144 Mcquerry Rd
Grain Valley, MO 64029
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Matthews Elementary School serves 502 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Matthews Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

School Overview

Matthews Elementary School's student population of 502 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
502 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Matthews Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Matthews Elementary School is 0.32, which is less than 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 Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#761 out of 2091 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
3%
16%
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White
82%
71%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 502 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Top 50%)

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