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Parkway Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 480 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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Posted April 18, 2014

I love how if there is a problem it is taken care of right away. Teachers are great. My son is in 1st grade and has been at a second grade level for a few months now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

Parkway Elementary School is a very parent and grandparent Friendly school. The principle is very visible in the school! He is outside every day at dismissal and very approachable. The teachers are warm and caring. Our 1st grader has learned so much! She reads at a 2nd to third grade level. We believe it is because she is in such a loving environment. Her teacher is Mrs. Mathy who is wonderful! We are very impressed with Parkway!


Posted October 1, 2013

Parkway changed principals this school year. I have seen a great improvement with him. He is VERY involved. He is in the halls ensuring the kids are behaving, he tells every classroom good morning, he meets the children when they arrive in the morning. Has a very positive attitude. The teachers all show a very positive attitude and smiles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

I love Parkway because the teachers are nice and my son goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

My son has been at Parkway for three years. All of his teachers have been excellent. My son has benefitted from each of them. Also the office staff and other school employees are always very helpful and pleasant. We recently has a change of Principal. I didn't think that it got much better than who we had but, I was wrong. Our current principal is awesome. My son has nothing but great things to say everyday when he gets home. There are also several families that bring their kids from other schools to Parkway because they feel that it truly is a great school. Thanks Parkway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

Two of my three children go to Parkway. Their experience with bullies has not been very good. In my opinion the teachers and principle tolerate this behavior way too much. I worry about her safety daily. My feelings were that the 'good' kids were expected to act like robots, while the 'bad' ones were not disciplined enough. My son has a learning disability and I feel as though they could do much more to help him succeed academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 42% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 46% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 51% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 48% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students28%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White31%
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White29%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilities14%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students31%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White32%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students36%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White37%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilities7%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilities7%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 55% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/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 2013-2014 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 85% 74%
Black 9% 17%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 68%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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