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Progress South Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 914 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 24, 2013

My children just started attending Progress South about 3 weeks ago & I am impressed so far. The principal and office staff have been very kind and helpful. Coming from a neighboring school district the school work is more challenging but both of my childrens teachers are making sure that they transition well. My 1st and 2nd graders are doing work that I didn't even know that they could do. I love that they ate both being challenged and doing so well. So far everything is going great and I look forward to seeing my children excel throughout the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

We started Progress South last year not knowing anyone. The principal is amazing! It was so helpful before the school year, there was an orientation for new parents and kids. The principal talked with the parents and the vice principal showed the kids around. I couldn't believe it, the first week of school the principal remembered my sons name!! He loved it! His second grade teacher was the best! This school is very anti bullying. That is very important to me. We had a great year!!! They say they want parent involvement, but there is not much. The PTO is already established and not much room in there. As for the staff they were great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

I love Progress South. I have had 3 children attend through the past 4 years and have never experienced a bad teacher or a bad moment. The children are orderly when you walk through the halls. The teachers have always been very communicative and the principal truly cares. We might be moving and I am very sad to think of leaving Progress South.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

Excellent principal and counselors who have gotten to know my child. My child has had behavioral issues, and they have all worked so hard with him! We are informed of his academic and social achievements constantly; lots of individual attention given even though it's a big school. Teachers have been great overall; had some minor issues with one. Unsure about gifted/talented programs here; we have not looked into this but GT is not really "featured" either; something to consider. Large, but well-managed school; the kids are nice and bullying is not tolerated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2010

I have 2 kids that have been blessed to be a part of this amazing school! The Pricipal, and teachers, and support staff all are very dedicated to helping the children learn in a loving bully free optomistic atmosphere!! Thank you for doing an amazing job!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2010

This school is awesome. I am amazed at the comment that the school is dirty, as I have never noticed anything but cleanliness. My kids love it, and I appreciate the fact that I can walk in and the office staff know me and my kids. Pretty good since the school has over 900 students. The PTO is awesome and goes to great lengths to provide things the district cant
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

What a positive place to learn! My daughter, now in 4th grade, loves the supportive learning environment. We have found that the Administration and Teachers are 'on the same page' and truly are interested in creating the best learning environment. I was interested to see someone thought the school was dirty. I have never seen that problem in this school. We all want our children to have the best learning environment and best opportunities and I feel that Progress South meets and exceeds those requirements. I am proud to have a child that attends this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

I am so thankful to this schools staff and teachers for helping my 2 sons. One of which has special needs and they have been wonderful working with us and him to help him suceed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

I am really glad that my son attends this school. He is in kindergarten and his teacher is VERY good with all the children. She sends home pages and pages of what the students are learning/will be learning and projects coming up. This school is a very concerned and focus on education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Incredibly involved and caring teachers and a strong administration make this school what it is! The students are learning, progressing and happy! The teachers are caring and concerned with each child's well-being beyond academics. Parental involvement is great! Where the District's Board of Education cannot always find funding (due to tax-payer apathy) the PTA steps in and provides funding for technology, learning programs, playground equipment and support of programs and projects. Creativity and individuality are flourishing. This is an excellent school that I am proud to say my child attended for five years. She is now in middle school. Due to her excellent test scores (earned while attending Progress South), she was invited at age 12, to take the college entrance exams (ACT/SAT) and participated in a summer program at Truman State University, taking a college level course! A great place for learning with many extracurricular opportunities! You'll love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

I find this school very different! I wouldn't say it is the greatest for a public school and it could be improved, yet it is okay! I went to this is school in 5th grade and I am in 7th graede now. when I went to Progress South I found constant name calling ( needs to improve) bad language ( need improvement) and other things. Ft Zummwalt School District most definetly needs improvements!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2004

My son is attending kindergarten at Progress South and I find the condition of the school disgusting. It is constantly dirty and littered with trash and papers. For such a respected school district, I would have expected a much nicer and cleaner learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2004

Excellent school. Children are given the opportunity to express their creativity and individuality.
—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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

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 53% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
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 Students60%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
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

Communication Arts

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunch64%
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 85% 75%
Black 5% 17%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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St. Peters, MO 63376
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