University and Yale. Drury students are active in the elementary school...every student has a member of the community *lunch buddy* that meets with them for one on one time each week. My son is in 5th grade...has gone through all 5 years at this school and is reading at an 11th grade standard. The curriculum here teaches the student about life and how their education relates to it..not just testing. They teach spanish from kindergarted. Several afterschool programs are run Drury students. Most of the teachers have Master's Degrees and also teach at Drury.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

Boyd Elementary School demonstrates excellence in all areas. The educators care about the students. Students are assessed frequently to assure academic success. The classes are small. Last year my second grader had a 1:14 ratio and my kindergartner has a 2:22! The families at Boyd are engaged in activities throughout the year promoting community support and involvement. The curriculum is outstanding and challenging! There is support available to students who need extra help and accelerated programs for those who need them as well. Spanish starts in kindergarten as well as technology training! This school is truly like a family who believes in rallying to ensure our students are successful!
—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 42% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
26%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
50%
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 51% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
34%
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 Students22%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White28%
Free or reduced-price lunch10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White21%
Free or reduced-price lunch13%
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 Students41%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White44%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White29%
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
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 69% 74%
Black 26% 17%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 78%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. James Grandon
Fax number
  • (417) 895-2768

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1409 Washington
Springfield, MO 65802
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