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Brittany Woods

Public | 6-8 | 661 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted April 21, 2014

This school had a bad reputation over the years. My son is just finishing his first year at this middle school, and I am mostly happy with the school. The principal who started about 4 years ago at this school implemented some great changes. I feel like it is a good learing environment and the teachers communicate well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

i am please of my daughter's progress. Teachers keep me updated and care for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

brittney woods middle school in university, mo, is a HORRIBLE NIGHTMARE for my daughter they serve 6,7,and 8 the graders and my daughter has attended this schhol since 6 grade her life has changed starting in her 7th grade year, THe principle she is a JOKE, she walks around in tight skirts to try to look good but covers up the wrong during of ABUSIVE teachers they have working there. That school is NOT a safe or friendly enviroment and it has a bunch of GHETTO acting children and Ghetto acting a some have no concern of the well being of the children teachers there. To me it is a upsale LEAN ON ME school. I'm glad this is our LAST year there she will not attend the HIGH school either because it is the same. I would not recommend this school girls walking around with clothes that thier parents were when they go to a club the dress code is NOT enforce the school needs to go uniform because the fast girls is A MESS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

My school works hard to be inclusive and meet the needs of different learning levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

We have 2 children in this school in 6th and 8th grade. The Principal won Missouri Middle School Principal of the Year last year. She is a great leader for this school and is pushing them in their SIP Plan to not just meet goals but exceed them. The math, algebra and geometry teachers are fantastic. My kids have both scored in the Advanced level and they have received great educations here. One thing too about U City - the friendships that are formed here last for life. We see this in the community which is very diverse yet has such a community in that people are very connected to one another. We are the only district to hold Robotics at elementary, Middle and High School. With the passing of 2 Bond issues in the past 5 years, renovations have been done to our buildings and BWMS has a gorgeous library and new 6th grade wing. Come and tour for yourself but we have been very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

My son had a great experience at Brittany Woods Middle School. I felt the teachers, principal and staff did a great job of helping him through a difficult time of life. He is doing well in high school now because of good preparation at BW.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Brittany Woods is improving every day. Caring teachers and administrators and the Missouri Middle School Principal of the Year Jamie Jordan are working hard to make Brittany a great middle school. The more parents who choose to send their children here and get involved, the better it will become.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

I currently have two children at BWMS and I'm impressed with the education they're getting so far. My 8th grader just received her Comm Arts scores. She placed 'Advanced' on MAP and ranked 92% nationally on the Terra Nova. Both my children feel safe while at school and their classmates are good friends who are encouraged to help each other. The school could improve their communication a little better but that is hopefully being addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

I love Brittany Woods my daughter loves it. The only reason other people don't like is because there are many black people. My daughter has made excellent friends. I love the new principle. I personally fell bad for the people who chose not to go. It's there lose. Go BWMS!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

i think it's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

Brittany Woods is the worst place to send your child. Thankfully, I'll send my children to a different school next year. Discipline is backwards, and the attitude of some of the administration is immature and disrespectful. I will be happy for my daughter when she leaves this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

Go BWMS! Awesome school, I dont see why you wouldnt send your kid to this school, if you are sending your kids to Hixson, Wydown, or Ladue Horton, you are most definetly missing out on the best experience your child will ever have.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

A melding school for students of widely diverse academic achievement and background, Brittany Woods succeeds to a far greater extent than it fails thanks to dedicated staff, an imaginative curriculum, and a strong focus on discipline and achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

School at Brittany Woods is great. The teachers are wonderful, nice, and smart (thankfully). The students are nice and [sometimes] polite. Just as long as you do not fraternize with certain people, and you will be good to go! You should most definitely send your kid(s) to BWMS, because we have got three different languages to take! There is a million sports you can be involved with, but Field Hockey is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2007

The Principal is excellent and has been very good for discipline. Overall, the academics are generally good, with some classes being excellent and a few just average. My son is enjoying his science class because of the teacher and the extensive hands-on work. The Latin classes are great. The jazz band and concert band have (and continue to) produce well-trained kids who have significant experience performing on their own and with professionals. Sports are offered in several ways: soccer is a club sport, while X-country, track & field, field hockey and basketball are amongst the school's team sports. The Latin club has been highly successful in national competition. Other clubs are available (chess, etc.). Parental involvement is strong for a core group, and the core seems to be expanding. One son is about to finish there and another child will begin there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2005

My son had a good experience (he had mostly accelerated classes), and I'm looking forward to sending my daughter there. Great principal! No safety concerns. My son loved the art class, and played soccer. Small group of very active parents -- wish more parents got involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

This school has poor teaching and discipline methods.
—Submitted by a staff


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 52% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
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 55% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
19%
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 Students38%
Black30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilities9%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students37%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilities16%
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 Students49%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students38%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
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 Students40%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students14%
Black13%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students18%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch11%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students63%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. 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 87% 17%
White 8% 74%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 70%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8125 Groby Rd
University City, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 290-4280

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