James Elementary School

  • James Elementary School serves 309 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • James Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • James Elementary School's student population of 309 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students309 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,085 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of James Elementary School is 0.47, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank#1381 out of 2085 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
71%
7%
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Black
10%
16%
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White
11%
71%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.470.47
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKansas City 33 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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I taught here as a sub and was very impressed with the kids and their academic abilities. The school is very traditional which is very refreshing. Clearly, the teachers and parents take education very seriously as it shows in the performance of the kids.
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