Scuola Vita Nuova Charter serves 379 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Scuola Vita Nuova Charter placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- School Type: Charter School
- Grades: Kindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 379 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 91%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MO
- Math Proficiency: 29% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 37% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Scuola Vita Nuova Charter's student population of 379 students has grown by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Scuola Vita Nuova Charter is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Scuola Vita Nuova Charter is 0.62, which is more 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
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1430 out of 2092 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Total Sports Offered
Ballet, Basketball, Rock Climbing, Soccer
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
- It is the mission of Scuola Vita nuova Public Charter School to create a child-centered Balanced Literacy environment. In a Balanced Literacy Program:
- Children read often.
- Children write often.
- Children study many genres.
- Children have ready access to books at their reading level.
- Teachers talk to students as fellow readers and writers.
- Real literature is the catalyst for learning phonics, decoding skills, deppening comprehension, studying craft of writing and exploring new genres.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Scuola Vita Nuova Charter's ranking?
Scuola Vita Nuova Charter is ranked #1430 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Scuola Vita Nuova Charter?
379 students attend Scuola Vita Nuova Charter.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Scuola Vita Nuova Charter students are Hispanic, 40% of students are Black, 9% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Scuola Vita Nuova Charter?
Scuola Vita Nuova Charter has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Scuola Vita Nuova Charter offer ?
Scuola Vita Nuova Charter offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Scuola Vita Nuova Charter part of?
Scuola Vita Nuova Charter is part of Scuola Vita Nuova School District.
This school is unlike any other. It is the best in the Kansas City area. The negative reviews are by people who want everything to always go THEIR way. And when things dont, they complain. I dont see those who are complaining taking their children out. Why? Because it is the Best School In the Kansas City area.
This school is not what it seems. Unfortunately, the internal politics of SVN, both personal and professional have undermined a really good thing. At this time the school is very unstable. There are still some amazing teachers, but the overall feeling in the classroom is chaotic and lacks true leadership. There is a focus on irrelevant details, and a lack of true discipline when it comes to major issues such as computer safety. While some staff members are dedicated and cherished by their students, others are abusive, biased, and lack professional boundaries.
I had very high hopes for this school but it seems as if the administration has gone a little power crazy. Due to low-test scores the school has decided to make the school day longer by 1 hour to bring the scores up. When parents objected to this we were told they were not going to "budge" on this and if we don't like it then we can transfer our children to another school. We were advised on this one-week after school started and not really given a chance to find another school. When stated that the children need to be at home with their parents because we have such limited time with them in the evenings the principal said that the kids need to be in front of their teachers. It is presented to us that this needs to be done to bring up the low test scores, but I do not understand why every other school can accomplish this is a regular school day but this school feels the need to intrude on our time with OUR children. My child enjoys the school and the teachers and I do not appreciate being told withdrawal my child if I have a disagreement with unnecessary policies. There is a complete lack of respect currently and no wiliness to even discuss other options with the parents. At any other time I would have definitely recommended this school but not at the present time.
The quality of a school is measured by the dedication of the staff. Scuola VIta Nuova staff are committed to the individualized learning of each child. Reviews by terminated teachers are disappointing and do not reflect the focus of this school-which is on the children-not the drama. Yearly evaluations of staff supports the overall mission of providing a quality education for all children. As a parent I am proud to have my child surrounded by a caring, committed staff and principal!
This school is a treasure in the Northeast section of Kansas City. The curriculum is filled of all kinds of activities for the students., Most of the staff works very hard to bring about the best to the school student body. There are some facts that I need to point out.The principal does not delegate, she thinks she can do it all and does not pay attention to the real issues that are boiling inside the pot. She is in need of learning social skills to work with her teachers.Missing does not trust adults, so she thinks everyone is after her to take her job.All she does is show off all the work that has been done in the school but only on the surface. There is nothing in theinner being of this person. Students are not prepared for the next grade. But this does not matter to her. She was kicked out from a school in the district. Teachers united and accomplished that. The teachers at Scuola Vita are afraid of her. This is the reason some of them are still there. The teachers who were not coward were terminated. In the term of four years, she dismissed thirty-four members of the staff.(this is among teachers , custodians , office members). There is not enough money in the school to pay salaries, because she does not watch hou much she spends in things that are not needed. She tEerminates teachers when their salaries go up to 50,000 dollars, but she earns $95,000 a year. She herself asked the board to give her that salary.The sad thing is she is supported by Judge Schangler the owner of the school. She manipulates him and uses him. Unfortunately he sees stars through her eyes. With all this garbage happeninG there, who needs to put his/her child in this school?
I feel very priviledged that my daughter is a student at this school. Previously my daughter attended school in Overland Park Kansas, and I must admit that she has come a long way. There is simply no comparison in these schools. Not only is she exposed to various cultures, she is also given the opportunity to experience such things as soccer, ballet, and art. In Overland Park, we simply could not afford these benefits. She has done nothing but succeed since we made the decision to change schools. I feel she has an excellent teacher and a wonderful principal that is very supportive and a great role model. My only regret is that there is no high school. Hopefully in the next few years they will be able to expand.
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