Southwest Early Childhood Center

812 St Mary's Blvd,

Jefferson City, MO, 65109-1451

Tel: (573)659-3190
Grades: PK

214 students

Southwest Early Childhood Center serves 214 students in grades PK.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the MO average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
Southwest Early Childhood Center operates within the Jefferson City School District.

Overview

The student population of 214 students has grown by 140% over five years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 171% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades: PK
Total Students 214 students
Southwest Early Childhood Center Total Students (2010-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Southwest Early Childhood Center Total Classroom Teachers (2011-2012)
Students by Grade Southwest Early Childhood Center Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 13:1
Southwest Early Childhood Center Student : Teacher Ratio (2011-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Southwest Early Childhood Center Asian (2010-2012)
Hispanic
7%
5%
Southwest Early Childhood Center Hispanic (2010-2012)
Black
32%
18%
Southwest Early Childhood Center Black (2010-2012)
White
47%
73%
Southwest Early Childhood Center White (2010-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Southwest Early Childhood Center Sch Ethnicity Southwest Early Childhood Center Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.66 0.43
Southwest Early Childhood Center Diversity Score (2010-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a 39%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a 7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,211 students has grown by 10% over five years.
School District Name Jefferson City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
2
Number of Students Managed 9,211 575
Jefferson City School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $77 MM $6 MM
Jefferson City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $101 MM $6 MM
Jefferson City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,318 $8,810
Jefferson City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,159 $8,968
Jefferson City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Simonsen Ninth Grade Center (1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Simonsen Ninth Grade Center (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Jefferson City South Elementary School
    707 Linden Dr
    Jefferson City , MO , 65109
    (573)659-3185
    0.6  mi  |  242  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Jefferson City Simonsen Ninth Grade Center
    501 East Miller St
    Jefferson City , MO , 65101
    (573)659-3125
    1  mi  |  685  students  |  Gr.  9
  • Jefferson City Thorpe J. Gordon Elementary School
    1101 Jackson
    Jefferson City , MO , 65101
    (573)659-3170
    1.1  mi  |  320  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Jefferson City West Elementary School
    100 Dix Rd
    Jefferson City , MO , 65109
    (573)659-3195
    1.2  mi  |  412  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Jefferson City Prenger Family Center
    Alternative School
    400 Stadium Blvd
    Jefferson City , MO , 65101
    (573)636-5177
    Alternative School
    1.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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