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Ritenour Middle School

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Posted May 25, 2010

The principals and most staff seem nice and care for the students but a few of the teachers are very uncommunicative. I would like to see more communication...teachers doing email newsletters or weekly emails to give a head's up with what is going on in the class. I'd also like to see more parent involvement. My son started in the middle of the school year and I got little info on PTA's, or any extra-curricular activities. Maybe next year, starting at the beginning of school will bring more information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

They have a long running record of 'no fights'. My son enjoys going to school for the first time ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

The safty and wellbeing for the children have been greatly overlooked. Children are being pushed thru the grades and being overlooked. More specialized teaching needs to be inplace and not be taken back from the kids who really need it. One year it is in place and it works for the child and then it is uprooted and changed to a degree that is not worthy and does nothing for the child and his or her learning needs. No child left behind? So many are being left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

At Ritenour Middle it's evident the principal & staff want the kids to learn & succeed. They strive to ensure that all kids are motivated & succeed. During & after school programs are provided for the success of all kids from those that struggle to those that excel. It is imperative that parents are involved & active with their child in all aspects of their child's life including education to ensure the success of their child. Parents must be responsible & maintain an active relationship with the teachers to stay informed & ensure their child's success. The teachers are great & more than willing to work with parent & child to ensure success. Great programs are provided for those that struggle & for those that excel. The teachers are very motivated & genuinely care about the kids & their success. It's a great school. Kudos to the principal & staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

Ritenour middle would have to be one of the best schools of all times. when i was there i had fun and had fun making friends, the extra classes rocked, and the after school classes were a blast! Beta club was interesting and so was the spanish club, the only thing i had a problem with the school was that they didnt have a Pom Pom class anymore, otehr then that it rocked!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 24, 2006

Ritenour Middle is one of the worst schools in St Louis County. Look it up for yourself and see what the average test scores are. When my daughter went there, her grades took a fast turn for the worst. I recognized the problem with the teaching abilities of a few of the teachers, unfortunately these particular teachers were 'Core' teachers. I did recieve a letter from the school board advising me that Ritenour Middle was on a 'bad list' because the poor test scores. They gave me a choice to take my daughter out and enroll her in Ritenour's other middle school, Hoech Middle. The only problem was that they were also on this 'bad list'. Best of luch to those of you who live in the Ridenour School District. My advist would be...Private School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

I love ritenour middle! my daughter attended another school until december 2002 and was making f's and hated to go to school, we moved to ritenour district and she is an A student, on honor roll, and in beta club. she has gotten 3 B's and the rest A's all year.she is involved in sports and loves her teachers,she has lots of friends and I am so thankful and grateful for their devotion to her. the principals and counselours are great and the police officer who patrols is really nice and the kids look up to him. my daughter was in resource class and is no longer in there, but I feel she couldnt have done it without the wonderful teachers...thank you to all the staff at ritenour middle!.....smiles
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
32%

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

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students37%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilities14%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students47%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilities11%
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 Students38%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students37%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students34%
Black22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilities0%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students10%
Black6%
Hispanicn/a
White15%
Free or reduced-price lunch9%
Students with disabilities3%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students29%
Black22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilities0%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
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
White 45% 74%
Black 36% 17%
Hispanic 15% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 77%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2500 Marshall Ave
St. Louis, MO 63114
Phone: (314) 493-6250

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