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Southwest Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 337 students

 

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Posted February 24, 2009

I have 3 kids that go to this school. One is in the 10th grade and has disabilitys, this makes his second year at this school. Ever since he statred going I have had nothing but problems. He gets picked on all the time and gets sent to office he usually gets in trouble for someone picking on him. The speacial ed dictor says things at our IEP revievw like I wish he would have scored 3 points lower on his IEP so we could send him to the state school. What kind of person would tell a parent this. It was really uncalled for. It is not my sons fault that he is disabiled. He got really sick when he was 3 and half he has come a very long way. They should show more respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

I spent several years living in large cities both on the East coast and in the Midwest. It was a real struggle for me to enroll my son in a school that was this small. I felt that larger schools would provide more of an academic challenge and diverse environment for my kindergartener. He is now in 2nd grade at Southwest Elementary and I couldn't be happier. Not only do the elementary teachers know who he is, and speak to him, but so do many of the upper school students and faculty. He has been blessed with 3 teachers who truly love and care about the children in their classroom. My son is advanced in his school work and all of his teachers have taken the time to challenge him and provide new learning opportunities. I don't regret for a single minute that I enrolled him in Southwest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

I put 3 children thru Southwest. There were problems, but they enjoyed thier school.They had thier favorite teachers,as many of them do.You'll find some of the nicest teachers and Mrs. Judy Randall ,the Elementary Principal,has 2 children of her own in SW School.Please feel free to take a tour of our school, we are all proud of it. Our kids make it a great place.The smaller environment make it a better choice. We have security cameras,good food,happy kids.As schools go, SWR5 in Washburn,Mo.can't be beat! Washburn Resident for 22 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

You know i thought this was a GREAT school but now i have found out this school is nothing. i cant believe that a principle would let bullying go on. i have 4 grand daughters & 2 great nephews and they get bullyed EVERY DAY and nothing is done. the blame is put on the one that is getting bullyed.why dont they open their eyes! are they scared of the student? or the parents? this principle needs to step back and watch what is happening before one of these students are hurt or killed by one of these kids! i am proud to say if i had my way my family would not be going to this school.
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Posted January 24, 2005

this school tells parents (well me) that there is nothing they can do to some body for bulling other students. Do you all think that this is fair? i have came to the point that i have told my kids to do anything they can to defend there selfes. what is a parent to do when the school will not take action? yes my children are new comers to this school but no that does not give the school the right to say'THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO' what is the principal job than? thank you, a concerned mother
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
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 Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilities8%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White28%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
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 Students41%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 74%
Hispanic 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 69%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Judy Randall
Fax number
  • (417) 826-5603

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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529 East Pineville Rd
Washburn, MO 65772
Phone: (417) 826-5411

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