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Barnwell Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted April 13, 2014

Bullying is encouraged at this school. The principal is useless. Absolutely does nothing to keep students in line. I have talked to many parents and they say there kids have received detentions for defending themselves against bullies attacking them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

I went there as a kid in the mid 90's, so I am in my 30's now. I remember this place to be overcrowded. I had several classes in makeshift trailer units that were set up behind the school. I remember it to be a place where the staff all but encouraged bullying and considered it a right of passage for pubescent young teenagers. In retrospect I realize that a lot of the kids who went there came from very low class backgrounds, and they frequently acted as such. I know people who work at the school district that report 40% of the kids are on government sponsored lunches in the area. Thankfully my parents had enough sense to pull me out of Francis Howell for high school. Although I am considered gifted I needed a solid year of tutoring in math when I arrived in St. Charles school district to be considered in alignment with my peers. The only good thing I can say about the school is that the experience is over. I wound up making something of my life, but no thanks to Francis Howell.


Posted November 15, 2013

the school is horrible the teachers are down right unhelpful they do not treat the students as adults unless it comes to assignments the teacher grade them on stuff that has nothing to do with the assighnments the principals do not care about the how the students day is and just about every adult in the the building does not keep track off the handed in work the students are over expected unmotivated and not happy with the teacher


Posted November 15, 2013

I am a student at Barnwell Middle School. I am very unhappy with the schooling. I'm in eighth grade and the science teachers are absolutely horrible. The science teacher I have gets very confused with what shes teaching. I am here to learn, not to deal with your problems. The other science teacher is terrible. He tells students they are dumb, and will go no where. He also cusses in class and spends most of classtime lecturing students. A lot of bullying goes on, and when you tell the principals or counselors, they do absolutely nothing. The Normandy school situation has made this school even worse. So many distractions in class, drugs being brought to school, and fights. Save your student and don't make them go to this horrible school.


Posted September 22, 2013

From the eighth grade perspective, everything is terrible. Most of the teachers don't know what they're doing and they keep losing our papers and blaming it on the students. The systems portrayed in some classes is pathetic and should not be graded on. I was personally marked off on a test because I didn't staple the test correctly. Stapling does not show how academically inclined I am, only how I decide to put papers together. Why does that count as a grade? Some other classes enforce taking notes straight from the textbook and writing practically the entire section from the book. What's being taught there? Nothing! Only how to write faster, which is not an academic improvement. I thought school was suppose to be a place to learn important core subjects, not a place to feel disrespected and unjustly treated.


Posted April 10, 2012

This is an amazing school. The teachers are really concerned about their students learning. I have seen much growth in my child's learning since he's been attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

i attend barnwell and the food isnt that good most of the teachers are nice and very helpfull and on the other hand because some lye to the principals and over exagurate everything they tell them but yet they still take there word over any student even a whole class full...even two in my case(long story) they just need better food and a better understanding of whats actualy happening in the class room not just what they see when they go i thear


Posted April 25, 2010

This is the worst Francis Howell middle school. The principals are unmotivated and don't care about the students. While it may just be the age, the students were immature and disrespectful. The school did have several great teachers, but they have all left and none of the replacements have been anything to remark about. I would not send your child here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2008

I'm new to the school and so far its been an amazing experience. The teachers are very helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2008

This school is very good! I should know because i attend there! The food is good along with the teachers and students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2008

The administration has the attitude of doing what it takes to help kids be successful. They offer challenge classes and lots of after school activities that appeal to a variety of kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

My three children have all went through Barnwell the past 8 years. This past few have been the best. The staff is great, and the principals do a great job keeping everyone informed. As a parent I feel comfortable coming into the school and my child comes home excited about her day. Barnwell does a great job of promoting school spirit. All the students and staff are proud to be a 'Barnwell Bulldog'
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students60%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students71%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
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 Students64%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students47%
Black30%
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students70%
Black37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
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 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 79% 74%
Black 11% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 27%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1035 Jungs Station Rd
St Charles, MO 63303
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