Matthews Elementary School

144 Mcquerry Rd
Grain Valley, MO 64029
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Matthews Elementary School serves 377 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Matthews Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 377 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Matthews Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

Matthews Elementary School's student population of 377 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
377 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Matthews Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Matthews Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#352 out of 2092 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
8%
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Black
7%
15%
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White
75%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Matthews Elementary School's ranking?
Matthews Elementary School is ranked #352 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Matthews Elementary School?
377 students attend Matthews Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of Matthews Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Matthews Elementary School?
Matthews Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Matthews Elementary School offer ?
Matthews Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Matthews Elementary School part of?
Matthews Elementary School is part of Grain Valley R-V School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 377 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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