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Ross Elementary School

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Posted August 13, 2013

Ross has a great small town feeling to it, even though it is part of a large district. Teachers are very friendly and caring--- as well as very smart and competent. I have a child who receives special education services and the way the general ed and special ed teachers work together is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Ross, which has won the National School of Character designation, is an excellent school. When our daughter was two years old, we bought our house which is walking distance from Ross, exactly for that reason. Our daughter is now in fourth grade at Ross and every year we have loved her teachers. Even the janitorial staff is friendly and courteous and seem to genuinely care about the children. And with class sizes of 18-20 kids and a T.A., I am confident that my daughter is receiving a high-quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

I have a 1st and 4th grader that attend Ross. Love the culture and proud that they were one of the first MO Schools of Charactor and now a National School of charactor. Teachers are great, parent community is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Ross is everything I could want for my kids. Big choice in choosing where we bought a home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

My children have attended Ross Elementary for several years apiece and we have been very pleased with their experiences there. Their teachers have been outstanding and treat each child as an individual, with an emphasis on each child's academic AND personal growth. Communication with most of the staff has been excellent; emails are promptly answered and conferences are thorough. Parent involvement in the classrooms is encouraged and welcomed by teachers. We really couldn't have asked for a better public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Our family is relatively new to Ross -- we have just a first grader -- but we were welcomed with open arms. Plenty of opportunities to get involved and enthusiastic teachers and staff to work with. Not to mention that it is a National School of Character - something to boast about!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

My children just started at Ross last month (transferred from out of state) & this school is outstanding. It deserves the title "School of Character' as character education is obviously highly important. The teachers are involved and interested. The principal is on top of every single thing going on at the school. My son hated school at the old school, now he loves going to school. I think that says it all! I have given Ross a 4/5 on the parent involvement category because I don't see a ton of parent involvement. As far as how parents are treated, though, I haven't yet met a staff member who was not kind, friendly and welcoming. My child's teacher is very informative and approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

We had a poor experience at Ross, and will now be paying for private school for the forseable future. Not a good play to send a very bright child. If your child can already read and do basic math at the begining of K go somewhere else least htey be dumbed down and told not to read etc. past the rest of the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

My child attended this school in grades 1-5. Ross provided a very safe and nurturing environment for my child's growth and development. Students are not only taught core academic subjects but also character education and social skills. I initially was concerned about the overall test scores but, after becoming more involved with the school, I realized students graduate with the required academic skills to succeed in middle school though they could step up some of the ciriculum in the later elementary years. My only regret is that foreign language was not an option. The Parkway Elementary system has been utilizing a newer math curiculum called Investigations. The jury is still out on it but the teachers also supplement with more traditional approaches. The school offers variouls clubs and activities. The teachers are very committed as is the principal and her staff. Ross offers an excellent environment for learning and growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

Ross School is an amazing place. The staff and administration are tops! They have a strong emphasis on academics and also on building character. My kids love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

My granddaughter attends this school. The principal, teachers and staff are always willing to help, communication is awesome, extracurricular activity are things the kid are interested in, they have a math club that mets on Fridays to help the children even if they are not having problems just to encourage the learning process
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

My son just finished 5th grade at Ross and had a good experience. He will be attending the middle school. My daughter will be in 2nd grade soon. Her experiences have been great. It really depends on getting a good teacher and being an involved parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

Five star school! staff is awesome from the principal down. Very motivating, engaging and certainly focused on academics
—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.

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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 49% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
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 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 Students68%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
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 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 Students70%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 74%
Black 18% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 2%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 17%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Lisa Greenstein
Fax number
  • (314) 415-6712

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1150 Ross Ave
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: (314) 415-6700

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