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Spring Garden Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 421 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 12, 2013

I just like everything about it. The teachers help you no matter what the problem is. 13 years young . I am currently a straight "A" student. I won the last spelling bee for the 7th grade. I wouldn't of accomplished these things if it wasn't for the support of my teachers. Definately my advisor Ms.Schlotter. Most of the kids here are kind. The thing I like most about Spring Garden is Track and Basketball . The coaches push us to be our best and never to give up no matter what. When I get older, I want my kids to go to this school. The only thing I really don't like is that not all the rooms have air conditioning . At the end of the year everybody has to suffer the heat. Well anyways, since you just took time out of your life reading this, I would cousider this school for everyone if they asked me,


Posted June 4, 2011

This is an amazing school. I have had 4 children attend this school and I can say that the staff and administration have worked very hard in the last 3-4 years to really make this school feel like a small community within itself. The staff truly cares about the students. The students seem to love to go there and have a real pride in their school. Parent involvement is there, and the opportunities to be involved are there. However, more parents could be involved, but I believe they do not because they figure their kid is only there for 2 years. That could be solved by making it a 6-8th grade middle school which is what is planned down the road with the PACT plan for the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

I was just there last year and this school kicks a**
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2006

This school has taught me alot.I'm active student in student coucil and i'm also a cheerleader.The teachers and students are friendly.It's fun and exciting here. They really do make learning fun here. Because the teachers get involed with you.You can ask them for help about anything and not be scared to raise your hand.There are sports and other after school acitivies you could join.I would recommend anyone to this school!It will give you memories that will lasta life time! -ciera mills
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2005

My school is very interesting and safe for students. It gives us kids very good education. There are many activities anyone can join. And at spring garden we do not discriminate anyone no matter what sex,age,gender,or color. It is a very nice school. It is clean and has awsome food ready for students at lunch. I love the school. The principal and vice principal are very good at their job. and they make every day interesting and fun in a educational way. if you go one day you will want to go back forever. thank you!
—Submitted by a student


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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 56% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
35%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

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 Students48%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White47%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilities9%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students49%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students49%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilities14%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students37%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students50%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%
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 Students100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Free or reduced-price lunch100%
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 8% 17%
Hispanic 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 72%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5802 South 22nd
St Joseph, MO 64503
Phone: (816) 671-4380

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