School Details

Shepard Blvd. Elementary School

2616 Shepard Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 214-3660
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 549 students 16 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

35%
41%
42%
25%
38%
51%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The results for math, communication arts, and science are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Columbia 93 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
46%
46%
35%
34%
43%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The results for math, communication arts, and science are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Columbia 93 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
53%
51%
54%
53%
53%
43%
47%
48%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The results for math, communication arts, and science are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Columbia 93 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shepard Blvd. Elementary School is a public elementary school in Columbia. The principal of Shepard Blvd. Elementary School is Ms. Jonetta Weaver, whose e-mail is Jweaver@Columbia.K12.Mo.Us. 549 children attend Shepard Blvd. Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 37% of the 549 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Shepard Blvd. Elementary School is 16:1. New Haven Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Japanese

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 69% 63%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    Shepard is a wonderful environment where student's education and development are the main priorities. The students are taught the 7 habits and then encouraged to live by them. My son has a 504 and it is taken very seriously and the teachers have helped him to grow as not only a learner but a person. It really is a wonderful school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I cannot say enough good things about Shepard. The staff is wonderful and makes it a point to know every student and their parents. The PTA is wonderful and very involved in making Shepard even better.

  • (6 years ago)

    I moved to the Shepard Neighborhood several years ago and am so happy with the experience and education my daughters and son have had at Shepard. There is such school spirit and a sense of community with a very high level of parent involvement that pleases my wife and I very much. There is a much more relaxed and friendly atmosphere while maintaining high standards there I find than Mill Creek Elementary where we transferred from which I felt was overly competitive and a little less friendly.

  • (7 years ago)

    Shepard was a wonderful learning environment for my children. Each had excellent teachers and great opportunities for personal growth and leadership-choir Student Senate and voluntary community service activities from grades 2-5. The teachers held high expectations for the students and helped them achieve success in a caring nurturing environment. Manners and virtues were fostered by the teachers as well. The children learned by example. Shepards choir is continually growing. The end of year fine arts performance is always a highlight for parents students and staff. While parent involvement has decreased over the years there are still parents that make the time to be involved in various ways. Shepard was a tremendous experience for my children and we will miss it as our final child heads into middle school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 4 children who attend shepard and i do not know who the parent is that suggested shepard is 0 in safety because they are definitely mistaken. Safety is definitely a priority. I am appalled that someone would say that because i know. I work there! we have cameras we have two radios during arrival/departure times we do not bus children in. We live in a large rural community and we have a wonderful mix of ethnic backgrounds. We have an awesome pta and awesome teachers. Yes we do have so many parent volunteers that the workroom can be standing room only. It's wonderful to have community/parent involvement. Yes the map test is horrific thanks to no child left behind. But the map is in every mo public school and can not be avoided. Out of our 19 elementary schools shepard is one of the best.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love Shepard. I notice how courteous the children are they hold doors open for you and say 'Please thank you and excuse me.' I have never had any problems and the teachers are great!

  • (9 years ago)

    Shepard is a wonderful school. They encourage parent envolvement and patriotism. We moved out of the school district and still kept our two daughters attending Shepard. The teachers challenge the students in all ways but also give rewarding praise. It is great to be a Shepard Stallion!

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are the strength of the school. The biggest negative has been over-emphasis on standardized testing and test results that have interfered with the climate of learning. Curiousity special interests and intellectual enrichment are being sacrificed in order to achieve intellectual conformity to the standards of the scorers of the MAP test. The discipline program -- with its green lines in the hallways and such also emphasizes a kind of uniformity and adherence to rules for rules sake that diminishes the spirit of the school. Parent involvement is so high that volunteers trip over each other trying to find something meaningful to do and many of the activities have become characterized by competitive parenting with hundreds of dollars being spent for decorations for half hour parties and book fairs looking like they were put together by professional event planners.

  • (10 years ago)

    When I think of Shepard--the quality programs teachers/administration parent support supportive community and high academic standards I think WOW! Upon walking into Shepard you notice the environment is nurturing and inviting. Examples of kid work is displayed proudly throughout the school and cozy reading nooks create inviting learning spaces even in the hallways. Each teacher my child has had is well informed articulate with high standards and a supportive curriculum. My child is treated fairly and with respect. The basic virtues provide structure for all students. The teachers are award winning caring and compassionate. Because of the level of excellence my child knows she is a learner--now and in the future. What a wonderful foundation Shepard creates! I feel priviledged that my child learns at Shepard.

  • (10 years ago)

    Shepard is a wonderful school. This school welcomes parents and the community. There are always parents in the building helping. My son is a Shepard graduate. Thanks to Shepard's caring environment he is now an independent successful middle school student. My daughter currently attends Shepard. She loves school. All of my children's teachers have always taken a great interest in their learning. I have always felt connected to the classroom. Teachers routinely send weekly newsletters report progress in Friday folders and make personal phone calls. I have always felt that the teachers at Shepard truly cared about all aspects of my children's growth. My children attend Shepard by special permission. There isn't another school in Columbia that I would want my children to attend.

  • (10 years ago)

    All three of my children have attended Shepard School. I moved to this attendance area because of the fine reputation of the school and the teachers. I have been pleased with the high standards set by the entire faculty. The teachers are professions in every way. In fact I feel very pleased that so many award winning teachers currently teach at Shepard. They go above and beyond standard practices to help each student be successful. The principal is approachable and an advocate for students teachers AND parents. It is a three way partnership. Shepard has a warm family atmosphere and an exceptional student achievement rate. I would highly recommend that school for any parent who wants an outstanding start for their children.

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