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Fairmount Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted June 25, 2012

This school is a poor excuse. The office staff are rude and say demeaning things to the parents. The children are not properly watched after while on the playground. We moved just to get my children out of this horrible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

I have now had 4 kids at Fairmount elementary and overall I have been very pleased. My kids have had 8 teachers and there was only one I had problems with and the school granted my request for my second son not to have her. Other than that one teacher my kids have always looked forward to going to school and I feel the teachers have done a good job in educating them. I like that students do not have excess of homework and there is plenty of time to get homework done. For example my son is in second grade and he gets a homework sheet on Monday that is due the next Monday and he needs to do 4 of them but it doesn't matter which nights it is done. If we end up having a really busy evening and don't have time to get to the homework until the next night it isn't a big deal. I researched schools very carefully and visited the school before we started house hunting and was impressed with the school and looked for a house that went to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2011

I went here from kindergarten in 2004 through 5th grade. (which ended in 2010) The school was one of my favorite places to go until the new principal came along. He's very inexperienced and treats everyone like a 2 year old. He's rather arrogant. The teachers and other staff are great, especially my 5th grade teacher. He was the only one besides my 4th grade teacher that recognized that I needed a challenge. They wouldn't let me into their challenge program even though I got good grades and all the test scores were above 95%. This year I took the ACT test 5 years early and got a 62th percentile among everyone who takes it, including adults. So I'm still left wondering why they don't accept gifted kids into that program. A loss for both the school and the students.


Posted April 17, 2011

There are simply not enough adjectives to describe how poorly run this school is both academically and administratively. Although the new principal has made improvements, the whole system is failing to adequately educate the students on every grade level. Highly disappointed with the experience of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

We have been involved with this school for 6 years now with both of our boys being enrolled since Kindergarten. Every teacher, counselor and adminstrator has been great! We've been so pleased and comforted by the fact that the teachers are so caring and encourage very open communication b/w the parents and teachers. I've spent many days volunteering in my son's classrooms over the last 6 years and love every minute of it. Our children have also been involved with the gifted program through the district and are pleased that such a program is offered to challenge our kids more in their academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Fairmount has been an incredible school for both os my children. Both of them attended the full day pre-school program. My oldest child has had some behavioral and emotional issues. I cannot thank the staff, teachers and counselors enough for all that they have done for our family in helping with our son. He has made tremendous improvements this year. And, as a matter of fact, yesterday I received a phone call from his P.E. teacher telling me what a great student my son has been recently. Everyone at thi school truly cares about the students and helping them excel in all aspects of their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

They have a great staff, a very caring principal and fun and educational before and after school program for their students. The new principal has instituted a 'P.R.I.D.E.' program which all students seem to recognize and participate in. P.ositive and Accountable --R.eady to Learn -- I.nsist on Your Personal Best -- D.ependable and Respectable -- E.courage Others To Do The Right Thing. You can see great strides in the attitudes and caring of both students and staff in their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Due to the economical decline I could not afford to put my daughter in a parochial school and she has just started kindergarden at Fairmount. I am continually amazed at the strong curriculum she is learning as well as the excellent environment she is immerced in. You can really tell all the teachers are in a very good work environment and pass on their possitive outlook to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

This school is wonderful. I can not explain in words how this school is. I have 2 young boys one that has a diagnosis of high functioning autisum and another with social issues. They were close to failing at their old school. But here they are getting the extra attention that they need. The staff here is wonderful and will do what ever it takes to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

I can not express how great this school has been for our son. He has a learning disability and he has improved tremendously since he has been here. KUDOS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

My son struggled very badly with a learning disability and when he started fairmount he became a whole new kid he doesn't struggle any more he's excelling
—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 49% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

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

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
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 Students63%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
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 Students54%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
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
White 87% 74%
Black 8% 17%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 27%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1725 Thoele Rd
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: (636) 851-4500

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