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Shaw Visual/Perf. Arts Center

Public | PK-5 | 337 students

 

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Posted June 28, 2009

Teachers are Great! Love the the different experiences available with electives. Seems like the only acedemics they consider to be important are Math and English, the others seem to get pushed aside to add time for arts. Also, dont like that the kids are not really allowed to talk at lunch and if they do they miss recess. Parking is terrible and the pick-up/ drop-off is very frustrating because of all the traffic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

My God daughter is new to Shaw this year as a Kindegartener. I have to say during the first week I was a little apprehensive if I had made the right choice in education for her. Now a little over a month later, I feel Shaw is freat for her, and will grow her knowledge as well as her interest in Visual and Performing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

I have attended Shaw for five years with excellent teachers and also fun and enjoyable Visual Preforming Arts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

We are new to Shaw and so far have been very impressed with the new Principal, and with the school in general. It is well-run, and the kids and faculty seem to be happy, hard-working, and creative. We are looking forward to great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

The Ist grade teachers and the Principal have done a wonderful job working with us and our granddaughter to dimprove her performance in school. We couldn't ask for more from them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

The teachers are great, The principal however is another story. Overall I love the school & teachers they just need to get rid of Mrs. Leto.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

I am very impressed by Shaw. The staff has all been extremely helpful in answering my questions and showing me around the school. I have gone into several classrooms and I can see from the layout of the rooms and the children's work on the walls that this is a school where learning is taking place and teachers are exercising their creativity with students to make learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

Shaw is a great elementary school and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an ethnically balanced educational facility for their child to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My son is currently a kindergartner at Shaw VPA and I would highly recommend this school and this is why...... Before school began, I called with questions and the Principal, Deborah Leto, called me back within minutes to answer them. While touring the school, Mrs. Leto invited us into her office to talk about the school, last years test scores and her plans for the schools future, which I was very impressed with. She is very involved and concerned with the students and their futures. When I first began researching for the perfect place for my son to begin his learning experience, I looked at public, private and magnet schools but was most impressed with the magnet school system. I was drawn to the arts and extra curricular activities that public nor private schools seemed to offer and it didn't cost me a thing for my son to participate in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My daughter has been at Shaw since Kindergarten and is now entering 4th grade. We absolutly love it there. Another mother and I started a Brownie Girl Scout troop 3 years ago and it has grown to 1 Daisy, 2 Brownie and 2 Junior troops over the past three years. My son is starting kindergarten there this school year and I hope we have the same joys that my daughter and I have shared.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
44%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
17%

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
26%
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%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students30%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/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 Students37%
Black29%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students27%
Black22%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
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 Students34%
Black28%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students24%
Black15%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students18%
Black11%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch16%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 70% 17%
White 24% 75%
Hispanic 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Marilyn Burress
Fax number
  • (314) 776-5124

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5329 Columbia Ave
St. Louis, MO 63139
Phone: (314) 776-5091

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