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Sunshine Elementary School

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Posted October 19, 2008

The teachers and staff at Sunshine have a positive attitude that is contagious. We've enjoyed the Spanish class and other programs that come with the Camp Sunshine program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Before the beginning of the new school year we moved out of Sunshine's school district. We moved into what is considered a very good school district. But, do to the small classrooms, faculty involvement with students, and parent and grandparent support that Sunshine has we put in a request to keep our child at Sunshine. I love the small neighborhood type connection that Sunshine offers in the middle of the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

Great school! Everyone is so involved in the academics and safety of the students. I would recommend Sunshine Elementary to anyone looking for a great K-5 school in Springfield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Sunshine School is a wonderful small school. The teachers at Sunshine are involved not only through the day, but also in the evenings whenever the school has performances,dances, and fairs. The parents in the community are equally involved in the school. Any time there is an activity at the school parking will be difficult do to all the parents and relatives who attend. I am so looking forward to the new program at Sunshine, the 'Camp Sunshine' and the idea that my child will be given the opportunity to advance her reading abilities through such areas as poetry as well as learning a foreign language. I will be looking to buy a home this year and will definitely try to stay in the Sunshine school district.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

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 54% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
33%

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 53% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
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 Students61%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
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 Students73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
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 7% 17%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Rene Sanner
Fax number
  • (417) 523-5295

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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421 East Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 523-5200

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