School Details

Athena Elementary School

3775 Athena School Rd, De Soto, MO 63020
(636) 586-1020
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 701 students 14 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

37%
42%
49%
45%
41%
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 2013
  • Desoto 73 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
47%
54%
50%
51%
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 2013
  • Desoto 73 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
43%
53%
41%
49%
55%
47%
55%
52%

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 2013
  • Desoto 73 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
49%
52%
57%
60%
57%

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 2013
  • Desoto 73 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Athena Elementary School is a public elementary school in De Soto. The principal of Athena Elementary School is Mrs. Alex Mahn, whose e-mail is Mahn.Alex@Desoto.K12.Mo.Us. 701 students go to Athena Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 52% of the 701 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Athena Elementary School is 14:1. St Rose Of Lima School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% 97%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.5%
Asian 0.9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 1%
Hispanic 0.1% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to Athena first threw sixth grade fantastic school some of the most profound years of my life

  • (1 year ago)

    As a long-time resident of nearby Festus and alumni of that school district I was very upset when after buying our home we found that just because the address was in Festus the school district was DeSoto. That meant my elementary aged children would be going to Athena Elementary. My oldest child started there in 5th grade and is now a Senior and my younger two have gone there from kindergarten on up currently in 7th grade and 3rd grade. My oldest loves this school and told me from the beginning everyone slways made her feel welcome. She is a 3-sport athlete and has had many wonderful coaches teachers and mentors. My jr. High student has very high-functioning Aspberger's Syndrome and has had an IEP since the first grade. The educators and administration always keep me in the know as to how her goals are being met. I would strongly disagree with anyone who believes the staff at Athena don't genuinely care about and encourage their students. As a former Festus Tiger I can honestly say I have been converted to having Dragon Pride after seeing first hand how great this district is.

  • (2 years ago)

    Principal teachers and family communicate with each other about my child. He has special needs and we all came to very good ideas to help him. Athena is the only school that really helps special needs students.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went there from k-3 and i must say some of my bet days were spent there.im a senior now and i go to school in PA but i would gladly go back to school there if i could. ~Kathrine

  • (5 years ago)

    I do not believe this school is good for special needs children. I have been trying to get an IEP done for my daughter for 3 years. I have even signed the paper work to have this done. Every time I call or ask I have to talk to some one else or they tell me they don't do IEPs. Then what did I sign. The staff does not communicate well with each other. I have been to the counselors office to talk with them and the principal. They didn't listen every well and they skimmed over paper work like they were actually reading it. Shaking there heads like they understood it. I am very unsatisfied with this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a very good school so far. My daughter just started going here in 6th grade. Her home room teacher is mr.g and hes the greatest.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school needs a-lot of changes . I'm not satisfied about teachers and the policy of days missing due to illness!!!!! This is not a very {good} school (

  • (6 years ago)

    I really appreciate the teaching staff at this school especially the Coaches Mr A and Mr D those guys are great. My son talks about them all the time. its nice to have men at a Elementary school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son went to this school in the 1st grade I didn't think the staff in the office was very friendly at all they seemed very cranky and rude everytime I called or went into the office they also didn't pass on info to my son's teacher when I would call in. The principal on the other hand was very nice helpful and friendly. And although my son's teacher wasn't very friendly she apparently taught him very well because he's a very smart boy so I guess they're doing something right. So if you can get pass the rude ladies in the office it's an ok school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My two kids are doing great in this school and love it. Excellent teachers and an all around good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of education that my child is receiving at Athena is outstanding! The teachers administrators and staff not only care about the quality of education the students receive but also the students themselves.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think the regular education teachers for the most part are good teachers. They seem to really care about the kids but sometimes do not want to go the extra mile for them. I think the special education teachers are not trained as they should be. It seems there is alot of confusion and conflict in the special education department at this school. I think all children are entitled to recieve FAPE. The assistant principle at this school seems to really care about the kids and thier education.

  • (10 years ago)

    Although it is a very small school with limited resources I feel my child is receiving a good education. The teachers really do seem to care but I don't feel they are trained properly in the area of special needs students. I often feel the IEP is not being followed. Overall I'd give this school a good grade but needs improvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    I wish the teachers and administrators had better communication with one another. It would help my special needs child to be able to have FAPE and not to have a very confused school year

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