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Cowden Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 243 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2013

My daughter went hear and I did not like the principal in 2012 school year, Mrs. Norman seemed to act like she was better than those around her... She acted like a drill sergeant!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2013

I would recommend this school for any parent to bring their children to. The principal knows our entire family and speaks to us everytime she sees us. The staff takes their time to really get to know you and your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2012

Was a student, during.. I don't really remember the year. Was the last school I enjoyed going to school at. Still got the song stuck in my head.. Least, parts of it.


Posted September 28, 2010

My child has attended Cowden for 4 years, I have always had a great experience with the teachers. the new principal is not as nice. As with any school, your child will do better if you stay involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

I am a parent in Cowden. I do have concerns with the MAP math results-22%. It is the lowest percent. What is Disney-72% and the other schools that are scoring much higher, doing differently?
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Posted November 3, 2003

I have very good feeling about Cowden Elementary School. The teachers were caring and loving of the students. The parents were great to know and work with.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
31%
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 Students48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilities54%
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 Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
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
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
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 84% 74%
Black 7% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 70%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Cherie Norman
Fax number
  • (417) 888-2504

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2927 South Kimbrough
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 523-3500

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