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Zalma High School

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Posted November 17, 2008

I have two children in the Zalma school district. One in junior high and one in grade school. The school has been excellent to help me with problems that we have. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

After 12 years of experiencing the education at Zalma I left the community to attend college, terrified that I would be arrive ill-prepared. Imagine my surprise to find that while I was not exposed to as many 'extras' as the students from larger, better equipped districts, when it came to the basics I was at least as well prepared and in many cases better prepared. Zalma did not have all of the 'bells and whistles' other districts had but what it did give me was a solid foundation in the fundamentals.


Posted July 25, 2005

Zalma is called great, or good by folks that have not seen the outside world. I would estimate that only 50% of the top 10 students each year complete college. As far as extra activities... they haven't nothing behind the bare minimum sports and clubs. Students leave the school poorly prepared to compete in the sciences, math and reading. The school's library is 40 years out of date, and the grace of God kept the state from taking over the school just a few years ago. The biggest problem exist in the elementary grades as students reach jr/sr high without the ability to read at grade level.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 10, 2004

As a former teacher and coach at Zalma I can honestly say that my time spent there was a very memorable and valuable experience for me. The community was one of the most caring and respectful groups that I have ever been involved with. The students proved to be very hard working, with a desire to learn and achieve. During my stay the staff was very friendly and involved with all aspects of the students education. I would highly recommend Zalma as a very good small school.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted December 1, 2004

I attended Zalma School from Kindergarten until graduation. It is a great school and the staff is outstanding. I would recommend Zalma School to anyone wishing to attend. -Cory S.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2004

Hi I would just like to say that I attended Zalma School for a short time and was very impressed with the school! I am preparing to go back to finish my last 2 years of high school because I love the ways everyone there is like one big family. The teachers and administration are great people and help each student as an individual. They will continue to teach a student as long as it takes for them to find a way to understand. I love Zalma and would highly recommend it.-Amanda M
—Submitted by a former student


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 55% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students69%
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 Students81%
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 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 Students56%
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 Students64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students48%
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 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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
67%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
92%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
55%
English II

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%
U.S. History

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%
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 Students75%
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 Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students75%
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 Students69%
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 Students57%
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 Students56%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students40%
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 Students52%
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 100% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
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 64%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Gerard Vandeven
Fax number
  • (573) 722-9870

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Zalma, MO 63787
Phone: (573) 722-3320

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