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West Plains Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 731 students

 

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Posted January 11, 2014

Overall the teachers are hands on, caring, and helpful. The staff is pretty good. They have poor attitudes. The problem is bullying, they knew my son had a problem with a student in his class, and they put him in the same class with this other child. They refused to move either child, so I transferred them to Faith Assembly. The bullying was so bad, my son faked throwing up for two full weeks. When I asked about moving one of the boys, they didn't offer any solutions, or concern. I was told absolutely not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

This is a really great school. My children excelled in their studies while attending West Plains Elementary. Unforunately the school they are currently in comes up lacking compared to W.P. but we are looking to move back so our children can get the education they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2004

I can honestly say that I am very impressed with all the teachers and staff at West Plains Elementary. My son just finished kindergarten and is starting first grade, and I am so happy with the school because of the teacher involvement with parents, and especially with all the parents who help to keep our students involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 49% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

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 54% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
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 Students63%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 3% 5%
Black 2% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 66%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Brad Owings
Fax number
  • (417) 256-2358

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1136 Allen St
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: (417) 256-6150

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