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Walnut Grove High School

Public | 7-12 | 117 students

 
 

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Posted April 26, 2014

I agree with the fact that this school is solely concerned about sports. My time as a student here was a complete waste. To actually get something out of the program I started Vo-Tech and work release, meaning I wasn't there my last two years at all. I graduated early, and was punished for this by not being allowed to go on the senior trip. All they care about are sports, funny thing is that all of those sports oriented kids dropped out of college and I finished, go figure. They are still living in a small town and continuing the cycle of ignorance.


Posted December 2, 2011

I think that Walnut Grove is a great small rural school that anybody would be proud to say they graduated from. Aside from people who say that it is all about sports here, I have to say that it is what you make it. No one is singled out or forgotten just because they are not athletic. Everyone is given the same chance and expectations. The teachers/staff and admin do really care about academics and their ultimate goal is to educate and make students successful for their lives outside of HS. I'm sure if you were to put any school under the microscope, they would all have their own flaws. Athletics are important at Walnut Grove, but not the only way to succeed there. If you think about it, students that are involved in athletics, whether it be cheer-leading or basketball, are learning life skills while participating. And just because someone isn't athletic doesn't mean they are at a less advantage. Basketball raises their own funds through fundraising that the students conduct. As for outdated textbooks, the school's budget is lacking, just as everyone else's funds are with this economy. I don't think that they just wouldn't purchase books for our students. I am proud of WG school!
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Posted October 13, 2011

Walnut Grove High School is a small, basketball-orientated school that prefers to put athletics before academics. The teachers at Walnut Grove High School make the school great. Unfortunately, the administration lacks professionalism and school politics seem to be highly influenced by who you are and who you are related too. The basketball teams never seems to have a lack of funding, yet the majority of the textbooks are outdated and in poor condition. This is a classic brawn-before-brain rural-community school and sports come before grades. The building itself is in poor condition (with the exception of the gym) and is fit with leaky roofs and outdated utilities. Overall, I give the faculty 5 stars. However, I give the school itself one star for its lack of academic focus and smalltown politics.


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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 55% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students42%
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Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students42%
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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 Students53%
Blackn/a
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 Students67%
Blackn/a
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Whiten/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students73%
Blackn/a
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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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
60%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%
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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
50%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
54%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
24%
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 Students55%
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 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

Algebra II

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students89%
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

English

All Students59%
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

English II

All Students83%
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

Geometry

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students64%
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

U.S. History

All Students39%
Blackn/a
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 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
White 98% 74%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
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 39%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 East College
Walnut Grove, MO 65770
Phone: (417) 788-2543

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