Verelle Peniston School

1530 Clay St
Chillicothe, MO 64601
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Verelle Peniston School serves 15 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Verelle Peniston School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (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 <50% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 15 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Verelle Peniston School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

Verelle Peniston School's student population of 15 students has declined by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
15 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
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School Rankings

Verelle Peniston School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Verelle Peniston School is 0.34, 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
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State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#522 out of 2092 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
n/a
15%
White
80%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
13%
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
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 Verelle Peniston School's ranking?
Verelle Peniston School is ranked #522 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Verelle Peniston School?
15 students attend Verelle Peniston School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Verelle Peniston School students are White, 13% of students are Two or more races, and 7% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Verelle Peniston School?
Verelle Peniston School has a student ration of 5:1, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Verelle Peniston School offer ?
Verelle Peniston School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12
What school district is Verelle Peniston School part of?
Verelle Peniston School is part of Mo Schls For The Sev Disabled School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 15 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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