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Reed Middle School

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Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014

Great school! Whoever said about kids hospitalized and getting beat up every week is wrong. It sounds like seething that happened at another school but not Reed. Reed is the best place to study


Posted August 15, 2014

I don't know what school that crazy parent is talking about but it is not Reed. There is absolutely not fights every week and the administration does take care of bullying and does not tolerate unruly and undiscplilned students. Of course it is not the staffs fault when parents believe every word that come from their students mouths and the parents are argumentative and unruly. I had 3 students attend Reed and I would do it again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

This is the worst school in springfield. There are fights every week and children getting beat up so badly they are hospitalized. The principle does nothing and the counselor labels all the kids into cliches. The teachers are good but can only do so much due to lack of leadership from administration. Do not let your children be subjected to the bullying and harrassment that is going on at this school.


Posted August 23, 2013

Hard working teachers that care about students. Students with a lot of heart overcoming many obstacles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

Reed Academy is a GREAT school! My daughter ABSOULTLY LOVED Reed Academy! The Teachers Are very friendly and are academically up to date! Which in most schools is a big issue! They have many sport programs for the kids ( Football,Track,Soccer,Volleyball(etc.)) And Many other side programs(orchestra,band,(etc.)) I was VERY pleased with this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2013

Reed Middle School was the worst three years of my life. Instead of teaching us how succeed in the real world, we were taught how to become completely dependent upon others to be responsible for us. The administration is crazy, most of the teachers just want to get their paycheck and leave, and the students are rude. In the three years I went to Reed and graduated in the top of my class, I left with a piece of card stock saying I graduated and zero friends. If you want to be teased to the point of suicide by teachers and students alike, then this is the place for you!


Posted April 18, 2013

my son is getting in trouble at home because the grades that he is being given is based on a number that is not what it should be. by there own admittance, the teachers are not entering all of his work. quarterly reports should be based on all the work for the quarter. the lack of ethics in this school is failing. Please see that this problem does not continue
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2011

I am currently a 6th grader in the Reed Academy part of Reed Middle School and I love this school so much. The teachers and principal are crazy but in a funny great way. They can be strict if they need to be. The other students are really friendly and in the 7 days that school has been in session, I have made about 60 new friends. Amazing school.


Posted April 2, 2011

I'm a graduate of Reed MS and it was the best school I've ever been to. The teachers were very nice and cooperative, and did /not/ neglect the students. Who ever says they did obviously does not know what they're talking about. As far as I know the school's going through construction right now, though I don't find it necessary, and they've changed the name to Reed Academy, and added in more honors classes, and classes you can get high school credits in. So they're definately improving :D But anyway, this school really is way to discriminated, and I hate that, because I really and truly love this school.


Posted October 28, 2008

This is the most difficult school to slove issues with parents and students. They look down on these parents and subject the children to low self esteem. this does not apply to everyone, but it does happen and it needs to recognized before it is to late for those students that need that extra help to achive the goal the SPS has set forth and the uplifting of their test scores. I just want to add that children are affected by the character and personality of the teachers and staff. We all must be postive role models and show them there is a better life.


Posted October 15, 2007

I have a my pre-teen in school and the teachers are great but the safety issues are still a problem. Bullying issues are still a big threat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

I love reed. Its the best school ever! The teachers care so much for us, and we care so much for them! our academic programs are great! Teachers always stay after school, longer than what they want to, to spend time with us so we can understand what's is going on in the class. To me 150 words could never describe how much I love reed. I'm going to miss it next year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2006

We have put three boys through Reed and will finish the fourth this year. The staff is the best and we suport them all the way. Paul and Kristine Yates
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

Reed Middle School is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2004

Reed middle school is an awesome school! The teachers try to make learning fun rather than a chore, and try their best to get students interested in their work. It provides a healthy, clean environment and good for young children. Not the best location, but still awesome teachers, students, and teachers always put their students in front of themselves. Has enough activities and is an a+ school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2004

The best middle school in Springfield would have to be Reed. You have teachers who care what happens to you. I'm a senior in high school now and I would like to thank the teachers at Reed for preparing me. I was there for three whole years and I still have all the wonderful memories. Reed being in a bad neighborhood isn't true I used to walk home, I was never scared. It had plenty of things to do when I was there, it could not of changed that much. I was on STUCO and the volleyball team. Mr. Farmer and Mr. Ashton if your still there thanks for everything. If they are still there get your child/ren in there classes they will teach them alot.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 26, 2004

Hi, I'm a student at Reed MS (and future President of Student Council next year)and was commenting on the less recent Feb. 2004 reveiw. I disagree fulheartedly to this parent who appanently had a problem. We are a very nice school with devoted teachers, wonderful after school activites, and it provides an excelent education. Although the students are very selfcentered and don't care what happens in their future, (the school also needs more advanced classes to help the neglected students with high IQs) the school over all deserves an A+. Rock on students! Keep up the good work Reed MS beavers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

I'm happy to say, Reed's test scores are improving and our new principal is doing a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

I had two children who went to Reed Middle School, and they both were not happy. Discipline problems were not handled at all professionally, there seemed to be a lot of neglected children at the school, the school needed a lot of repairs, the school was not in a very nice neighborhood, and it seemed to be a very negative enviorment for young children. There were not enough books to go around, and the class sizes were are too big. Teachers and staff neglected needs of students, and often put themselves before students. I would not advice this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2003

This school is a very positve place to be. It is in a very nice community and my little brother now attends there and loves it as well. This is an a+ school. Very clean and organized very nice place for young adults to get involved, and to get the help they need. Every teacher is very helpful with each student as well as they were with me and my little brother, this school is a very great place for your child to go to!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 52% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
45%
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 55% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
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 Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
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 Students35%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Free or reduced-price lunch81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. 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 77% 74%
Black 16% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Debbie Grega
Fax number
  • (417) 523-6395

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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2000 North Lyon
Springfield, MO 65803
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