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Gateway Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 481 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2014

I would not recommend gateway middle school they do not send out papers letting you know School will be out on these days they don't send out papers letting us know what's going on at times the only way you know what's going on is when your child tells you. I think the teachers need to be able to communicate with parents about their child and not only when fighting or what not you will never see graded workuntil about 2 or 3 weeks after the fact Just not planned out enough for me
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

I am a proud parent of a child who attends Gateway middle school . I can't believe how much this school has been turned around the past couple of years, the youthful and intelligent new principal fits right in to the successful learning environment. She is caring, at the same time direct and to the point. I believe that Gateway middle school has a bright future. From the improving test scores to the championship basketball team where the principal is always cheering on Gateway is on the move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

this school made the news because it was rated one of the15 WORST schools in the nation. It needs to have a major overhaul done or close its doors. Children are not learning at this school !!
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Posted March 12, 2007

This school has sunk lower and lower every year. The kids are not behaving well and I wonder why. As a concerned parent I pulled my child out of this school not just because of bad negative behavior of surrounding children, but also because of teachers, who are the ones who set the bad examples. My daughter even though she gets good grades on her report card, seems to only be getting them because of her good behavior and not at all concerning of her education. The extra curricular activities are horrible because there are none. There are no sports teams, any clubs or groups, and barely any after school, which only deal with upcoming MAP scores. My child keeps reporting to me about weekly fights between the student body and also much class disruption, which to me is very harmful. A horrible school i must say. Very dissapointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

This is my daughters first year in the magnet school and I am extremely pleased on every level with the school and its staff members. The entire staff seems to sincerely want the students to enjoy learning. Tha is a gift that they can carry for a lifetime.
—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.

About these ratings

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 52% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
16%
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 lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
Black28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
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 Students32%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilities28%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students36%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities31%
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 Students24%
Black19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students25%
Black22%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students16%
Black10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students100%
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 81% 17%
White 9% 74%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 86%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ian Buchanan
Fax number
  • (314) 241-7698

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1200 North Jefferson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63106
Phone: (314) 241-2295

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