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Hodgen Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 276 students

 

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Posted March 6, 2014

My children where going to this school up until this year. The new principal is horrible. She has no respect for the parents or students. She has low standards for the students and she is never there when you need to talk to her. During assemblies you can never tell her presents because she never makes herself known for a long I time I didn't even know who she was. Children are constantly always being bullied. She doesn't respect the staff or students because she's always yelling. My daughter told me she yelled at her teacher right in front of all the students. I thought how distrespectful this school has went from bad to worst. The old principal was not the greatest but at least she seemed to have some type order. This new principal changes schedules and school hours without informing us and as a parent I want be imformed at all times. Help me to understand. How this can go on for another year?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

I went to this school PK-6 2012. It was okay. I got 1/2 of an education. You have the children that like to mess with you A LOT and the teachers don't do anything at times. But, I learned you have to ignore those kind of people. This year I can admit that this school has changed a lot.


Posted January 21, 2014

Since the change to a new principal last year, the school has taken a turn for the worse. The office staff no longer seems friendly and warm and I have come up to the office many times to speak to the principal and she always is too busy to talk to me. I have sent all my kids to Hodgen and next year they will be attending a new school because of how the school has changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2009

Hodgen's is a warm place to learn. It gives hope for the Saint Louis Community and our 7 year old. We have experienced the 12k private school education and Hodgens. Our daughter is now receiving one on one attention from college students for math and science, free. She never received it from her elite private school that she was attending. Everyone is serious about learning and respecting. I live this school. There are public issues that arise that the youth have but seem to be dealt with and resolved quite well. Best public school. Compared to University CIty Public School and Clayton area Private school....Hodgens rocks!!!!!! thanks for bringing learning to life for my daughter. Thanks to all the staff who go extra hard in helping out in every way......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2009

My 2nd grader is coming from a 12k a year Clayton area private school. We love it! Her teacher Mrs. Tharp gets her so excited to learn and try hard. The art teacher tutors my daughter for reading until the HEARTS (reading & math assistance program) starts. The principal, MS. Morgan,Mrs. Benton and Ms. Peebles are so warm hearted and concerned about all of the youth. Even the lunch lady is darling. Its a real family. They calm the student is the beginning and end of the day with nice jazz music while giving morning and after noon announcements. After school care is amazing and lasts until 7pm. After school care actually feeds the little people dinner...WOOOW....Schools starts at a laxed 9:00am and we love this too. Many parents are very involved and walk their children into the school. I would recommend this great school.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

I am a parent at Hodgens Elementary School and I would recommend this school to everyone I know that have a child attending the St.Louis,Mo. public school district! I give this school a 10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

Excellent school, wonderful teachers and staff. This city school is the best.
—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 49% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
7%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
15%
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 Students35%
Black34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students35%
Black34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
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 Students21%
Black19%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students14%
Black13%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch13%
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 Students19%
Black19%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students21%
Black22%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students12%
Black13%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch13%
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
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
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 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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Studentsn/a
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 96% 17%
White 2% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 78%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Regina Hasty
Fax number
  • (314) 771-2418

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1616 California
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 771-2539

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