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Sterling Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 533 students

Sterling Elementary

 

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Posted July 16, 2013

Being a military family from overseas, we were nervous to be back stateside for the education and environment. Arriving to Sterling was a nice surprise. The secretary is one of the most welcoming staff along with a VERY active principal who knows almost all of the kids in the school by name! The teachers of all 3 of our kids were wonderful and I like that they pushed them to reach even higher goals. The children were accepting of the new students and teachers worked to help encourage healthy relationships. The school is vigilant with locking doors for safety and overall one of the best schools we have been to yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2010

I don't know who gave the 5 star rating but they clearly had no comparative basis. This school is aweful! My son has been in both public and private schools in three states and this is the WOST school ever. The teacher to student ration is way too high and the level of academics is substandard. The school has failed the federal No Child Left Behind guidlines for three consecutive years with less than 60% of students being proficient in grade level math and reading. Just 4 years ago there statistic were only 25% of students were proficient. In addition to this my son is gifted and has an IEP for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The IEP is poorly written with goals set but no notation of any therapuetic implementation the school plans to do to reach the goals. Pitiful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

Great school, principal, and teachers! The course curriculum is fantastic, not overwhelming, and homework applies to the day's work. Difficult concepts are taught several ways to ensure full comprehension by the students. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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 42% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 46% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 51% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial64%
American Indiann/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilities8%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial29%
American Indiann/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 79% 74%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Black 5% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 42%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Monda Reynolds
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (660) 747-9400

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Warrensburg Middle School
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522 East Gay
Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Phone: (660) 747-7478

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