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Flynn Park Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 322 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2013

Flynn Park is set in a lovely neighborhood community and has such a warm and welcome inclusiveness about it that is promoted by the staff and the community members. It has parents that are involved and a principal and teachers who excel in your child's learning and achievement. Come to Passport Night and see our diversity and experience our family atmosphere. Attend a community wide picnic on our grounds - all are included. Visit our schools and see our improvements through 2 successful Bond issues that were passed - a new cafeteria, classrooms and more. Our community is committed to the success of our schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

This is a school with caring teachers and involved parents. I like its diversity as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

We have been very pleased with this school. The school district overall does not have a great reputation, but Flynn Park is full of caring and enthusiastic teachers. It is orderly and well run. The diversity is also fantastic. I don't know of many other schools in St. Louis where you could truly find the sort of diversity of races and nationalities that exist here. We have two children at the school. One is in the gifted program. When we requested more advanced work for him the teachers were quick to respond and came up with a personalized plan to help keep him engaged. I am surprised more families from the surrounding neighborhoods don't send their children - I think they would be happy with the quality of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

We love Flynn Park! Excellent teachers, great principal and the parents we have met have been wonderful!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

We have several children enrolled at Flynn Park and we feel so blessed to be a part of this school community. The teachers are enthusiastic about learning, and the principal is a huge supporter of positive reinforcement for all children. We really like the diverse community that defines Flynn Park, and we like the neighborhood feel of the school - both during school hours and after. Our kids, all different learning levels and strengths, are challenged and encouraged based upon their interests, strengths, and abilities. The teachers are willing to meet and discuss our concerns whenever we feel the need, and have always set our concerns at ease or have readily suggested solutions to our issues. WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

We have spent two years in the US and Flynn Park Elementary was one of the best thing that happened to us. We loved it. The principal is fantastic. She has an excellent way to equally encourage and motivate kids, teachers and parents.We loved the positive attitude and outstanding organizations. As a foreigner, my son was very shy at the beginning but thanks to the gifted teachers he became confident and happy in very short time. We also had excellent ESL teachers and thanks to their work my son gained a gift for his life, speaking a second language. Thank you Flynn Park!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

We love Flynn Park! My 6th grader has been a student since kindergarden and has consistenly had high caliber teachers. It is also a very warm and welcoming community with families who are involved and committed to making the school environment the best for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

Our son started kindergarten this year and has been extremely happy. His academic progress and social awareness have really taken off in ways I can't believe. I don't know if this is a credit to the school or just the developmental stage he is in, but I have been quite surprised by his progress this year. I would love to see the school improve its one-to-one communication with parents. We seem to hear about potential issues way after the fact and feel as though we have very limited visability into what is really going on in the classroom. If you choose Flynn, be prepared to invest time and energy building your connections with the staff and other parents in order to give yourself a higher degree of confidence that you have an accurate idea of your child's performange and experience. Otherwise, you might feel slightly in the dark.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

At Flynn Park my kids benefit from learning with a much more diverse student body than they'd have at the private schools we thought about. Standards and achievement levels are high, there are solid programs supporting both Gifted and special-needs kids, and the social atmosphere and 'school culture' are among the best I've heard of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

We are so happy at this neighborhood gem. I have two children attending and it gets better each year! What a gift to have staff that cares so much about all aspects of our children's lives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

I think Flynn Park is a great school. Flynn Park was the elementary school I attended as a child and now my son is there and he loves it. The staff as a whole will brighten your day.They will work twice as hard to make sure that your child will secede and believe that anything is possible. If you guys get this,thank you from the bottom of my heart. Ms. Sharp
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

i have loved Flynn Park all the 7 years my daughters have gone there. Consistantly, high standards, respect for students and adults, and a tenured teaching staff are some of the main reasons. Add to that a tight-knit community, a wide range of classes and cultures and excellent programs (like my 4th grader playing her recorder with the St. Louis Symphony) and you've got an education where my daughters have thrived.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

We love the diversity of this school, and have been impressed with the curriculum so far. We have a student going into 1st grade.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students50%
Black28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students39%
Black19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/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

Communication Arts

All Students62%
Black36%
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students54%
Black16%
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
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 Students59%
Black46%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students48%
Black33%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students43%
Black20%
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

Communication Arts

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

Math

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 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 50% 17%
White 41% 75%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 42%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mrs. Sylvia Blumberg
Fax number
  • (314) 727-8244

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University City, MO 63130
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