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Central Elementary School

Public | PK-3

 

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Posted April 19, 2009

This school is very safety oriented as the previous parent noted. I believe it is overdone to make it difficult for the kids to remain kids and the parents to be involved in the school program. I have found the teachers to be good but having to follow regulations that are too strict and don not allow for creativity in the curriculum or respect for the students. Overall I give this school a three because they do not lack in academics and the teachers are good. But the envirnoment of the school is unimpressive to say the least and can be frustrating both for parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

Central has a wonderful program. Both my children attend school this year at central and we found that when our child needed the extra help the teachers notified us promptly to get our child the help needed. The extra activities are wonderful. We wish that they had more sports such as a cheerleading squad for central. The level of parent involvement in my eyes are low simply because the parents are not notified with dates and times. I also hope that next year the nurses will have more compassion for our children and parents and that our principal will have more warmth for our families. To end my review I would like to say central has the best safety for our children and I applaud this effort to stay inforced.
—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.

Grade level

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 49% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
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 94% 74%
Black 2% 17%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Aaron Jones
Fax number
  • (636) 583-8173

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2 East Springfield
Union, MO 63084
Phone: (636) 583-3152

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