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Willard South Elementary School

Public | PK-4

 

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Posted May 16, 2007

Academics are standard with extras. They provided help for special needs children and children who need help with speech, reading and pre-school prep for those extra behind. We do have music every four days..sports are not available, however the Willard parkboard is awesome and we have joined wonderfully led baseball, soccar and basketball through them. This year for the first time my student participated in the following activities: Afterschool artist, afterschool actress, flip flop girls, and Honor Chior. There were even more activities available we did not take advantage of. Willard south has girl scouts and boy scouts. Willard does alot to keep parents involved. Parent participation is amazing and wonderful. Great community, overall I rate it an eight
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2004

I have 3 children in Willard South and I am here to say that it has a wonderful experience. Thank-you to all of the staff for that. And a special thanks to Mrs. Bailey, glad to have you back.
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Posted September 9, 2003

We have had one daughter through Willard South already - she was constantly encouraged to do her best and always came home with a good attitude (even about the homework). Now our son is attending in Mrs. Vaughn's 4th grade Emints program - kudos to her - she is one of the most incredible teachers you will ever have the pleasure to work with. This entire district is very child/family oriented and we are very satisfied with how they encourage us to work with the staff/faculty and our children to see how far they can go. Thank you Willard!
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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
51%

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 54% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students43%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 74%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Black 5% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 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 58%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kara Crighton-Smith
Fax number
  • (417) 862-4266

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4151 West Division
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 862-6308

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