Odessa Middle School

607 S Fifth St
Odessa, MO 64076
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 512 students in grades 6-8, Odessa Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 512 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • : Top 50% in MO
  • : 42% (Top 50%)
  • : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Odessa Middle School's student population of 512 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
512 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Odessa Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Odessa Middle School is 0.17, 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)
#753 out of 2092 schools
(Top 50%)
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42%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Odessa Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Missouri by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
47%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
91%
69%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.17
This chart display the diversity score of Odessa Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Odessa Middle School's ranking?
Odessa Middle School is ranked #753 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are Odessa Middle School often compared to?
Odessa Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lexington Middle School, Odessa Upper Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
42% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Odessa Middle School?
512 students attend Odessa Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Odessa Middle School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Odessa Middle School?
Odessa Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Odessa Middle School offer ?
Odessa Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Odessa Middle School part of?
Odessa Middle School is part of Odessa R-VII School District.

School Reviews

5   1/11/2010
The middle school does a fine job of educating their students. They strive to meet every student at their level and put programs in place to improve student achievement. The school builds a strong sense of community and works hard to hire teachers who are professional and well-educated.
- Posted by Parent - hallx
2   9/16/2009
District worries more about sports, band, etc than educating the students. Odessa school district has not met standards on the map test for 3 years blames free, reduced, IEP students instead of the staff not teaching, the school board allowing new sports complex instead of computers, etc.
- Posted by Parent - mylok

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 512 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 42% (Top 50%)
  • : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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