Townsend Elementary School
Townsend Elementary School serves 321 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Townsend Elementary School 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 6-9% (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 15-19% (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.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 321 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MO
- Math Proficiency: 6-9% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 15-19% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Townsend Elementary School's student population of 321 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Townsend Elementary School 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 Townsend Elementary School is 0.04, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1939 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
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Townsend Elementary School?
321 students attend Townsend Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Townsend Elementary School students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Townsend Elementary School?
Townsend Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Townsend Elementary School offer ?
Townsend Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Townsend Elementary School part of?
Townsend Elementary School is part of Hazelwood School District.
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