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3-12
Private
St. James, MO
Students enrolled: 72
 

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Po Box 189
St. James, MO 65559

(573) 265-3251
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August 13, 2015
Nobody is fooling themselves or anybody else about this school. The classes are chaotic and students learn nothing but complete work on a grade level that is far below what their work should be, just so that students complete something and can be passed from one grade to the next. The focus here is completely on keeping the students from hurting other people, not on education at all. But everybody understands that and is basically ok with that, because the kids here are so at-risk for violence, sex, sex, and other crimes that the priority for parents, staff, administrators, and state workers who place kids here is just to get them locked up where they can be controlled.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
August 13, 2015
Again, the goal here is not to teach but to confine and control the kids.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Not enough
August 13, 2015
There is no homework given here. Students do not develop any study skills at all.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
August 13, 2015
The students here do develop the determination to get away with whatever they can get away with. They learn to be as sneaky as possible to get around the rules. So maybe that's a skill of sorts?

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 13, 2015
See prior answer: The focus here is not on developing compassion, caring and/or empathy; it is simply locking up troubled kids.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
August 13, 2015
See prior answer: The focus here is not on developing compassion, caring and/or empathy; it is simply locking up troubled kids.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
August 13, 2015
Because the kids here are so troubled, the standards are set extremely low for behavior as well as academics. This is just a place to keep kids locked up and out of more significant trouble. When they are released, they are not rehabilitated or more mature, and they have not developed better character. Rather, they learn deceptive and insidious bad behaviors from other kids and even from youth workers in the residential "cottages" who are unhappy in their (unfulfilling) jobs and create a culture of subterfuge.

- submitted by a parent

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Boys & Girls Town Of Missouri
Po Box 189, St. James, MO  65559
(573) 265-3251
Last modified Boys & Girls Town Of Missouri is a Private school that serves grades 3-12
Boys & Girls Town Of Missouri Rating: 1 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top