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Normandy Middle School

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Posted December 7, 2012

This school is the opposite of what a middle school should be. In fact, as you walk through the halls and see security guards and police monitoring the halls, it feels like a high-security prison. The teachers want to make a difference and want to help, but new tasks and responsibilities are thrown at them from school and district administrators daily. This school focuses on a few key state standards - only teaching students half (if that) of what they need to know. This school is not not even below average; it's inadequate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

Normandy Middle is doing its best to provide everything they can to the students. I can verify that the teachers are providing an education that any student every any school can learn from. However, the teachers can only do so much; the students have to take responsibility for their own actions and education and if the students aren't than the parents should. Parent involvement is extremely low at school and home, in return the student s behavior at school is beyond disrespectful or that of any ideal student. As community and race, we have to stop blaming everyone but our selves. If we are not educating our children at home than you cannot expect them to act as if they are educated anywhere else. Then there's the ratio of teachers to students which is beyond an ideal classroom for any educator, (1:30) and the educators of this building are doing their best to provide a quality education to every students regardless if they want it or not. Parents, please start helping ALL educators to educate our youth. It takes a village!


Posted June 16, 2010

parents have to stop blaming the teachers and principals they need the parents help bad and as parents we have to take action for our children and sacrifice to help these kids come together. I saw brilliance this year and thru prayer we gone see brilliance in 2010-2011 god didnt bring us this far to leave us hanging amen we got to battling this uphill journey and i c victory yes i do and i been in the stormie rain and i c nothing but sunshine a coming
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

My child id a student at Normandy Middle School ans this year of 2008-2009 things have honetly really improved to the highest. My child now comes home with a positive attitude. They now have better principles for the students and now much more after school programs for learning and exciment. I am very happy to say Normandy Middle School has improved very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

The end of the 07-08 school year gave me a glimpse of hope. My son performed with a musical theater group led by Mr. Foster and I was taken back to the Glory days of the 80's. I went to Normandy with Mr. Foster and we had an endless source of successful performing groups. I say let the fine arts lead the way out of the dungeon this school has been in for a decade. He commanded a group of at least 150 kids at the fine arts gala and I was in tears at the beautiful sight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

As a staff member of Normandy I have to be honest. The atmosphere is horrible. The lack of respect from the students towards the teachers is disheartening. the administration offers little support to teachers. There are very little activities for the students; they are simply out of control and have little regard for their education. The principal is new and I hope he can fix the problems we are facing soon.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 24, 2007

I am a parent of an eight grader at the middle school and the leadership at the school is horrible. The staff has little or no respect for the saftey of the children at the school. They cannot even get a handle on the on going fighting at the school. I was there at the school one day and saw more kids roaming the halls than in the classroom. You have all of these staff members and security walking around but nothing was getting done. I don't understand. There is no order ing the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

The quality of the academic and personal guidance that our children receive is next to none. I feel that as a parent take a second weekly and walk thru the halls, visit the staff and the classes. Look at the classes that are offered to your child. There's not thing that will keep your child academically interested. I you hear the way the children are spoken to and not listened to the level of respect for the children are missing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2006

I've been in & out of the Normandy School District since my children have been in school. They've attended pre-school to middle school. We just moved back into the area & my son was transferred from U-City to Normandy. From what I have experienced so far, Normandy Middle is very unorganized. I've had problems with lack of communication and organization from the enrollment status up to homework and class participation. I've tried on numerous occassions to reach someone in order to talk about my son's academics but have been unsuccessful. They don't return calls or emails. Also my son has tried to call me from school and when I call back I'm stuck talking to security who can't find anyone to transfer me to. All day long, kids are walking the halls, in and out of the office, and no one seems to have in organization. I'm very displeased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2005

I was a student of normandy middle school. My own personal opinion is that it is the best. I been to many different schools and that school was the best. I might have been one of the few white kids but it made it even better everybody knew you. But i moved before I finished the year and I went to another school that didn't even compare to that school. If i still lived there i would send my kids to that school because it shows u how to act to others. The teachers were even better the one i remember most it my English teacher Mrs. Austin because she made the class fun. So for all you parents this school is the best.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 21, 2004

I am a former student at Normandy Middle School. It is not as bad as people say it is, but it is worse than I thought. When I transferred to McCluer High School I saw a BIG difference. Normandy Middle is NOT a safe school. They have 4 Sercurity Guards and 1 School Resource officier. The Sercurity Staff to Student ratio is less students than average. (180:1) McCluers is (425:1). Mrs. Betty Bush was a very good teacher. Other good teachers there were Ms. Kinney, and Ms. Demski. The Prinicpals there arent the best. The building needs to obtain air conditioning.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 22, 2004

The quality of education is sub-standard at best. Students are given grades based on MAP scores that are more than 2 years old, rather than the current class assignments. I believe this to be legally and ethically wrong. Violence occurs at an alarming rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2003

There is a severe lack of organization and communication between staff members as well as with parents. I also find the level and quality of education to be quite lacking.


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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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
8%
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 Students23%
Black23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilities9%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students18%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch16%
Students with disabilities5%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students16%
Black16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
Students with disabilities7%
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 Students15%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
Students with disabilities2%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students9%
Black9%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch9%
Students with disabilities3%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students6%
Black6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch6%
Students with disabilities2%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 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
Black 98% 17%
White 2% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
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 91%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7855 Natural Bridge Rd
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: (314) 493-0500

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