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Skaith Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 448 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted January 29, 2014

I really like how this school has really done great things with the introduction of the principal. Doctor Patterson is great, and is achieving wonderful things there. The nurse always calls every time my daughter goes to the nurses office. The school is overcrowded due to the addition of the Chapel Ridge apartments. My daughter loves attending there, which was not planned correctly to build those apartments in lieu of where the children living there would go. I really have nothing negitive to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

Unfortunately, Skaith has gone downhill significantly in the five years that my children have attended school there. Teachers seem frustrated by the overall learning of the students and have just plain given up. They don't hold the students accountable for anything and instead just doll out good grades. But the test scores prove the children are not learning and the districts refusal to adequately staff the building with full time teachers is a big part of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2012

My husband and I are extremely pleased with the experience we have had with Skaith. We feel so blessed to be able to send our children to such a good school. The staff is amazing, the children get quality education, we have never once felt unsure or uneasy about sending our children to school at Skaith. I am currently in college studying Elementary Education and I hope I am lucky enough to get a job at a school like Skaith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

I have a child with Autism that is in the typical classroom with para support. The Special Ed team there is outstanding!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

I feel that Skaith is a great school. My children attended from first grade through sixth. I feel that they have recieved a top notch education and that is partially due to the fact that the pricipal is aware of the curriculum in every class and is personable with each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

At Skaith, we have about 450 students and lots of after school activites. Some extracurricular activities are city basketball, Student Council, Conflict Mediators, Character Kids, Strings, Skaith Singers, and much more. We have a wonderful school layout. The kindergarten and 1st graders are in one hall, the 2nd and 3rd graders are in another, and the 4th, 5th, and 6th are downstairs. We have a cafeteria, a 'new' LRC added in 2000, a gymnasium, a black top, and a field. Skaith houses one of the District's Rainbow programs for the gifted, the STARS programs for special education children, the hearing impaired class, early childhood special education classes, multicategorical special education programs as wells as the regular education program.We also have one of the district's Before and After programs for kids to safely stay at school. I know this sounds like a grown-up wrote this, but a 6th grader did!
—Submitted by a student


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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 49% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
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 53% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
38%
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 52% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
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 Students43%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
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 Students29%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White28%
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
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 Students43%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Free or reduced-price lunch46%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 75%
Black 10% 17%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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St. Joseph, MO 64503
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