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Gray Elementary School

Public | PK-4

 
 

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Posted November 24, 2013

This is truly a great school. Our daughter has attended for only 2 years and all I can say is wow! Not only has she learned more than we ever expected the staff and neighborhood parents come together to make this school a real gem. She is being challenged like she was when we sent her to private school and we could not be happier. We are so fortunate to live in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

We moved across town from what we thought was an outstanding school. WOW!!! What a difference. This school is amazing! The teachers and staff are very engaged, at the top and always accessible! We are thrilled! This year has been a wonderful experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

This is a great school with excellent parent involvement. The teachers really care about their students. Far cry better than some of the rural Missouri school my children have attended previously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

We moved here from another state where my daughter was in a private schoool. However, we decided to try the public school system here because we heard great things. Wanda Gray has lived up to its outstanding reputation. It is a great public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

When we moved here from another state I was worried that the schools would not be up to par. We moved from a state that is always number 1 or 2 in the country educationwise. However, Gray elementary was a wonderful surprise. What a gem of a school. The curriculum is challenging, and the staff is wonderful. My son has really grown and his teachers are highly motivated and enthusiastic. We had thought about going the private school route, but after checking test scores we realized that Wanda Gay is already far superior to any private school we couls have enrolled him in. I wish all the schools in missouri could model themselves after this excellent school
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Posted October 10, 2005

This is a wonderful K-4 elementary school. The parents in the neighborhoods are really involved with their children. The children are excited when they come to school because of the great teachers and principal. The staff really works together as a team. SPARC adds the extra activities and there is also art and choir available for 4th grade. I have been on the PTA board for 3 years and have found that we have no trouble getting help from our parents. They know it is the price they pay to have such a great school! Go Wildcats!
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
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 Students67%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
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 90% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 3% 17%
Hispanic 3% 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 18%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2102 West Farm Rd 182
Springfield, MO 65810
Phone: (417) 523-4000

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